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pencil CPE: To be confirmed

calendar 05 April

clock 1.30pm until 5.00pm

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

Gone are the days where providing a company-administration or management service is side activity conducted in a dodgy manner and with little to no accountability. Nowadays, Company Service Providers (CSPs) are regulated persons and required to strictly adhere to a plethora of requirements imposed by law, regulations and other rules in force. What are the main requirements to be satisfied? What is expected from key functions, such as the Compliance Officer and the MLRO? How can the Compliance Officer ensure that all of these obligations are being met? The MLRO needs to ensure that AML/CFT obligations are fulfilled at all times. In the session, we will focus on the duties of both Officers and suggest approaches how one may put together good and sustainable CSP practice. Above all, following registration, what are the various ongoing obligations?

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.

A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.

For full programme and registration form please click the pdf file below.



Target Audience

  • Corporate Service Providers
  • Officers involved in these Internal Control Functions
  • Members of regulated professions
  • Directors serving on Boards
  • Audit and accountancy professionals
  • Legal and notarial professionals
  • FinServ operators
  • Students
  • All those wishing to receive information on this subject

Attendees’ expected level of knowledge: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced



1330 - 1400 Registration

1400 - 1430 The Company Service Providers Act

1430 - 1445 MFSA Rules for Company Service Providers

1445 - 1500 Notions of System of Governance

1500 – 1515 The Compliance Officer

1515 – 1530 The MLRO

1530 – 1545 Coffee Break 

1545 – 1615 Devising a Code of Practice

1615 – 1630 AML/CFT Risk-Based Approach

1630 – 1700    AML/CFT Sector Specific Guidance


About the Speaker

By profession, Stefan J Berry is a lawyer with a Magister Juris postgraduate specialisation in European and Comparative Laws, a Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law and over 18 years’ experience in the financial services and technical industries. He commenced his professional career as a Tax and Legal Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and later joined Lombard Bank Malta plc, a well-established and reputable local retail credit institution, where he helped ABOUT THE TRAINER set up and consolidate the Compliance, Risk Management and MLRO functions. 

He then moved on to Middlesea Insurance plc (part of MAPFRE Group), where he was appointed Compliance Officer and Company Secretary to a number of insurance and reinsurance companies that passport their products and services in the European Union. Thereafter, Stefan has been serving as Company Secretary, in-house Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and MLRO with a number of MFSA-licenced institutions, authorised to passport their FinServ products and services to other EU Member States. Stefan is also currently very involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities. He also coaches newly appointed and established Non-Executive Board Directors, who function on licenced and listed entities, and serves as Board member and Vice-President to the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) and General Secretary to the Financials Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).



Tags: CSPs, Company Service Providers, Obligations