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Senior Regulatory Advisor

Lara Falzon

Lara Falzon

Lara Falzon is a Senior Regulatory Advisor in the Investments and Insurance law practice group of Mamo TCV Advocates. Her role focuses on assisting financial service providers on compliance and regulatory matters.

Lara previously occupied the position of Senior Manager within Conduct Function at the Malta Financial Services Authority leading an analytical and multidisciplinary team whose duties primarily involved the collection and analysis of conduct related data of insurance undertakings and MiFID firms; review of promotional material issued by Regulated Persons and the launch of consumer educational campaigns and related initiatives.

During her eight-year tenure at the Malta Financial Services Authority, Lara also attended and participated in international regulatory fora, including the Financial Innovation Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority.

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Banking and Finance (2008, University of Malta)
  • IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trust Law and Management (2010, IFSP)

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