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Agreement Reached on Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA)

On 30 June 2022, the Council of the European Union (EU) announced1 that the Council presidency and the European Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the proposed markets in crypto-assets regulation (MiCA).  More details here.  The aim behind the proposed regulatory framework is to bring legal and regulatory certainty for crypto-asset operators across the EU.MiCA forms part of the Digital Finance Package proposed by the European Commission (EC) to fulfil its Digital Finance Strategy, which aims at developing a holistic approach across the EU to foster innovation, whilst ensuring financial stability and consumer protection. The Digital Finance Strategy sets out…
Martha Chetcuti
11th August 2022
FinTech

Applying for a Virtual Financial Asset Licence in order to Operate a Crypto-Exchange

Malta is the first country in the world to create and implement a fully comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The stable system and forward approach that Malta offers creates the ideal setting to attract further investment. In fact, Malta has attracted some of the world's largest cryptocurrency exchanges who have relocated or set up offices on the island. The Maltese legal framework consists of three main pieces of legislation, namely:i. The Virtual Financial Assets Act (the "Act");ii. The Malta Digital Innovation Authority Act; &iii. The Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act.The most important and relevant…
MamoTCV
11th December 2019
Legal Update

Extension of Consultation Period

The MFSA has notified industry participants and interested parties that the Consultation period for the Guidance on Cybersecurity, issued on the 8 February 2019, has been extended to Monday 25 March 2019. The Note may be accessed via the following link:https://www.mfsa.com.mt/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190311_CSGCD_Extention_FINAL.pdf 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 info@mamotcv.com 
MamoTCV Advocates
14th March 2019
Telecoms, Media & Technology

MAMO TCV Advocates to Moderate Panel at SiGMA Conference on Blockchain on the 28 November 2018

Dr Christina Scicluna, Senior Associate at MAMO TCV Advocates, will be moderating a panel of industry experts analysing the pros and cons associated with investing in companies utilising Blockchain technologies. The panel will be composed of investors and techies who truly believe in Blockchain's revolutionary potential.For further details on the conference kindly click here.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. Christina Scicluna.
Ian Busuttil
26th November 2018
Telecoms, Media & Technology

MAMO TCV Advocates to Moderate Panel at SiGMA Conference on Blockchain on the 28 November 2018

Dr Christina Scicluna, Senior Associate at MAMO TCV Advocates, will be moderating a panel of industry experts analysing the pros and cons associated with investing in companies utilising Blockchain technologies. The panel will be composed of investors and techies who truly believe in Blockchain's revolutionary potential.For further details on the conference kindly click here.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. Christina Scicluna.
Ian Busuttil
26th November 2018
News

Mamo TCV sponsors the first BlockFinance Session

Mamo TCV Advocates sponsored the first session of the BlockFinance series which took place on the 31st July, 2018 at the Corinthia Palace Hotel, Attard. Dr Roberta Peresso, a senior associate in the Fintech Department, sat on the panel together with Hon. Silvio Schembri, Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services and Dr Christopher Buttigieg, Director at the MFSA. The panel discussion provided delegates with an update on recent developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency in Malta. Roberta shared the Firm's experience so far on the subject and expressed her views on the challenges which the sector may be facing in the near…
MamoTCV Advocates
3rd August 2018