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  • Act XXXI of 2019: The Appointment of a ‘Nominated Person’ for the Service of Warrants of Arrest of Sea Vessels

    Act XXXI of 2019, enacted on the 6th of December 2019, effected several amendments to the procedure of execution of the ‘Warrant of Arrest of Sea Vessels’. Accordingly, article 856 of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure (the “COCP”) was amended to include the appointment of a person, who is tasked with the responsibility of effecting service of a copy of the warrant of arrest on the vessel or master thereof (or any other person in charge of the vessel) (the “Nominated Person”).

    News . Steve Decesare; Krista Ellul . Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Circular on market infrastructure matters in relation to Brexit

    On 5 February 2020, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) published an update, following the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union, to clarify issues relating to governance and reporting obligations for UK entities from 1 February 2020.

    News . Andrew Caruana Scicluna; Giuseppe Gigante . Thursday, February 6, 2020
  • Noteworthy Development in Facebook and Schrems Data Privacy Case

    The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a non-binding written opinion (the “Opinion”) in relation to case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems, which is currently being deliberated upon by the judges within the Court of Justice of the European Union.

    News . Ron Galea Cavallazzi; Alexia Valenzia; Kristina Azzopardi . Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • MFSA publishes its Supervisory Priorities for 2020

    On 4 December 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “Authority”) published its Supervisory Priorities for 2020.

    News . Andrew Caruana Scicluna; Giuseppe Gigante . Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Circular on Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 - the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (“CSDR”)

    On 28 November 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “Authority”) issued a circular on the go live of the test environment for the settlement internalisers platform in the framework of improving securities settlement in the EU.

    News . Andrew Caruana Scicluna; Giuseppe Gigante . Monday, December 2, 2019
  • Circular on Regulation (EU) No 2019/834 - the European Market Infrastructure Regulation Regulatory Fitness Program (“EMIR Refit”)

    On 21 November 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) issued a circular to clarify the classification of collective investment schemes as financial counterparties under EMIR rules.

    News . Andrew Caruana Scicluna; Giuseppe Gigante . Monday, November 25, 2019
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