{"posts":"
An End in Sight to The Continuing Saga of the 2019 Copyright Directive\u2019s Article 17?\"<\/h5><\/a>
19 August 2021<\/div>

In his Opinion, on the 15th of July, Advocate General Saugmandsgaard \u00d8E authoritatively upheld the legal integrity of the highly contentious and vastly debated Article 17 of Directive (EU) 2019\/790, more commonly referred to as \u2018The 2019 Copyright Directive\u2019 or \u2018The Digital Single Market Directive\u2019. The Polish Government filed proceedings against the European Parliament and...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

SFDR: European Commission revises upcoming implementation deadlines\"<\/h5><\/a>
3 August 2021<\/div>

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (\u2018SFDR\u2019) requires financial market participants and financial advisers to make pre-contractual disclosures to investors on how they integrate environmental, social and governance (\u2018ESG\u2019) factors into their risk and decision-making processes. The SFDR also provides for the implementation of regulatory technical standards (\u2018RTSs\u2019) to further specify certain aspects on the application...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

The Revised Cross-Border Distribution of Funds Regime\"<\/h5><\/a>
2 August 2021<\/div>

The 2nd August 2021 marks the coming into force of the revisions to the Cross-Border Distribution of Funds (\u2018CBDF\u2019)Regime in terms of Directive 2019\/1160 and amendments to Regulation 2019\/1156. The scope of the changes is to ensure a level playing field among AIFMs, self-managed AIFs, UCITS management companies, self-managed UCITS and EuVECA \/ EuSEF managers,...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

Reminder: Existing CSPs to abide by new CSP Rules and Requirements by September 2021\"<\/h5><\/a>
23 July 2021<\/div>

On the 2nd July 2021, the MFSA issued a circular containing important information particularly addressed to Company Service Providers (CSP\u2019s) who were already registered as CSP\u2019s prior to the amendments effected by Act L of 2020 which came into force on 16 March 2021. A transitory period of 6 months from the 16 March 2021...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

Commission puts forward new strategy for Sustainable Finance\"<\/h5><\/a>
14 July 2021<\/div>

On 8 July 2021, the MFSA issued a Circular regarding a number of measures adopted by the European Commission on Sustainable Finance on 6 July 2021. The measures adopted highlight the ever-increasing level of ambition with respect to sustainable finance and include: 1.The new Sustainable Finance Strategy for a more sustainable EU financial system. This...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

FATF lists three key issues Malta should address following its grey listing\"<\/h5><\/a>
30 June 2021<\/div>

Having placed Malta under increased monitoring on the 23 June 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published three key issues Malta must address in order for it to be removed from the list. Whilst, the FATF noted that Malta has made progress on a number of recommended actions to improve its systems in...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

MFSA to re-issue Investment Services Licence Certificates\"<\/h5><\/a>
28 June 2021<\/div>

Following the recent publication of the new Investment Firms Regulation and Investment Firms Directive (the \u2018IFRD Package\u2019), the MFSA shall be re-issuing the Licence Certificates of Maltese licence holders to reflect the licence classification system revised in terms of the IFRD Package. The new licences will be categorised as Class 1, Class 1 minus, Class...<\/p><\/a>READ MORE +<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t<\/div>

New MFSA NAIF Rulebook Improves Efficiency of Malta Funds\u2019 Regime.\"<\/h5><\/a>