GANADO Advocates featured in Bloomberg News on Blockchain and Securitisation

Authors: Nicholas Curmi
Published on June 12, 2018
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In an article entitled "Blockchain Comes to Asset-Backed Debt With First Bonds in Sight" published on 6 June 2018 on, GANADO Advocates lawyer, Nicholas Curmi was interviewed alongside other securitisation specialists from global law firms Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and DLA Piper, ahead of their panel discussion at the Global ABS 2018 conference, which focused on the potential for blockchain in the ABS space.

Maltese securitisation vehicles are not alternative investment funds

Authors: Max Ganado, Richard Ambery, Matthew Mizzi
Published on August 8, 2014
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Practices: Derivatives, Investment Services Regulation, Structured Finance & Securitisation
If the term “securitisation special purpose entity” in the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) were to be applied narrowly, then various securitisation transactions, including risk securitisations or possibly even whole business securitisations, would possibly fall within the scope of the AIFMD. Malta’s securitisation law provides clarity.

The Maltese Securitisation Cell Companies Regulations: an overview

Authors: Nicholas Curmi, Matthew Mizzi
Published on April 9, 2015
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Practices: Insurance & Reinsurance Regulation, Secured Financing, Structured Finance & Securitisation
The recently introduced Securitisation Cell Companies Regulations (SCC Regulations)1 provide the legal framework for the establishment of Maltese securitisation cell companies (SCCs), structures that can create segregated cells for all manner of securitisation transactions, including insurance-linked securitisation. This article analyses the salient features of the new SCC Regulations and its headline innovations.