Tanya Causon, Stefan Vella
Published on April 9, 2018
Tags: Continuous Professional Development, Insurance, Insurance Distribution Act (“IDA”)
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”).
Max Ganado, Leonard Bonello
Published on March 2, 2018
Tags: Blockchain, cryptocurrencies, digital economy, Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
E-Money & Payment Services, Financial Markets Regulation, Prevention of Money Laundering
Not a day passes that social media feeds are not inundated with tons of posts relating to cryptocurrencies. Typically, the views are highly polarised, ranging from how individuals have become overnight millionaires by investing all their life savings into cryptocurrencies to comparisons with practically every major financial crash in the history of mankind and opinion posts of how cryptocurrencies could drop to zero at any time.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Jan Rossi, Elise Dingli
Published on February 9, 2018
Tags: Maritime News, Shipping
Ship Finance & Mortgages, Ship Registration, Shipping Compliance, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties
Issue no.24 of the Shipping & Maritime Law Newsletter is now available.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Lara Pace
Published on February 6, 2018
Tags: Climate change, Environment
Environment & Planning
GANADO Advocates has contributed the Malta chapter in the fifteenth edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Environment & Climate Change Law.
Stephanie Sciberras, Marina Grech
Published on January 23, 2018
Tags: Corporate Governance, Directors' Duties
This chapter was first published on Practical Law as a Q&A guide to corporate governance law in Malta. To read the Malta Q&A, click on the link below.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Jan Rossi
Published on January 17, 2018
Tags: Bareboat charter registration, Merchant Shipping Act, Ship Registration
We would like to highlight a useful feature of Maltese shipping law that is often overlooked by operators of Maltese ships. Bareboat charter registration (dual registration) has been a common feature of the shipping industry as it has developed in the last 10 years or so. Dual registration takes place for various commercial and operational reasons.
Published on December 28, 2017
Tags: Trusts and Trustees Act
Trusts & Foundations
After a long wait and after fruitful discussions held by STEP Malta with the MFSA, Parliament has finally enacted Act XXXI of 2017 on the 22nd December, 2017 which, amongst various financial services laws, also amends the Trusts and Trustees Act (Cap. 331 of the Laws of Malta; the “TTA”).
Anthony Cremona, Abigail Galea
Published on December 22, 2017
Tags: Foundations, Register of Beneficial Owners – Foundations
Trusts & Foundations
The notorious CRB Regulations for Foundations, Trusts, Associations and Companies have been published as subsidiary legislation on the 20 December, 2017.