Recent Developments Regarding Company Continuations in Malta

Authors: Annalise Papa, Stephan Piazza
Published on June 27, 2013
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Practices: Corporate, Corporate Services, Redomiciliation & Cross Border Mergers
The recent issuance by the Malta Registrar of Companies of a Certificate of Continuation to a French company seeking to continue into Malta might open up for French and other EU companies the possibility of redomiciling to Malta, even though the laws of their country or jurisdiction of incorporation do not expressly authorise company continuations.

Malta to legislate for insurance securitisation

Authors: Matthew Mizzi
Published on June 26, 2013
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Practices: Debt Capital Markets, Derivatives, Financial Markets Regulation, Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Structured Finance & Securitisation, Trusts & Foundations
Malta’s financial services regulator, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the MFSA), published for consultation in May 2013 a draft version of the Reinsurance Special Purpose Vehicle (RSPV or SPRV) Regulations. These new regulations will bolster Malta's role as an alternative risk transfer domicile. We provide you with a brief outline of the draft SPRV Regulations as they stood on 17 June, 2013.

Mandatory Arbitration in Malta versus the European Convention on Human Rights: Anthony Grech v Claire Calleja & Attorney General of the Republic

Authors: Jotham Scerri-Diacono
Published on May 23, 2013
Practices: Litigation, Arbitration & ADR
It all began quite innocently. A petty traffic collision was being tried in front of the Small Claims Tribunal. The defendant pleaded inter alia that the action brought against him was wrongly instituted and should have been referred to arbitration under the mandatory arbitration rules that applied.

GA contributes to the first edition of The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review

Authors: Matthew Bianchi
Published on May 20, 2013
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate, Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation
During May 2013, Law Business Research Ltd published the first edition of The Insurance & Reinsurance Law Review. This review was edited by Peter Rogan (Ince & Co LLP) and covers the legal and regulatory regime for insurance and reinsurance undertakings in 22 jurisdictions, including the US, Germany and Malta. GANADO Advocates has contributed the Malta chapter in this first edition which can be read or downloaded by clicking on the link below.

From E-Commerce to E-Money – The Next Step in the development of Malta’s Financial Services Industry

Authors: Conrad Portanier, Leonard Bonello
Published on April 22, 2013
Practices: Banking Regulatory
As the internet world breaks down geographical borders and helps overcome previous physical limitations, the world is witnessing a vibrant move towards e-business having the entire world population as a potential client. This adventure into the virtual world has hardly begun and the latest trends are seeing a burgeoning increase in entities wishing to set up payment and electronic money institutions, with traditional businesses rushing to join the e-business bandwagon and e-business models displacing older business models.

Four months left to AIFMD: it is time to get off the fence

Authors: David Borg-Carbott
Published on April 17, 2013
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Practices: Asset Management, Investment Funds, Investment Services Regulation
With just four months until the European Union’s (EU) controversial Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) comes into effect, Dr David Borg-Carbott from GANADO Advocates explains that it is decision time for non-EU fund managers and sums up the options available.

This article was published in the Euromoney Global Investment Funds Review 2013.