Malta-Belgium Double Taxation Treaty

Malta-Belgium Double Taxation Treaty

Malta has signed numerous double tax treaties during the years, most of them with European countries with which the Government had very good trading relations. One of these countries is the Kingdom of Belgium with which Malta has signed a double taxation treaty with in 1974 and enforced it in 1976. The agreement provides for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to…
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Malta-Austria Double Tax Treaty

Malta-Austria Double Tax Treaty

Malta and Austria have had long standing economic relations which is why they are part of numerous international conventions. Apart from these, Malta and Austria have also signed a double taxation treaty which is in force since 1981. The Malta-Austria double taxation agreement covers the income tax in Malta, which is made up of several elements, while in…
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Gambling Activities in Malta

Gambling Activities in Malta

Gambling is one of the most productive industries worldwide, Malta making no exception. Moreover, gambling activities in Malta have increased a lot during the last few years when the Government enabled a new law for carrying out this type of activities. Also, most gambling operators in Malta have extended their businesses in other EU countries…
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Franchise Agreements in Malta

Franchise Agreements in Malta

Franchise businesses have developed quite a lot during the last years in Malta. If until recently most of the franchise agreements signed by Maltese companies were with international brands, the last couple of years have brought an increase in the number of local brands expanding their operations through franchises. Even if no legislation is in place, franchise…
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Family Lawyers in Malta

Family Law is part of the Maltese Civil Code and provides the main legal framework for relations among family members. Family Law in Malta regulates issues regarding adoption, child custody, divorce, domestic violence, property rights, support obligations and marriage. All disputes arising from family matters are subject of litigation in civil courts of justice. Our family lawyers…
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Dividend Tax in Malta

Dividend Tax in Malta

The Maltese taxation system is based on England’s taxation system. The Income Tax Act in Malta distinguishes between the taxation of income and capital and between their sources. Given Malta’s full imputation tax system, companies and shareholders receiving dividends can take advantage of the credit taxes amounting up to the tax applied to the profitsdividends are paid from. Below, our lawyers in Malta how dividend payments…
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Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Malta

Recognition of Foreign Judgments in Malta

Foreign judgments in Malta are regulated by the Code of Organization and Civil Procedure and the EU legislation on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments, Regulation (EC) 44/2001, also known as the Brussels Regulation. Foreign judgments are recognized and enforced in Malta in both civil and commercial matters. If you need help to understand the procedure of…
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Company Due Diligence in Malta

Company Due Diligence in Malta

Foreign investors looking to do business or wanting to purchase a company in Malta are advised to appeal to a professional firm that will perform due diligence procedures. Company due diligence assesses the company's legal and financial background to mitigate potential risks associated with business activities. Our lawyers in Malta specialize in conducting thorough due diligence…
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Legal Services in Malta

Legal Services in Malta

Malta is an appealing destination for investors from all over the world. The country’s laws and unique taxation system attract thousands of foreign businesspersons every year. However, in order to fully benefit from them, it is advisable to ask for the services of qualified people who can explain, but most importantly, guide…
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Company Liquidation in Malta

Company Liquidation in Malta

Company liquidation in Malta represents the procedure a company employs when concluding its business activities or when these activities can no longer continue by reason of insolvency. Company dissolution means the assessment of the Maltese company’s assets, payment of the creditors and the distribution of any remaining surplus between the shareholders. There are three…
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