Malta
 

Affinity Management Services (Malta) Limited was established in 2011 by Patricia Slavin, Managing Director.
We provide a range of corporate services to our local and international clients, including Aviation, Company, e-Gaming and Yachting services.

As an EU member state, Malta is an onshore jurisdiction with offshore benefits. Affinity Management Services has all the experience, professionalism and dedication you need to take full advantage of the benefits available to you.

With worldwide success already established in the maritime sector, Malta is now building its expertise in aviation, companies and e-Gaming. Malta enjoys a well-regulated banking system and a strong single regulatory body in the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Malta is a highly developed financial centre, and offers excellent possibilities for low-cost financing of investment transactions and international activities.

From the 1st May 2017, the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs have confirmed the following changes to regulation governing charter activity in Croatia;-

  •  Restrictions on non-EU commercial yachts under 40 metre chartered in Croatia have been suspended. All non-EU commercial yachts may charter if equipped with a valid charter licence
  • All non-EU commercial yachts must purchase a charter licence even if the charter starts outside Croatia in another EU or non-EU country
  • Yachts flagged Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Channel Islands do not need a charter licence since the flags are now deemed to be EU
  • If demand is too high Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs may provisionally suspend the issuance of charter licences for up to 3 months
  • Charter license can be purchased through a licensed ship agent and are valid for one calendar year
  • Charters commencing outside of the EU will be subject to 13% VAT in Croatia on a pro-diem basis.

 Commenting on the changes, Managing Director Patricia Slavin said “ whilst the above changes were not unexpected, it is excellent to have the clarity the legislation changes bring to what is a very sought after location for yacht charters”

Affinity Management Services Limited are pleased to sponsor Chloe Teare £500 following her selection for the Island’s women’s football team and their upcoming trip to the Nat West Island Games in Gotland from the 24th-30thJune  2017.

Chloe plays for Corinthian’s football team in the very competitive Isle of Man football league.The Island has high expectations for the games, having reached the bronze medal play off in the last games, losing narrowly to Gotland, the hosts of this years games.

Commenting on the sponsorship Managing Director Patricia Slavin said “This is a superb chance to help Chloe with her journey in Manx football and to be involved with a sport that is showing such wonderful success on the field. Both Chloe and the team in general have high hopes for the Games and having found Chloe’s development so personally inspiring it has been a pleasure to help her in her considerable progression in the sport”

Upon receiving the sponsorship Chloe commented “ I am very proud to be selected for the Isle of Man football team and look forward to playing a role in not only the football, but as a team member of a strong Isle of Man games team overall. The kindness of Affinity Management Services Limited is greatly appreciated and I will ensure I represent the Island, myself and the team to the absolute best of my ability” 

Pictured from left to right, Chloe Teare( Isle of Man football team) Andrew Morgan( Director, Affinity Management Services Limited), Patricia Slavin ( Managing Director, Affinity Management Services Limited)

 

 In order to continue its support for the growing gaming industry in Malta, the Malta Gaming Authority( MGA) have issued new regulation in respect of skill games, following publication in the Government Gazette on the 24th January 2017. This new regulation follows extensive public consultation, carried out in 2015.

 

Underpinning this regulation change, the Authority has exercised its power to deem fantasy sports as controlled skills games and will also be covered by this legislation change.

 

Further details are available on the Malta Gaming Authorities website per the link below;-

 

http://www.mga.org.mt/skill-games-regulations-fantasy-sports-ruling/

 

Commenting on the legislation change, Deputy Managing Director of the Malta office, Garry Crossan said “ as one of the key growth industries in the Malta economy, the evolution of the gaming world is of prime importance and new, well planned legislation of this nature is very welcome. We look forward to working with the gaming industry to help them with their requirements in the Skill games and Fantasy sports world in the coming weeks and months