Luke Mizzi is an associate in the Investment Services department of the firm. He graduated from the University of Malta with a Doctor of Laws in 2016 following the successful submission of his doctoral thesis entitled ‘Professional Secrecy and Confidentiality in the Context of Financial Crime.’ Luke joined the firm as a trainee in 2014, becoming an Junior Associate in 2016.

Luke’s main areas of practice include the licensing of Collective Investments Schemes (UCITS, PIFs and AIFs) and Investment Services Providers, as well as compliance, governance, restructuring and winding-up of such entities.

European Parliament adopts the 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive

European Parliament adopts the 5th  Anti-Money Laundering Directive
Barely a year following the implementation of the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, the European Parliament has adopted a new directive which aims to add further layers to the European anti-money laundering framework. The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive ("5AMLD") was adopted on the 19th of April 2018, and should be fully implemented into national law by the various Member States from eighteen months to the date in which it is published in the Official Journal. The 5AMLD contains several key amendments to the existing directives, mainly:1. Register of Benefi...
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UBO Registry: New Reporting Requirements for Companies and Trusts

UBO Registry: New Reporting Requirements for Companies and Trusts
​One of the key features of the newly transposed Fourth Anti- Money Laundering Directive (Directive 2015/849/EU) is the imposition of an obligation on all European Union Member States to ensure that all incorporated corporate and other legal entities maintain sufficient and up to date information on their beneficial ownership.In this regard, December 2017 saw the publication of the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations which imposed a requirement on all Maltese Companies (saving the exceptions listed below) to obtain and hold adequate, accurate...
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MFSA launches Supplementary Licence Conditions applicable to Professional Investor Funds investing in Virtual Currencies.

MFSA launches Supplementary Licence Conditions applicable to Professional Investor Funds investing in Virtual Currencies.
After the Malta Financial Services Authority's ("MFSA") consultation process on the Regulation of Collective Investment Schemes Investing in Virtual Currencies and the subsequent feedback statement issued on such matter, the MFSA has published Supplementary Conditions applicable to Professional Investor Funds ('PIFs') investing in Virtual Currencies ('VCs'). Coupled with the recent discussion paper on Initial Coin Offerings, Virtual Currencies and Related Service Providers, it is clear that the MFSA is seeking to create a strong regulatory framework and ensure hig...
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