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​

News

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

Harmonised European Regulation for Crowdfunding

On the 10th of November 2021, the European Crowdfunding Service Providers for Business Regulation (“ECSPR”) and the accompanying Directive amending MiFID II came into force, achieving harmonisation of a regulatory rulebook for crowdfunding ser

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Changes to the FIAU Implementing Procedures – Part I

On the 18th October 2021, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) issued a revised version of the Implementing Procedures: Part I (“IPs”) which are accessible from the FIAU website. Adverse Media Section 3.5.1(a) of the IPs was a

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Updated FATF Guidelines for a Risk-Based Approach for VFAs

On the 28th of October 2021, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) published a document to update and expand its guidelines intended to help national authorities to further understand and regulate Virtual Asset (“VA”) activities and Vir

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Amendments to the Companies Act

On the 26th October 2021, the Companies (Amendment) Act (the “Amendment Act”) was enacted in order to amend the Companies Act (Cap. 386 of the Laws of Malta) (the “Act”). From an overview of the amendments undertaken, it seems that the goa

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Sports Tokens in Malta

What are Sports Tokens? The ever-expanding world of cryptocurrency has recently taken its turn to enter into the popular and lucrative world of sport. News recently struck that a transfer of the highly renowned and talented football player Lionel

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What is Product Governance?

The notion behind product governance stems from the fact that investment firms which manufacture and distribute financial instruments known as products, shall act in the best interests of their investors at all stages of a product’s development

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Variation and Revocation of Trusts

The main difference between a variation and a revocation of a trust is that, whilst variation allows the power to revoke certain terms under a trust and introduce new ones, revocation allows the power to terminate the rights under a trust indefini

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The Beneficiaries in a Trust: Who is the Beneficiary?

There is no trust without a trustee. However, there is another essential party to the trust, without which the trust would be invalid: the beneficiary. The purpose behind creating a trust is to provide certain benefits to the beneficiary, that is,

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