LawInContext Private Banking Helpdesk – Malta Country Report Updated

Date: 20th August, 2014

Fenech & Fenech's team, led by Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Tax Partner of the firm, recently updated the Malta country report within LawInContext's Private Banking Helpdesk. The Private...

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The Residence Programme Rules

Date: 14th August, 2014

Author: Dr. Sarah Scicluna, Associate, Tax Department The Residence Programme Rules Through 'The Residence Programme Rules, 2014' - which came about by virtue of Legal Notice 270 of...

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Getting the Deal Through - Ship Finance 2014

Date: 6th August, 2014

Dr. Mark Fenech and Dr. Lara Saguna Axiaq have co-authored the Malta Chapter of the first edition of Ship Finance 2014 published by Getting the Deal...

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EU-Wide interconnection of Insolvency Registers

Date: 30th July, 2014

Author: Dr. Krista Pisani Bencini, Senior Associate, Company Law Department EU-Wide interconnection of Insolvency Registers The European Commission has recognised the need to facilitate cross-border insolvency procedures by...

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One-Stop Shop for Third Country Nationals

Date: 23rd July, 2014

Author: Dr. Sarah Scicluna, Associate, Tax Department One-Stop Shop for Third Country Nationals Earlier this week, specifically on the 21st July 2014, a one-stop shop application service for...

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Renewable energy feed-in tariff policy and regulation

Date: 22nd July, 2014

Author: Dr. Peter Grima, Associate, Energy Law Department Renewable energy feed-in tariff policy and regulation In line with Malta's 2020 renewable energy targets two feed-in options were introduced...

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Jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism deficiencies

Date: 21st July, 2014

Author: Dr. Sarah Grima, Associate, Financial Services Department Jurisdictions with strategic anti-money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism deficiencies As part of its on-going review of compliance...

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Ghio contributes chapter to international data protection publication

Date: 16th July, 2014

Dr. Antonio Ghio, Partner and Head of the ICT Law Department of Fenech & Fenech Advocates, has recently authored the Malta chapter for the Sweet &...

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Fenech & Fenech at first Malta Energy Conference

Date: 15th July, 2014

Dr. Peter Grima from the Energy Law Department attended the first Malta Energy Conference organised by the Government of Malta in collaboration with the Government of...

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Rosanne Bonnici ranked for ‘Corporate Tax’ in Who’s Who Legal 2014

Date: 14th July, 2014

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, the firm's Tax Partner, has been recognised by Who's Who Legal 2014 as one of Malta's leading Corporate Tax Lawyers. Who's Who Legal identifies the very...

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Deficiencies in in the anti-money laundering/combating the financing of terrorism regime in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Date: 30th June, 2014

Author: Dr. Sarah Grima, Associate, Financial Services Department The Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism...

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Malta: pole position for funds and fund managers

Date: 27th June, 2014

Dr Mark Fenech shall be one of the participants at the half-day Seminar entitled “Malta: pole position for funds and fund managers” which is to take place in...

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Proposed revisions to Shareholder Rights Directive

Date: 26th June, 2014

Author: Dr. Nikki Depasquale, Associate, Company Law Department As part of recent measures taken by the European Commission to strengthen corporate governance amongst Europe's listed companies, the...

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Alison Vassallo addresses the Day of the Seafarer event at the Nautical Institute in Kalkara

Date: 24th June, 2014

Dr Alison Vassallo from our Marine Litigation and Yachting Department was invited by Mr Ivan Sammut, Registrar of Ships at Transport Malta to address...

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Europe-wide freezing orders to take effect

Date: 23rd June, 2014

Author: Dr. Sonia Vancell , Associate, European Law Department New EU regulations to introduce an EU wide procedure which permits the preservation of a...

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Dr. Ann Fenech appointed to the Executive Council of CMI

Date: 18th June, 2014

Managing Partner and Head of the Marine Litigation Department, Dr. Ann Fenech has been elected as one of eight Councillors on the Executive Council of the...

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ECJ Interprets the EU Insolvency Regulation (Regulation (EC) NO 1346/2000)

Date: 16th June, 2014

Author: Dr. Krista Pisani Bencini, Senior Associate, Company Law Department Earlier this year, the ECJ replied to the following question referred to it by the German Bundesgerichtshof...

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Minister for Finance launches Asset Registration Programme

Date: 13th June, 2014

Author: Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Partner, Head of Tax Department (Source – Ministry of Finance website) “Justice requires that each and every person pays all tax that is due,...

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EU Council Decision on the proposed amendments to the ILO Maritime Labour Convention

Date: 10th June, 2014

Author: Dr. Paul Gonzi, Senior Associate, Employment Law Department On the 26/05/14 the Council of the European Union adopted a decision that supports proposed amendments to the...

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Fenech & Fenech at the Money Marine Ship Finance Conference in Istanbul

Date: 9th June, 2014

Dr. Mark Fenech, Head of Fenech & Fenech Advocates' Ship Finance Department attended the 11th Annual Marine Money Ship Finance Conference organised by Marine Money in...

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New Malta-Russia Double Tax Treaty

Date: 5th June, 2014

Author: Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Partner, Head of Tax Department A new double tax treaty between Malta and Russia, signed on 23 April 2013, has now entered into...

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Malta Maritime Law Lectures to World Maritime University Students

Date: 30th May, 2014

Earlier this month Dr. Ann Fenech was invited to give a lecture on Maritime Law in Malta to students visiting Malta on a field trip and ...

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20th Anniversary of the Malta Maritime Law Association

Date: 9th May, 2014

Dr. Ann Fenech, Managing Partner of Fenech and Fenech Advocates and President of the Malta Maritime Law Association yesterday welcomed 88 foreign and Maltese delegates to a joint...

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Fenech & Fenech at the Fiscal Management Meeting in Monaco

Date: 17th April, 2014

Dr. Alison Vassallo, Senior Associate within our Yachting Department attended the Fiscal Management Meeting organised by the Superyacht Report Group at the Columbus Hotel in Monaco...

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Fenech & Fenech at the Opportunities in Jets and Opportunities in Superyachts Conference

Date: 1st April, 2014

Fenech & Fenech exhibited at the Opportunities in Jets Conference that was organised by Quaynote Communications in Malta on the 2nd April 2014. Dr. Nicolai Vella Falzon, Partner...

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F&F at the Baker & McKenzie 19th Annual International Wealth Management Training Programme

Date: 24th March, 2014

Dr. Sarah Scicluna has recently attended, as one of the trainers, the Baker & Mc Kenzie's 19th International Wealth Management Training Programme that was held on the 20th...

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Ann Fenech speaker at the STEP Malta Conference 2014

Date: 11th March, 2014

Dr. Ann Fenech was invited by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners to deliver a presentation entitled “Malta – An Aviation and Maritime Jurisdiction” during the STEP...

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Ann Fenech mentor at US Embassy Speed Monitoring Event

Date: 6th March, 2014

Dr. Ann Fenech, Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech Advocates was invited by the American Ambassador H.E. Mrs. Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley to participate as a mentor, in an event...

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F&F at MBB business seminar on Facilitating Cross Border Business

Date: 5th February, 2014

Dr Adrian Attard and Dr Daniel Buttigieg were speakers at the MBB business seminar dedicated to Facilitating Cross Border Business, which event was held on the...

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Firm wins the Citywealth ‘Law Firm of the Year – Malta’ Award

Date: 24th January, 2014

At the Citywealth International Financial Awards held in London on the 23rd January, Fenech & Fenech Advocates won the prestigious 'Law Firm of the Year – Malta' Award...

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F & F at Aspects in Relation to Relocation to Malta Seminar

Date: 23rd January, 2014

Dr. Ramona Azzopardi, associate in the Tax Department, has, on the 14 January 2014, addressed the seminar organised by Society Education entitled 'Aspects in relation...

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LawInContext Private Banking Helpdesk – Malta Country Report Updated

Date: 22nd January, 2014

Fenech & Fenech's team, led by Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Tax Partner of the firm, recently updated the Malta country report within LawInContext's Private Banking Helpdesk. The Private...

