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They have assisted me on a broad array of projects including a MFSA regulated bank, a MSE listed fund and family tax planning. They are knowledgeable and business oriented at the same time, which is rare.
DF Advocates have recently participated in the Fintech Forum organized by law firm Ramos Ripoll & Schuster (Mexico City) and Sérvulo Associados (Lisbon) on the fringe of the semi-annual General Meeting of Legalink Global Network of Independent Law Firms in Mexico City (Mexico) held between the 7 and 10 November. Focusing on the regulation of…READ MORE +
On the 16th November 2018, the MFSA issued a Consultation Document to the public, highlighting further amendments to be made to the Pension Rules for Retirement Schemes following feedback from the pensions market. The additional amendments being proposed by the MFSA include amendments to the following: The form of Member-Directed Schemes The Introduction of the…READ MORE +
The MFSA has recently revised Part B1 of the Investment Services Rules for Investment Services Providers applicable to MiFID Firms (the ‘Rules’). The revision of the Rules includes new definitions, and an enhancement in the clarity of existing definitions. The MFSA has also introduced the requirement for investment firms to undertake ongoing due diligence checks,…READ MORE +
The Malta Digital Innovation Authority (‘MDIA’) has issued a consultation document, aimed at providing guidelines for Innovative Technology Arrangements. This consultation document outlines the application process and the requirements for Innovative Technology Arrangements. This consultation document is the second chapter out of a series of four chapters to be issued by the MDIA, which shall…READ MORE +
By means of Legal Notice 306 of 2018 and Legal Notice 307 of 2018, the Minister for Digital Economy and the Parliamentary Secretary for Financial Services, Digital Economy and Innovation have respectively announced the 1st November 2018 as the date on which the Virtual Financial Assets Act and the Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act…READ MORE +
Joshua Greenwald who spent more than a decade as a trader prior to his stint at SpaceX, announces his move to launch LXDX, a cryptocurrency exchange that seeks to make the nascent asset class more accessible to institutional investors while also providing individual investors with professional-grade trading tools. LXDX has received funding from firms such…READ MORE +
The Malta Digital Innovation Authority (‘MDIA’) has issued a consultation document, aimed at providing guidelines to prospective System Auditors. This consultation document outlines the requirements for Systems Auditors registered with the Authority to carry out audits on blockchain applications. This consultation document is the first chapter out of a series of four chapters to be issued by…READ MORE +
Binance, the world’s largest crypto currency exchange by volume traded, has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with MSX plc, an investment vehicle launched by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) to seek partnerships within the crypto sphere with leading exchanges. Wei Zhou has signed the memorandum of understanding in his role of…READ MORE +
News agency Reuters claims that Bruegel, an economic think-tank has prepared a report, written for the Austrian Presidency for the Council of the EU for the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) meeting hosted by the EU, to be held on the 7th and 8th September. Such report is allegedly suggesting that EU economy and…READ MORE +
The MFSA has issued a consultation paper in order to present to the industry a draft legal notice setting out further regulations to complement proposed rules in a previously issued consultation paper regarding the VFA rules for issuers of VFA. The draft legal notice set out further regulations on [i] the appointment of a custodian; [ii] the…READ MORE +