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    • 25 Jan 2022
    • 13:30 - 16:45
    • Online Webinar
    Register
    Registration Time: 13:15
    Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
    Speaker: Dr Robert Attard
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €40.00
    Non-MIA Members: €75.00
    Retired Members: €20.00
    Students: €30.00

    *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

    BackgrounD information

    The seminar will discuss legal provisions articulating the personal responsibilities of managers and shadow directors with a particular focus on Article 13 of the Interpretation Act and case-law pertinent to Article 13 of the Interpretation Act.

    Topics on the agenda

    • General overview of who are the officers of company
    • Focus on the responsibilities of managers and the link between the managers, the directors and the company secretary

    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

    Better understanding of the role of different managers with respect to accounting and their respective access to company information

    Target Audience

    All officers of a company
    Shareholders and Company Employees
    Company Service Providers
    Lawyers, Administrators, Auditors and those vested with corporate accounting responsibilities

      Speaker's Profile

      Robert is Partner and Tax Policy Leader, EY, Central & South East Europe, a tenured senior lecturer at the University of Malta, a fellow of GREIT and member of the European Association of Tax Law Professors. In the IBFD’s 2015-2017 General Report on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights he was described as a well-known authority broadly experienced in the practical protection of taxpayers’ rights and a prominent member of the legal practice. Having served as a panellist at the 2015 IFA Congress he forms part of a study group of the International Law Association on the “Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights” (co-chaired by Advocate General Juliane Kokott and Pasquale Pistone) and is also a member of the Supervisory Council of the IBFD/IFA’s “Observatory on the Protection of Taxpayers’ Rights”. He has served as Visiting Professor at the University of Ferrara paying lecturing/speaking visits at Queen Mary (University of London), CTL (University of Cambridge), Salerno (with Wirtshaftsuniversitat Wien and Naples II) and the University of Palermo. The Maltese Court of Appeal has described him as a leading commentator on tax law referring to his publications in its judgements. Robert developed a detailed knowledge of tax aspects of the European Convention on Human Rights drafting submissions in cases filed against France, the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Malta. Robert is a published author on tax law publishing articles in European Taxation, EC Tax Review and the British Tax Review. He has contributed to several publications including a book published by Hart Publishing, 3 books published by the IBFD and several books published by the MIM. Philip Baker remarks that ‘Single-handedly, Robert is generating the literature which explains the structure and nuances of the system in Malta. One wishes other countries had similar authors who could write similarly enticing books to explain their tax codes.” Robert has argued most of Malta's leading tax cases including landmark judgments John Geranzi v. PM (right to justice within a reasonable time), Zahra v. PM (non bis in idem), Farrugia v. PM (taxation as a violation of the right to property) and Case 160 of 2012 (tax transparency).

      EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


      3 Hours Core


      WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


      Terms and conditions  apply


      DISCLAIMER


      By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
      If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
      Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
      The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


      • 27 Jan 2022
      • 13:30 - 16:45
      • Online Webinar
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      Registration Time: 13:15
      Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
      Speaker: Ms Ruth Esposito & Ms Niamh Dalton
      Venue: Online Webinar
      Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
      MIA Members: €40.00
      Non-MIA Members: €75.00
      Retired Members: €20.00
      Students: €30.00

      *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

      Background information

      In accordance with local anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism laws, subject persons are required to implement adequate customer due diligence measures. These measures aim to reduce the risks of the subject persons to be misused for money laundering and financing of terrorism purposes. However, due diligence measures may also assist in dealing with other types of risks that include other financial crime risks such as fraud, reputational risk, and people risk. This session will address the obligations emanating from the Prevention of Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Regulations (S.L. 373.01 of the Laws of Malta) and the Implementing Procedures. Furthermore, good practice measures as well as case studies will be discussed throughout the session.

      Specific topics to be covered during the session

      • Outlining the importance of due diligence for risk management purposes.
      • The compliance factor – understanding the AML and CFT obligations vis-à-vis customer due diligence.
      • The risk-based approach and customer due diligence.
      • Understanding the difference between simplified due diligence, standard due diligence and enhanced due diligence.
      • Customer due diligence during onboarding and on an ongoing basis.

      Why is the session of relevance to our members?

      Attendees will enhance their knowledge as to what the local AML and CFT obligations in terms of customer due diligence entail. Furthermore, attendees will have a better understanding as to how customer due diligence can be implemented in practice.