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FATCA – Malta signs Model 1 IGA

Date: 19th December, 2013

On 16 December 2013, the Government of Malta announced the signature of the FATCA Inter-governmental Agreement (“IGA”) between Malta and the United States. As originally announced, the IGA negotiated and...

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New Malta-Israel Double Tax Treaty

Date: 16th December, 2013

A new double tax treaty between Malta and Israel, signed in July 2011, has now entered into force. Widely expected to become instrumental in fostering new business opportunities between residents...

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F & F in Maritime Labour Convention Publication

Date: 4th December, 2013

Dr Adrian Attard and Dr Paul Gonzi have contributed to “The Maritime Labour Convention 2006: International Labour Law Redefined”, a new book published by Routledge in November 2013 as part...

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F & F at SBFM Seminar

Date: 4th December, 2013

Scandinavian Business Forum Malta, in collaboration with Loyalty Group A/S of Denmark and ICON organised an afternoon Seminar on Customer Loyalty at the Malta Chamber on the 28th...

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The Commissioner's Investigative Powers

Date: 28th November, 2013

Dr. Sarah Scicluna, associate in the Tax Department, has, on the 21st November 2013, addressed the seminar organised by Society Education entitled 'The Commissioner's Investigative Powers'...

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Malta awarded "Most favoured domicile in Europe" for Hedge Funds

Date: 26th November, 2013

Malta has, for the first time ever, been ranked as "Most favoured domicile in Europe" in Hedge Fund Service Provider rankings 2013 by Hedge Funds Review. This was described...

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Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF 2013)

Date: 25th November, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo from the Fenech & Fenech Yachting Department has attended this year's Global Superyacht Forum, held at the RAI Conference Centre in Amsterdam and...

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Fiscal Measures Announced in the 2014 Malta Budget

Date: 5th November, 2013

Professor Edward Scicluna, the Minister responsible for Finance, delivered the 2014 Budget Speech on the 5th November 2013, announcing a number of fiscal measures aimed at incentivizing investment and business,...

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F&F at MACM Seminar on Credit and Business Law

Date: 30th October, 2013

Dr Antonio Ghio, head of the ICT law department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates was a...

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F&F re-confirmed as Malta’s Leading Tax Law Firm by World Tax 2014 (International Tax Review)

Date: 23rd October, 2013

Fenech & Fenech has been re-confirmed as Malta's leading tax law firm by World Tax 2014, International Tax Review's directory to the leading tax advisory firms around the world. Each edition...

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Dr Ann Fenech Honorary Patron to Malta Law Academy

Date: 21st October, 2013

Managing partner, Dr Ann Fenech, has been nominated to serve as an Honorary Patron to sit on the Board of Advisors to the Malta Law Academy – a...

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F&F at Business Seminar in Stockholm

Date: 8th October, 2013

Dr Mark Fenech has just returned from a trip to Stockholm wherein he participated at the half-day Seminar entitled “Malta: a safe European option for International Business”. Fenech &...

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F&F at the launch of Elsa Malta Law Review

Date: 2nd October, 2013

To commemorate the launch of the third edition of the ELSA Malta Law Review, Dr Jeanine Rizzo from the Intellectual Property department at Fenech & Fenech...

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Fenech and Fenech in Nice and at the Monaco Yacht Show

Date: 30th September, 2013

Dr Ann Fenech and Dr Alison Vassallo from the Fenech & Fenech Yachting Department have attended this year's edition of the Monaco Yacht Show...

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Dr Ann Fenech at CMI Symposium, Dublin

Date: 29th September, 2013

Managing partner Dr. Ann Fenech is currently attending the Comite Maritime International Symposium in Dublin in her capacity as President of the Malta Maritime Law Association. The...

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F&F at P&I Conference for Correspondents

Date: 23rd September, 2013

Dr. Ann Fenech, managing partner of Fenech and Fenech, and head of the Marine Litigation department, is attending the fourth International Group Conference for P...

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IBFD Trusts Online Collection – Malta Chapter Updated

Date: 20th September, 2013

Fenech & Fenech's team, led by Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Tax Partner of the firm, has recently updated the Malta Chapter of the IBFD Trusts Online Collection. The...

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We are recruiting

Date: 19th September, 2013

The Financial Services Department is seeking to recruit lawyers to assist in its increasing briefs for the setting up and licensing of investment funds, asset managers and other...

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Fenech & Fenech at ECPY Open Day in Nice

Date: 19th September, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo from our Yachting Department was a guest speaker at the conference organised by the European Committee for Professional Yachting (ECPY) in Quai de...

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Fenech and Fenech at MYS 2013

Date: 16th September, 2013

Dr Ann Fenech and Dr Alison Vassallo from our Yachting Department will be keeping their yearly appointment with the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS 2013)...

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Fenech and Fenech at the Malta, A better destination for Superyachts Industry Seminar

Date: 12th September, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo from the Fenech & Fenech Yachting Department addressed the Superyacht Industry Seminar held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana Malta on the 11th...

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F&F at Superyacht Seminar

Date: 23rd August, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo from Fenech & Fenech's Yachting Department will be delivering a presentation on chartering in Malta during the seminar which is being held in Malta on...

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Malta launches Guidelines on the VAT Treatment of Short-Term Yacht Chartering

Date: 30th July, 2013

The Maltese VAT department has published new Guidelines on the VAT Treatment of Short-Term Yacht Chartering which announce that Maltese Authorities will exercise the option granted to all Member States...

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Copyright decision by the First Hall of the Civil Courts

Date: 5th July, 2013

In a decision handed down on Thursday the 4th of July, the Maltese Courts have ruled that a person who is the author of a work, even when the work...

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Antonio Ghio delivers presentation at MARM Cyber Risk Seminar

Date: 26th June, 2013

Antonio Ghio, head of the ICT law department at Fenech & Fenech, delivered a presentation during the Cyber Risk Seminar organised by the Malta Association...

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Rosanne Bonnici ranked in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers 2013

Date: 25th June, 2013

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, the firm's Tax Partner, was once again ranked by The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers as one of Malta's leading Corporate Tax Lawyers. Since 1996,...

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Fenech and Fenech at the Future of Superyachts Conference

Date: 24th June, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo from the Yachting Department has attended the 8th Annual Conference on the Future of Superyachts held at the Nixe Palace Hotel in Palma de...

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Participation Exemption extended to Branches

Date: 5th June, 2013

The Budget Measures Implementation Act (Act III of 2013), published on 17 May 2013, has introduced a number of amendments to various taxation laws, one of which relates to the...

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F&F at European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition

Date: 21st May, 2013

Dr Nicolai Vella Falzon and Dr Nicola Mallia from the Fenech & Fenech Aviation law department are currently representing the firm at the European Business Aviation...

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Fenech & Fenech listed in top legal directories

Date: 30th April, 2013

Fenech & Fenech Advocates has, once again, been highly ranked as a top tier law firm in Malta for 2013 in the legal directories, Chambers & Partners, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000...

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Fenech & Fenech Advocates hosts Seminar on the Licensing of Private Maritime Security Companies Regulations 2013

Date: 24th April, 2013

On the 17th April 2013, Fenech & Fenech Advocates organized an afternoon seminar on the new Licensing of Private Maritime Security Companies Regulations 2013 at the Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise...

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Fenech and Fenech at the Italian Superyacht Forum

Date: 17th April, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo, Senior Associate within our Yachting Department, has attended the annual Italian Superyacht Forum (ISF) held in Viareggio on the 10 – 11 April....

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F&F at COMNET Legal Frameworks Programme

Date: 28th March, 2013

Fenech & Fenech has continued in its participation of the COMNET Legal Framework for ICTs training programme once again this year. The training programme is aimed at Commonwealth countries and...

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F&F at ISACA data protection event

Date: 28th March, 2013

On the 21st March 2013, Dr Antonio Ghio, head of the ICT department at the firm delivered a presentation at a seminar organised by the ISACA Malta Chapter. Dr Ghio's...

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F&F at the Baker & McKenzie 18th Annual International Tax, Trust and Insurance Training Program

Date: 26th March, 2013

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici was recently invited to attend as one of the trainers, covering Malta private wealth related issues, at Baker & McKenzie's 18th Annual International Tax, Trust and Insurance...

