Courses by Castille Institute

Castille Institute will be running a series of courses. ‘The regulation of cryptocurrencies and tokens within the Maltese and EU regimes’, to be held on Wednesday, will delve into the Virtual Financial Assets Act  and its correlation with the MiFID regime and highlight the main features of both regimes.

Particular focus will be on the objectives and principles of the regimes vis-à-vis cryptocurrencies, their applicability in various scenarios such as utility tokens and security tokens, and how other local laws and applicable rules all interact with one another to establish the holistic framework.

Moreover, this course will highlight the main differences between the VFAA and MiFID, provide a high-level overview of the financial instruments’ test as finalised by the MFSA and will brief attendees on the practical challenges professionals will have to contend with when attempting to apply the VFAA within a MiFID regulated jurisdiction.

The course is being delivered by Jonathan Galea and Kyle Scerri.

‘AML/CFT, your obligations under the 4th AMLD and what to expect with the introduction of the 5th AMLD’ will be held on Thursday.

Over recent years we have seen the introduction of more regulations which increase the level and onus of responsibility of Subject Persons and their respective MLROs. We are also experiencing higher levels of supervision and enforcement and consequently a larger number of administrative penalties being imposed.

The aim of this briefing session is to provide those who constitute the Subject Person’s governing body, their firm and themselves as individuals with a concise update on relevant regulatory updates, the respective implications as well as best industry practice and guidelines soon coming into force.

This seminar is being delivered in collaboration with Diligex, with Kevin Plumpton, Cynthia Borg and Antonio Ghirlando as speakers.

For more information or to book a seat, call Castille Institute on 2093 3280 or e-mail

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