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Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q2 2022

We are pleased to introduce our Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Updates. These updates are intended to keep Maltese regulated entities informed of regulatory changes and developments taking place in the local financial services space. In this issue, we focus on the sector specific and cross-sectoral regulatory updates relating to Investment Services and Asset Management. Our first Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update can be found here. The Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update does not purport to give legal, regulatory, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Katya Tua.
Mamo TCV Advocates
2nd August 2022
Investment Services & FundsLara FalzonRegulatory Compliance

Changes to the Investment Services Rulebooks for Investment Services Providers: The integration of sustainability risks and factors in MiFID

The Malta Financial Services Authority has informed investment firms of the amendments carried out to Part BI of the investment services rules for Investment Services Providers. These amendments seek to implement the provisions of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253. The Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1253 amends Delegated Regulation (EU) No 2017/565 in relation to the integration of sustainability factors, risks and preferences into certain organisational requirements and operating conditions for investment firms.The European Commission has introduced changes to the MiFID II delegated acts, in order to integrate sustainability factors, risks and preferences into the investment firms’ regulatory obligations. These…
Lara Falzon
29th July 2022
Employment & LabourNews

Presentation on the new rights introduced by the Work-Life Balance Regulations in collaboration with 21 Malta

  Dr Christine Calleja and Dr Warren Ciantar, in collaboration with 21 Malta, delivered a one hour presentation on the new rights introduced by the Work-Life Balance for Parents and Carers Regulations, on Wednesday 20th July 2022. The main rights to be introduced by the Regulations will be paid paternal leave, partly paid parental leave and unpaid carer’s leave. These new rights will come into force on the 2nd August 2022, implementing the Work-Life Balance for parents and carers Directive.  For any questions relating to these new rights please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
MamoTCV Advocates
29th July 2022
Investment Services & FundsMartha ChetcutiRegulatory Compliance

Changes to the Investment Services Rules for UCITS ManCos & AIFMs: Sustainability Risks & Factors

The Malta Financial Services Authority has recently introduced changes to the investment services rulebooks for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) management companies (ManCos) and Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFMs) to: (i) transpose the Commission Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1270 amending Directive 2010/43/EU (1) as regards the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account for UCITS; and (ii) implement the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1255 amending Delegated Regulation (EU) No 231/2013 (2) as regards the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account by AIFMs.The Delegated Directive (EU) 2021/1270 and Delegated Regulation (EU) 2021/1255…
Martha Chetcuti
27th July 2022
Company LawNews

Mamo TCV Advocates Delivers a Seminar on Mergers and Acquisitions

Dr Mikiel Calleja and Dr Laura Spiteri from Mamo TCV Advocates were invited by Society Education to deliver a seminar on Mergers and Acquisitions. The seminar delved into the practicalities of the mergers and acquisitions process, touching upon a number of topics including the main types of mergers and acquisitions, merger control, and the implications of foreign direct investments. The seminar was delivered virtually on the 14 July, 2022. This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or legal assistance, please do not hesitate to contact info@mamotcv.com
MamoTCV Advocates
26th July 2022
Data Protection and PrivacyLegal UpdateWarren-Ciantar

No More USA Social Media in the EU?

It has been reported by various news outlets that Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) has prepared a draft decision which may well lead to the end of EU-US data transfers. This draft decision is a consequence of the concerns which have been raised by USA surveillance laws and practices and comes in the wake of the invalidation of the EU-US Privacy Shield by the Court of Justice of the EU a few years ago. The draft decision has been shared with other EU data protection supervisory authorities and a period of one month has been allocated for their input before…
Warren Ciantar
25th July 2022