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Dr Mark Fenech at CLC Global Conference

Date: 21st March, 2013

CLC Projects Ltd, a Hong Kong based network set up by active project freight forwarders to cater for small and medium-sized enterprises (http://clcprojects.com),...

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Licensing of private maritime security companies regulation

Date: 21st March, 2013

On March 8th 2013, Legal Notice 110/2013 was published containing provisions relating to the licensing of private maritime security companies. This is a unique piece of legislation which lays down...

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Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the Fiscal Summit held in Brussels on the 7 March 2013

Date: 12th March, 2013

Dr Alison Vassallo from the Yachting Department attended the Fiscal Summit organised by the Superyacht Group last week. This event was limited to 70 industry professionals who...

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Fenech & Fenech at the Opportunities in Superyachts Conference in Malta

Date: 12th March, 2013

The Opportunities in Superyachts Conference was held in Malta on Tuesday, 5th March, at the Westin Dragonara Resort. The aim of the Conference was that of examining future strategies for European builders, effective marina...

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Fenech and Fenech at Maritime Labour Convention

Date: 27th February, 2013

On the 26th February 2013, Dr. Ann Fenech, President of the Malta Maritime Law Association delivered the welcome and opening address at a seminar entitled “The Maritime Labour...

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Fenech & Fenech Corporate Social Responsibility

Date: 22nd February, 2013

Fenech & Fenech has, through the years, increasingly built on its Corporate Social Responsibility in order to do good in the Community and help a number of worthy causes. One...

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Malta - the IP Jurisdiction of Choice

Date: 11th February, 2013

On the 7th February 2012 Fenech & Fenech Advocates teamed up with PWC, Malta, to deliver a breakfast briefing organised by the Malta High Commission discussing Malta's offering as an...

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Malta ratifies Maritime Labour Convention

Date: 23rd January, 2013

Malta has become the 34th International Labour Office state and the 12th EU member state to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention. The Convention sets out decent working and living conditions for seafarers while...

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Malta - port of choice

Date: 21st January, 2013

Malta has been selected as the port of choice for an owner who sought a home port for his mega-yacht which is currently in the process of being built. Fenech and...

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International Tax Planning Association (ITPA) Malta meeting 2013

Date: 17th January, 2013

The ITPA, the International Tax Planning Association, shall be holding a meeting in Malta from 10-12 March 2013. The International Tax Planning Association is a multi-disciplined association of over 1000...

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Dr Ann Fenech elected to BOV Board of Directors

Date: 16th January, 2013

During the 39th Bank of Valletta Annual General Meeting, which was held on the 19th of December 2012, Dr Ann Fenech was elected by the shareholders attending the...

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Firm confirmed as Malta’s Leading Tax Law Firm by World Tax 2013

Date: 7th January, 2013

Fenech & Fenech was recently confirmed as Malta's leading tax law firm by World Tax 2013, International Tax Review's directory to the leading tax advisory firms around the world. Each edition...

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Malta – Uruguay Double Tax Treaty comes into force

Date: 4th January, 2013

The Malta-Uruguay double tax treaty, which was signed in March 2011, came into force in December 2012 and brings the number of Malta's double tax treaties in force to 61...

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Antonio Ghio appointed EU Digital Champion for Malta

Date: 20th December, 2012

Antonio Ghio has recently been appointed as EU Digital Champion for Malta. A Digital Champion is appointed by each Member State to help them promote the benefits of an...

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Rowena Grima at MIM Educational Clinic on Registration of Ships in Malta

Date: 20th December, 2012

Rowena Grima, Head of the Ship Registration Department has recently delivered a presentation at the MIM Educational Clinic on Registration of Ships in Malta, which seminar...

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Ann Fenech awarded at the European Women in Business Law Awards

Date: 19th December, 2012

Ann Fenech Head of the Marine Litigation department and Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech Advocates was recently awarded the "Best in Shipping and Maritime Award at the Euromoney...

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Ann Fenech delivers seminar on Piracy

Date: 14th December, 2012

Dr Ann Fenech, head of the Marine Litigation department gave a presentation on piracy at the “UNCLOS at 30” seminar organised by the International Ocean Institute...

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New Fiscal Measures Announced in 2013 Malta Budget

Date: 29th November, 2012

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici summarises the salient features of the 2013 Malta Budget. Introduction The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, the Hon. Mr. Tonio Fenech delivered the 2013 Budget Speech on...

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Fenech and Fenech at GSF 2012

Date: 22nd November, 2012

Dr Alison Vassallo from the Yachting Department attended the 18th Annual Global Superyacht Forum held in Amsterdam between the 12th and 14th November 2012. This year's...

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Dr Ann Fenech at CMI conference in China

Date: 12th November, 2012

Managing partner, and head of the Marine Litigation department, Dr. Ann Fenech, in her capacity as President of the Malta Maritime Law Association recently attended the 40th...

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Malta signs OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters

Date: 2nd November, 2012

Malta has ratified the Council of Europe/OECD Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, a freestanding multilateral agreement designed to promote international co-operation for a better operation of national...

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Mark Fenech Interviewed in Money Magazine

Date: 31st October, 2012

Money Magazine in its November 2012 issue carries an exclusive interview with Dr Mark Fenech, Partner here at Fenech & Fenech Advocates and Chairman of the Scandinavian...

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Dr. Rosanne Bonnici ranked in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers 2012

Date: 29th October, 2012

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Tax Partner of the firm, has been ranked by her peers in the 2012 edition of The International Who's Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers. ...

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NEW GUIDELINES REGARDING VAT TREATMENT OF PRIVATE AIRCRAFT ON LEASE

Date: 26th October, 2012

Aircraft Leasing NewsNew Guidelines Regarding VAT Treatment of Private Aircraft on Lease Earlier today, 26 October, 2012 the VAT Department in Malta issued official guidelines relating to the VAT treatment of...

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Antonio Ghio Appointed New Chairman for Malta Communications Authority

Date: 22nd October, 2012

Dr. Antonio Ghio, partner heading the ICT department at Fenech & Fenech, has been appointed by Government as the non-Executive Chairman of the Malta Communications Authority following...

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Malta launches its new Malta Retirement Programme Rules

Date: 9th October, 2012

The 28th September 2012 saw the publication and consequent launch of the Malta Retirement Programme Rules, a set of rules designed for non-Maltese nationals, whose primary source of income is...

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Widening of Tax Incentives to Employees in Aviation Sector

Date: 2nd October, 2012

The Highly Qualified Persons Rules have been amended by virtue of Legal Notice 306 of 2012 published in the Government Gazette of the 28th September 2012. This amendment shall be...

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2012 Monaco Yacht Show

Date: 1st October, 2012

Dr Ann Fenech and Dr Alison Vassallo visited the Monaco Yacht Show held between the 19th and the 22nd September 2012, an annual appointment providing our...

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LawInContext Private Banking Helpdesk – Malta Country Report Updated

Date: 11th September, 2012

Fenech & Fenech's team, led by Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, Tax Partner of the firm, has recently updated the Malta country report within LawInContext's Private Banking Helpdesk. The Private Banking Helpdesk (

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Launch of the Scandinavian Business Forum – Malta Website

Date: 10th September, 2012

Scandinavian Business Forum Malta (SBFM), a business council formed in November 2010 within the Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its website....

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Firm authors Malta Chapter of Private Client Tax publication

Date: 28th August, 2012

The firm has once again authored the Malta chapter of the latest edition of Private Client Tax, a publication in the series European Lawyer Reference published by European Lawyer. This publication...

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F&F’s Tax Team wins the Acquisition International 2012 ‘Maltese Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year’ Award

Date: 8th August, 2012

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is amongst the 2012 winners of the Acquisition International M&A Awards, having been awarded the 'Maltese Corporate Tax Law Firm of the Year' Award. These awards mark...

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Fenech & Fenech win awards

Date: 2nd August, 2012

Fenech & Fenech Advocates have received awards from Corporate Intl Magazine in two categories. Every year, the publication organises legal awards for law firms all over the world,...

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Fenech & Fenech at conference on insolvency proceedings

Date: 30th July, 2012

Dr. Jeanette Ciantar representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates, has recently returned from speaking about Malta's experience regarding the application of EC Regulation No. 1346/2000 on...

