Insurance and Reinsurance in Malta

Authors: Matthew Bianchi
Published on July 27, 2017
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
The Q&A guide to Insurance and Reinsurance (published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law) provides a high level overview of the market trends and regulatory framework in the insurance and reinsurance market; the definitions for a contract of insurance and a contract of reinsurance; the regulation of insurance and reinsurance contracts; the forms of corporate organisation an insurer can take; and the regulation of insurers and reinsurers, including regulation of the transfer of risk.

Data Protection 2017

Authors: Paul Micallef Grimaud, Philip Mifsud
Published on May 25, 2017
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Practices: Data Protection & Privacy, Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology
The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection provides practical cross-border insight into data protection law, covering relevant legislation and competent authorities, key principles, individual rights, registration formalities and prior approval, appointment of a data protection officer, marketing and cookies.

Managing Brexit – Planning ahead for your Insurance business

Authors: Elaine Magri
Published on April 11, 2017
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
Britain’s formal notification of its exit from the EU on 29 March, days after the EU celebrated its 60th anniversary, marks a historic turning point in tough negotiations with EU 27 Member States during the two-year countdown to UK’s final separation. The wider implications of UK’s exit shall unfold during the next months in negotiations led by EU Chief negotiator Michel Barnier and constructive talks that commenced last week between EU Council President Donald Tusk and Prime Minister Theresa May to pave the way for UK’s final withdrawal and a new relationship between the EU and the UK.

Industry reactions to the new UK Pensions Transfer Tax

Authors: Jens Buedinger
Published on April 10, 2017
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Practices: Pensions Regulatory
The UK’s controversial introduction of a 25% tax charge on the transfers from UK pensions to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS1) has found backing from the Malta Association of Retirement Scheme Practitioners (MARSP). MARSP stated in a press release of the 10th March, 2017 that despite much of its initial criticism it is a “positive for Malta” and for the wider pensions industry, especially in Europe.