5 MARCH, 2015

14:00 – 17:45



Seminar Overview

The Seminar aims to bring together leading lawyers and officers from around Malta working at the forefront of banking and finance law issues. The Seminar will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss salient updates of relevance to their practice as well as to share insights into certain issues of relevance to their practice.


PROGRAMME  (click on presentation title to download presentation)


13:30                Coffee & Registration

14:00                Welcome & Opening Address

                        Conrad Portanier, Partner, GANADO Advocates

14:10                The Single Supervisory Mechanism – our experience so far

                        Karol Gabarretta, Director, Banking Supervision Unit, Malta Financial Services


14:40                EU Payments Update – An overview of the Payment Account Directive, PSD II

                        and the EC Interchange Regulation

                        Leonard Bonello, Senior Associate, GANADO Advocates

15:05                Custody Business, key regulatory considerations for Banks

                        James Farrugia, Partner, GANADO Advocates

15:30                Question Time

15:45                Coffee Break

16:10                A review of recent corporate litigation in Malta and the evolution

                        of specific remedies

                        Antoine G. Cremona, Partner, GANADO Advocates

16:35                Panel Discussion: AML-CFT: Current State of Play and where are we heading?


                                      James Bonello, Secretary General, Malta Bankers’ Association


                                      Manfred Galdes, Director, Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (Malta)

                                      Anthony Cremona, Partner, GANADO Advocates

                                      Joseph Sammut, Deputy General Counsel, HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c.

                                      Ruth Spiteri Longhurst, Executive Head, Compliance Unity, Bank of Valletta p.l.c.

17:30                Question Time

17:40                Closing Address

                        Conrad Portanier, Partner, GANADO Advocates