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Ann Fenech interviewed about the Costa Concordia

Date: 25th July, 2012

Dr Ann Fenech, managing partner, and head of the Marine Litigation department was recently interviewed for her views on the incident involving the Costa Concordia. The video clip containing her interview...

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Fenech & Fenech in licensing of Malta’s first Fund Platform

Date: 12th July, 2012

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici, partner and co-head of the firm's Financial Services Department and funds team, and Dr. Nicolai Xuereb, an associate within the Department, recently assisted...

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Malta – Switzerland Double Tax Treaty comes into force

Date: 11th July, 2012

The Malta-Switzerland double tax treaty, which was signed on 25 February 2011, came into force on 6 July 2012 with effect from 1 January 2013. This treaty is based on the...

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Ann Fenech awarded at the European Women in Business Law Awards

Date: 25th June, 2012

Ann Fenech Head of the Marine Litigation department and Managing Partner of Fenech & Fenech Advocates was last Wednesday evening awarded the "Best in Shipping and...

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F&F at eCommerce Forum

Date: 16th May, 2012

Dr. Jeanette Ciantar from the EU & Regulatory...

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Fenech & Fenech sponsor FinanceMalta 5th Annual Conference

Date: 10th May, 2012

Fenech & Fenech is proud to be a co-sponsor of FinanceMalta's 5th Annual Conference that shall be held on Friday 18th May 2012 in Malta. This year's conference is entitled 'Malta's...

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Dr. Krista Pisani Bencini and Dr. Nicola Mallia lecture on company law

Date: 9th May, 2012

Dr. Krista Pisani Bencini and Dr. Nicola Mallia were invited to deliver lectures on company law at an event organised by Society Education held at Le...

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Celebrating World Intellectual Property Day

Date: 26th April, 2012

Today, April 26th, marks World Intellectual Property day. To celebrate the occasion, associate Jeanine Rizzo from the Intellectual Property department has penned the following article: Celebrating Innovation The Wright...

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FIAU Guidance Note on High-Risk and Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions

Date: 11th April, 2012

The Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit has issued a Guidance Note on High-Risk and Non-Cooperative Jurisdictions. The guidance note is intended to assist subject persons in the application of certain obligations...

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Dr Ann Fenech at Harrods Malta Month

Date: 2nd April, 2012

Dr. Ann Fenech was invited by Camper and Nicholsons Marina to discuss the legalities surrounding the advantages Malta offers the international yachting community. Camper and Nicholsons Marina organised two...

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F&F at launch of Id-Dritt Vol XXII

Date: 27th March, 2012

Dr Jeanette Ciantar from the EU & Regulatory department will be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the launch of law journal Id-Dritt hosted by the...

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Fenech & Fenech at International Tax Planning Association Meeting

Date: 23rd March, 2012

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici has attended the International Tax Planning Association's meeting held in Madrid, Spain, on 18-21 March 2012. More information about the ITPA may be accessed at:

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First Ever Arrest of Aircraft in Malta

Date: 21st March, 2012

Fenech & Fenech Advocates were instructed and successfully carried out the first ever arrest of an aircraft in terms of new provisions of law providing for the precautionary arrest of...

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F&F at ISACA ACTA debate

Date: 21st March, 2012

Dr Antonio Ghio and Dr Jeanine Rizzo from the Intellectual Property law department addressed the discussion on ACTA organised by the ISACA Malta Chapter. The...

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Dr. Antonio Ghio speaks at Renaissance for eGovernance conference in Slovenia

Date: 20th March, 2012

In March, Dr. Antonio Ghio was invited by the Centre for eGovernance Development (CeGD) to speak and present a case study on Malta, the successes registered in the field of...

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Dr Ghio interviewed about ACTA

Date: 20th March, 2012

Dr Antonio Ghio, head of the Intellectual Property law department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates was interviewed by MaltaToday for his thoughts and analysis of ACTA...

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New Malta-Kingdom of Bahrain Double Tax Treaty

Date: 13th March, 2012

A new double tax treaty for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion between the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Government of Malta,...

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Malta scores full marks in EU Single Market review

Date: 7th March, 2012

This was confirmed by an analysis carried out by the European Commission in relation to the transposition of EU directives, wherein a clean fitness check was given to Malta putting...

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F&F at the Baker & McKenzie 17th Annual International Tax, Trust and Insurance Training Program in Lausanne

Date: 6th March, 2012

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici shall be one of the trainers, covering Malta private wealth related issues, at Baker & McKenzie's 17th Annual International Tax, Trust and Insurance Training Program to be...

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The Danish Presidency published a compromise proposal on CRD IV (‘New CRD’ & ‘CRR’)

Date: 24th February, 2012

On the 20th July 2011, the European Commission published a proposal which shall replace the current Capital Requirements Directives (2006/48 and 2006/49) with: a) ...

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Update to the ESMA Q&A on Money Market Funds

Date: 24th February, 2012

The European Securities and Markets Authority ('ESMA') has recently published an update to its Q&A on Money Market Funds (ESMA/2012/113). The purpose of ESMA Q&A on Money Market Funds is to...

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Irish Stock Exchange and Malta Stock Exchange launch the European Wholesale Securities Market

Date: 22nd February, 2012

The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) announces a joint venture with the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) to launch the European Wholesale Securities Market (EWSM), a new market for wholesale fixed-income debt...

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Alison Vassallo interviewed for the 2012 Annual Superyacht Report

Date: 14th February, 2012

Fenech & Fenech's Dr Alison Vassallo from the Yachting department has been interviewed by the Annual Superyacht Report. The interview may be accessed by clicking: Read More


Fenech & Fenech at ELSA Malta Financial Services Industry Seminar

Date: 6th February, 2012

Dr Nicolai Xuereb will be delivering a talk about Foundations in Malta at the upcoming seminar organised by ELSA Malta to be held at the George Hotel on...

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Malta offers ‘good value for money’ as a ship register

Date: 26th January, 2012

The following interview by Mr Anthony Manduca with Dr Ann Fenech appeared on today's Times of Malta Business Section. Malta offers 'good value for money' as a ship register There are several...

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F&F and Community Chest Fund

Date: 26th January, 2012

As part of its CSR policy Fenech and Fenech Advocates this year agreed with pleaure to help with raising of funds for the Community Chest Fund. The community chest fund is...

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MFSA Notice to Financial Services Licence Holders - National Defence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (USA)

Date: 25th January, 2012

The MFSA has today issued a Notice to the attention of all financial services licence holders, in particular to credit and financial institutions, on the enactment by the United States...

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Malta Financial Centre In Good Shape

Date: 24th January, 2012

Such was the conclusion drawn by Mr. Robert Lee, author of an article which featured on Tax-News.com on the 18th January 2012. In said article, Mr. Lee quoted FinanceMalta as stating...

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Malta flag confirmed as top Shipping Register in Europe

Date: 20th January, 2012

The Malta Flag is now the largest in Europe. Transport Minister Dr Austin Gatt announced that the Maltese flag has topped the European rankings with 45.6 gross tons. The Maltese...

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Update - IOSCO publishes principles on suspension of CIS redemptions

Date: 20th January, 2012

On the 19th January 2012, the International Organization of Securities Commissions ('IOSCO') published its final report on principles regarding the suspension of redemptions for open-ended collective investment schemes. The principles...

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Malta-Bahrain and Malta-Saudia Arabia Double Tax Treaties

Date: 5th January, 2012

On 22 December 2011, Bahrain ratified the Bahrain - Malta Income Tax Treaty (2010) by way of Law No. 45. On 4 January 2012, Malta and Saudi Arabia signed a...

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Rights of the mortgagees under Maltese law

Date: 5th January, 2012

The following article is the second article discussing the rights of mortgagees under Maltese law, in a series penned by Dr Ann Fenech, head of the Marine Litigation Department. Rights of...

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Fenech & Fenech Advocates celebrates 120year anniversary

Date: 22nd December, 2011

Fenech & Fenech Advocates celebrated its 120th Anniversary by hosting a special event at the Chamber of Commerce in Valletta on the 1st December, entitled “120 Years – A Reflection...

