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First 14 VFA Agents Licensed in Malta, Coinlaw.io reports

The newly-licensed agents will be the first line of defense of Malta’s “markets integrity and public interest”   According to Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) April 2 announcement, the country’s first 14 crypto asset agents have received official licensing.   The 14 approved Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) Agents applied...

Global talks on cross-border taxation ‘necessary’ – Minister Scicluna

Cross-border taxation, including changes to corporate taxation, must be discussed at the global level through international fora such as the OECD, Finance Minister Edward Scicluna told European Union counterparts.   The role of taxation in supporting economic growth was among the topics discussed at an informal meeting...

Introducing AML for VFA Issuers

The presentations used during the Introducing AML for VFA Issuers course are available through the links below:   14 March presentations: 1.1  Introduction and background - Juanita Bencini 1.2 Customer Due Dilligence Pt1 - Mirko Rapa 1.3 Customer Due Dilligence Pt2a - Ursula Farrugia 1.4 Customer Due Dilligence Pt2b - Diane Bugeja   18 March presentations: 2.1 Customer...

Dr Wayne Pisani re-elected IFSP President for 2019/20

2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the IFSP will be held on Monday, 6 May 2019 at 16:00 at the MFSA Conference Hall, Notabile Road, Mriehel. Members unable to attend the AGM may appoint another IFSP member as proxy, using the proxy form available though this link. Please...

Trusts course for 2019 to kick off on 23 April

The IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management course for 2019 is set to start on 23 April 2019. This year, the course will kick off with Prof Meryl Thomas who will again handle the lectures on General Principles. The remainder of the 25 lectures...

Malta continues to be one of the fastest growing economies in the EU

The Ministry for Finance welcomes the latest GDP data published by the NSO which showed that the Maltese economy grew by 6.6 per cent in 2018, securing its position as one of the fastest growing economies in the EU.   “Malta’s economic growth for 2018 exceeded expectations...

Diane Bugeja

            Dr Diane Bugeja practices primarily in financial services law, financial regulation and anti-money laundering regulation, providing advice to local and overseas clients on the impact of the current and forthcoming regulatory regime on their business models. Diane also advises clients on the regulatory aspects of...

170 attend IFSP conference

The IFSP's conference for 2019 was held at the Xara Lodge on Monday, 25 February, and was very well attended: in all some 170 practitioners followed and participated in at lease some of the discussions. This year, besides updates on developments in areas such as...

Introducing AML for VFA Issuers

Essential preparation for prospective MLROs working with VFA Issuers course running on 14 and 18 March, 2019 Crunch time for issuers of Virtual Financial Assets has arrived. Issuers need licenses and authorisations, and among the requirements imposed by the MFSA is the need for each issuer to...

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