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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

MFSA Issues Circular on Proposed Changes to the Companies Act (Cell Companies Carrying on Business of Insurance) Regulations

The MFSA issued a Circular on the 22nd of December 2022 in which it proposed amendments to the Companies Act (Cell Companies carrying on business of Insurance) Regulations, Subsidiary Legislation 386.10 (“the PCC Regulations”). The PCC Regulations provide for the creation and regulation of cell companies. Currently, regulation 15 of the PCC Regulations provides that where a cell exclusively carries on business of affiliated re/insurance, the cell company may, by written agreement, provide that only the cellular assets of that cell may be utilized to satisfy the cellular liability of that cell. Hence, regulation 15 allows for the limitation of…
Mamo TCV Advocates
19th January 2023
Corporate and M&A

Proposed Amendments to Companies Act may require Amendments to all current Memorandums and Articles of Associations

Bill No. 233 of 2021 proposes a number of amendments to the Companies Act, Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta. These amendments relate to the qualifications required for a person to be a director of a company, the registration of electronic addresses and the obligation of every company to have a register of officers' and shareholders' residential addresses.One of these amendments falls under Article 69 of Chapter 386, which reflects the contents which are to be established within the memorandum of association of a company. Currently, Article 69(1)(d) of the Companies Act provides that the memorandum of association is…
Zachary Galea
16th July 2021
Antitrust, Competition and Trade

MCCAA Issues Consultation Regarding Proposed Amendments to Consumer Affairs Act

This article has been written by Dr Annalies Muscat and Dr Laura SpiteriOn 22 April 2020, the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority (the "MCCAA") published a consultation regarding a Bill to amend the Consumer Affairs Act (Chapter 378 of the laws of Malta and hereinafter referred to as the "Act") and other Laws, and to make ancillary and consequential provisions thereto (the "Bill") in the light of Regulation 2017/2394 on cooperation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection laws (the "Regulation"). The salient amendments being proposed in the Bill are the following:i. Introduction of a Commitments Procedure…
Annalies Muscat
12th May 2020