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First Court Approved Sale in Malta

Date: 15th December, 2011

Legal history was made on the 1st December 2011 when our Civil Courts per Mr. Justice Mark Chetcuti approved the private sale of a vessel following and application in the...

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New Fiscal Measures Announced in 2012 Malta Budget

Date: 15th November, 2011

The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, the Hon. Mr. Tonio Fenech delivered the 2012 Budget Speech on the 14th November 2011 and announced a number of fiscal measures...

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Joseph Ghio addresses Stockholm seminar

Date: 7th November, 2011

Dr. Joseph Ghio, co-head of the Financial Services Department of the Firm, addressed a seminar in Stockholm on Financial Services in Malta. The seminar, held on the...

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New Malta-China Double Tax Treaty

Date: 7th November, 2011

A new double tax treaty between Malta and China, signed on 23rd October 2010, was published last week and entered into force on 25th August 2011. The new treaty,...

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F&F ranked top tax law firm

Date: 4th November, 2011

World Tax 2012, the International Tax Review's directory to the leading tax advisory firms around the world, has ranked Fenech & Fenech Advocates as the top tax law firm in...

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SBF-Malta creating potential for Malta

Date: 4th November, 2011

Dr Mark Fenech, chairman of the Scandinavian Business Forum Malta was quoted in an article appearing in the Times of Malta Business Section in an articles discussing the...

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F&F at event at Maltese Parliament

Date: 1st November, 2011

Fenech & Fenech was invited to attend a Parliamentary sitting and later to an event hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in which the Speaker discussed with...

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Mergers & Acquisition Review 2011

Date: 1st November, 2011

Fenech & Fenech are the authors of the Malta Chapter of the 2011 fifth edition of the Mergers & Acquisitions Review published by Law Business Research Limited. Dr Jeanette...

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Flying the Flag of Confidence - Conference

Date: 1st November, 2011

Dr Ann Fenech has been invited by Transport Malta to speak at a conference organised by Transport Malta on Aviation and the Superyacht sector in Paris, France. The Conference, entitled, Flying...

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F&F at IBA Conference

Date: 27th October, 2011

Dr Nicolai Vella Falzon, partner heading the Corporate and Commercial law and the Aviation law departments of the firm will be representing Fenech & Fenech...

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F&F at Ship Finance Conference

Date: 24th October, 2011

Dr Mark Fenech shall be attending the Ship Finance and Investment Conference being held in London on the 15th and 16th of November. The conference is organised by Informa...

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Malta flag top ranked

Date: 24th October, 2011

According to a report in Lloyd's Fairplay, quoting statistics by IHS Fairplay/IOM Registry for Isle of Man, Malta ranks as the number one flag in the European Union, overtaking Greece...

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The EU starts collecting fingerprints for visa applications

Date: 20th October, 2011

The EU on Tuesday 11 October started collecting fingerprints of visa applicants in Northern African countries as part of a new data base connecting all 25 countries that are part...

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F&F at PMLFT courses

Date: 20th October, 2011

Dr Monica Galea shall be a guest speaker at the upcoming courses organised by the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners discussing the prevention of money laundering and funding...

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F&F at National Conference on Harnessing Intellectual Property Protection

Date: 10th October, 2011

Dr Jeanine Rizzo from the Intellectual Property department at Fenech & Fenech Advocates shall be addressing the National Conference on Intellectual Property, this Friday 14th October,...

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F&F at Chamber of Commerce

Date: 5th October, 2011

At a meeting with the Prime Minister at the Chamber of Commerce, in July 2011, Dr Ann Fenech as Vice Chairman of the Yachting in Malta Section of the Chamber,...

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Khaleej Times Special Report on Malta

Date: 5th October, 2011

The following interview with Dr Ann Fenech appeared on the Khaleej Times, one of the oldest and widely-read daily newspapers in the UAE, for their special report on...

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F&F at Monaco Yacht Show 2011

Date: 4th October, 2011

Managing partner Dr Ann Fenech and senior associate Dr Alison Vassallo from the Yachting department attended the Monaco Yacht Show between the 21st and the...

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Landmark victory for F&F

Date: 30th September, 2011

The Courts have, this morning, decided in favour of Joseph Borg obo Agrotec Industries Limited on an important case concerning rights over property in Tal-Kappara, Gzira. The Courts had adjudicated in...

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F&F appointed sole representatives of EuroCollectNet

Date: 27th September, 2011

EuroCollectNet, the association of European lawyers offering a comprehensive service for debt collection throughout Europe has chosen Fenech & Fenech Advocates as its representative in Malta. EuroCollectNet is a specialist group...

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Coverage for F&F on the Guardian's "The Report"

Date: 27th September, 2011

The Guardian's The Report Company has recently published an extensive special report on Malta. Managing partner, Dr Ann Fenech, was interviewed for the report. Her interview may be accessed by...

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F&F at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

Date: 25th September, 2011

Dr Ann Fenech from the Marine Litigation and Yachting departments, had, in March 2011 attended the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, during which she presented Mr Peter Lurssen of Lurssen...

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Fenech & Fenech at Monaco Boat Show

Date: 19th September, 2011

Dr Ann Fenech and Dr Alison Vassallo will be attending the Monaco Boat Show between the 21st September 2011 and the 23rd September 2011. They will...

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Fenech & Fenech at 65th International Fiscal Association Congress

Date: 19th September, 2011

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici last week attended the 65th Congress of the International Fiscal Association held in Paris, France, on 11-16 September 2011. The IFA Congress's main topics this year...

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Malta launches its new High Net Worth Individuals Rules.

Date: 16th September, 2011

On the 15 September 2011, the Minister of Finance launched the High Net Worth Individuals ('HNWI') Rules, a set of rules designed for non Maltese nationals who wish to apply...

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Stockholm to host Financial Services in Malta Seminar

Date: 15th September, 2011

On the 5th of October 2011 Dr Joseph Ghio and Dr Mark Fenech will be attending a half-day Seminar in Stockholm entitled “Financial Services in Malta”...

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Fenech & Fenech 120 years celebrations

Date: 1st September, 2011

This year, Fenech & Fenech celebrates its 120 year anniversary! Celebrations have already started, and as part of the process we have released the TOUCHBASE Newsletter (click...

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Senior post for Marine Litigation lawyer

Date: 10th August, 2011

Dr Alison Vassallo from the Marine Litigation department and from the Yachting department has been appointed to the post of Senior Associate within Fenech...

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Agreements signed between Malta and Israel and the Palestinian Authority

Date: 2nd August, 2011

Malta has signed a double taxation agreement with Israel, which agreement is expected to make a significant contribution to the relationship between the two countries going forward. Malta has also signed...

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How to make VOD an opportunity for Europe’s audiovisual production

Date: 25th July, 2011

The European Commission has published on 13 July 2011 a Green Paper “On the online distribution of audiovisual works in the European Union” that investigates opportunities and challenges towards a...

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F&F participation at JCI training session

Date: 22nd July, 2011

The Junior Chamber International (JCI) is well known for organising the Best Business Plan competition for its members. JCI Malta, in the course of the competition, provides training...

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MALTA VISIT BY HEAD OF FINPRO IN MILAN

Date: 17th June, 2011

The Head of Finland Trade Centre in Milan (FINPRO) Marjaana Karjalainen will be visiting in Malta between 21 and 22 June 2011 and will be hosted by Scandinavian Business Forum...

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Fenech & Fenech Advocates participate in Malta Music Memory Project

Date: 3rd June, 2011

Less than a year since it was first launched, the Malta Music Memory Project (M3P) will be holding an inaugural conference around the theme Ensuring Longevity On Collaborative Memory Projects...

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Scandinavian Business Forum - Malta - Swedish delegation visit, event report

Date: 16th May, 2011

On the 9th May 2011, another event was held, organised by Scandinavian Business Forum Malta in collaboration with FinanceMalta. A delegation composed of 13 high profile Swedish businessmen and their...

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CONFITARMA Young Shipowners’ Group visit Fenech & Fenech Advocates

Date: 13th May, 2011

Fenech & Fenech Advocates recently had the pleasure of welcoming at its offices in Valletta, a delegation from CONFITARMA Young Shipowners' Group. The Young Shipowners' Group is made up of some...

