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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.

As a member of the Fintech team, Mario also provides regulatory advice relating to digital payment services, crowdfunding, artificial intelligence in finance and electronic money institutions.

Prior to being called to the Maltese Bar, 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.


  • 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)


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

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Valletta, VLT 1436


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The principle of Open Finance promotes an ecosystem where the customers of financial services allow some of their data to be utilised for the creation of more innovate financial solutions. The EU’s second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) is moving towards its third version, namely PSD3. In this insight briefing, we analyse how the proposed PSD3 could enhance the principle of Open Finance in the fintech sector.

Fintech Insights #3 –
Open Finance in the proposed PSD3

Open Finance is becoming a pivotal element in the evolution of the European Union's regulatory framework for payment services, most notably embodied in the anticipated Third Payment Services Directive (“PSD3”). The European Banking Authority (“EBA”) has proposed significant revisions to the current legislation, many of which aim to further the objectives of enhancing competition, facilitating innovation, increasing payment transaction security, protecting consumers, and creating a unified EU retail payments market​. The second version of the Payment Services Directive1 (“PSD2”) was last updated in 2015 and came into force in 2018. PSD2 not only offers clear guidelines to the payment service…

Fintech Insights #2 –
Maltese EMIs

Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) are financial institutions that offer electronic money services to customers. Legislation on EMIs is partially harmonised in the EU as there is only an Electronic Money Directive (Directive 2009/110/EC) (“EMD”) rather than a regulation. In Malta, the EMD is transposed in the Financial Institutions Act, Chapter 376 of the Laws of Malta. Article 2 of the EMD defines electronic money as “electronically, including magnetically, stored monetary value as represented by a claim on the issuer which is issued on receipt of funds for the purpose of making payment transactions as defined in point 5 of Article…
In this series of briefings on financial technology law, we will share insights on the current and proposed EU laws that seek to regulate financial services being provided through digital means.

Fintech Insights #1 –
Introductory Briefing

The progression of online financial ecosystems supporting any modern economy hinges on the citizens’ use of new financial technologies. In Malta, the word ‘fintech’ is neither defined by law nor found in the jurisdiction’s primary legislation. Yet, local stakeholders on the island commonly limit the meaning of the word to blockchain-based finance. In reality, at EU level (and to a certain extent, globally), fintech comprises all those banking and digital payment solutions which make use of the internet and other electronic means rather than using ink and paper. These include electronic money institutions, payment service providers, and banks using any…
The Parliament of the European Union has approved the ‘Markets in Crypto Assets’ regulation
EU Parliament approves MiCA
Insurance & Reinsurance
Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q1 2023
AI systems are ultimately complex computer codes whose output reflects their input. If the inputted data contains human bias, the AI system tends to produce results which exacerbates existing biases. In this insight briefing, we analyse the effect that human bias in AI could have on EU investment funds.
Investment Services & Funds
AI & Funds #5 – Human Bias