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Legal Aspects of VFA

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Registration Time: 13.15
Session Time: 13.30 - 16.45 including a 15-minute coffee break 
Speaker: Dr Jessica Borg 
Venue: Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar
 
Topics on Agenda
• Introduction to the VFA framework
• Regulation of VFA Agent
• The role of the VFA Agent in relation to Issuers and Service Providers
• The legal aspects underlying an initial VFA offering (ICO) in terms of the new framework
• The different roles and their involvement in an initial VFA offering (ICO)
• VFA service providers: the licensable activities
 
Speaker's Profile
Jessica pursued her studies at the University of Malta first obtaining a Bachelor of Laws with Italian, followed by a Diploma of Notary Public and subsequently, graduating as a Doctor of Laws with a thesis in the field of contract law. She is currently in her final year of a Master of Arts in Financial Services course at the University of Malta for which she is researching her dissertation entitled ‘The use of distributed ledger technology and smart contracts in the financial services industry: legal implications and possible applications’. She has completed study units relating to law of obligations, trust law, the regulation of banking, EU financial services law, advanced company law matters, and the local legal framework of financial services, among others. She has also successfully obtained a Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law and Management and recently successfully sat for the Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act exam both under auspice of The Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.

After a two-year experience exposed to the practice of a local law firm specializing in the civil, commercial and private law service lines, Jessica joined Grant Thornton in 2015 focusing predominantly on the corporate, trusts, compliance, capital markets, regulatory and licensing fields. She is responsible for the drafting of various contracts relating to the same areas, providing legal support in the drafting of public offering documentation, carrying out legal and regulatory due diligence on regulated entities, advising on corporate restructuring and regulatory compliance, drafting of license applications in the financial services sector, providing support of a legal and regulatory nature to licensed companies, and works alongside the tax and advisory teams providing legal input for projects and business plans.

Jessica is also a member of the Malta Chamber of Advocates.

 

 

Participation Fees 
MIA Members: €35.00
Non-MIA Members: €70.00
Retired Members: €15.00
Students: €20.00

Audience

Auditors, accountants and lawyers

CPE Hours

3 hours Core

Speaker
Jessica Borg

23
January 2019

Legal Aspects of VFA

(M1921)

Organized By: The Malta Institute of Accountants
Type of Event: Seminar

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2019-01-23 13:30:00 2019-01-23 16:45:00 Europe/Malta Legal Aspects of VFA The session will introduce the Virtual Financial Assets (VFA) framework, highlighting the regulation relating to the VFA Agent and the role of the VFA Agent in relation to Issuers and VFA Service Providers.  The legal aspects underlying an initial VFA offering (ICO) in terms of the new framework will be addressed.  The session will delve into the different roles and their involvement in an initial VFA offering (ICO) and will provide an overview of the licensable activities and the regulation of VFA Service Providers. Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar, The Malta Institute of Accountants
Wed, 23 January 2019
13:30 - 16:45
Location
Lower Ground, Tower Training Centre, Swatar,
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