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Shipping
Nov 03, 2021

Changes to the Existing Tonnage Regulations

In recent months, the Tonnage Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 234.19) underwent minor developments through the Tonnage (Amendment) Regulations (Legal Notice 165 of 2021), which primarily introduced...

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Aviation
Oct 26, 2021

Revisiting the Organisation of Working Time (Civil Aviation) Regulations

In the past few months, the civil aviation sector has started to bounce back from the repercussions of Covid 19, making it an opportune time...

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Immigration
Oct 20, 2021

MALTA START-UP RESIDENCY PERMIT 2022

During Malta’s Financial Budget 2022, Finance Minister, Clyde Caruana has publicized a new directive targeting third-country nationals who would like to embark on the start-up...

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Commercial Yacht Registration Pleasure Yacht Registration Yachting
Oct 18, 2021

The Merchant Shipping Directorate’s new Pleasure Yacht Changeover Guidelines

The Merchant Shipping Directorate of Transport Malta has issued the ‘Commercial Yacht – Pleasure Yacht Guidelines (‘the Guidelines’) on the 2nd of September 2021. The...

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Energy Law
Sep 23, 2021

Germany Adopts New Environment Due Diligence Law

On the 11th of June 2021, the German Parliament adopted a potentially revolutionary Supply Chain Act (‘the Act’), which establishes that the biggest German-based companies...

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Real Estate
Sep 02, 2021

New Life Insurance Policy and Home Loans Government Scheme for Persons Suffering from Disability

Every year, it is estimated that around up to 40 people suffering from disabilities request an insurance company to acquire life insurance for the purpose...

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Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT)
Jul 22, 2021

GVZH advises Epic Communications on tower spin-off

GVZH is proud to have advised Epic Communications Limited on the Maltese tax and corporate aspects of the sale of 100% of its passive telecommunications...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Jul 16, 2021

Increase in Minimum Wage for Seafarers through Recent Amendments to the Seamen Wages Council Wage Regulation Order

On the 1st of January 2021, a number of amendments to the Seamen Wages Council Wage Regulation Order (Subsidiary Legislation 452.51) (“the Order”) came into...

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Aviation
Jul 15, 2021

Amendments to the Aircraft Registration Act: Key Observations

Malta is an optimal jurisdiction for Aircraft Registration and many advantages come part and parcel with registering an aircraft in the Maltese islands[1].  On the...

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