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.

From Pillar to Post

Authors: Beppe Sammut
Published on April 8, 2013
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate
The imminent (or not so imminent) implementation of the Solvency II regime will mark a radical overhaul to the regulatory landscape for insurance and reinsurance undertakings, with the establishment of the “three pillar” system, which adopts a risk based approach and which seeks to ensure that re/insurance undertakings are adequately capitalised and that risks are sufficiently measured.

Time to act on pensions

Authors: Matthew Bianchi
Published on April 2, 2013
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Corporate
We’ve all heard that the pension system is a ticking time bomb. All of us under the age of 45 have resigned ourselves to the fact that, unless we think ahead, plan for our own retirement and put money aside now, we will be working far beyond our statutory pensionable age to support ourselves and our families.

Company secretary’s role

Authors: Stephanie Sciberras
Published on March 27, 2013
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Practices: Corporate Governance
Following the 2008 financial crisis, great emphasis is being placed on corporate governance by governments, organisations and companies worldwide. Emphasis is being placed on the role of the company’s officers and the manner in which the board should operate to ensure that the company upholds a solid corporate governance framework. Focus has, in certain cases, also shifted on the company secretary and the role this office can play in ensuring effective corporate governance.

Acceleration of a debt obligation pursuant to an express contractual clause : A legal paper prepared by the financial law committee

Authors: Conrad Portanier
Published on February 28, 2013
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Practices: Derivatives, General Commercial & Contract Law, Secured Financing
The objective of this paper prepared by the Financial Law Committee is to provide a brief overview of the current Maltese legislative status on the loss of benefit of time of a debt obligation pursuant to an express clause in a contract.