Jun
09

The Malta Nomad Residence Permit

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Residency Malta Agency, the local Government entity responsible for the management and promotion of Malta's residency-by-investment programmes, has launched a new residence permit, the Nomad Residence Permit. This initiative offers third-country nationals the opportunity to work remotely and reside in Malta for a temporary period. The holder of a Nomad Residence Permit shall retain their current employment in another country whilst residing in Malta. The residence permit is issued for one year and can be renewed upon the discretion of the authority if the holder o...
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Jun
02

30th June Deadline Nearing for Britons to Secure Residency Status in Malta

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30 th June 2021 Deadline Nearing for Britons to Secure Residency Status in Malta Thousands of British nationals living across the European Union only have a few weeks left to regularize their residency status in their country of residence, including Malta. Since Brexit, fourteen countries, including Portugal, Spain, and Italy, have automatically granted post-Brexit rights to British nationals residing in their country lawfully. However, in several other countries, including Malta, British nationals have had to apply for the residency status as their right to resid...
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Apr
07

The inability to pay debts test before the Maltese Courts

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In its recent decision Xuereb v Weber Construction Limited Et (decided 18 March 2021) the Civil Court (Commercial Section) weighed in once more on the appropriate tests to be applied when assessing a company's inability to pay its debts under Maltese corporate insolvency law. One of Weber Construction Limited's ("Weber") shareholders filed an application in court requesting the company's dissolution and consequential winding up on the grounds inter alia that it was unable to continue to pay its debts. Article 214(2)(a)(ii) of the Companies Act, 1995 (the "Act") gr...
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Mar
08

Court of Justice of the European Union Condemns UK for Breaching Ambient Air Quality Limits

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On the 4 th March 2021, the Seventh Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its decision on an important matter related to the breach of ambient air quality legislation by the UK government ( European Commission v. United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, c-664/18 ). This case is only one among several others filed by the Commission against EU Member States, including France, Italy, Bulgaria and Hungary. Directive 2008/50/EC on ambient air quality and cleaner air for Europe required Member States of the EU to adopt the air polluti...
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Feb
22

Recognition of UK Insolvency Proceedings in Malta Post-Brexit

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Prior to 1 st January, 2021, the cross-border recognition and enforcement of insolvency proceedings and judgements between the European Union (" EU ") and the United Kingdom (" UK ") was largely consolidated within the framework of the European Insolvency (Recast) Regulation (the " EIR ") which generally attributed automatic recognition to such proceedings and/or judgements. Following the end of the Brexit transitional period on the 31 st December 2020, the EIR no longer applies to the UK. Consequently, insolvency proceedings opened in the UK after 31 st December ...
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