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Re-opening of the Registry of Maltese Courts on 4 May 2020 post-Covid19 shutdown

By virtue of the publication of Legal Notice 176 of 2020 entitled Epidemics and Infectious Disease (Suspension of Legal and Judicial Times) (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2020 and Legal Notice 177 of 2020 entitled Closure of the Courts of Justice (Amendment No. 2) Order, 2020  the order for the closure of courts has been partially…

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The Suspension and Interruption of Legal and Other Time Periods in Malta due to Covid-19

Following the publication of the Closure of Courts of Justice Order, 2020 (Legal Notice 65 of 2020), various legal notices have been enacted in order to suspend and interrupt the legal and other time periods in Malta. Legal Notice 97 of 2020 entitled Closure of the Courts of Justice (Amendment) Order, 2020, provides that any…

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Malta Taxation – COVID-19 updates

LOCAL UPDATES Legal Notices L.N. 135 of 2020 – Suspension of Legal Times (Revenue Acts) Order, 2020 As per legal notice 135 of 2020, when the Superintendent of Public Health orders the closure of any revenue department for the purpose of guarding against and, or controlling dangerous epidemics or infectious disease, the below listed legal…

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State Aid: Commission approves €350 million guarantee scheme for Malta to support economy during the coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a State Aid Scheme for Malta with an estimated budget worth €350 million, in order to help support the sectors of the Maltese economy affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This scheme was approved under the Temporary Framework for State Aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak….

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Malta Government Covid-19 Measures for Businesses and Employees

COVID WAGE SUPPLEMENT The Covid 19 Wage Supplement provides employee with a basic wage cover to address the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to simplify administrative processes funds will be forwarded to employers who will be obliged to guarantee that the Covid Wage Supplement as established below is forwarded to the employee….

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COVID-19 OFFICE WORKING ARRANGEMENTS

In view of the continuing developments arising from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the Firm has decided that with effect from 16 March it shall be adopting remote working measures. This is being done as a precautionary measure to ensure the well-being of its staff and clients. Therefore, as from such date its offices shall…

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EMD will be exhibiting at booth B9!

EMD will be exhibiting at booth B 9 at the Malta A.I & Blockchain Summit to be held at The InterContinental, Malta between the 7 – 8 November 2019. Should you wish to schedule an appointment please call our offices on +356 22030000, or send us an e-mail on legal@emd.com.mt.

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Meet us at the Malta Blockchain Summit

EMD Advocates will be exhibiting at Stand N 218 at the Malta Blockchain Summit to be held at The Intercontinental Hotel, Malta between the 1 – 2 November 2018.  Should you wish to schedule an appointment please call our office on +356 22030000 or send us an e-mail on legal@emd.com.mt Read here for more about…

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Maltese Rent Laws – Recent amendments

By virtue of LN 260 of 2018, the Continuation of Tenancies (Means Testing) Regulations which establish the criteria in the ‘means test’ has been extended towards the old leases regulated by the Housing (Decontrol) Ordinance (Chapter 158). Prior to the liberalisation of the Maltese rental market in 1995, leases that were negotiated before 1st June…

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Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act in Malta

On the 26 June 2018, Maltese Parliament approved the three bills regulating blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Malta. Whilst the Virtual Financial Assets Act creates a framework for the regulation of ICOs, cryptocurrencies, cryptocurrency exchanges and other intermediary services related to cryptocurrencies; the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act (ITAS) which goes hand in hand…

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