Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management Course 2021 - Session 1.1

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Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management Course 2021 – Session 1.1

27th April 2021 @ 00:00

€500.00 – €650.00

The IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management course will be starting on the 27th of April 2021. The course will kick off with Dr Max Ganado’s introductory lecture followed by Prof Meryl Thomas who will handle the lectures on General Principles.


The IFSP Certificate in Trusts Law and Management is recognised by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading international professional association in the trusts field, as equivalent to its own Foundation Certificate. This provides holders of the IFSP Certificate with distinct advantages.


This year is the seventh time Prof Thomas will be lecturing for the IFSP ‘s trusts course. Prof Thomas has lectured at Birmingham City University and the Truman Bodden Law School in the Cayman Islands, and is Visiting Professor at both the Universite Paris Ouest Nanterre La Defense and the Institute of Law in Jersey.


The remainder of the 25 lectures in the course will be delivered by some of Malta’s leading practitioners in the field, including Dr Max Ganado, Dr Anthony Cremona and Mr Malcolm Becker. The course is designed to give practitioners, be they new entrants or more experienced but looking to add trust services to their offering, a solid basis in trusts. In fact, the IFSP Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management is recognised by STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the leading international association in this area) at equivalent to its own Foundation Certificate.


The course lectures will be held on average on two days a week, followed by an examination on the 3rd of July.


Who is the Course aimed at?
The course is open to accountants, auditors, lawyers, bankers and professionals in the financial services industry.


What is it aimed for?
We recommend that professionals providing, or who intend to provide trustee or trust administration services, should attend this course.


How many CPE hours are allocated to this course? 
This course reaches the required Continuing Professional Development standards and benchmarks of the MIA and so it is accredited with 32.5 Core CPE Hours.

In addition…
We are giving all attendees free Associate Membership with our Institute until the end of this year.


1.1Introduction to Course; Trusts – A Species of Fiduciary ObligationsDr Max GanadoTuesday, 27 April 202115:0016:30
1.2Definition, Types of Trusts and the Commercial Uses of TrustsDr Max GanadoTuesday, 27 April 202117:0019:00
2.1General Principles of Trusts: 1Prof Meryl ThomasWednesday, 28 April 202115:3018:30
3.1General Principles of Trusts: 2Prof Meryl ThomasThursday, 29 April 202115:3018:30
4.1General Principles of Trusts: 3Prof Meryl ThomasTuesday, 04 May 202115:3018:30
5.1General Principles of Trusts: 4Prof Meryl ThomasThursday, 06 May 202115:3018:30
6.1BeneficiariesDr Rachael Cassar TorregianiTuesday, 11 May 202115:3016:30
6.2The Trustee and the ProtectorMs Ruth VellaTuesday, 11 May 202117:0018:00
7.1Variation and Revocation of Trusts; Court PowersMs Ruth VellaThursday, 13 May 202115:3016:30
7.2Recognition of TrustsMs Ruth VellaThursday, 13 May 202117:0018:00
8.1TutorialDr Anthony CremonaTuesday, 18 May 202115:3017:00
9.1Miscellaneous Issues – Constructive, implied and resulting trusts, self dealingDr Anthony CremonaThursday, 20 May 202115:3016:30
9.2Drafting IssuesDr Anthony CremonaThursday, 20 May 202117:0019:00
10.1Accounting for TrustsJonathan DingliTuesday, 25 May 202115.3016.30
10.2Taxation on TrustsDr Robert AttardTuesday, 25 May 202117.0018.00
11.1Regulation and PTCDr Anthony CremonaThursday, 27 May 202115:3016:30
11.2The SettlorDr Max GanadoThursday, 27 May 202117:0018:00
14.1Directors, Shareholders and other OfficersDr Malcolm FalzonWednesday, 02 June 202115:3016:30
13.1The International Asset Holding CompanyDr Annalise PapaThursday, 03 June 202110:3011:30
13.2International Corporate ServicesDr Philip MifsudThursday, 03 June 202117:0018:00
12.1The International Financial IndustryMalcolm BeckerTuesday, 08 June 202115:3016:30
12.2Modern Uses of International TrustsMalcolm BeckerTuesday, 08 June 202117:0018:00
15.1Revision lectureDr Anthony CremonaThursday, 10 June 202115:3017:00
16.1ExamSaturday, 10 July 202109:0012:00


Anyone interested in this course may register below and for further information please contact us on As an added bonus for course participants who are not IFSP members, the fee also covers an Associate Membership with our Institute until the end of the year.


We are offering this course ONLINE, so you can gain some new knowledge from the comfort of your own home.


Get qualified from home right now, and be prepared for whatever the future throws at you!


27th April 2021
€500.00 – €650.00
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