      Target Audience 

      • MLROs
      • Compliance Officers
      • Board members
      • Committee members
      • Risk officers
      • Internal auditors
      • Individuals handling customer due diligence measures

        Speakers' Profile

        Ruth Esposito joined Grant Thornton in 2016 and leads the compliance function within the Firm. Her role is to ensure that the Firm is compliant with the various regulatory requirements which include matters relating to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism, data protection, independence, conflicts of interest and corporate governance. Over the years, her role expanded to cover various risk management matters whereby she implements the necessary measures and advises on aspects related to reputational risk and operational risk. Ruth is also responsible for the drafting of several internal policies and procedures and to monitor the implementation of same throughout the Firm.  Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Ruth worked with one of the big four companies in Malta whereby she was engaged on a number of projects related to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism. Furthermore, she was also engaged on a cybersecurity project in which she formed part of the project management team. During this time, Ruth had the opportunity to work in Newcastle and in London as part of a team which was engaged by credit institutions to carry out several tasks related to anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism. 
        In 2015, Ruth obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Criminology. She also obtained a Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Funding of terrorism (MQF level 5). In 2021, ​Ruth is successfully completed the Master of Science in Security Management, Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption at the University of Portsmouth.
        Niamh Dalton obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Degree in Criminology from the University of Malta in 2018. After completing her degree, she developed an interest in both the physical and financial aspects of crime. This interest developed further as she has now successfully completed the Masters Degree in Crime Science with Counter Fraud and Counter Corruption with the University of Portsmouth. Niamh started her career with the National Statistics Office (NSO) whereby she was responsible to test survey programs, allocating interviewers or supervisors to conduct surveys, collecting the necessary data for surveys and the delivery of informative presentations. Subsequently, in 2019, she started working with Grant Thornton as a Lead Associate in Compliance. Her main role is to conduct customer due diligence and to ensure that the Firm is compliant with all relevant laws and regulation such as the anti-money laundering and counter financing terrorism regime. Niamh is also involved in the risk management aspect of the Firm as she assists in the implementation of various mitigation measures pertaining to health and safety, reputational risk and operational risks amongst other matters.

        EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


        3 Hours Core


        WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


        Terms and conditions  apply


        DISCLAIMER


        By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
        If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
        Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
        The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


        • 25 Feb 2022
        • 13:30 - 15:30
        • Online Webinar
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        Registration Time: 13:15
        Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30 (no break)
        Speaker: Mr Manfred Galdes
        Venue: Online Webinar
        Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
        MIA Members: €28.00 
        Non-MIA Members: €50.00
        Retired Members: €15.00
        Students: €20.00

        *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

        BACKGROUND INFORMATION

        With the adoption of the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive and its transposition into Maltese law as from 1st January 2018, the risk-based approach in AML/CFT compliance took a new dimension – it not only became mandatory for all customer due diligence to be carried out on a risk-sensitive basis but centre stage in AML/CFT compliance was shifted onto the requirement to understand and manage money laundering and terrorism financing risk. The revised version of the FIAU Implementing Procedures (Part I) issued in July 2019 and the subsequent amendments to these rules, including those published last October, have now crystallised what subject persons are required to do to meet the regulator’s expectations. This two-hour session will not only cover the legal requirements, but practical guidance will be provided on the most effective ways in which a CRA, JRA and BRA should be conducted.

        Why is the session of relevance to our members?

        All accountants, except for those in employment, are required to apply customer due diligence on a risk-sensitive basis. This is only possible if a BRA is in place, jurisdictional risk is assessed in accordance with the FIAU implementing Procedures and every client relationship is subjected to a ML/FT risk assessment.

        Target Audience 

        All professionals and employees of companies subject to AML/CFT obligations

          Speakers' Profile

          A lawyer by profession, Manfred has over the past 20 years held leading roles in the area of regulatory and AML compliance. He leads a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the Risk Committee of HSBC Malta plc, Co-chair of the AML Sub-Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and Strategy Director of the ACAMS Malta Chapter. Manfred is the former director of the FIAU, a position he held for eight years.

          EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


          2 Hours Core


          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

          Terms and conditions  apply


          DISCLAIMER


          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
          If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
          Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
          The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


          • 2 Mar 2022
          • 13:30 - 16:45
          • Online Webinar
          Register
          Registration Time: 13:15
          Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
          Speakers: Dr Christina Scicluna
          Venue:   Online Webinar
          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
          MIA Members: €40.00
          Non-MIA Members: €75.00
          Retired Members: €20.00
          Students: €30.00

          *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

          backgroun information

          The role of the company secretary has evolved in terms of responsibilities and obligations, with the most recent changes also delving into the role taking on a regulated nature with the implementation of the CSP Act – the seminar will look into what peculiarities the role has taken on and what to be mindful of when delving into appointment.’

          Specific topics to be covered during the session

          • Who can be a Company Secretary?
          • Duties and Liabilities of the Company Secretary, including with respect to governance and considerations deriving from the new CSP Regime

          Why is the session of relevance to our members?

          The session will provide insight as to obligations and liability imposed on the company secretary in the day to day management of a Company
          What’s the link between accountants and the Company Secretary?

