Interpretation of the FIAU’s Implementing Procedures Applicable to Company Service Providers (CSPs)

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Thursday 25 March 2021 | 14:00 (Europe/Malta)

Online Live Session

MIA Accreditation | 3 hours Core in terms of the Accountancy Board CPE scheme.

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The FIAU has issued on the 16th of December 2020, sector-specific Implementing Procedures applicable to Company Service Providers (CSPs)/ Implementing Procedures Part II for CSPs. These Implementing Procedures provide binding guidance on the application of the customer due diligence obligations arising from the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations.

The FIAU has clearly stated that all persons and entities providing such services are expected to read this document, together with the Implementing Procedures Part I, in order to understand what is expected of them.

The purpose of this seminar is to focus on the salient features arising out of the Implementing Procedures Part II for CSPs and offer practical guidance on their application.

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Dr Franklin Cachia is currently the Head of Tax and Regulated Industries at CSB Group.  He attended the University of Malta, and successfully completed a Bachelor of Laws degree, followed by a Doctor of Laws degree in 2012. In fulfilment of his LL.D., Franklin submitted and defended his thesis entitled: “The Custody Business in the Financial Sector”.

Following his graduation from the University of Malta, for the last 6 years, Franklin was employed with a local firm specialised on international tax planning, financial services, investment funds, corporate law, commercial law, and financial-legal matters. Franklin obtained his Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) which helped him solidify his foundations in domestic and international taxation.

In 2015, Franklin furthered his studies at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands, where he read an Advanced LL.M. in International Tax Law. He successfully submitted and defended his thesis entitled, ‘Analysing the European Commission’s Final Decisions on Apple, Starbucks, Amazon and Fiat Finance & Trade’.

Franklin also lectured the Advanced Taxation Module for the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA P6) course provided through Aim Professional Academy and the EU Direct Taxation module for the ADIT. Franklin is also a member of the Board of Examiners of the Faculty of Law at the University of Malta. Franklin also delivered employment law, company and business law training to public and private bodies as well as in-house training. He also published other articles on the international tax journal EC Tax Review published by Kluwer Law International with his very latest article entitled: ‘Tax Transparency for Intermediaries: The Mandatory Disclosure Rules and Its EU Impact‘ (2018) 27 EC Tax Review, Issue 4.

Moreover, Franklin pursued the course organised by the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners entitled ‘Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act’ and successfully passed the exam prescribed by the Malta Financial Services Authority. In view of his experience, Franklin’s main practice areas include local and international and Maltese tax law, corporate and trusts law, financial services, digital economy and virtual currency, blockchain, intellectual property and employment law.

Dr Dirk Urpani joined CSB Group as Legal Counsel and Business Advisor and CSB Legal as Legal and Compliance Associate in October 2020. Dirk graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2017 and was subsequently admitted to the Bar in March 2018. Dirk just graduated with a Master of Arts in Financial Services from the University of Malta. During his studies Dirk was a legal trainee in the International Tax Department of a Big Four audit firm. Following his graduation, Dirk moved to the legal and compliance department of a leading mid-tier audit firm. He went on to hold the role of Compliance Officer within a local VFA Agent and formed part of a boutique law firm.


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Event Details

Day 1: 25/03/2021

Start time: 14:00 CET

End time: 17:15 CET

Venue: Online Live Session

Phone: +356 27555560 / +356 77555560