Published on February 24, 2016
Tags: EETC, EMTC, Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate, Enhanced Maritime Trust Certificates, Maritime Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets
This article was first published in Lawyer Issue (18th January 2016).
Published on February 12, 2016
Tags: Cyber security, Data Protection
Corporate Services, Data Protection & Privacy
Directors have a new risk to take into account when drafting and/or reviewing their company’s risk policies and procedures: cyber security risk. Cyber security risk may have reputational as well as financial impact on a company and it is a risk which is constantly evolving. Accordingly, regular security assessments, the encryption of data and installing a firewall have become a must for today’s corporate entities in order for these to protect their clients and their data.
Published on February 8, 2016
Tags: Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets
Equity Capital Markets
The interview and article titled 'Genesis Capital Partners has led a EUR 15 million private placement for shares in Pefaco International p.l.c.' was first published in Lawyer Monthly Issue LM69-16 (January 2016).
André Zerafa, Stephanie Farrugia
Published on February 5, 2016
Tags: Business, General Law
General Commercial & Contract Law
The Malta chapter of the second edition of Legal Aspects of Doing Business in Europe was authored by Dr Andre Zerafa and Dr Stephanie Farrugia.
Published on February 4, 2016
Tags: Fiduciaries, MFSA, Trustee Obligations, Trustees
Trusts & Foundations
In the course of 2015, the Conduct Supervisory Unit (“CSU”) within the MFSA carried out a desk-based compliance review of roughly 50% of the authorised trustees and fiduciaries. They did this by issuing a detailed Thematic Review Questionnaire (“TRQ”) that focused mainly on corporate governance issues, with a focus on the Board of Directors and its relationship with shareholders and management.
Mark Caruana Scicluna
Published on February 3, 2016
Tags: Depositary Liability, ESMA, MFSA, UCITS V
Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
On 1 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) released its questions and answers (Q&As) on the new UCITS V Directive. To the delight of stakeholders, ESMA has given UCITS and UCITS Management Companies considerable breathing space to update fund documentation ahead of UCITS V.
Published on January 29, 2016
Tags: Arbitration, Commercial Law, Insolvency Law, Justice Reform - Malta
General Commercial & Contract Law
This article was published in The Business Observer, 28 January 2016.
Published on January 28, 2016
Tags: Aircraft Registration Act, Aviation
This article was first published in Id-Dritt (Commemorative Edition) 2015.The article has been updated with data as on January 2016.
Published on January 15, 2016
Tags: Dispute Resolution, Litigation
Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
On the 12th January 2016, in Bărbulescu vs Romania (application number 61496/08) the European Court of Human Rights held that there had been no violation of Article 8 (right to respect for private and family life) of the European Convention of Human Rights.
Published on December 23, 2015
Tags: AML-CFT, anti-money laundering, Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism
Prevention of Money Laundering
On the 20th February, 2015 Act No. III of 2015 was published making various amendments to the PMLA (Cap. 373 of the Laws of Malta) (as well as, to a lesser extent, to the Criminal Code and to the Professional Secrecy Act).