The recent issuance by the Malta Registrar of Companies of a Provisional Certificate of Continuation to a French company seeking to continue into Malta might open up for French and other EU companies the possibility of redomiciling to Malta, even though the laws of their country or jurisdiction of incorporation do not expressly authorise company continuations.
On 25 June, 2013 the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued the final implementing measures for Malta's transposition of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (2011/61/EU) (AIFMD). Today's publication of the final implementing measures means that not only is Malta one of the first jurisdictions to publish its final set of AIFMD implementing measures but also that applications from start-up alternative investment fund managers are now being accepted.
On 18 June, 2013 the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) issued a consultation note regarding proposed amendments to the Retail Non-UCITS Rules (the Retail AIF Rulebook) to further implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The consultation period runs until 1 July, 2013.
On 31 May, 2013 the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) published a consultation note and draft regulations permitting the establishment of Special Purpose Reinsurance Vehicles (Reinsurance SPVs) in Malta.