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Ganado Advocates: 8th Annual Banking and Payments Law Seminar


16th March 2023

Hilton Malta


Ganado Advocates are pleased to bring to you the 8th edition of the Annual Banking and Payments Law Seminar – a yearly appointment for local leading lawyers and officers who work at the forefront of banking, finance and payments law issues.


Organised in collaboration with the Malta Bankers’ Association, the seminar provides an opportunity for participants to discuss salient updates to their practice and share insights into certain issues of relevance.




13:30 Coffee & registration


14:00 Welcome & opening address
Conrad Portanier (Partner, Ganado Advocates)
Karol Gabarretta (Secretary General, Malta Bankers’ Association)


14:15 Outsourcing: An evolving regulatory framework for a digital age
Sarah Louise Azzopardi (Associate, Ganado Advocates)


14:45 Keynote address
Trends in financial regulation and supervision
Christopher Buttigieg (Chief Officer Supervision, MFSA)


15:30 Question time


15:45 Coffee break


16:15 Breakout sessions


Non-performing loans and Malta’s insolvency law reforms

Presentation by:
Luisa Cassar Pullicino (Associate, Ganado Advocates)

Moderated by:
Conrad Portanier (Partner, Ganado Advocates)

George Bugeja (Senior Associate, Ganado Advocates)
Chantelle Coleiro (Head of Legal Advisory, HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c)
Ronald Mizzi (Chief Financial Officer, APS Bank plc)


Payment Institutions
Safeguarding – A core obligation for Financial Institutions

Presentation by:
Leonard Bonello (Partner, Ganado Advocates)

Moderated by:
Leonard Bonello (Partner, Ganado Advocates)

Pierre Paul Gauci (Senior Advisor, Regulatory & Business, Embark [Malta] Limited)
Stefan-John Berry (Regulatory Director, Merkure Solutions)
Alex Vella (Risk Management Consultant, Self Employed)


17:30 Networking drinks


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16th March 2023 13:30 - 16th March 2023 17:30
Hilton Malta