          Target Audience

          • Directors, Company Service Providers and Company Secretaries
          • Shareholders and Company Employees
          • Lawyers, Administrators, Auditors and those vested with corporate accounting responsibilities

          Speaker's Profile

          Christina Scicluna is an Advocate within Ganado Advocates’ corporate and fintech teams. She advises a variety of multinational clients on international corporate structures, including the setting up of Maltese entities and redomiciliations of entities, M&A transactions and assisting clients on corporate governance matters.
          Christina has also been involved in the fintech industry since 2017 and advises a number of clients on legal matters relating to blockchain, virtual financial assets and distributed ledger technology projects.

          EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


          3  Core


          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


          Terms and conditions  apply


          DISCLAIMER


          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
          If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
          Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
          The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


          • 9 Mar 2022
          • 13:30 - 16:45
          • Online Webinar
          Register
          Registration Time: 13:15
          Sessions Time: 13:30 - 16:45  including a 15-minute break
          Speakers: Dr Saman Bugeja
          Venue:   Online Webinar
          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
          MIA Members: €40.00
          Non-MIA Members: €75.00
          Retired Members: €20.00
          Students: €30.00

          *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

          Specific topics to be covered during the session

          Main changes from 2016 to February 2022 and the respective implications.

          Why is the session of relevance to our members?

          To obtain an understanding of recent changes to the Companies Act. Using this knowledge, they will be in a position to identify work practices that needs to be updated

          Target Audience

          Directors, Company Service Providers and Company Secretaries
          Shareholders and Company Employees
          Lawyers, Administrators, Auditors and those vested with corporate accounting responsibilities

          Speaker's Profile

          Saman Bugeja is an Associate at Ganado Advocates, currently working within the firm’s corporate department. Saman assists local and international clients with legal due diligence processes, mergers and acquisition and corporate restructuring. Saman also assists local and international clients with ongoing corporate and commercial work including company formations, general corporate governance and capital restructuring. Before joining the firm’s corporate team, Saman completed a rotation with the investment services and funds department.

          EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


          3  Core


          WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


          Terms and conditions  apply


          DISCLAIMER


          By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
          If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
          Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
          The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


          • 30 Mar 2022
          • 09:15 - 12:30
          • Online Webinar
          Register
          Registration Time: 09:00
          Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
          Speaker: Dr Anselmo Mifsud Bonnici
          Venue: Online Webinar
          Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
          MIA Members: €40.00
          Non-MIA Members: €75.00
          Retired Members: €20.00
          Students: €30.00

          *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.

          Topics on the agenda

          • Composition of the Board of Directors
          • Duties and obligations of directors
          • Duties and obligations of directors at different stages in the life cycle of a company

          Why is the session of relevance to our members?

          Enhance knowledge to ensure compliance with the requirements of ISA 330

          Target Audience

          Directors, Company Service Providers and Company Secretaries
          Shareholders and Company Employees
          Lawyers, Administrators, Auditors and those vested with corporate accounting responsibilities

            Speaker's Profile

            Anselmo Mifsud-Bonnici is an Associate within Ganado Advocates’ corporate team, assisting clients on various corporate matters including formation of companies, advice on corporate governance, financing and M&A.
            Anselmo also specialises in real estate and construction matters, and has assisted clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters relating to the sale, purchase and letting of real estate, as well as local and international construction projects (particularly FIDIC forms of contract).

            EVENT CPE COMPETENCES


            3 Hours Core


            WEBINARS TERMS AND CONDITIONS


            Terms and conditions  apply


            DISCLAIMER


            By Registering and/or Booking for this event, you agree that MIA will collect your information, who will be using it as per the MIA Privacy Policy for CPE Events. Please read the MIA’s Privacy Notice for CPE Events in its entirety which can be found at this link. By accepting to participate in this event you accept that MIA shall process personal data in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
            If registration is being affected by a company or other corporate entity on behalf of an attendee or the registering company or other corporate entity supplies to the MIA personal data of third parties, such as of employees, affiliates, management companies or service providers, the registering company or other corporate entity shall be solely responsible for making sure that the provision of such data to the MIA fully complies with applicable laws and the relevant person in regard to whom the data relates has been provided with the necessary information at law regarding the MIA’s processing of his personal data.
            Any information notices, consents or other applicable requirements that may be required to be fulfilled for the provision of third party data to the MIA shall be borne solely by the registering company or other corporate entity. The registering company or other corporate entity hereby fully indemnifies the MIA and shall render the MIA completely harmless against all costs, damages or liability of whatsoever nature resulting from any claims or litigation (instituted or threatened) by any third party against the MIA as a result of the provision of any third party personal data to the MIA by the registering company or other corporate entity.
            The Malta Institute of Accountants may take photos during this event. These images will be used by the Institute to share news about the event in newsletters, the Annual Report, The Accountant journal and printed publicity. Photos can also be published on MIA’s Facebook, Linkedln and Twitter. Such images may be used to publicise future events of the same nature and for reporting purposes.


                         
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