Alain Muscat


Alain Muscat

Partner

Alain Muscat

Alain is a partner at Muscat Mizzi Advocates specialising in business law and financial services. He is an expert in Malta inward investment, advising overseas companies on setting up and doing business in Malta.

He looks after clients in a variety of industries although his main industries of focus are financial services, technology and entertainment. Beyond his practice, Alain also lectures at the University of Malta and is a dedicated music enthusiast.

 

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Choosing the right brand name

Strength of Trademarks A trademark is what makes one item or service distinguishable from another and in order for it to be effective, it usually has to be distinct from other marks and must have a quality which makes it stand apart. So true is the latter point, that a...

New investment fund rules set out to solve time to market issues

Last February, the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) announced its intention to implement a new set of rules to govern the notification (as opposed to the licensing) of Alternative Investment Funds or ‘Notified AIFs’ or ‘NAIFs’, as they are commonly referred to. With the rules now in force, and the...

Choosing the right business set-up

When it comes to starting your own business, it is important to identify the right set-up to cater for your individual requirements and those of your business. In order to guide you in this journey, we have set out the three most common set-ups used to start a businesses: the...

How’s that for ROI…

In July 2016, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (“UFC”) was sold for a price tag of $4 billion, making it the most expensive transaction in history for a sports organization. To give some perspective to the magnitude of the sale, Manchester United Football Club, one of the most popular football clubs...

The Apple ruling and its relevance to the Maltese tax regime

In a recent State aid ruling delivered by the European Commission’s competition department, Apple Inc., a multinational consumer electronics company, was ordered to pay €13 billion (plus interest) to the Irish Government in the form of retroactive tax payments. Commenting on the Commission’s ruling, Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager argued that:...

Malta ranked at the top of the EU Scoreboard

The European Commission has once again ranked Malta among the top 5 European Union Member States, according to the latest Competitiveness scoreboard published on Thursday 29th September 2016.In particular, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Ezbieta Bienkowska noted how Malta ranked with the top 5 Member States...

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