Proposed regulatory framework in Malta on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology and Virtual Currencies.

Proposed regulatory framework in Malta on Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology and Virtual Currencies.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation has issued a public consultation document on the 17th February 2018 regulating the proposed establishment of an Authority to be known as the Malta Digital Innovation Authority ('MDIA'), which will include the introduction of a regime for the registration of technology service providers and the certification of technology arrangements, with the MDIA focusing primarily on innovative technology arrangements. The consultation document also provides a framework for the certification...
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EU Commission Notices to Stakeholders

EU Commission Notices to Stakeholders
On the 8 February 2018, the EU Commission issued two Notices to Stakeholders in connection with the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, titled "Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the Field of Banking and Payment Services" and "Withdrawal of the United Kingdom and EU rules in the field of Post-Trade Financial Services" respectively.This Article provides highlights of the Notices to Stakeholders which commence with the Commission's statement that, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement, establishes another date, all EU primary and secondary l...
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Discrimination and Harassment at the Workplace

Discrimination and Harassment at the Workplace
Dr. Christine Calleja shall be delivering a three-hour presentation, organised by Society Education, on the topic of discrimination and harassment at work. The seminar will give a general overview of Maltese anti-discrimination laws in the field of employment law which are currently in place. The topics of sexual harassment and equal pay will also be examined, together with various case-law related to this topic. The seminar is to be held on Thursday the 22nd February 2018.  Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Sh...
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European Commission gives nod of approval to the Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme

European Commission gives nod of approval to the Maltese Tonnage Tax Scheme
The European Commission has approved the revised Maltese tonnage tax scheme (exemption) under EU State rules for a period of 10 years, after an investigation and review lasting more than five years. The European Commission had initiated an in-depth investigation and review into the Maltese tonnage tax (exemption) scheme in 2012 to examine whether the scheme was compatible with EU State aid rules. The Commission had concerns that the favourable tax treatment allowed by the EU Guidelines on State aid to maritime transport for the transport of passengers and freight ...
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What Can You Legally “Watch Free Online” and When?

What Can You Legally “Watch Free Online” and When?
Putlocker. BitTorrent. PirateBay. Napster. Mediafire.Ring any bells?We'll bet they do.Generally, most people have a pretty acute gut sense about when something is a little too good to be legal. It's just that, generally, most people ignore it – nip the burgeoning weed of guilt in the bud – and get on with their lives as though nothing is wrong.So, is your gut on to something?You may or may not be "most people", but you may yet be surprised to discover precisely what the law of copyright has to say about what you do online. For instance, you would probabl...
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