Circular On Market Infrastructure Matters In Relation To Brexit

Author:Mr Andrew Caruana Scicluna and Giuseppe Gigante
Profession:Camilleri Preziosi Advocates

On 5 February 2020, the Malta Financial Services Authority (the “MFSA”) published an update, following the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, to clarify issues relating to governance and reporting obligations for UK entities from 1 February 2020.

The United Kingdom has officially withdrawn its European Union membership on the 31 of January 2020. The terms of the withdrawal agreement stipulate that EU law will continue to apply to the UK, as if it was still a Member State, during the transition period from 1 February 2020 to 31 December 2020. However, UK representatives will no longer be permitted to participate in the EU institutions, agencies, or other bodies, and their governance structures, except where exceptionally justified.

This means that - and entities interacting with UK counterparties should note that - rights and obligations for UK entities under EU law...

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