Leonard Bonello, James Debono
Published on July 29, 2019
Tags: Banking, Fintech
Fintech & Blockchain, Banking Regulatory
Click here to view newsletter. In this issue: New CBM Directive on Borrower-based Measures Circular on the Market Abuse Regulation
Stephanie Sciberras, Saman Bugeja
Published on July 29, 2019
Tags: Corporate Governance
This contribution was published in Practical Law Global Guide 2019 - Corporate Governance Law.
Jotham Scerri-Diacono, Marcus Rizzo Naudi, Jan Rossi, Matthew Attard
Published on July 26, 2019
Tags: Maritime News, Shipping
Ship Finance & Mortgages, Ship Registration, Shipping sale, purchase & charterparties, Yacht & Superyacht Registration
Issue no. 27 of the Shipping & Maritime Law Newsletter is now available.
Annalise Papa, Stuart Firman, Saman Bugeja
Published on July 24, 2019
Tags: 5AMLD, AML-CFT, Corporate, Register of Beneficial Owners
Corporate, Prevention of Money Laundering
The Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners)(Amendment) Regulations (the “Amendment Regulations
”) came into force on 12 July 2019 save for one provision which comes into force on 1st January 2020 as shall be seen below. These Amendment Regulations serve to amend the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations which had come into force on 1st January 2018 (the “Regulations
”). Information on the scope of the Regulations is available here
Published on July 22, 2019
Tags: Article 258 TFEU, Directive 2014/61/EU
Intellectual Property & Telecoms, Media & Technology
On the 8 July 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the “CJEU” or the “Court”), in the case of Commission vs Belgium (C-543/17), applied and interpreted Article 260(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”) for the first time since its introduction by the Lisbon Treaty in 2007.
Published on July 12, 2019
Tags: Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), DLT, Security Tokens, STOs
Fintech & Blockchain
1. Introduction and background
Paul Micallef Grimaud, Luke Hili
Blockchain hit the world in 2008 at the time of the financial crisis. It was a reaction to the context at the time. It was motivated by all sorts of political theories and social philosophies but promoted a technology which quickly started to inspire many because of its features and qualities. It had a lot to do with failure of trust in intermediation services by banks and investment services providers, gaining traction around the concept of disintermediation and cutting out the abuse of monopolistic sectors, including those appropriating private data to their own benefit. Decentralisation and autonomy were novel concepts with powerful appeal as methods to reestablish trust through technology.
Published on July 11, 2019
Tags: Data Protection
GANADO Advocates has contributed the Malta chapter in the sixth edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection.
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici, Sylvann Aquilina Zahra
Published on July 10, 2019
Tags: cross-border mergers, merger control
Mergers & Acquisitions, Competition
GANADO Advocates is the exclusive Malta partner on legal-tech platform Legal Cross Border (LCB).
James Debono, Beppe Degiorgio
Published on July 9, 2019
Tags: Capital Markets Union, Crowdfunding Service Providers
Capital Markets, Investment Services Regulation
Funding ventures and raising capital through online crowdfunding platforms is a trend which has not only become a customary form of finance, but has lastly been the crucial and accessible port of call for a myriad of startups.