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Katya Tua

Katya Tua

Katya Tua heads the Investment Services department of the firm. She was called to the Bar in 2002 and joined the law firm GVTH Advocates as an associate in the same year. She joined Simon Tortell and Associates as a founding partner in 2009.She advises primarily international clients in the incorporation and licensing of all types of collective investment schemes including UCITS, alternative investment funds (“AIFs) and professional investor funds (“PIFs”).

She also advises on the drafting and negotiation of associated documentation as well as on all ongoing legal support work that collective investment schemes require, particularly regulatory compliance Katya’s regulatory experience also includes the structuring and operations of asset management and administrators.

Education

  • B.A. in Legal and Humanistic Studies (1998, University of Malta)
  • Doctor of Laws (2001, University of Malta)
  • LL.M. (2002, University College London)

Representative Experience

  • Maltese counsel for the incorporation and licensing of numerous collective investment schemes in Malta
  • Maltese counsel for the setting up and licensing the first UCITS III platform in Malta
  • Maltese counsel to the first Bermuda based professional investor fund that re-domiciled to Malta
  • Counsel to the first professional investor fund incorporated and licensed in Malta that was structured as alimited partnership
  • Counsel to the first fully operational Recognised Incorporated Cell structure set up in Malta

Memberships

  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2002)
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates
  • Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
  • International Bar Association

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MAMO TCV Advocates
Palazzo Pietro Stiges
103, Strait Street
Valletta, VLT 1436
Malta

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Investment Services & Funds

Legal Update on UCITS Information Documents

A key feature of Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (“UCITS” fund) is the Key Investor Information Document (“KIID”), which provides the retail investor with simplified information from the prospectus. UCITS also qualify as Packaged Retail Investment and Insurance Products (“PRIIPS”). Since PRIIPs are required to do a Key Information Document (“KID”), promoters of a UCITS fund were technically obliged to provide both the KIID as well as the KID. Thus, these conflicting requirements would have created unclarity for the retail investor. Initially, an exemption was provided for investment companies and management companies who are promoting a UCITS…
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Katya Tua recognised in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022

Mamo TCV Advocates is pleased to announce that Katya Tua, partner of the Investment Services and Funds practice area, has been recognised as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022, one of only three women to earn such a ranking in Malta. As a founding partner of Simon Tortell and Associates in 2009, which firm merged with Mamo TCV in 2016, Katya has a wealth of experience. Her team specialises in the structuring and licensing of collective investment schemes mainly UCITS, alternative investment funds and professional investor funds. They have advised clients on different structures which include multi-fund and multi-class…
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The Online Presence of UCITS Management Companies and Reverse Solicitation

Recently, the Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") issued two circulars related to updates on Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities ("UCITS") Management Companies, and a clarification note on the disclosures in the financial return reporting and other essential regulatory clarifications. In this article, a brief overview of the salient features emanating from these two circulars shall be given to ensure that subject persons comply with the below updates and clarifications. The first circular dated the 6th of April 2022 relates to the online and social media presence of UCITS Management Companies. The MFSA is requesting UCITS Management Companies to…
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The Cross-Border Distribution of Funds Framework
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The Investment Firms Regulation and Directive – Master Data Collection and Investment Firms Classification
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The Updated FATF Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers.

Awards & recognitions

Recognised as one of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders for 2022, one of only three women to earn such a ranking in Malta.

IFLR1000 - Women Leaders2022

Under the leadership of Katya Tua, Mamo TCV Advocates‘ team has vast experience in retail open-ended or closed-ended funds, along with alternative investment funds and professional investor funds structuring and licencing. It also focuses on regulatory compliance issues related to passported and non-passported activities for the multi-national investment management companies.

The Legal 100 - Investment Funds (Tier 2)2022

Mamo TCV Advocates‘ fintech offering comprises specialists with financial services, banking, corporate and intellectual property expertise. The firm is equally adept at assisting with regulatory and transactional issues, and is thus instructed by clients from a range of major industry sectors, including leading local banks, pharmaceutical companies, domestic telecoms service providers, and multi-national software corporations. Katya Tua heads up the practice.

The Legal 100 - Fintech (Tier 3)2022

Knowledgeable ........... Katya Tua is always available.

The Legal 100 - Investment Funds (Tier 1)2021

Katya Tua is considered by a client to be "very efficient in relation to funds business and investment services." An interviewee praises her client service: "She provides a very personable approach. She engages with clients and has a good touch." Tua advises fund managers on regulatory matters, including passporting.

Chambers Europe - (Band 2)2021