Financial Services

Malta has a thriving financial services sector which has been meticulously developed throughout the years since the enactment of a comprehensive legislative framework way back in 1994. Malta’s status as a full member of the European Union since 2004 and its EU compliant legislation together with the pro-activeness and approachability of the regulator, amongst many other factors, make Malta an ideal jurisdiction where to domicile and operate financial services business. The jurisdiction continues to innovate itself with new regulatory structures being developed to meet the industry’s demands and actions taken to develop the island as the Fintech Centre of choice. 

DF has been at the forefront in the development of the financial services sector and in the latest developments relating to Fintech with the firm possessing a longstanding and excellent reputation in the field. At DF we are dedicated to provide specialised legal advice to meet our clients’ needs by offering a high level of service with bespoke and comprehensive solutions.

The advice and assistance offered by DF involve both start-up operations as well as established organisations operating in different sectors of financial services and Fintech. This includes credit institutions, e-money and payment services institutions, collective investment schemes, fund managers and other investment services providers, fund administrators, pension administrators and insurance companies, securitisations as well as activities relating to capital markets in addition to the new area of business relating to ICOs and blockchain technology. Our financial services team assists clients in respect of all stages of operations ranging from incorporation to licensing, on-going regulatory issues, legal and compliance matters.

DF advocates is a tightly woven network of highly skilled lawyers and staff professionals who continue to help Exante grow our business through proactive representation. The Lawyers and their teams have taken time to understand our business and our culture so they can help us efficiently and effectively achieve our goals. Because of their experience, they arrive at solutions quickly. We value our partnership with DF.

Patrick J O Brien
Director of Communications


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