The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued a non-binding written opinion (the “Opinion”) in relation to case C-311/18 Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Limited, Maximillian Schrems, which is currently being deliberated upon by the judges within the Court of Justice of the European Union.
On 4 December 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “Authority”) published its Supervisory Priorities for 2020.
On 28 November 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “Authority”) issued a circular on the go live of the test environment for the settlement internalisers platform in the framework of improving securities settlement in the EU.
On 21 November 2019, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) issued a circular to clarify the classification of collective investment schemes as financial counterparties under EMIR rules.
The Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) has released two circulars on Regulation (EU) No. 2017/2402 (the “Securitisation Regulation”) following the publication by the European Commission of regulatory technical standards (RTS) in relation to transparency requirements under the Securitisation Regulation and the publication by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) of an updated set of questions and answers related to this aspect of the Securitisation Regulation (“Q&As”).
Steve Decesare, Sharon Xuereb and Maria Grima have contributed the Maltese chapter for Trademarks 2020, published by Lexology.