Author: Bethany Magro

In March of 2019, the European Parliament and Council enacted Regulation (EU) 2019/452, which established a framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the European Union. The regulation, which entered into force in April of the same year, applies to transactions taking place post-October 2020 onwards. The FDI Regulation represents a crucial shift for the EU, as for the very first time, screening of foreign direct investments is being regulated at EU level. In fact, this development has the potential to significantly impact those investors from third countries that consider investing in the EU. More importantly, it can also be of relevance to the interests of EU investors.¬†Read more.  ...

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The Malta Foreign Direct Investment Screening Office, set up to implement the provisions of Act No. LX of 2020, would like to notify and remind foreign direct investors and their service providers, that the Office is receiving notification forms in line with the provisions of the Act.   This notification form is to be filed where, inter alia: a) there is an ultimate beneficial owner, whether existing or new, as defined in the Act; b) the activity is one as described in the Schedule to the Act; c) there is a foreign direct investment as defined in the Act.   Click here to view the circular....

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