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Corporate and M&ALegal Update

Corporate Legal Update for the Month of August 2023

On the 9th of August 2023 the MFSA published a circular regarding the Observations from Supervisory Inspections held with Issuers on the Prevention of Financial Market Abuse. Since 2018, the MFSA has been conducting onsite compliance meetings with issuers whose financial instruments are traded on a Maltese trading venue, relating to the Market Abuse Regulation (hereinafter referred to as ‘MAR’). The aim of this was to ensure proper implementation of the MAR.  After conducting numerous onsite compliance meetings, the Authority released a circular on the 16th of March 2020, to communicate the overall findings derived from these meetings. Three years…
Mamo TCV Advocates
11th September 2023
Corporate and M&ALegal Update

Corporate Legal Update for the Month of July 2023

The MFSA published a Circular on the 13th  of July 2023 regarding a Public Statement issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority (hereinafter referred to as “ESMA”) outlining sustainability disclosure expectations in prospectuses. This was addressed to issuers and their advisory teams in the process of drawing up prospectuses. The statement aims to coordinate national authorities' review of sustainability disclosures in prospectuses, inform issuers and advisors about expected disclosures and enhance investor decisions by emphasizing sustainability-related disclosures. On the 14th of July 2023, the Crowdfunding Service Provider Act (Act No. XXV of 2023) was enacted. The purpose of this act…
Mamo TCV Advocates
16th August 2023
Corporate and M&ALegal Update

Corporate Legal Update for the Month of June 2023

On the 12th of June 2023, an Act to amend the Gaming Act (Chapter 583 of the Laws of Malta) was passed by the House of Representatives, which introduced article 56A to the Gaming Act in order to encourage the establishment of gaming operators in Malta who offer local and cross-border supply of services. On the 16th of June 2023, the MFSA published a Feedback Statement on the new Publication Policy, together with the Policy. Click   for an overview of the Publication Policy. The MFSA published a Circular on the 21st of June 2023 by way of an update…
Mamo TCV Advocates
14th July 2023
News and Publications

EU Council lift sanctions against Iran

The MFSA has issued a Notice to all Financial Services Licence Holders confirming the removal of sanctions against the state of Iran via EU Council Regulations adopted on the 16th January 2016. Such measures primarily: •             Remove the entities and individuals that were previously on the sanctions lists and assets pertaining thereto. •             Removes previous restrictions relating to transfer of funds to and from Iran •             Reallows the  provision of banking services including the establishment of correspondent banking relationships and opening of accounts for non-listed Iranian institutions and persons •             Reallows the opening of branches, subsidiaries or representative offices of…
MamoTCV Advocates
1st July 2016