Publications

The Financial Instrument Test under the Virtual Financial Assets Act, 2018

Authors: GANADO Advocates Blockchain Team
Published on June 18, 2018
Tags: ,
The thrust of the Bill providing for the Virtual Financial Assets Act (the VFAA) proposed by Government is to “regulate the field of initial virtual financial asset offerings and virtual financial assets (VFAs) and to make provision for matters ancillary or incidental thereto or connected therewith.”

GANADO Advocates featured in Bloomberg News on Blockchain and Securitisation

Authors: Nicholas Curmi
Published on June 12, 2018
Tags: , ,
In an article entitled "Blockchain Comes to Asset-Backed Debt With First Bonds in Sight" published on 6 June 2018 on biglawbusiness.com, GANADO Advocates lawyer, Nicholas Curmi was interviewed alongside other securitisation specialists from global law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and DLA Piper, ahead of their panel discussion at the Global ABS 2018 conference, which focused on the potential for blockchain in the ABS space.

Snapshot Summary Of Three Bills Related to Blockchain Technology

Authors: GANADO Advocates Blockchain Team
Published on June 11, 2018
Tags: ,
Malta has lately garnered an even faster momentum in pushing forward its status as Blockchain Island. Effectively quenching start-ups’ craving for regulation, the Maltese Parliament is currently running through the second reading of three proposed bills, setting the stage for a robust and comprehensive principles-based regime.

Legal Personality for Blockchains, DAOs and Smart Contracts

Authors: Max Ganado
Published on June 4, 2018
Tags: , ,
Practices: E-Money & Payment Services, Financial Markets Regulation, Fintech
This paper was published in the Corporate Finance and Capital Markets Law Review No. 1 - 2018 and authored by Steve Tendon, Director at ChainStrategies, and Max Ganado, Senior Partner at GANADO Advocates.

To read/download the entire article, click on the link below.

MFSA Consultation Document on Knowledge and Ability requirements and Continuous Professional Development in terms of the Insurance Distribution Directive

Authors: Tanya Causon, Stefan Vella
Published on April 9, 2018
Tags: , ,
Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
On the 16th March 2018 the MFSA issued a Consultation Document on two additional chapters which will form part of a Single Rulebook containing all the Insurance Distribution Rules to be issued under the Insurance Distribution Act (“IDA”). This Consultation Document follows from the earlier proposed amendments to the Insurance Intermediaries Act (“IIA”) and the Insurance Business Act (“IBA”) for the purposes of transposing the Insurance Distribution Directive (“”IDD”).