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.

Public Registry kept by ESMA relating to EMIR

On the 6th September 2022, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) issued a circular on Article 6 of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (“EMIR”) which states the following: “ESMA shall establish, maintain and keep up t

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MFSA Launches the Corporate Governance Code

On the 5th August 2022, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) launched its Corporate Governance Code for MFSA authorised entities (the “Code”). This Code came into being after a process of consultation, where many respondents wel

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The Impact of MiCA on Malta

The proposal for a Markets in Crypto-Assets (“MiCA”) Regulation provides for a sound legal framework within the European Union (“EU”), in an area which remains mostly unregulated by existing financial services legislation. Once adopted, th

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EU Regulatory Developments parallel to MiCA

On the 24th of September 2020, the European Commission adopted a Digital Finance Package, which includes a digital finance strategy, together with three legislative proposals on Digital Operational Resilience Act (“DORA”), Markets in Crypto-As

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Implementation of the Crowdfunding Regulation

On the 28th July 2022, the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) issued a circular in relation to the regulation on European Crowdfunding Service Providers for business (the “Regulation”). The MFSA announced that the EU Commission ha

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The Reasons and Scope behind the MiCA Regulation

The financial services sector is an ever-evolving field which will continue to grow and advance. This is understood by the European Union (“the EU”) and in 2020, the European Commission issued the Proposal for a Regulation on Markets in Crypto

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FIAU Update – Reporting through goAML

On the 19th July 2022, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (“FIAU”) issued a guidance document on ‘Reporting through goAML’. This document provides clarifications on the reporting process, the reporting of transactions connected to Ir

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Countdown to MiCA: The EU’s Crypto-Assets Regulation

The MiCA Proposal: Why is it important? On the 30th June 2022, the European Council and the European Parliament announced that a provisional agreement was reached on a proposal for a Market in Crypto-Assets (“MiCA”) Regulation. The MiCA propos

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CPMI and IOSCO Stablecoin Arrangements

On the 12th July 2022, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (“CPMI”) and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (“IOSCO”), published their final guidance on stablecoin arrangements confirming that the Prin

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