Malta continues to receive glowing reviews internationally as a stable financial services centre of repute within the EU. Malta has moved seamlessly from being an offshore jurisdiction to an onshore jurisdiction over the past 15 years, through the implementation of several legal, tax and regulatory rules intended to stimulate domestic and international economic activity. In this respect, Malta has experienced extraordinary growth and resilience, especially in the midst of the prevailing financial crisis.
CONTEXT AND TRENDS
The two key areas when considering trends in Malta are investment funds and the island's continued attempts to transform itself into a centre for aviation finance and leasing.
In the former area, practitioners have been advising clients on the upcoming AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Manager's Directive), in regards to qualification criteria, obligations and the potential impact on business....