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Bulletin 32

IRELAND: Ireland’s Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe has announced a dramatic reform of the country’s corporate taxation, introducing new provisions for controlled foreign companies and transfer pricing. Anti-hybrid and transfer pricing rules to reduce tax avoidance by …

Bulletin 31

Malta: The Malta Digital Innovation Authority was officially established during the Delta Summit, a gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs, academics, and regulatory bodies under one roof. The authority, spearheaded by …

Bulletin 30

CITIZENSHIP: The European Commission’s Justice Commissioner has warned that EU Member States need to be more cautious when granting citizenship in exchange for investment. Such ‘golden passports’ schemes represent an ‘extremely concerning’ security threat, Vera Jourova said.

Bulletin 29

SWITZERLAND: The organisation that runs the Swiss stock exchange will next year launch a trading platform offering integrated end-to-end trading, settlement and custody services for digital assets such as virtual currencies. The regulated exchange will host all elements of …

Bulletin 28

EUROPE: The European Commission’s Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova has criticised the ‘slow and unsatisfactory’ transposition of the EU Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive into Member States’ national law. The transposition deadline expired more than a year ago, and …

Updates to VAT regulations in Malta

On the 22nd May 2018, two new legal notices concerning VAT matters were published, to enact VAT regulations announced by the Minister for Finance in the 2018 Budget.
VAT Grouping – The salient points of the legal notice entitled “Value Added Tax (Registration as a Single Taxable Person) Regulations …

GDPR – Our Experience

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has dramatically changed the data protection landscape for EU businesses and citizens when it came into effect on May 25, 2018. This new regulation has superseded the Data Protection Act (DPA) of 1998 and has strengthened data privacy in the EU. Personal data held by …

Bulletin 27

EUROPE: The European Commission’s proposed EU-wide regulation on cross-border freezing and confiscation of assets has been confirmed by Member States’ governments.

Bulletin 26

IRELAND: The Dublin government has commissioned an independent review of its plans to introduce a vacant residential property tax, as mandated by Finance Act 2017. At the same time it is inviting comments from …

Bulletin 24

SPAIN: Spain’s Ministerial Order 319/2018 was issued on 21 March, requiring Spanish non-listed companies to disclose their ultimate beneficial owners to …

Bulletin 23

SWITZERLAND: The Swiss authorities have charged three Germans with industrial espionage and violating bank secrecy, alleging the suspects passed Swiss …

Bulletin 22

VIRTUAL CURRENCIES: The Bank of England has become the latest of many financial institutions to demand closer regulation of the cryptocurrency sector. Th…

Bulletin 21

EU: The Bulgarian EU presidency organised an informal meeting in Sofia on 27 & 28 April, where the EU finance ministers discussed a renewed approach for …