Articles


Immigration
May 04, 2021

A Newly Launched Residence Opportunity: the ‘Malta Permanent Residence Programme’

The Malta Permanent Residence Programme (hereinafter ‘MPRP’) was launched on the 29th March 2021 by virtue of Legal Notice 121 of 2021. The MPRP is...

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Escrow Services and Security Arrangements Immigration
May 04, 2021

Abolishment of the employment license requirement

Prior to the 11th of March 2021, all third country nationals who had long-term residence status in Malta were still expected to obtain an employment...

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Immigration
May 04, 2021

UK Nationals navigating residence status in Malta post Brexit

By virtue of the Withdrawal Agreement (the ‘Agreement’) which came into force on the 1st  February 2020, the United Kingdom (‘UK’) cut its ties and...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Apr 30, 2021

COVID-19 passports and employment: no jab, no job?

Authors: Ann Bugeja, Nicole Sciberras Debono, Nina Fauser & Krista Refalo It’s like the American Express black card for the end of this Covid age....

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Financial Services & Fintech
Apr 16, 2021

Introducing Regulation (EU) 2019/1238 on a pan-European Personal Pension Product (PEPP)

Authors: Kurt Hyzler & Nico Fauser On 26 March 2021, the MFSA issued a Circular regarding the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2019/1238 on a pan-European...

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Banking & Finance
Mar 09, 2021

ESMA issues a Consultation Paper on Draft Technical Standards under the European Crowdfunding Service Providers Regulation

Authors: Kurt Hyzler & Nico Fauser In October 2020, the EU approved a new regulation (Regulation (EU) 2020/1503) establishing crowdfunding rules applicable across the Union....

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Corporate & Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)
Mar 09, 2021

The Suspension of Company Directors’ Liability – What’s the Story?

Authors: Gianluca Falzon & Nico Fauser On 15th September 2020, the Companies Act (Suspension of Filing for Dissolution and Winding Up) Regulations (the ‘Regulations’) were...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Feb 23, 2021

The Equality Bill and its Impact on Employment

Whereas the right not to be treated in a discriminatory manner is enshrined in the highest law of the land – the Constitution, measures in...

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Employment and Industrial Relations Law
Feb 23, 2021

Will the Right to Disconnect Become the New Reality?

The right to disconnect refers to a worker’s right to be able to disengage from work and refrain from participating in work-related communications, such as...

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