Legal Officer in Grade 6 within the International Taxation Unit

About the Malta Business Registry (MBR)

The Malta Business Register (MBR), established under Subsidiary Legislation 497.27, is responsible for the registration of new commercial partnerships, the registration of documents related to commercial partnership, the issuing of certified documentation including certificates of good-standing amongst others, the reservation of company names, the collection of registration and other fees, the publication of notices and the imposition and collection of penalties. The MBR also conducts investigations of companies and the keeping of the company and partnership register.

The MBR houses the International Tax Unit, which complements the other Business Units of the MBR such that a one-stop service for operators in the financial services sector is available. The International Tax Unit forms part of the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue under the Ministry for Finance. It is entrusted to assist international business from a fiscal perspective with the aim to promote international investment.


The Role

The selected candidate will be appointed as Legal Officer in Grade 6 (Salary starting from EUR 26,100) and will expected to:

  • Advise on problems of interpretation and technical issues relating to international taxation and the financial sector;
  • Assist in the administration of obligations under double taxation agreements and applicable EU Directives;
  • Attend meetings/fora relating to international taxation, in particular those relating to the EU;
  • Draft amendments to the Income Tax Acts;
  • Draft Legal Notices;
  • Liaise closely with the Technical Section within the Inland Revenue Department and keep abreast of relevant provisions in other laws which have a bearing on Income Tax legislation relating to international taxation and to the financial sector;
  • File judicial letters, garnishee orders, warrants of seizure, execution of Court judgements and other acts;
  • Represent the Office of the Commissioner for Revenue and present its submissions on enforcement and other actions in
  • Court to protect Government’s interests at law; and
  • Assist in other duties as may be directed from time to time either by the Head of the Unit or by any other official to whom the Head’s authority is delegated.
  • Any other duties described above may change depending on the exigencies of the International Tax Unit and/or the MBR.

About You

We are looking for candidates who at least possess a University of Malta Degree in Law (LL.D) or a comparable recognized qualification in Law at National Qualification Framework Level 6 or better, duly certified by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC)* AND also possess a minimum of three (3) years working experience in a related area.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview.
Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on http://www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.


How to Apply

Candidates are to forward a copy of their Curriculum Vitae (C.V.) and an accompanying covering letter providing the motivation for the application to careers.mbr@mbr.mt.

C.V and covering letter will be received by not later than Monday, 28th October 2019.


Other Information

The MBR is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all aspects of employment and will take care to avoid any form of discrimination in its recruitment procedures. The MBR reserves the right to withdraw this call at any time and not to select any of the Candidates.

It is the responsibility of applicants in possession of qualifications awarded by Universities and other similar institutions outside Malta to produce a recognition statement on comparability of qualifications issued by the Malta Qualifications Recognition Information Centre (MQRIC). Applicants should do so preferably at application stage or otherwise at the preliminary interview should an applicant be selected for such interview. Details can be obtained by accessing the National Commission for Further and Higher Education website on www.ncfhe.org.mt under MQRIC heading.

The MBR shall ensure that any processing of personal data is in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation), the Data Protection Act (Chapter 586 of the Laws of Malta) and any other relevant European Union and national law. 

Candidates are to note that the submission of any false statement/s or omission, even if unintended, may lead to the cancellation of their application and may render the candidate’s appointment liable to termination.

Furthermore, please note that candidates may be asked to submit any documentation in support of the information provided, including but not limited to, proof of qualifications and Police Conduct Certificates.


Jobsplus Public Call Permit Reference:  667/2018

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