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MFSA document explains its approach to Risk-Based Supervision

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The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) recently published a document explaining its risk-based approach to supervision.

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ESMA recommendations for 2020 half-yearly financial reports

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The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published a public statement addressing implications of the COVID-19 outbreak on the publication of half-yearly financial reports.

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MFSA update May 2020

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The MFSA has published a series of circulars related to the Investment Service Rules, Insurance and Reinsurance Undertakings, and the Implementation of the IORP II Directive.

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MFSA publishes 2019 Annual Report

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The Malta Financial Services Authority recently published its annual report and financial statements for the year 2019. Among the highlights of the Authority’s performance in that year, the Report mentions the launch of the MFSA’s Vision 2021, its FinTech Strategy, as well as the development and publication of the MFSA’s three-year strategic plan for 2019 – 2021.

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Mazars Malta appoints two new managers

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Mazars Malta has reinforced its management team through the appointment of two of its executives, Davide Mula and Michelle Bray Johnstone, to senior positions in the firm, as Accounting Managers.

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FinTech: MFSA Circular addressed to VFA Service Providers

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The Authority has taken the decision to revisit certain obligations, thus adopting a more principles-based approach, whilst ensuring effective investor protection, financial market integrity, and financial stability.

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Two new Directors for Mazars Malta

Mazars Malta has further reinforced its management team with the appointment of two of its senior managers, Ruth Farrugia and Ramon Cutajar, as directors within the firm.

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Innovators at Mazars

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Innovation and transformation are words that we hear, read or write several times a day. But how do we make sense of all these new technological, societal or business trends? How do companies implement some of these changes in practice? And most importantly, how do businesses move from ‘doing’ digital to ‘being’ digital?

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Malta Budget 2020: Key facts at your fingertips

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The Malta Budget 2020 was presented in Parliament by the Hon. Prof. Edward Scicluna, Finance Minister of Malta on Monday 14 October 2019.

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Mazars, proud gold partner of the Global Goals Yearbook

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For the second year running, Mazars is the proud sponsor of the Global Goals Yearbook, a publication in support of the Sustainable Development Goals and the advancement of corporate sustainability globally. It offers proactive and in-depth information on key sustainability issues and promotes unique and comprehensive knowledge-exchange and learning in the spirit of the SDGs and the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact.

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MFSA: Call for enhanced cyber security awareness

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Due to the ongoing increase of cyber incidents and observed attack patterns, the MFSA notes that financial institutions may be the target of malicious attack campaigns.

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New Patent Box Regime (Deduction) Rules

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The Government of Malta recently published new rules introducing a Patent Box Regime Deduction on Qualifying Intellectual Property (IP).

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FIAU: Revisions to ‘Implementing Procedures Part I’

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The aim is to provide subject persons with more guidance in order to better carry out their AML/CFT obligations.

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ESMA sets out expectations regarding the application of IAS12

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ESMA has issued a statement with respect to the application of the requisites relating to the recognition, measurement and disclosure of deferred tax assets arising from unused tax losses in IFRS financial statements.

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Mazars strengthens local management team

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Mazars Malta has reinforced its management team through the appointment of four of its executives to senior positions in the firm, namely Brunella Bugeja as Indirect Tax Manager, Elaine Marie Debono as Direct Tax Manager, and Stephanie Zahra and Darren Bonnici as Audit Managers.

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MFSA and legal updates July 2019

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Latest updates from the Malta Financial Services Authority related to Brexit and recent legal notices.

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MFSA Updates March/April 2019

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MFSA updates related to Company Service Providers, Trusts and Fiduciaries; Revision to the Conduct of Business Rule-book and Solvency II for Insurance and Reinsurance Undertakings.

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Mazars Malta partner joins Mazars Group integrated partnership

Tino Riolo has been accepted as a Mazars CARL Partner, following the approval by existing CARL Partners at the Mazars Group’s annual conference, held last December 2018 in Cannes.

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Global CEO Hervé Hélias Named Chairman of The Board

December 17th - Mazars announces the effective transition of Hervé Hélias to the role of Global Chairman of the Board.

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Malta Budget 2019: Key facts at your fingertips

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The Malta Budget 2019 was presented in Parliament by the Hon. Min. Edward Scicluna, Finance Minister of Malta.

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MFSA updates: Anti-Money Laundering & Virtual Financial Assets

Here you can find a summary of the latest updates from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

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Mazars and King’s College London launch LL.M in International Tax Law

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Mazars has partnered with King’s College London to offer a specialised LL.M in International Tax Law delivered through an advanced online learning environment.

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MFSA updates: Closet Indexing, Virtual Financial Assets Act and Insurance Distribution rules

Here you can find a summary of the latest updates from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).

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The MIFID II journey begins!

The new European Union Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFiD II) came into force on 3 January 2018.

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