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Trusts, Foundations and Wealth Management

Registrar for Companies Assumes the Function of Registrar for Legal Persons

The President, by and with the advice and consent of the House of Representatives, has enacted Act No. XLVII of 2020 to amend the Second Schedule to the Civil Code, Chapter 16 of the Laws of Malta (the "Second Schedule"), and the Companies Act, Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta, and to provide for related and ancillary provisions.The function of the Registrar for Legal Persons has now been assumed by the Registrar for Companies of the Malta Business Registry. The Registrar for Legal Persons previously fell under the purview of the Public Registry within Identity Malta. Any reference to…
Joshua Chircop
18th August 2020
COVID19 MeasuresTrusts, Foundations and Wealth Management

COVID-19: MFSA Extends Deadlines for Regulatory Reporting for Trustees and CSPs

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MFSA has announced that it will be accepting delays in some of the reporting requirements relating to submissions as required from Trustees and Corporate Service Providers ("CSPs") and which fall due by March or April 2020. Audited Annual Financial StatementsThe MFSA is granting Trustees and Corporate Service Providers an extension of two months for the submission of the Audited Annual Financial Statements which are due by March or April 2020.Annual Compliance ReturnNo extension has been granted in respect of the submission of the Annual Compliance Return falling due by March or April 2020.Statement…
MamoTCV Advocates
25th March 2020
Trusts, Foundations and Wealth Management

Amendments to Beneficial Ownership Regulations relating to Trusts, Foundations and Associations

Amendments have been made to the beneficial ownership regulations relating to trusts, foundations and associations together with other amendments to the principal AML/CFT regulations. The purpose of the majority of these amendments is to transpose Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing as amended by Directive (EU) 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 and other amending Directives that might be applicable.Amendments to TrustsIn exercise of the…
Joshua Chircop
24th February 2020
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Malta Foundations

INTRODUCTIONMaltese law allows for the establishment of various types of foundations, whether for a social or private purpose or for the benefit of named beneficiaries or a class thereof. DEFINITION OF FOUNDATIONA foundation is an organisation consisting of a universality of things constituted in writing, including by means of a will, by a founder or founders whereby assets are destined either:(a) for the fulfillment of a specified purpose; and/or(b) for the benefit of a named person or class of persons,and which are entrusted to the administration of a designated person or persons.TYPES OF FOUNDATIONS1. Purpose foundations(a) Public benefit foundationsA public…
MamoTCV Advocates
21st February 2020
Trusts, Foundations and Wealth Management

All Foundations and Associations to Submit Beneficial Ownership Information by 30th June 2019

This article was written by Dr Joshua Chircop and Dr Dorita Cardona.The Registrar for Legal Persons has announced that all foundations and associations are required to submit information on their beneficial ownership by the 30th June, 2019. This announcement follows another recent announcement by the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations requiring all foundations and associations in Malta which qualify as voluntary organisations to enrol or notify the Commissioner by the 30th June 2019.  Foundations and Associations are required to comply with the Civil Code (Second Schedule) (Register of Beneficial Owners – Foundations) Regulations and the Civil Code (Second Schedule) (Register of…
Joshua Chircop
27th June 2019
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Mamo TCV Advocates Publishes 4th Edition of its free ‘Brief Overview of the GDPR’

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force across the EU, including Malta, on 25th May 2018. On the first anniversary of this event, we have updated our very popular (and free) brief GDPR overview (now in its 4th edition) with easy-to-read information specific to Malta including the local implementation measures. The document can be downloaded for free from Mamo TCV's dedicated GDPR Microsite which we keep regularly updated. Should you need any guidance on GDPR-related issues, please contact our specialised Data Protection Team at: dataprotection@mamotcv.com .  A Brief Overview of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)…
MamoTCV Advocates
24th May 2019