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Dr. Mark Fenech addresses Swedish delegation hosted by Scandinavian Business Forum Malta

Date: 13th May, 2011

Dr. Mark Fenech, a Partner and head of the Ship Finance Department, recently addressed a Swedish delegation of high profile businessmen being hosted by the Scandinavian Business Forum...

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Dr Rosanne Bonnici appointed to IFSP Honorary Council

Date: 9th May, 2011

Fenech & Fenech's own tax partner Dr Rosanne Bonnici has been appointed Honorary Secretary to the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners. Dr Bonnici heads the...

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Dr Ann Fenech addresses

Date: 3rd May, 2011

Managing partner and head of the Marine Litigation department, Dr Ann Fenech recently addressed a well attended conference "Yachting in Malta: the Way Forward ". The morning conference...

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Scandinavian Business Forum - Malta - Swedish delegation visit to Malta

Date: 28th April, 2011

Scandinavian Business Forum - Malta, in collaboration with FinanceMalta, will be hosting a delegation composed of 13 high profile Swedish businessmen and their spouses who will be travelling to Malta...

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ArtsTalk

Date: 28th April, 2011

Following the success of the first ArtsTalk session where application processes for the Malta Arts Fund were discussed and examples of good practices shared, the second ArtsTalk session will take...

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World Intellectual Property Day 2011

Date: 26th April, 2011

The 26th of April marks World Intellectual Property Day. To commemorate this day, our associate in the Intellectual Property law department, Jeanine Rizzo, has prepared the...

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Firm co-authors Malta Chapter of International Trust Laws publication

Date: 20th April, 2011

Monica Galea and Nicolai Xuereb have co-authored the Malta Chapter of the latest edition of International Trust Laws published by Jordans. This publication is a leading loose-leaf publication on the...

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Dr. Rosanne Bonnici awarded World Finance 2011 ‘Best Tax Consultant – Malta’ Award

Date: 18th April, 2011

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici was recently awarded the World Finance 'Best Tax Consultant – Malta' Award for 2011. World Finance is a leading financial magazine, reporting on capital markets, risk...

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Abu Dhabi Yacht Show

Date: 13th April, 2011

Managing Partner and head of the Yachting department, Dr Ann Fenech, has just come back from the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show which was held at the...

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F&F at the Baker & McKenzie 16th Annual International Tax, Trust and Insurance Training Program, Zurich

Date: 11th April, 2011

Dr. Rosanne Bonnici shall be one of the trainers, covering Malta private wealth related issues, at Baker & McKenzie's 16th Annual International Tax, Trust and Insurance Training Program to be...

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Reduced tax rate applicable to 'qualifying' expatriates

Date: 8th April, 2011

Expatriates in receipt of income payable in terms of a 'qualifying contract of employment' in respect of activities carried out in Malta may opt to be taxed on said income...

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Training of Library Staff

Date: 11th March, 2011

Dr Antonio Ghio and Dr Jeanine Rizzo are delivering a number of training sessions on Intellectual Property Law and Data Protection to University of Malta Library staff members over the...

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Scandinavian Shipping & Ship Finance Conference

Date: 8th March, 2011

Dr Mark Fenech, a Partner at Fenech & Fenech Advocates, will attend the forthcoming Inaugural Scandinavian Shipping & Ship Finance Conference which is to take place in Copenhagen,...

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Firm co-sponsors STEP Malta Conference 2011

Date: 7th March, 2011

Fenech & Fenech is one of the sponsors of the STEP Malta Conference 2011 that will be held in Malta on 10-11 March 2011. The Conference shall address the...

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An Introduction to Computer Contracts - ISACA Malta

Date: 1st March, 2011

On the 17th March 2011, Dr Antonio Ghio and Dr Paul Gonzi from the Fenech & Fenech ICT department shall be addressing the educational...

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World Maritime University Field Trip in Malta

Date: 22nd February, 2011

Students taking Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration and Maritime Law in Policy at the World Maritime University – Malmo are in Malta this week on a Field Studies Trip in...

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Firm authors Malta Chapter of the Private Client Tax - 2010

Date: 22nd February, 2011

Rosanne Bonnici, Ramona Azzopardi, Paul Gonzi and Nicolai Xuereb recently co-authored the Malta Chapter of the latest edition of "Private Client Tax – 2010" published by The European Lawyer. The...

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Chemistry and IP seminar

Date: 14th February, 2011

The United Nations has designated 2011 as the International Year of Chemistry (IYC) with the theme: "Chemistry - our life, our future". During the IYC 2011, people around the globe...

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SICAV Incorporated Cell Companies

Date: 11th February, 2011

The Companies Act (SICAV Incorporated Cell Companies) Regulations, came into force in Malta on the 1st February, 2010, providing for an innovative development in Maltese law, in that a SICAV...

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Tender for the Provision of Maritime Transport Services for Goods and Passengers between Malta and Gozo

Date: 11th February, 2011

The Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications for and on behalf of the Government of Malta recently issued a European call for tenders for the provision of a maritime transport...

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MMLA Seminar on the Updated Commercial Yacht Code

Date: 27th January, 2011

The Malta Maritime Law Association (MMLA) recently held a seminar on the updated Commercial Yacht Code. The seminar, which was very well attended by persons in the industry, was held...

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Dr. Ann Fenech appointed to AZAD Board

Date: 25th January, 2011

Dr. Ann Fenech has been appointed to sit on the Board of AZAD, the Akkademja ghall-Izvilupp ta' Ambjent Demokratiku (Academy for the Development of a Democratic Environment). AZAD...

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Asian-Counsel Deals of the Year Award mention

Date: 25th January, 2011

Fenech & Fenech Advocates has received an Honorable Mention in the 'Asian-Counsel's Deals of the Year 2010' for acting for a syndicate of lenders in the US$600-million financing of the...

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Court of Appeal confirms $22,200,000 damages award

Date: 24th January, 2011

The Court of Appeal has confirmed an award of damages in excess of $22,000,000 in a case involving the sale of shares in ship owning companies. The judgment was delivered in...

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New Malta-Jordan Double Tax Treaty

Date: 5th January, 2011

A new double tax treaty between Malta and Jordan, signed in 2009, entered into force on 13 October 2010. This newest addition to Malta's treaty network brings the number...

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Palumbo SpA preferred bidder for Superyacht facility

Date: 16th December, 2010

Palumbo SpA have been declared as the preferred bidders in the privatization of the Malta SuperYacht Facility. Dr. Ann Fenech and Dr. Joseph Ghio are acting...

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Privatisation of Yacht Marinas

Date: 15th December, 2010

The Ta' Xbiex and Msida yacht marinas which were previously run by Transport Malta were today privatised and transferred to a private consortium Creek Developments. Dr. Ann Fenech was...

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Malta – United States Double Tax Treaty

Date: 30th November, 2010

The Malta-US double tax agreement, ratified by the US Senate in July of this year, was signed on 23rd November 2010 and, accordingly, is now in force. This treaty,...

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The EU allows four Member States to reverse VAT liability

Date: 30th November, 2010

The European Council has recently reached political agreement on a draft decision aimed at enabling certain member states to better tackle fraud with regard to the payment of value-added tax...

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F&F participation at IFSP training course

Date: 10th November, 2010

The Institute of Financial Services Practitioners is organising a detailed anti-money laundering training course entitled, Introducing PMLFT: obligations and responsibilities, which shall be held over 3 sessions in November. Fenech & Fenech's

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Scandinavian Business Forum a Success

Date: 9th November, 2010

Dr. Mark Fenech has addressed the successful Scandinavian Business Forum Malta, which was held on the 5th November 2010 on the occasion of its official launch. One of the objectives...

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Collective Redress for Competition Law Infringements

Date: 8th November, 2010

Competition Commissioner, Joaquin Almunia, has recently outlined the next steps in its intention to launch a public debate on the possibility of collective action at an EU level for competition...

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F&F participation at Malta Gaming Summit

Date: 4th November, 2010

Dr Jeanine Rizzo from the Intellectual Property department shall be one of the panelists at the Malta Gaming Summit, International conference, showcase & matchmaking event, which is...

