Entry into force of the Malta-Kosovo Double Tax Treaty

By means of Legal Notice 280/2019 published on 5 November 2019, the convention between the Government of the Republic of Malta and the Government of the Republic of Kosovo for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with Respect to taxes on income entered into force on 20 September 2019.  The…

Read More

Malta’s ship registry continues growing

Malta continues to be regarded as a strong and safe maritime jurisdiction and so far its efforts are reaping rewards as the Malta flag continues to be the sixth largest maritime flag in the world. The constant growth of the Malta maritime flag speaks volumes. During 2019 Malta flag ranked among the very top performers…

Read More

The IMO 2020 sulphur cap: what does this mean for the bunkering world?

Through the implementation of Regulation 14.1.3 of Annex VI of the MARPOL Convention, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) announced on the 27 October 2016 that it would implement a global sulphur cap of 0.5% on marine fuels starting from 1 January, 2020, for ships operating outside Emission Control Areas (ECA’s) [1]; a decision which will…

Read More

Malta Budget 2020

Yesterday evening, the 14th October 2019, Malta Finance Minister Hon Profs Edward Scicluna laid out the plans of the Government for 2020.In the first semester of 2019 the Maltese economy has grown at a rate of 4.7%, more than three times the average rate of growth of 1.4% for the European Union. The government is looking to…

Read More

VACANCY – SENIOR CORPORATE LAWYER

The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to…

Read More

HYH_1 Virtu Holdings Ltd v Gozo Channel Island Ferry (292-2018) 2 Sept 2019

Breaching public procurement rules axes fast-ferry tender September 2019 The Facts On 26 January 2018, the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure issued the “Request for proposals for a Public Service Concession Contract for the provision of passenger and vehicle ferry services between Malta and Gozo”.   The request for proposals comprised transport services for passengers and…

Read More

Re-filing Trademarks: A Case of Déjà Vu?

Trade marks give a face to a product which enable us identify a brand. As consumers, we take them for granted even though they punctuate memories of our daily lives. How many of us ever think of the creative and strategic thinking that goes into their composition? In contrast, we are more familiar with trade…

Read More

Shipping Law Review – 6th Edition

Even in our instant click button access to a world of information, The Shipping Law Review remains an unbeatable publication in its collation of updates to maritime laws worldwide since it combines both a cross-jurisdictional and jurisdiction-specific approach. As a result, it enables readers to glean both an international and national perspective of the latest…

Read More