The first part of the seminar will tackle recent amendments to the company law following the transposition of the 5AMLD and other local initiatives for the enhancement of verification processes within the MBR. During this part the speak will also tackle recent amendments to the Companies Act and other subsidiary legislation.
The second part will deal with EU initiatives in relation to company law matters. Following the European Union Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy in May 2015, it has become apparent that many rules and processes may be considered burdensome for companies, in particular those relating to the registration of companies. In response, the Commission presented proposals back in 2018 to reform the EU company law with the aim to ease and simplify various company law processes that will also result in financial savings for companies. The digitalisation of company law requires among others, for Member States to incorporate the registration process of companies fully online, eliminating the need for applicants or their representatives to appear in person before any competent authority. A common European portal for the interconnection of company registers is also another facet of this new legal framework. National legislation needs to evolve in this regard to reach the same aims and intentions set out by European Union law, which will be part of the issues addressed during this talk.
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Dr Geraldine Spiteri Lucas is Malta Business Registry’s Chief Legal Officer and she heads the Legal and Enforcement Unit. After graduating as a lawyer from the University of Malta she read for a Masters in European and Comparative law. She started her career with a leading local law firm where she used to offer legal advice to local and international clients and also represented various clients, as litigator, before Tribunals and local Courts. She is also a member of the board of examiners for the Department of Commercial Law of the University of Malta.
Dr Damian Cassar is a legal officer within the Legal and Enforcement Unit at the Malta Business Registry. He graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2017. In 2018 he was admitted to the Bar to exercise the profession of an advocate before Maltese Courts and Tribunals following more than two years of practice with one of the leading lawyers on the island. The following year, in 2019, he obtained a Professional Award in Taxation from the Malta Institute of Taxation. Currently he is reading for a Masters in Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies (Law and Regulation) within the same University, focusing on aspects relating to information technology law, DLT uses and smart contracts.
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Day 1: 22/09/2020
Start time: 09:30 CEST
End time: 12:45 CEST
Venue: Online Live Session
Phone: +356 27555560 / +356 77555560