Jun
27

All Foundations and Associations to Submit Beneficial Ownership Information by 30th June 2019

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This article was written by Dr Joshua Chircop and Dr Dorita Cardona . The Registrar for Legal Persons has announced that all foundations and associations are required to submit information on their beneficial ownership by the 30 th June, 2019. This announcement follows another recent announcement by the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations requiring all foundations and associations in Malta which qualify as voluntary organisations to enrol or notify the Commissioner by the 30 th June 2019.   Foundations and Associations are required to comply with the Civ...
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May
24

Mamo TCV Advocates Publishes 4th Edition of its free ‘Brief Overview of the GDPR’

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entered into force across the EU, including Malta, on 25 th May 2018. On the first anniversary of this event, we have updated our very popular (and free) brief GDPR overview (now in its 4th edition) with easy-to-read information specific to Malta including the local implementation measures. The document can be downloaded for free from Mamo TCV's dedicated GDPR Microsite which we keep regularly updated. Should you need any guidance on GDPR-related issues, please contact our specialised Data Protection Team at: datapr...
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May
22

Mandatory Enrolment or Listing of all Voluntary Organisations in Malta

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This article was written by Dorita Cardona and Joshua Chircop Recent amendments to the Voluntary Organisations Act in Malta have introduced new provisions requiring foundations, trusts, associations and other organisations which qualify as Voluntary Organisations to mandatorily enrol or enlist as Voluntary Organisations with the Commissioner for Voluntary Organisations. The Commissioner has announced that all Voluntary Organisations are required to bring themselves in line with the Act by the 30 th June 2019 . The Administrators of Voluntary Organisations who fail...
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Mar
14

Re-Domiciliation of Foundations to Malta

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​ This article was written by Dr Dorita Cardona and Dr Joshua Chircop . ​ Maltese law allows for the continuation of foreign foundations and associations in Malta. This was introduced by the Voluntary Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2018 , by virtue of Act No. XXXVI of 2018, which made a number of changes to the Second Schedule of the Civil Code, being the law that regulates organisations in Malta (the 'Second Schedule'). An organisation is defined as a universality of persons who associate, or a universality of things which are appropriated to achieve a lawful pur...
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Nov
07

Amendments to the Voluntary Organisations Act

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The Voluntary Organisations (Amendment) Act, 2018 (the "Act") was promulgated on the 6 th November, 2018 to amend the Voluntary Organisations Act and to make consequential and other amendments to the Civil Code and to the Second Schedule to the Civil Code, the Public Collections Act, the Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act, the Arbitration Act and the Companies Act. The Act introduces categories of voluntary organisations ("VOs"), namely, government organisations, religious organisations and political organisations. It also incorporates new definitions f...
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