Associate

Mario Mizzi

Mario Mizzi

Mario is an associate in the Investment Services team at Mamo TCV Advocates. He regularly assists clients in matters relating to investment funds, UCITS, MiFID, SFDR, AIFMD and related corporate governance issues which arise during the licensing of the respective financial products.

Prior to being called to the Maltese Bar in 2021, Mario was a trainee at Mamo TCV where he gained experience in Maltese residency laws and general litigation procedures. Having a keen interest in the EU’s regulatory landscape, Mario also possesses an LL.M. in European Law.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honors) (2019, University of Malta)
  • Master of Advocacy (2020, University of Malta)
  • Master of Laws in European and Comparative Law (2021, University of Malta)

Memberships

  • Admitted to the Maltese Bar, Superior Courts of Malta (2021)
  • Malta Chamber of Advocates

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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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Delay in Applicability of Environmental, Social and Governance Technical Standards

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation ("SFDR"), which was passed in 2019 and became applicable in 2021, has introduced Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") reporting obligations for EU investment funds. These sustainability reporting obligations aim at reducing the marketing practice of greenwashing in the investment services industry. However, whilst the SFDR provided for the obligation to carry out ESG reporting, the Regulatory Technical Standards ("RTS"), which stipulate how the data relating to the financial product is to be presented to investors, was not yet harmonised across the EU. Such omission to provide a harmonised methodology resulted in investors being unable to…
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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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Investment Services & Funds
The Updated FATF Guidance for a Risk-Based Approach to Virtual Assets and Virtual Asset Service Providers.