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.

Malta officially no longer on the FATF grey list

On the 17th June 2022, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) congratulated Malta for the significant progress it has made in addressing the strategic Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (“AML/CFT”) deficiencies pr

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Malta removed from the FATF grey list

On the 15th June 2022, Maltese news sources revealed that following a secret plenary vote, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) voted to remove Malta from its grey list. A formal announcement of the decision is expected to be made this Fri

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Pilot regime for DLT market infrastructures

On the 30th May 2022, Regulation (EU) 2022/858 (the “Regulation”), which introduces a pilot regime for Distributed Ledger Technology (“DLT”) market infrastructures, was formally signed by the co-legislators. The Regulation lays down requir

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Crowdfunding Regulation – ESMA’s Final Report

With respect to Regulation (EU) 2020/1503 (the “Crowdfunding Regulation”), crowdfunding service providers that provide their services only on a national basis currently benefit from a transitional period that will expire on the 10th November 2

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Revised Application Forms for AIFs and UCITs

The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) has revised the application forms for applicants seeking authorisation as Alternative Investment Funds (“AIFs”) and Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (“UCITS

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Implementation of RTSs relating to the SFDR

The European Commission has recently adopted a Delegated Regulation (the “Regulation”) containing the regulatory technical standards to be observed by financial market participants and financial advisors. The Regulation should be followed when

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MFSA Report on SFDR Compliance

The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) Report on Operational and Compliance Readiness by Financial Market Participants and Financial Advisers (the “Report”) has been issued following the MFSA’s first supervision exercise into th

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Guidance Note on the Money Laundering Reporting Officer

The role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) is arguably one of the most frequently asked about topics when it comes to questions directed to the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”). In the course of answering and

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