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New Malta-China Double Tax Treaty

Date: 3rd November, 2010

A new double tax treaty has been signed between Malta and China (People's Rep.). The new treaty, which is based on the internationally recognised Organisation for Economic Cooperation and...

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Breaking News: Court of Justice decides in Malta's favour

Date: 28th October, 2010

The long awaited judgment by the Courts of Justice of the European Union in the action of the European Commission versus the Republic of Malta, has been decided in favour...

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Malta 2011 Budget Announced

Date: 26th October, 2010

The Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, the Hon. Mr. Tonio Fenech delivered the 2011 Budget Speech on the 25th October 2010 and announced a number of fiscal measures...

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Dr Ann Fenech addresses conference on Yachting and Maritime Services

Date: 25th October, 2010

Managing partner and head of the Marine Litigation department, Dr Ann Fenech has recently been invited to address the delegation attending the conference "Flying the Flag...

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Malta Budget 2011

Date: 22nd October, 2010

The Hon. Minister of Finance, the Economy and Investment, Mr. Tonio Fenech will present the Budget for 2011 on 25th October 2010.A review of the 2011 Budget will...

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Fenech & Fenech at ICOM's 2010 Conference

Date: 15th October, 2010

Dr Jeanine Rizzo shall be participating in the ICOM conference held on the 15th October 2010 entitled Contemporary Art, Architecture & the Moving Image: 'Live' museum or accessible storage? Dr Rizzo...

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New Malta-Jersey Double Tax Treaty

Date: 11th October, 2010

A new double tax treaty between Malta and Jersey, signed in January 2010, entered into force on 19 July 2010. This newest addition to Malta's treaty network brings the...

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Aircraft Registration Act

Date: 7th October, 2010

With effect from the 1st October 2010, the Aircraft Registration Act has come into force. The fifth schedule to the act contains some important amendments to the Civil Code and to...

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Fenech & Fenech attendance at Monaco Boat Show

Date: 1st October, 2010

Dr Ann Fenech and Dr Alison Vassallo attended the Monaco Boat Show held at the scenic Port Hercules between the 22nd and the 25th September 2010....

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Dr. Mark Fenech to address meeting on the occasion of the inauguration of the Scandinavian Business Forum Malta

Date: 29th September, 2010

Dr. Mark Fenech will be addressing the Scandinavian Business Forum Malta on the 5th November 2010 on the occasion of its official launch. One of the objectives of the Scandinavian...

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Fenech & Fenech welcomes new associates

Date: 23rd August, 2010

Two recently graduated lawyers have joined the Fenech & Fenech legal team as of August 2010. They are Dr Adrian Attard and Dr Jeanette Ciantar. Adrian Attard graduated with an LL.D....

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Firm’s Tax Department co-authors Malta Chapter of the Voluntary Disclosure Handbook

Date: 4th August, 2010

Rosanne Bonnici and Ramona Azzopardi have co-authored the Malta Chapter of the latest edition of the Voluntary Disclosure Handbook published by LawInContext (www.lawincontext.com). The...

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Italy removes Malta from all its Fiscal Black Lists

Date: 2nd August, 2010

By decree signed by the Italian Minister of Finance on Tuesday 27th July, Italy has effectively removed Malta from all of Italy's fiscal black lists. Whilst following Malta's EU accession not...

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Dr Monica Galea appointed to NCPE

Date: 29th July, 2010

On the 18th June, 2010, the Minister of Education appointed Dr Monica Galea as a member of the National Council for the Promotion of Equality for a period...

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Malta – United States Double Tax Treaty ratified by US Senate

Date: 20th July, 2010

On the 15th July 2010, the US Senate ratified the double tax treaty between Malta and the United States signed on 8 August 2008. The ratification of the treaty, which...

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Court of Appeal confirms $22,200,000 damages award

Date: 7th July, 2010

The Court of Appeal has confirmed an award of damages in excess of $22,000,000 in a case involving the sale of shares in ship owning companies. The judgment was delivered in...

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Malta-Serbia Double Tax Treaty enters into force

Date: 6th July, 2010

According to a press release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs published on 1 July 2010, the double tax treaty between Malta and Serbia, signed on 9 September 2009, entered...

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Advocate General concludes in favour of Malta in Gozo Channel Public Service Obligation contract

Date: 1st July, 2010

The conclusions of Advocate General Sharpston in the action of the European Commission versus the Republic of Malta, were published today. The Advocate General has concluded that the Court of Justice...

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Transcontinental Trusts Conference 2010

Date: 30th June, 2010

Nicolai Xuereb shall be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at Transcontinental Trusts 2010 which will be held on the 30th June and 1st July, 2010 in Geneva . This Conference annually...

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Future of Superyachts Conference 2010

Date: 24th June, 2010

Dr Alison Vassallo hosted a round table on the key factors in the choice of the appropriate jurisdiction for registering a superyacht at the Future of Superyachts Conference...

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New Malta-Libya Double Tax Treaty and a further Protocol to the Malta-France Double Tax Treaty

Date: 24th June, 2010

A new double tax treaty between Malta and Libya, signed on 28th December 2008, entered into force on 20th May 2010 and shall have effect with respect to income derived...

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Intellectual Property - Power to Economic Growth

Date: 23rd June, 2010

Dr Jeanine Rizzo will be addressing the Malta Communications Authority organised seminar on the 23rd July 2010. With the facilities provided by the Internet, together with the recent technical...

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F&F participate once more in COMNET-IT Conference

Date: 21st June, 2010

Fenech & Fenech Advocates was for the second consecutive year entrusted by COMNET-IT to develop and deliver the training programme for Commonwealth third world countries and comprising intensive workshops on...

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GAIM International 2010

Date: 14th June, 2010

Rosanne Bonnici shall be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at GAIM International 2010 which will be held on the 15-17th June 2010 in Monaco. This Conference annually hosts over 1000...

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F&F "Intellectual Property Advisory Firm of the Year in Malta"

Date: 12th June, 2010

Fenech & Fenech Advocates has been successfully chosen as the winner of the 2010 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award 'Intellectual Property Advisory Firm of the Year in Malta'. Corporate INTL is...

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New amendments dealing with Personal Injurty claims discussed

Date: 24th May, 2010

A proposal for the amendment of personal injury claims is curently being debated and will soon be open for consultation. The present system is one largely based on case-law following the...

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F&F involvement in case before the European Courts

Date: 11th May, 2010

Managing partner, and head of the Marine Litigation department, Dr Ann Fenech was in Luxembourg on the 11th May assisting the Attorney General of Malta in...

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Landmark Judgment for F&F Litigation Partner

Date: 11th May, 2010

Today, a landmark judgment was given wherein the Court of Appeal dismissed the Appelli del terzo of Collis Williams Limited et and the Kamra tal-Ispizjara, and the cross appeal...

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Amendments make for a more attractive tax regime

Date: 29th April, 2010

The Budget Measures Implementation Act (Act 1 of 2010), published on 16 April 2010, has implemented a number of measures announced by the Minister of Finance in his 2010 budget...

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World Intellectual Property Day

Date: 26th April, 2010

The 26th of April marks World Intellectual Property Day. The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has dedicated this year's World Intellectual Property Day to the theme "Innovation - Linking the World". This...

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Ann Fenech - Speaker at Forum on Superyachts Registration

Date: 21st April, 2010

The Yacht Club de Monaco is organising a forum on the flag registration of superyachts which will be held in Monaco on the 22nd April 2010. Managing partner, Dr...

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Fiscal measures for donations made to the University Research, Innovation and Technology Trust

Date: 5th April, 2010

The Department of Information has recently published the Legal Notice enacted by the legislature, favouring persons who make a donation to the University Research, Innovation and Development Trust. The Rules are...

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Litigation Costs

Date: 5th April, 2010

Fenech & Fenech Advocates have participated in the worldwide review produced by Lovells which summarises litigation costs in many countries around the world. The Maltese chapter was authored by

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Double tax treaty with Isle of Man

Date: 25th March, 2010

Malta signed a double taxation treaty with the Isle of Man. The treaty entered into force on the 26 February 2010. The provisions of the treaty shall have effect...

