Publications

Malta, blockchain and the prevention of money laundering

Authors: Max Ganado
Published on April 16, 2019
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Practices: Fintech & Blockchain
This is a time of unprecedented reputational risk in financial markets. From a relatively niche activity, anti-money laundering has become a massive focal point throughout the financial system. Malta is not alone in facing the issues of how to deal with AML and the process of Knowing Your Client, albeit often the lens appears acutely focused on our islands.

Strengthening our institutions

Authors: Max Ganado
Published on April 15, 2019
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The need to split the Attorney General’s office and function into at least two different constitutional functions of the same calibre, with a Director of Public Prosecutions having independence and security of tenure, has long been suggested.

E-Money on the Agenda of the CJEU

Authors: James Debono
Published on March 8, 2019
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Practices: E-Money & Payment Services
The new year at the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) kicked off with a head-scratcher – a preliminary ruling concerning electronic money institutions (“EMI(s)”). This case is of particularly relevance to the Maltese market as it highlights a number of key points which are currently being discussed in the context of the soaring fintech wave hovering over our shores.