The Transfer Pricing and CbCR platforms provide an important tool for the rapid, online identification and comparison of regulations in 49 countries. The continuously expanding databases provide stakeholders with up-to-date information about transfer pricing in 47 countries and CbCR requirements in 49 countries, ranging from Argentina to Thailand, including Malta and most European states.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled in favour of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services UK Ltd (MBFS) in a case concerning the VAT treatment of a specific type of car leasing agreement.
Malta is the only jurisdiction that can provide a robust financing structure (in terms of legal certainty) for maritime assets and those shipping groups that may be looking towards the capital markets would do well to consider securitisation as a potential option.
Private helicopters can be a valuable travel option offering superior convenience, comfort, and control for high net worth individuals and families. Malta is at the forefront of aviation industry for the variety of services it can offer, its favourable tax regime and its high regulatory standards.
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) was introduced in 2013. The aim of the Directive is to regulate the provision of fund management services by fund managers to alternative investment funds. As such, it also introduces rules on the marketing of AIFs in the European Union. Malta, being a member of the EU, has fully transposed and implemented the AIFMD which has formed part of Maltese law for over three years.
FinanceMalta, a non-profit public-private initiative, was set up to promote Malta as an international business and financial centre, both within as well as outside Malta. It brings together and harnesses the resources of the industry and government to ensure Malta maintains a modern and effective legal, regulatory and fiscal framework in which the financial services sector can continue to grow and prosper.
Malta is internationally recognised as a brand denoting excellence in financial services. It offers an attractive cost- and tax-efficient base for financial services operators looking for a European Union-compliant, yet flexible, domicile.
FinanceMalta came on the scene at a critical time just as Malta entered the eurozone. The financial services sector is now a major force in the country’s economy. Malta has some significant strengths to offer the industry such as a well-trained, motivated workforce; a low-cost environment; and an advantageous tax regime backed up by more than 60 double taxation agreements. To these, FinanceMalta can add a world-class information and communications technology infrastructure, English as an official language, an enviable climate and its strategic location.
The Board of Governors, together with the founding associations – The Malta Funds Industry Association, the College of Stockbrokers, the Malta Bankers Association, the Malta Insurance Association, the Association of Insurance Brokers, the Malta Insurance Managers Association and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners – its corporate and affiliate members, and staff are committed to promoting Malta as a centre of excellence in financial services and international business.
Kenneth Farrugia, Chairman
Ivan Grech, Head of Business Development
Bernice Buttigieg, Head of Administration
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