Dr Geraldine Spiteri Lucas will delve into the new amendments to the Companies Act which are locally driven.
The second part of the presentation will delve into the digitisation initiatives emanating from the European Union in company law matters and the transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/1151. A general overview of the Mobility Directive, providing for the conversion, merger, and division of companies will be also visited in view of its transposition by Member States in the coming months.
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Dr Geraldine Spiteri Lucas was appointed as Registrar of Companies and Chief Executive Office of the Malta Business Registry in October 2021. Previously to her appointment, she used to head the Legal and Enforcement Unit and was in charge of its overall function. Dr Spiteri Lucas was instrumental to subject persons and CSPs in intricate legal issues. She was involved in the transposition of EU directives relating to company law into Maltese law and the upkeep of the Companies Act and relevant regulations. She is frequently invited as speaker in conferences on company law. She graduated as a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2010 and few months later obtained her warrant to practice in the Maltese Courts. She read Masters in European and Comparative Law, graduating in 2012. She started her career with a leading local law firm, advising local and international clients on civil, commercial, corporate, shipping and aviation law. She also represented various clients in litigation procedures before Tribunals and local Courts. She is also a member of the board of examiners for the Department of Commercial 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: 08/07/2022
Start time: 09:30 CEST
End time: 12:45 CEST
Venue: Online Live Session
Phone: +356 27555560 / +356 77555560