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The MFSA released a circular and updated the FAQs relating to TUBOR
Corporate and M&A

The MFSA announced updates to the Trusts Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register

The Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) released a Circular on the 25th of January 2023 announcing important updates to the Trusts Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register (“TUBOR”). With effect from the same date, the MFSA has also amended the FAQs relating to TUBOR. The MFSA reminded the industry that in the TUBOR Declaration, the trustee is required to indicate if the beneficiary of the trust (whether a corporate or individual beneficiary) has received a benefit or otherwise from the trust. To this end, a new field has been added in the TUBOR Declaration which requires the trustee to make this…
Joshua Chircop
7th February 2023
Trusts, Foundations and Wealth Management

Amendments to Beneficial Ownership Regulations relating to Trusts, Foundations and Associations

Amendments have been made to the beneficial ownership regulations relating to trusts, foundations and associations together with other amendments to the principal AML/CFT regulations. The purpose of the majority of these amendments is to transpose Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing as amended by Directive (EU) 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 and other amending Directives that might be applicable.Amendments to TrustsIn exercise of the…
Joshua Chircop
24th February 2020
Trusts, Foundations and Wealth Management

New Regulations on Protected Disability Trusts

In virtue of the powers conferred by Article 57 (1) of the Trusts and Trustees Act, Chapter 331 of the Laws of Malta (hereinafter referred to as 'the Act'), the Minister of Finance, acting on the advice of the Malta Financial Services Authority (hereinafter referred to as 'the MFSA'), has recently promulgated the Trusts and Trustees Act (Protected Disability Trusts) Regulations (hereinafter referred to as 'the Regulations'). The Regulations were promulgated in virtue of Legal Notice 324 of 2016 and published on the Government Gazette on the 7th of October 2016.PurposeThe purpose of the Regulations is to regulate the establishment and…
Joseph Borg Bartolo
1st November 2016