Publications

Investment funds in Malta: regulatory overview

Authors: André Zerafa, Stephanie Farrugia, James Debono
Published on December 19, 2016
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Practices: Asset Management, Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
This Q&A provides a high level overview of investment funds in Malta, looking at both retail funds and hedge funds. Areas covered include a market overview, legislation and regulation, marketing, managers and operators, restrictions and requirements, tax and upcoming reform.

Malta hosts its first ever Maritime Summit

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Rachel Genovese
Published on December 6, 2016
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Practices: Ship Finance & Mortgages, Ship Registration
With a maritime culture and industry steeped in history, an ever growing global maritime presence and its upcoming tenure of the presidency of the Council of the European Union in January 2017, Malta successfully hosted the first Malta Maritime Summit, in Valletta, between the 3rd and the 6th of October. Together with a number of international and Maltese stakeholders, GANADO Advocates participated in the Summit and shared its views on a number of topics.

Legal Notice transposing 2014 Maritime Labour Convention amendments published in Government Gazette

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on December 5, 2016
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Practices: Ship Registration, Shipping Compliance
On the 25th of November 2016, Legal Notice 390 of 2016 titled the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Amendment) Rules 2016 (hereinafter ‘the Amendment Rules’), was published in the Government Gazette. The Amendment Rules are to be read and construed as forming part of Legal Notice 145 of 2013 i.e. the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) Rules (hereinafter ‘the Rules’), and successfully transpose into Maltese law the 2014 Amendments to the Code of the Maritime Labour Convention (‘the ILO Amendments’) issued by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

Recent Amendments to the Malta Aircraft Registration Act

Authors: Matthew Xerri
Published on November 30, 2016
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Practices: Aircraft Finance, Aircraft Registration
In 2010 Malta embarked on an ambitious project to introduce the Aircraft Registration Act (the “ARA”) and to accede to the Cape Town Convention and its Aircraft Protocol. A few years later, the growing presence of AOC holders in Malta and the increase in aircraft registered in the National Aircraft Register is testament to the success story of the ARA.