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Mamo TCV Advocates contributes to Chambers Insolvency 2019 Second Edition Guide

Mamo TCV lawyers Michael Psaila and Simon Pullicino have contributed the #Malta chapter in the Chambers Insolvency 2019 Second Edition Guide.This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of the legal framework regarding corporate insolvency law in Malta.Below, please find the link to the Malta chapter: https://practiceguides.chambers.com/practice-guides/insolvency-2019-second-edition/malta  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
29th November 2019
Legal Update

MFSA Launches Consultation on Company Service Providers

The MFSA has recently issued a consultation document on Company Service Providers. The scope of the proposed enhanced requirements is to raise the standard of the Company Service Providers sector in Malta in view of the concerns raised by the Committee of Experts on the evaluation of the Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism ('MoneyVal') in its Fifth Round Mutual Evaluation Report on Malta in July 2019.The consultation document summarises the applicable regulatory framework for Maltese Company Service Providers in order to raise awareness of their obligations and expectations. The Authority is proposing a review of Malta's existing…
MamoTCV Advocates
15th November 2019
Legal Update

Regulatory Reporting and Submission of Financial Documentation through the MFSA Licence Holder Portal

On the 17th October 2019, the MFSA (the "Authority") issued a circular on the submission of regulatory reporting in relation to collective investment schemes, recognised persons and investment services licence holders. As from 31st October 2019 recognised persons and licence holders must submit all regulatory reporting through the Authority's Licence Holder Portal ("LH Portal"). The aim of this development is to facilitate and expedite the process of submission of financial statements and other regulatory reporting to the Authority.Notwithstanding this, hard copies should still be submitted to the Authority in all cases for the time being. Access to the LH Portal…
MamoTCV Advocates
18th October 2019
Legal Update

New Rules on Secondary Processing of Health Data Come into Force

The Minister for Health, following consultation with the Data Protection Commissioner, has enacted regulations, through a Legal Notice, to allow for the secondary processing of health data. Secondary processing includes all those forms of processing that are not linked to the primary purpose (providing a health service) for which the data were collected and thus includes: administrative work, analysis of health records, compiling statistics, compiling evidence in medico-legal cases, investigation of health threats and other research activities. This Legal Notice serves to clarify that such processing of personal data in the health sector would be deemed lawful. The relevant data…
MamoTCV Advocates
9th October 2019
Legal Update

Recent GDPR Fines Issued in Various Countries

Country: Greece (first fine ever issued by the Greek data protection authority)Fine Amount: €150,000Issued to: PWC Business SolutionsReason: The company, i.e. an employer, had decided to use consent as a legal basis for processing the personal data of its employees for various standard work-related purposes (e.g. paying the employees, sending the employees' personal data to relevant tax and labour authorities etc.). The Greek data protection authority held that consent is not a sound legal basis in the context of employment, due to the relationship between employer and employee being a subordinate one where there is a natural imbalance of power.Country:…
MamoTCV Advocates
22nd August 2019
Legal Update

Mamo TCV (VFA) Ltd registered as VFA Agent

We are pleased to announce that our subsidiary company, Mamo TCV (VFA) Ltd, has been set up and officially registered as a VFA Agent with the Malta Financial Services Authority, in terms of Article 14 of the Virtual Financial Assets Act (Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta) (the "Act"). Mamo TCV (VFA) Ltd is now eligible to assist Virtual Financial Assets ("VFA") Service Providers to apply for a licence under the Act and support VFA Service Providers in any ancillary matters permitted by the VFA legal framework. Disclaimer This document does not purport to give legal, financial or tax…
MamoTCV Advocates
1st August 2019