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Taxation and E-Commerce

Date: 22nd March, 2010

Ramona Azzopardi a member of the firm's tax practice, shall be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the 3rd MCA eCommerce Forum. Dr Azzopardi shall be addressing...

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Hedge Fund Re-domiciliation

Date: 18th March, 2010

Joseph Ghio shall be representing Fenech & Fenech at the Hedge Fund Re-domiciliation for Managers conference which will be held on 18th March 2010 in Geneva,...

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International Tax Planning

Date: 18th March, 2010

Rosanne Bonnici shall be representing Fenech & Fenech at a conference organised by the International Tax Planning Association in Geneva from 21 to 23 March. The...

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Are you active in the arts?

Date: 16th March, 2010

The Malta Council for Culture and the Arts and the Creative Economy Working Group are running a survey for all people involved in the creative sector in Malta. Please see...

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Gambling - LGA views on ECJ AG's opinion

Date: 11th March, 2010

Following AG Mengozzi's opinion to the European Court of Justice on the cases dealing with the compatibility of German gaming rules with EU legislation, the chief executive officer at the...

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Gambling - news from the European Court of Justice

Date: 9th March, 2010

Advocate General Mengozzi has submitted his opinion on a number of cases referred to the European Court of Justice by different German regional courts. The cases deal with the compatibility...

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New regime for maritime claims

Date: 2nd March, 2010

The following is the opening address delivered by Dr Ann Fenech, at the public seminar on the Rotterdam Rules which was also addressed by Prof Charles Debattista. The...

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Hedge Fund Re-domiciliation for Managers Conference

Date: 18th February, 2010

Rosanne Bonnici and Krista Pisani Bencini shall be representing Fenech & Fenech at the Hedge Fund Re-domiciliation for Managers conference which will be held on 23...

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Tax Treaties with Qatar and Georgia come into force

Date: 16th February, 2010

The double taxation agreement between Malta and Georgia, signed on 23 October 2009, entered into force on 30 December 2009. This follows on the double taxation agreement between Malta...

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Services Directive

Date: 9th February, 2010

Malta has implemented the Services Directive 2006/123/EC by means of Act 23 of 2009. The Act establishes general provisions facilitating the exercise of freedom of establishment for services providers and...

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Chamber of Commerce Seminar in Collaboration with Fenech & Fenech

Date: 29th January, 2010

Monica Galea and Nicolai Xuereb will be addressing the Trusts and Foundations Seminar, today the 29th January 2010. This wonderful opportunity to learn more about trusts...

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Vella Falzon speaker at international aviation conference

Date: 26th January, 2010

Dr. Nicky Vella Falzon, a partner in the Aviation Department of Fenech & Fenech Advocates, will be addressing the 24th Annual Geneva International Forum on Aircraft Finance and Commercial Aviation being...

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The Rotterdam Rules - Public Lecture

Date: 22nd January, 2010

Managing partner of the firm, and President of the Malta Maritime Law Association, Dr Ann Fenech, will be addressing the forthcoming public lecture organised by the...

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Twin appointment at Fenech & Fenech

Date: 14th December, 2009

Fenech & Fenech Advocates has appointed twin brothers Dr Antonio Ghio and Dr Joseph Ghio as Partners of the firm with effect from 1st January 2010. Established...

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Presentation by Joseph Ghio at Financial Services seminar

Date: 11th December, 2009

Joseph Ghio addressed a half-day seminar on 'Recent Developments in company, consumer and financial services legislation' organised by The Chamber of Advocates and the Department of Commercial Law,...

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Fenech & Fenech wins award

Date: 3rd December, 2009

Fenech & Fenech Advocates have received an award from Corporate Intl Magazine. Corporate Intl have bestowed upon Fenech & Fenech the award for Best Law Firm in Malta for M&A legal work in...

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Financial Services in Malta

Date: 3rd December, 2009

Joseph Ghio has represented Fenech & Fenech Advocates. Dr Ghio traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to attend the seminar "Financial Services in Malta: Where opportunities become realities for German...

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8th Annual International Trusts Congress 2009

Date: 1st December, 2009

Monica Galea and Nicolai Xuereb shall be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the 8th Annual International Trusts Congress 2009 which will be held on the...

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Lessons from the Financial Crisis?

Date: 30th November, 2009

Joseph Ghio shall be speaking at the forthcoming half day seminar entitled Recent developments in company, consumer and financial services legislation: important case-law; proposals for reform organised...

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The First CEE Regional International Fiscal Association Conference

Date: 25th November, 2009

Rosanne Bonnici and Ramona Azzopardi shall be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the First CEE Regional International Fiscal Association Conference which will be held on...

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Shipping & Ship Finance Forum

Date: 19th November, 2009

On the 18th and 19th of November, Mark Fenech and Rowena Grima attended the 4th Annual Turkish Shipping & Ship Finance Forum 2009. The...

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Regional Seminar on Cape Town Convention & Aircraft Protocol

Date: 17th November, 2009

Nicky Vella Falzon shall be representing Fenech & Fenech Advocates at the Regional Seminar on Cape Town Convention & Aircraft Protocol which will be held on the 17 - 18...

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The Family Wealth Management Seminar

Date: 16th November, 2009

Rosanne Bonnici represented Fenech & Fenech Advocates at The Family Wealth Management Seminar - Malta: A new gateway to European investment opportunities organised by Campden Conferences in conjunction...

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International Symposium on Maritime Security

Date: 11th November, 2009

Ann Fenech has just delivered a presentation at the International Symposium on Maritime Security which was organised...

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Budget 2010

Date: 10th November, 2009

Tax Partner Rosanne Bonnici reports on some of the new fiscal measures. In this year's Budget Speech, delivered on 9th November 2009, the Minister of Finance announced a number of...

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New Website Launched

Date: 23rd October, 2009

Fenech & Fenech Advocates is proud to announce the launch of its new internet presence. The site will ensure that more valuable content will be made available through news and...

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Guest article on Wine Square

Date: 23rd October, 2009

The article Borrowed Notes by Jeanine Rizzo has appeared in the October edition of the wine newsletter Wine Square, which is edited by Mr Georges Meekers. The article discusses intellectual...

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New appointment for Monica Galea

Date: 1st October, 2009

Monica Galea has been appointed by the Prime Minister as substitute Chairperson on the Board of Appeal purposely set up to hear cases of those individuals/companies who feel aggrieved...

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F&F and Lawincontext

Date: 13th August, 2009

Fenech & Fenech Advocates has been retained by LawInContext to be the Malta authors of the Malta Report on the Private Banking Helpdesk, providing information on moving to and operating...

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A cultural policy for the EU?

Date: 1st July, 2009

Jeanine Rizzo participated in the EuroMed In Culture Regional Forum held in Montpellier France as a National expert in art and cultural heritage law, invited by Fondazzjoni Temi Zammit. The...

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F&F participation in COMNET-IT

Date: 15th June, 2009

Fenech & Fenech was, this year, entrusted to develop and deliver the training programme for Commonwealth countries spanning 5 days in June. It consisted of intensive workshops on various aspects...

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New Double Taxation Treaties

Date: 9th June, 2009

To mark the occasion of the two new double tax treaties Malta has signed, tax and financial services partner Rosanne Bonnici has submitted the following news item to...

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Nicola Mallia appointed Maltese rapporteur on Kluwer Merger Check

Date: 2nd June, 2009

Nicola Mallia is the appointed the rapporteur for Malta on the Kluwer Merger Check. Dr Mallia is a key member of the Mergers and Acquisitions team at the...

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Security Issues for Museums

Date: 15th May, 2009

Jeanine Rizzo, who specialises in art and cultural heritage law, gave a presentation discussing the legal implications of art theft and looting at the 2009 Security Workshop entitled "Collections at Risk: Safeguarding...

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Shipping & Maritime Who's Who

Date: 4th May, 2009

Managing partner and head of the Marine Litigation department, Ann Fenech has been featured in the reknown Shipping & Maritime legal directory by Who's Who Legal. The directory...

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Pre-Merger Notification Manual

Date: 1st March, 2009

Fenech & Fenech Advocate's Nicola Mallia is the author of the chapter on Malta in the Terralex Pre-Merger Notification Manual. Dr Mallia is a key member of the firm's...

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