The new Maltese Citizenship by Naturalisation for Exceptional Services by Direct Investment Regulations are discussed in more detail in an article written by Christian Nehseim, Editor of Investment Migration Insider. Dr Luke Frendo outlines the salient differences in policy between the new Regulations and the Malta Individual Investor Programme, their predecessor. For the full article,…

Earlier today, new regulations for the Granting of Citizenship for Exceptional Services (2020) were published. These regulations, as well as any other matters relating to Maltese Citizenship will now fall under the remit of a newly established Agency – Agenzija Komunita Malta. These regulations are set to replace the Malta Individual Investor Programme – which…

Dr Michael Frendo, Chairman of Frendo Advisory and Malta’s Former Minister for Foreign Affairs, is featured in the Investment Migration Yearbook 2021/2021 – a publication put together by the Investment Migration Council. Dr Frendo is one of the leading experts in the field invited to give their comments in an article entitled ‘COVID-19 Impact: Investment…

Having previously looked at the history of the passport, Frendo Advisory now explores the future of this same document for an article published on Investment Migration Insider. To read the full article, please click here.

Frendo Advisory features on IMI Experts, Investment Migration Insider’s new directory for trusted specialists on residence and citizenship by investment. An active contributor to IMI, Nicola Mangion – part of the Immigration Team at Frendo Advisory – has been included in this inaugural list of people working within the RCBI industry. As explained on IMI’s…

According to a recent analysis published by Investment Migration Insider (IMI), ten investment migration programmes generated a total revenue of US $10 billion last year. This figure was reached by collecting data from official government reports or through estimates of approved applications and average investment amounts for the below programmes. Notably, these can be considered…

Passports, with their origins dating as far back as 445BC, have been in a constant state of evolution to accommodate changing societal needs. Today, in 2020, with a global pandemic showing no signs of abating, could passports hold the solution to the safe reopening of borders and economies worldwide? With various technological developments, these documents…

With the current Malta Individual Investor Programme reaching its cap in the coming months, a revised Citizenship by Investment Programme is set to be launched this September. Last week, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship, Alex Muscat, announced the different conditions under which the revised Programme will operate. One of the main changes is in terms of…

Luke Frendo, head of the Private Client team at Frendo Advisory, shares his views on the changes being made to the Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme, with Investment Migration Insider. He talks of the continued commitment to maintaining high due diligence standards, while ensuring the programme retains its competitiveness, describing the changes announced so far…

On the 22nd June 2020, the 22nd bilateral summit between the EU and China was held, as a video conference. Representing the Union were President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, and High Representative Josep Borrell. Prime Minister Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping spoke on…

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