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New regulations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act titled Use of Cash (Restriction) Regulations, 2021

On 9th March 2021 the Government issued new regulations under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act titled Use of Cash (Restriction) Regulations,2021. It is now against the law to make or receive payment in cash amounting to €10,000 or more (or its equivalent in another currency), whether in a single transaction or in several linked…

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Recent Amendments in Legislation having a bearing on Employment

In December 2020, amendments to employment legislation have clarified that the Industrial Tribunal now has jurisdiction to determinate cases related to fixed term contracts. Furthermore, recent amendments have increased the cost of living for 2021, and hence, full time employees’ wages have increased by €1.75 weekly.This increase has also been reflected in the minimum wage….

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Apply to register your trademark or design with the Malta IP office or the EUIPO before 31st December 2021 and benefit from a 50% refund of the application fee.

Through the SME programme, the EU will be making available a number of initiatives to aid SMEs in countering the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. One such initiative, is a fifty percent (50%) discount on the application fees payable to the Malta IP office or the EUIPO for the registration of trademarks, logos, slogans and…

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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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