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pencil CPE: 2.75hrs PD

calendar 29 March

clock 1.30pm until 5.00pm

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

2019 is the year of changes; with the European Union seeing a new Parliament, Commission, Council Chief and Central Bank Governor sworn in, all within a matter of few months. It is also the year of Brexit. “The complexity of the financial regulation, decision-making processes about financial market supervision and regulation have long remained obscure or presumed to most (established) FinServ operators.” European Union legislation is of paramount importance to the FinServ industries throughout the EU Member States and others who participate (directly or indirectly) in EU financial markets (RegTech, FinTech, InsurTech, Big Data intermediaries). Indeed, the majority of all policy making regarding the regulation of banks, insurance companies, investment services firms and a wide range of other financial institutions, financial market activities and financial market infrastructure in the EU is now made at EU level. It is essential for those participating and, more especially, advising regulated institutions to have a good working knowledge of the processes by which EU evolved, how it affects those institutions, activities and the general market infrastructure. This is the course that will give you keys to new opportunities, without assumptions! 

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.  Applications forms must be received by the Investing in Skills Unit at least 21 calendar days before start date of training.

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

  • Directors serving on Boards of licensed and commercial entities
  • Company Secretaries serving on the Boards of both licensed and commercial entities
  • Professionals involved in the FinServ industry (as a provider, regulator or advisor)
  • Other personnel involved in providing (corporate) managerial and / or support functions
  • Other public and private entities
  • Any other professional in a licensed entity, audit, consultancy and legal firm
  • All other persons who wish to receive information on this subject
  • People involved with legal entities and Boards
  • (Local) Policy-makers and shapers 

**Attendees’ expected level of knowledge: Beginners



1330 – 1400 Registration

1400 – 1430 EU Capital Markets Union

1430 – 1500 EU Common Market 

1500 – 1530 Evolving FinServ

1530 – 1545 Coffee Break 

1545 – 1615 EU Consumer Protection

1615 – 1700 Intro to the Digital Single Market 


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 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: EU Law, Essentials