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Office of the Commissioner for Revenue issues guidelines on the registration of VAT Grouping

Slovakia adopts new gambling act

EU’s list of non-cooperative tax jurisdictions updated by the Council

Tax guidelines in relation to Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) published by the Commissioner for Revenue

Malta Budget 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

Italy bans gambling advertising starting 1st January 2019

MFSA issues consultation document on The Virtual Financial Assets Regulations

VAT Grouping

Public Investment Funds

Netherlands Gaming Update

MFSA publishes New Rules applicable to Collective Investment Schemes investing Virtual Currencies

MFSA reacts to feedback on the Proposed Regulation applicable to Collective Investment Schemes Investing in Virtual Currencies

NEW VAT Rules for the Gaming Sector

Malta – New Gaming Licence Fees Regulations

Spain to hand out online poker liquidity licenses

Beneficial Ownership Information – New regulations came into force on 1 January 2018 for trusts, companies, associations and foundations.

The second payment services directive goes live in Europe.

MIFID II – New Requirements in relation to LEI code

Revised Investment Services Rules for Investment Services Providers coming into force on 3 January 2018

New Gaming Licence Fees Regulations coming into force on 1 January 2018

The Malta Gaming Authority issues call for interested parties to register interest and provide details on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and/or Cryptocurrency projects

MFSA Discussion Paper: Initial coin offerings, virtual currencies and related service providers.

Energy Use to be incorporated in advertising

MFSA issues Media Release regarding Investments in Virtual Currencies

Notional Interest Deduction

Malta Budget 2018 HIGHLIGHTS

Malta’s new gaming law: consultation period extended

WH Partners reacts to MFSA’s warning about virtual currencies

Update on Slovak gambling regulation

Malta’s new gaming law: Consultation document and draft law published

The Netherlands Gaming Authority Announces Tougher Enforcement

Exemption for Fantasy Sports Games

European Parliament members adopt 1st EU-wide cyber security law.

European Commission gives EUR121 million garuantee to support SMEs

Malta one of five countries worldwide that give LGBTIQ people equal constitutional rights

Outsourcing in the Gaming Industry

Implications of the new EU “trade secrets” Directive.

The Brexit vote: could its legal consequences affect you?

Lending of Electronic Books… Comparable to the Lending of Traditional Books

Highlights of Maltese Employment Law

Changes in EU Data Protection Rules

Malta Residency and Visa Programme Launch (MRVP)

Spanish General Directorate of Taxes Ruling Affects Maltese Participation Exemption

MoU on the implementation of laws regarding the Employment of Persons with Disability

MFSA publishes updated Reinsurance Special Purpose Vehicle Regulations

European Parliament on Virtual Currencies

Amendments to Remote Gaming Regulations

EU announces rules to protect businesses from theft of sensitive commercial information.

Czech Republic approves new gambling bill to allow foreign based operators to obtain gambling license.

Mandatory Data Protection Regulation gets final approval from MEPs

Rising popularity of Securitisation Transactions in Malta

Commission launches Action Plan on VAT to directly benefit SMEs

Advocate General states that posting of a hyperlink to a website containing unauthorised photos, does not constitute a copyright infringement.

Capital Markets Union makes it easier for insurers to invest in infrastructure

European Commission (EC) fines Spanish vegetable company €5.2 million for anti-competitive behavior.

150% Tax deduction on donations from businesses to the Arts.

General Court upholds decision to annul the Community trademark WINNETOU

Maltese Ministry for Finance Publishes Regulations implementing EU Regulation on European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs)

The Body Shop loses right to register “SPA WISDOM” as a Community trade mark

EC welcomes Member State agreement to combat tax avoidance

Malta “Running Ahead” in Digital Economy and Society Index

EU Citizens can be refused social benefits during first three months of residence in other Member States

European Commission publishes details of Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive

Adidas win right to iconic Three Stripes trademark within EU

Coca-Cola Appeal to Trademark its Bottles is Rejected by EU Court

EU Announces European Trademark Reform

“PROSPECTS” – a new tool to access capital markets for SME’s

MFSA Launches New Investment Fund Framework

EC launches new Online Dispute Resolution Platform

ECJ invalidates ‘safe harbour’ data transfer agreement between EU and US

MGA guidelines: technical infrastructure hosting gaming & control systems

International tax issues for small and mid-size companies

SEC Adopts New Crowdfunding Rules

Malta Budget 2016

Sept 2015 – Question on remote gaming licensing at European Parliament

Sept 2015 – Malta Residence and Visa Programme

August 2015 – Malta New Employment Licence Procedures

July 2015 – Highly Qualified Persons Tax Scheme, Malta extended

Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive

January 2015 – LGA becomes MGA

ECB assumes responsibility for supervision of euro zone banks

CJEU – Italian tax legislation on casino winnings unjustifiable

October 2014 – Malta Co-Production Fund – applications open

July 2014 – Mexico to kick-start debate on new gambling Law

July 2014 – EU Commission implements recommendations for the regulation of online gambling services in the EU

June 2014 – Malta – Russia Double Taxation Treaty

November 2013 – European Commission proposed amendments to Parent-Subsidiary Directive

November 2013 – European Commission requests Member States to comply with EU law when regulating gambling services

More licenses issued in Schleswig Holstein

Poll indicates high degree of readiness for Spanish online gambling market

Calvin Ayre charged with illegal gambling & money laundering

CJEU ruling in Costa and Cifone case

Malta lures hedge funds with 300 days of sunshine

Schleswig-Holstein licenses delayed?

February 2014 – IMGL Intensive Masterclass at ICE Totally Gaming

June 2013 – Launch of New Residence Scheme for non-EU Foreigners in Malta

March 2013 – Maltese lawyers ranked amongst the world’s 50 top gaming and gambling lawyers

October 2012 – IAGA and IAGR Conference 2012 in Singapore

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