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In a judgement dated 25th January 2023 in the names Knightsbridge Developments Limited vs Citadel Insurance plc, Rik. Nru. 978/08 (TA), the Court of Appeal explained how the exclusion in the insurance policy prevailed over the application of the concept of proximate cause, as it is commonly applied. This decision makes an important contribution to the body of Maltese insurance substantive law. This case focused on an insurance claim made by the plaintiff against the defendant insurance company under a ‘Contractors All Risk Policy’ that was issued by the defendant insurance company in favour of the plaintiff  in relation to…
Veronica Grixti
31st August 2023
Insurance & ReinsuranceInvestment Services & FundsRegulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q2 2023

We are pleased to issue our fifth edition of the 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, company service providers, insurance undertakings, and insurance intermediaries. Our fifth 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…
Mamo TCV Advocates
17th July 2023
Insurance & ReinsuranceInvestment Services & FundsRegulatory Compliance

Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q1 2023

We are pleased to issue our fourth edition of the 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, Company Service Providers, Insurance Undertakings, and Insurance Intermediaries. Our fourth 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…
Mamo TCV Advocates
17th April 2023
EIOPA publishes Supervisory Statement on the Use of Governance Arrangements in Third Countries
Insurance & Reinsurance

EIOPA publishes Supervisory Statement on the Use of Governance Arrangements in Third Countries

On the 2nd of February 2023, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (hereinafter referred to as “EIOPA”) published a Supervisory Statement on the use of governance arrangements in third countries to perform functions or activities (hereinafter referred to as the “Statement”). This Statement has been published in the context of EIOPA’s previous emphasis on insurance undertakings to institute corporate substance proportionate to the nature, scale and complexity of their business. The aim of this Statement is to strengthen the level of supervision and monitoring of insurance undertakings’ and insurance intermediaries’ compliance with relevant legislation in connection with their governance…
Title [Capitalize the first letter of all words in the title - except short ones like ‘a’, ‘of’ etc.] [Please keep News Update Titles as short as possible} MFSA publishes Consultation Document on Proposed Amendments to the Insurance Business Act and Insurance Distribution Act
Insurance & ReinsuranceLegal Updates

Proposed Amendments to the IBA and IDA set out by MFSA in Consultation Document

The MFSA published a Consultation Document on proposed amendments to the Insurance Business Act (hereinafter referred to as the “IBA”) and the Insurance Distribution Act (hereinafter referred to as the “IDA”) on the 22nd of February. The MFSA also made available the draft legislation, as well as a podcast laying down the proposed amendments. The amendments which have been put forward are geared towards allowing insurance undertakings authorised under the IBA, enrolled persons and companies under the IDA forming part of a group of companies, as well as Maltese branches or subsidiaries of multinational groups, to share confidential client information…
Mamo TCV Advocates
24th February 2023
MFSA Issues Circular on Proposed Changes to the Companies Act (Cell Companies Carrying on Business of Insurance) Regulations
Insurance & ReinsuranceLegal Updates

The MFSA has proposed amendments to the Insurance Distribution Rules

The MFSA commenced a consultation process on its proposed amendments to the Insurance Distribution Rules (hereinafter referred to as the “IDR”). The consultation process began on the 26th of January 2023 and closes on the 8th of March 2023. The following amendments are being proposed: Chapter 1 in relation to Professional Indemnity requirements; Chapter 2, together with a proposed new draft Annex to Chapter 2 and draft Schedules 4 – 8 of Chapter 2 in relation to: (i) the pre-requisite qualifications when submitting an application for registration of individuals in the Agents Register, Managers Register or Brokers Register, (ii) the…
Mamo TCV Advocates
8th February 2023