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MFSA Issues Note for Information on the General Good Provisions Applicable to European Insurance Undertakings Passporting in Malta

Following the application of the Conduct of Business Rulebook to the insurance sector on the 1st October 2018, there was a lacuna in terms of the rules which European insurance undertakings are required to observe when carrying on cross-border business in Malta on a freedom of services basis. To address this lacuna, on the 16th April 2019, MFSA issued amendments to Chapter 9 of the Insurance Rules on Freedom of Establishment and Freedom to provide Services by a European Insurance Undertaking and a European Reinsurance Undertaking. These amendments identify the rules (also referred to as the general good provisions) in…
Romina Bonnici
22nd April 2019
Insurance & Reinsurance

MAMO TCV Advocates speaker and panel member at FinanceMalta London event on Malta’s Proposition for UK Financial Services on the 21st February 2019.

FinanceMalta is organizing an event entitled 'Malta's Proposition for UK Financial Services' with a high-level focus on Malta, consisting of four focused discussions on Asset Management, Insurance, Private Wealth, and Blockchain. Ms. Romina Bonnici, Senior Manager-Regulatory & Compliance at Mamo TCV Advocates, will be addressing an introductory speech during the Insurance discussion on Malta's landscape of opportunities in insurance. Ms. Bonnici will also be a panel speaker on the insurance panel discussion. Disclaimer 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 Dr. Edmond…
Romina Bonnici
20th February 2019
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Utmost Good Faith in Insurance Contracts

This article was written by Veronica Grixti and Joshua Chircop.In a judgement presided by Mr. Justice Toni Abela, in the names Knightsbridge Developments Limited vs Citadel Insurance plc, the Civil Court, First Hall held that the principle of utmost good faith in insurance contracts applies not only at the moment of conclusion of the contract but also throughout the course of the performance of such contract.The plaintiff company was planning to build a block of nineteen apartments with garages, a semi-basement car park and a cafeteria in St. Paul's Bay, Malta. The plaintiff therefore obtained a Contractors All Risk Insurance…
Veronica Grixti
23rd October 2018
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Utmost Good Faith in Insurance Contracts

This article was written by Veronica Grixti and Joshua Chircop.In a judgement presided by Mr. Justice Toni Abela, in the names Knightsbridge Developments Limited vs Citadel Insurance plc, the Civil Court, First Hall held that the principle of utmost good faith in insurance contracts applies not only at the moment of conclusion of the contract but also throughout the course of the performance of such contract.The plaintiff company was planning to build a block of nineteen apartments with garages, a semi-basement car park and a cafeteria in St. Paul's Bay, Malta. The plaintiff therefore obtained a Contractors All Risk Insurance…
Veronica Grixti
23rd October 2018
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Publication of the Insurance Distribution Act and Insurance Distribution Rules

i. The Insurance Distribution ActOn the 10th July 2018, Act No. XXVI of 2018 was published bringing about changes to the Insurance Intermediaries Act (to be renamed as the 'Insurance Distribution Act' and which transposes the Insurance Distribution Directive (the 'IDD'). Act No. XXVI of 2018 shall come into force once the Commencement Notice is published in the Government Gazette.ii. Insurance Distribution RulesOn the 12th July 2018, the MFSA announced the publication of Insurance Distribution Rules (the 'IDRs') issued under the Insurance Distribution Act (Cap. 487) the main objective of which is to transpose the remaining provisions of the IDD. The IDRs…
Petra Attard
17th July 2018
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Insurance & Reinsurance

Publication of the Insurance Distribution Act and Insurance Distribution Rules

i. The Insurance Distribution ActOn the 10th July 2018, Act No. XXVI of 2018 was published bringing about changes to the Insurance Intermediaries Act (to be renamed as the 'Insurance Distribution Act' and which transposes the Insurance Distribution Directive (the 'IDD'). Act No. XXVI of 2018 shall come into force once the Commencement Notice is published in the Government Gazette.ii. Insurance Distribution RulesOn the 12th July 2018, the MFSA announced the publication of Insurance Distribution Rules (the 'IDRs') issued under the Insurance Distribution Act (Cap. 487) the main objective of which is to transpose the remaining provisions of the IDD. The IDRs…
Petra Attard
17th July 2018