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Corporate & Commercial

MFSA Reminder: Existing CSPs to Comply with new Rules by September

This article was written by Dr Simon Pullicino, Dr Petra Attard, and Dr Laura SpiteriThe Malta Financial Services Authority ('MFSA') has issued a circular directed at authorised company service providers ('CSPs') that were registered to provide CSP services prior to the entry into force of the new CSP rules. CSPs that offered CSP services on the date of entry of the new rules – 16 March 2021 – could only continue to offer such services if they applied for authorisation with the MFSA by the 16 May 2021. This application for authorisation resulted in the MFSA classifying company service providers…
Simon Pullicino
8th July 2021
Corporate & Commercial

Navigating the new regulatory landscape for Company Service Providers – Part 2

This article was written by Dr. Simon Pullicino & Dr. Laura SpiteriIn this second instalment of our series 'Navigating the new regulatory landscape for Company Service Providers', we take a closer look at the application process for CSPs seeking regulatory authorisation, the appointment of key office holders and applicable exemptions to the new regime. Part 1 of this series can be accessed here.The Application ProcessAny person operating in or from Malta who acts, or holds himself out as acting as a CSP by way of its business is required to apply for authorisation from the MFSA, unless such person is able to benefit…
Simon Pullicino
6th May 2021
Corporate & Commercial

Navigating the new regulatory landscape for Company Service Providers – Part 1

This article was written by Dr Simon Pullicino, Dr Petra Attard and Dr Laura SpiteriFollowing the entry into force of the Company Service Providers (Amendment) Act 2020 (the "Amendments") on 16 March, 2021 a number of significant amendments have been introduced to the local regulatory framework governing the provision of company services. The most notable amendments consist of the removal of previous exemptions available to warranted professionals and the end of the de minimis rule. The Amendments also introduce a classification system, assigning CSPs to a specific class by reference to the services provided. These Amendments form part of a broader reform…
Simon Pullicino
4th May 2021