Jul
16

Undertakings with Links to Tax Havens not to Receive State aid

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The European Commission ('Commission') has issued a recommendation to Member States that undertakings with links to tax havens (see list ) and/or undertakings that have been convicted of serious financial crimes should not be beneficiaries of any state aid. The aim behind this recommendation is to avoid the misuse of public funds and to strengthen safeguards against tax abuse and financial crime throughout the Union. Nevertheless, it ought to be noted that the recommendation does not absolutely prohibit every undertaking with a link to a listed non-cooperative jur...
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May
19

Commission approves Malta’s state aid scheme to support investments in the production of coronavirus-relevant products

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On 12 May 2020, the European Commission approved an €11.5 million state aid scheme to support investments in the production of coronavirus-related products such as vaccines, personal protective equipment, and ventilators. Undertakings operating in sectors related to the production or the diversifying of products related to the coronavirus outbreak may benefit from this scheme through direct grants, repayable advances, and tax advantages. However, beneficiaries must complete investments projects in this regard within six months after receiving the aid. The scheme w...
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May
15

Second Extension to the Temporary Framework has been Adopted

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Following the draft proposal to further extend the scope of the State Aid Temporary Framework (the "Framework") that was sent to the Member States on the 9 April 2020 by the European Commission, the second extension to the Framework has now been adopted and was put into effect on the 8 May 2020. The Framework was initially brought into effect on the 19 March 2020 and was previously amended on the 3 April 2020. While furthering the scope of the Framework, this second extension will complement the State aid measures covered by the Framework and existing State aid ru...
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Apr
09

State Aid Extension Update – Commission Adopts Amended State Aid Temporary Framework

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This article was written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura Spiteri On 3 April, 2020, the European Commission adopted an extension to the State Aid Temporary Framework (the "Framework"), which is to form part of the Framework that was initially put into effect on 19 March, 2020. The amended Framework provides for additional types of aid measures intended to help businesses involved in the fight against the current pandemic and to preserve employment. The extended Framework allows for more flexibility with the cumulation of State aid. While the initial Framework di...
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Feb
18

ICLG The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2020

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As in previous years, Mamo TCV has been featured in the Global Legal Group's International Comparative Legal Guide to Public Procurement.The guide is primarily aimed at corporate counsel and international practitioners in the field of public procurement and it provides a comprehensive worldwide legal analysis of public procurement laws and regulations.The Guide is a collective effort between leading public procurement lawyers and industry specialists andit is now in its ninth edition, This is not the first time that Mamo TCV has been chosen to contribute the chapt...
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