Tailor-made Legal Practice
based in Malta

Personal attention is one of our hallmarks.
You are not a number for us but someone we would like to
establish a relationship with.

About us

By choice, we are a small law office. This allows us to be responsive and efficient because we know that you would like to hear from us in the shortest time possible. We are approachable and not bureaucratic.

We believe in innovative thinking because we understand that legal issues can be addressed and resolved in a number of ways. We do not work with forms and templates but for us each project is different from the other. We want you to have a tailor-made solution rather than an off-the-shelf product.

Whether you are an individual client establishing a small company or a multinational forex broker, we promise the same level of dedication by our professionals. We believe in opportunities and in giving everyone the same treatment.

van Cutsem Wittamer Marnef & Partners​


We strive to bring you the latest updates relating to
developments in our practice areas.

The Fiduciary Nature of the Trustee’s Obligations

As underlined in the Civil Code, Chapter 16 of the Laws of Malta, fiduciary obligations arise by virtue of law, contract, quasi-contract, unilateral declarations including wills, trusts, assumption of office or behaviour whenever a person (the “

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Changes to the Appendix 2B Fund Manager Return

On the 21st July 2021, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) issued a circular regarding the changes to Appendix 2B Fund Manager Return, triggered by the Investment Firms Regulation and Directive (“IFRD”). The purpose of the circ

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The Concept of Trust under Maltese Law

Although the English law concept of trust was already present in Malta since the late 1980s through the concept of ‘offshore trusts’, the first written legislation regulating domestic Maltese trusts came into force in 2004 through the enactmen

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An update on the FATF greylisting of Malta

During its last plenary session, held on the 23rd June 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) voted to insert Malta in its list of countries that have been identified as having strategic anti-money laundering (“AML”) deficiencies,

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Classes under the revised CSP Regime

The Company Service Providers Act, Cap 529 of the Laws of Malta, as revised by Act L of 2020, extends the requirement of authorisation to persons that had previously been exempted from authorisation and supervision from the Malta Financial Service

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CSP Exemption Notification

On the 16th March 2021, the Legal Notice 105 of 2021, Company Service Providers (Exemptions) Regulations, 2021 came into force. These regulations identify persons who are exempt from obtaining authorisation is terms of the Company Service Provider

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