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Corporate and M&A

Extension for Reduced Rate of Stamp Duty on the Transfer of a Family Business

The reduced rate of stamp duty applicable to the transfer of shares in a family business from 2% to 1.5% has been extended further until 31st December 2018, in accordance with Legal Notice 320 of 2018 entitled Duty on Donations of Marketable Securities and Immovable Property Used for Business (Exemption) (Amendment No.2) Order, 2018 which was announced on 9 October 2018.The reduction in stamp duty applies in relation to:the transfer of shares in a Maltese registered company and includes the transfer by means of donation by qualifying family members, which is defined as being a donation to one's spouse or…
Ian Busuttil
12th October 2018
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Corporate and M&A

Cross-Border Mergers in Malta post-Brexit

Dr Maria Formosa Bonello and Dr Annalies Muscat have written an article for Thomson Reuters' Practical Law series on Brexit entitled 'Cross-border mergers after Brexit with Malta'.The article discusses the possibilities and procedures applicable to UK companies wishing to merge with Maltese companies after Brexit.' The article can be accessed here (or by clicking below)'Download PDFDisclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Maria Formosa Bonello or Dr. Annalise Muscat.
MamoTCV Advocates
14th September 2018
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Corporate and M&A

Cross-Border Mergers in Malta post-Brexit

Dr Maria Formosa Bonello and Dr Annalies Muscat have written an article for Thomson Reuters' Practical Law series on Brexit entitled 'Cross-border mergers after Brexit with Malta'.The article discusses the possibilities and procedures applicable to UK companies wishing to merge with Maltese companies after Brexit.' The article can be accessed here (or by clicking below)'Download PDFDisclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Maria Formosa Bonello or Dr. Annalise Muscat.
MamoTCV Advocates
14th September 2018
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Corporate and M&AInvestment Services & Funds

Analysing the major amendments to be brought about by The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

This article was written by Luke Mizzi and Tessa Borg Bartolo As Europe was still digesting and implementing the provisions of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive in 2016, a fresh proposal was drawn up by the European Commission for a new legislative initiative to cater for recent economic and political developments throughout the globe which demonstrated crucial loopholes in existing Anti-money laundering legislation. Of particular concern to legislators was the growth and evolution of terrorist financing as well as revelations such as Swiss leaks and the Panama Papers which shed light on a number of key deficiencies in the global…
Luke Mizzi
28th August 2018
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Corporate and M&AInvestment Services & Funds

Analysing the major amendments to be brought about by The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

This article was written by Luke Mizzi and Tessa Borg Bartolo As Europe was still digesting and implementing the provisions of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive in 2016, a fresh proposal was drawn up by the European Commission for a new legislative initiative to cater for recent economic and political developments throughout the globe which demonstrated crucial loopholes in existing Anti-money laundering legislation. Of particular concern to legislators was the growth and evolution of terrorist financing as well as revelations such as Swiss leaks and the Panama Papers which shed light on a number of key deficiencies in the global…
Luke Mizzi
28th August 2018
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Corporate and M&A

Extension for reduced rate of stamp duty on the transfer of a family business

The reduced rate of stamp duty applicable to the transfer of shares in a family business from 2% to 1.5% has been extended for a further period of six months until 30th September 2018, in accordance with Legal Notice 82 of 2018 entitled Duty on Donations of Marketable Securities and Immovable Property Used for Business (Exemption) Order.The reduction in stamp duty applies in relation to:‚ÄčThe transfer of shares in a Maltese registered company and includes the transfer by means of donation by qualifying family members, which is defined as being a donation to one's spouse or partner in a civil…
Ian Busuttil
23rd April 2018