• SC decides rules of redundancy

    (The article touches on genuine redundancy – employment law – redundancy payment – substantive fairness – procedural fairness - compensation). In a watershed decision on 3 February 2021, the Supreme Court has finally settled the [...]

  • New Regulations for Overseas Employees Introduced

    [this article touches on employment law -  overseas employees -  regulatory framework – new requirements - change in law] The government has launched an entirely new set of regulations on the employment of overseas nationals [...]

  • Extending resort leases   

    If you have a resort lease and your lease period is 50 years, you may want to consider extending the lease period to 99 years, within the next 2 years. Here is why. A legal [...]

  • Residency Visa for Overseas Tourism Owners?

    In a recent amendment to the Immigration Act, the Maldives government has introduced a new type of visa called the Corporate Resident Visa. According to the new legislative intervention, an overseas national may now be [...]

  • New Rules: CSR, CP Extension, Rent and Fines

    (The article touches on CSR payments - CP Extension - Rent Deferment - Fine Reduction). As the new year dawned us, the Ministry of Tourism brought out a bundle of new policy interventions: some in [...]

  • Service Charge Mandatory from New Year

    On New Year’s day, the law will make service charge a mandatory levy in the Maldives tourism sector. As many resorts and other tourism establishments prepare to implement the legal imposition, challenges are emerging in [...]

  • The trailblazer case of Jumeirah Vittaveli: A summary

    [the case touches on arbitration, overseas arbitration, interim relief, local court granting relief for overseas arbitration] the article contains updates It is established law that the Maldives courts will recognize and enforce overseas arbitral awards. [...]

  • Maagaa is being sold

    In an enforcement action initiated by Habib Bank Limited, Male, the bank is proceeding to sell and transfer the leasehold rights (head leasehold rights) over the island of Maagaa, in North Ari Atoll. This island [...]

  • Major Changes to the Tourism Law

    Seen more as an overhaul of the existing legal landscape, the Maldives Government is proposing a series of amendments to the Tourism Act. The bill is now being reviewed in parliament. The amending bill which [...]

  • MOT unfreezes MMPRC Islands

    After a protracted freeze on transactions involving MMPRC islands, the Ministry of Tourism (MOT) has finally begun processing requests related to MMPRC islands. The freeze order came from the Presidential Commission on Corruption and Asset [...]

Business Services Goes Online

Ministry of Economic Development (MED) has published an announcement stating that from 08 February 2021 onwards, the Ministry [...]

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