Energy Law in Malta

Energy Law in Malta

Malta has recently amended the Energy Law after a cooperation agreement with China was signed. The new law on energy (Act XXXIV of 2014) is made up of several parts covering the distribution of various products. The Malta Energy Law is divided into regulations covering: -          crude oil and petroleum products; -          electricity and electrical accessories;…
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Transfer of Employees in Malta

Transfer of Employees in Malta

The main laws governing employment in Malta are the Employment and Industrial Relations Act and the Transfer of Business Regulations. The latter is also known as the Protection of Employment Act as it provides for the rights of employees in case the company hiring them is sold or taken over by another enterprise. The Protection of Employment Law applies at EU…
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Obtain an Employer Number in Malta

Obtain an Employer Number in Malta

Opening a company in Malta can be very easy for foreign investors if they meet all the requirements of the Commercial Code and benefit from assistance in drafting the documentation needed for the incorporation. Once the trade name is approved and the memorandum and articles of association are filed with the Companies Register,…
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Malta Holding Company

Malta Holding Company

Since the introduction of the participation exemption regime, Malta has become a destination of choice for foreign investors wanting to set up holding companies. Holding companies are the best solution to hold assets and participations in other companies in Malta. There are two ways of setting up holding companies in Malta by registering a…
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Malta Double Taxation Agreements

Malta Double Taxation Agreements

All Maltese governments have sought to provide a beneficial environment for foreign investors setting up companies in the country which is why they have concluded over 70 double taxation agreements with other countries. Until now Malta has enforced over 60 of its double taxation treaties, the rest of them pending ratification. Once concluded,…
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