Wednesday 10 October 2012

Investment Services Law in Malta: Presentation

We've put up a handy presentation on the basic Maltese legislative framework for investment services on Slideshare providers. This should be useful for anyone looking for a succinct overview of the topic.

You can find the link here: Investment Services Law in Malta

You can read more about our firm's services in the area here: Investment Services law firm

Dr Charles Cassar
Malta Financial Services Lawyer
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Malta Law Firm

Friday 5 October 2012

Some recent work highlights

We've put up a very interesting section on our website. Basically we're highlighting some of the work that we've been engaged to handle over the last few months. This should be useful reading for anyone who is interesting in getting to know better what is going on with the Maltese financial services industry, how it's growing, and the kind of activity that takes place. Some of the material will be familiar to more regular readers of this blog, but there are various interesting bits and pieces such as work relating to the regulatory implications of social networks with a focus on securities trading activity. Some of the other engagements highlighted include, in no particular order:

I think the diversity of engagements serves to show how interesting and well-populated the local financial services industry has become. Get in touch if you'd like to discuss situations similar to the above.

Charles Cassar
Financial Services Lawyer
Chetcuti Cauchi, Malta

Tuesday 2 October 2012

Side Pockets in Malta Hedge Funds

We've put up a detailed publication dealing with side pockets under Maltese legislation on our website The material should be of interest to any Malta fund manager looking to use side pockets, as well as to anyone who is interested in learning more about the flexibility which Maltese hedge funds can afford.

In essence, side pockets are a mechanism which allows for the segregation of problematic assets e.g. assets which cannot be valued in an accurate manner. A side pocket involves the transfer of problematic assets to a new class of shares within the fund, i.e. a side pocket, and are thus separated from the main pool of assets.

You can find a lot more about the topic on our website 

Charles Cassar
Financial Services Lawyer, Malta
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Malta Law Firm