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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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Mamo TCV Advocates - DORA Services
Banking & Finance

Six Months Until DORA: MamoTCV Advocates Launches Detailed Overview

On the 17th of January 2025, the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) will become applicable across the EU, including Malta. Maltese financial entities and ICT providers have 6 months to prepare for the new legal obligations that shall be imposed. In conjunction, on the 17th of January 2025, the Malta Financial Services Authority Act (Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA)) Regulations, shall also come into force, further regulating the matter in Malta. We have recently launched our DORA microsite ( with easily understandable information which can serve as your reference point for available guidance. This document does not purport to give legal, financial…
Mamo TCV Advocates - Integration of EU’s MiCAR in Maltese law

FinTech Insights #7 –
Integration of EU’s MiCAR in Maltese law

Malta has been a forerunner in regulating digital assets with the introduction of the Virtual Financial Assets Act, Chapter 590 of the Laws of Malta (the “VFA Act”) back in 2018.  Following its approval in 2022 and publication in 2023, Regulation (EU) 2023/1114 of the European Parliament and Council on markets in crypto-assets (“MiCAR”) has an 18-month window to become fully enforceable by 30th December 2024. However, MiCAR’s Title III and Title IV on issuing and regulating stablecoins will be applicable from 30th June 2024 according to Article 149 MiCAR.  Rules on crypto-asset service providers in Title V of MiCAR…
Mamo TCV Advocates: Payments Insights #3 – Existing and Upcoming Strong Customer Authentication Requirements for PSPs
Banking & Finance

Payments Insights #3 –
Existing and Upcoming Strong Customer Authentication Requirements for PSPs

When the Second Payment Services Directive1 (‘PSD2’) replaced the First Payment Service Directive, the European Union (‘EU’) introduced the requirement of Strong Customer Authentication (‘SCA’). SCA enhances the security of electronic payments through additional layers of authentication with the aim to mitigate payment fraud. As we noted in the previous Payment Insight, the European Banking Authority (the ‘EBA’) opines that SCA requirements have been successful in preventing payments fraud resulting from the theft of customers’ credentials. In view of this, the upcoming amendments to the payment services regime will see the SCA requirements being enhanced in the proposed Payment Services…
Mamo TCV Advocates: The European Banking Authority (EBA) has released an opinion that assesses emerging trends in payment fraud and proposes regulatory measures to address these challenges. In our latest Payments Insights, we discuss the EBA's publication which emphasises the necessity of improving security measures for instant payments, applying Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) consistently across all transaction types, and facilitating cross-border collaboration to manage the increased fraud risks associated with international transactions. The EBA’s Opinion also outlines several regulatory recommendations, including updating fraud risk management frameworks, adjusting liability rules to better protect consumers, and reinforcing supervisory processes. These measures are designed to increase the resilience of the financial sector for the benefit of the end-consumer within the payments sphere.
Banking & Finance
Payments Insights #2 –
EBA Opinion on Payment Fraud and Possible Mitigants
Mamo TCV Advocates: The EU regime regulating Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) has been updated through the publication of the AIFMD II which replaces the first AIFMD originally published more than ten years ago.
Investment Services & Funds
Maltese Implications from the EU’s AIFMD II Directive
Mamo TCV Advocates – Safeguarding under the Proposed PSD3
Banking & Finance
Payments Insights #1 –
Safeguarding under the Proposed PSD3