Apr
19

The Introduction of Appendix 2E – A Financial Return for Depositaries

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On the 11 th of April 2022, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the "MFSA" ) issued a circular entitled "The Introduction of Appendix 2E – A New Regulatory Return for Licence Holders Offering Depositary Services Solely to Collective Investment Schemes" . Through this circular, the MFSA remarked that along with the requirement to submit the annual report and audited financial statements, a new regulatory return, being Appendix 2E , is being introduced for depositaries of Collective Investment Schemes that are not allowed to offer any MiFID services and licensed...
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Mar
28

Professional Investor Funds - amended application

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In a circular dated the 18 th of March 2022, the Malta Financial Services Authority ("MFSA") issued a circular titled: Publication of a Revised Application Form for Professional Investor Funds ("PIFs"). In its circular issued  earlier in 2021, the MFSA outlined that the new application form is part of a wider update to consolidate the licensing processes of various Collective Investment Schemes authorised by the MFSA. Although PIFs do not have passporting rights, this type of fund remains the most efficient investment vehicle for hedge fund managers who are t...
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Jan
13

MFSA Update: PMDR Notifications to be Filed Online

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Persons discharging managerial responsibilities ('PMDRs'), or persons closely associated with them, are now required to submit PMDR notifications through the Malta Financial Services Authority's ('MFSA') online form . In terms of the Market Abuse Regulation (Regulation (EU) No 596/2014, hereinafter the 'Regulation'), PMDRs and persons closely associated with them are required to notify the issuer and the MFSA of every transaction conducted on their own account relating to the shares or debt instruments of that issuer once the total value of transactions executed i...
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Dec
07

Mamo TCV Delivers seminar on Company Secretary at Society Education Event

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On 30th November 2021, Dr Joshua Chircop delivered a seminar regarding the Duties of the Company Secretary on behalf of Mamo TCV Advocates on the invitation of Society Education.  The presentation was split into three parts, with the first examining the appointment and removal of the company secretary. The second part focused on the statutory functions and responsibilities of the company secretary together with the holding of general meetings and board meetings. The third part of the seminar focused on the responsibilities of the company secretary under VAT l...
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Oct
14

Mamo TCV Participates in Malta Law Students’ Society Seminar

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Joshua Chircop, an Associate in the firm's corporate and aviation practice groups, was invited to speak at the University of Malta by the Għaqda Studenti Tal-Liġi (GħSL) (Malta Law Students' Society). Dr Chircop joined fellow legal practitioners on a panel of speakers sharing their experiences as students and the early years of their profession. The speakers shared their memories of their first days as freshers, and what inspired them to choose the legal profession as a career. They also shared some useful tips and tricks of how one might handle the challenges of ...
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