Thursday, 15th April 2021


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The webinar will focus on the CSP Reform, the implementation of Act L of 2020 entitled the 'Company Service Providers (Amendment) Act' and the provision of practical guidance and information about the new authorisation process involving all warranted professionals and other individuals who were previously exempt from the Company Service Providers Act, 2013. It will also explain the implications of the reform for those currently registered as Company Service Providers.

The Authority encourages interested participants to register by filling in the form below by not later than Monday 12 April 2021. Following successful registration to this webinar, an email will be sent to the registered participants on Wednesday 14 April 2021 with a link to join the webinar.

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1400hrs CSP Reform - Building a Compliance Culture

Emily Benson - Head, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

1420hrs Implementation of the CSP Reform

Angela Thorns - Senior Analyst, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

1440hrs Authorisation Process

Jessica Agius - Analyst, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

1510hrs Coffee Break
1520hrs Q&A Session

Alison Cortis - Senior Technical Expert, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

Petra Camilleri - Senior Manager, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

1620hrs Closing Remarks

Emily Benson - Head, Conduct Supervision MFSA


Head, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

Emily Benson

Emily Benson was appointed Head of Conduct Supervision in March 2020. Emily is a UK regulatory lawyer with over 30 years of experience in the Financial Services sector. After qualifying as a solicitor in private practice, her career has included senior positions with the UK’s financial services regulator, then the FSA, and in-house with a high profile bank and a leading insurer. She has also worked for private firms and with a global consultancy firm. Her clients have been from all retail sectors and she is highly experienced in all forms of regulatory investigations and reviews, including leading reviews commissioned by the FCA under its skilled persons regime. Recently as Department Head in a leading UK law firm, she has advised on all types of regulatory processes including authorisations, compliance and corporate governance requirements for investment firms, intermediaries and banks and has led complex investigations and remediation projects. In addition to leading the regulator’s cross sectoral supervision of conduct, Emily will be continuing the regulator’s supervision of trustees and corporate service providers.

Senior Manager, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

Petra Camilleri

Petra Camilleri graduated with a Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta and is currently undertaking a Masters of Laws with specialisation in commercial and corporate law with the University of London. She joined the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) in 2012, forming part of the Trustees and Company Service Providers Supervision Team which is now within the remit of the Conduct Supervisory Unit since 2015. She was involved in the transposition of the provisions of the Fourth and Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive in so far as they relate to the beneficial ownership information of trusts and the setting up of the Trusts Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Register. She was also involved in the development of the regulatory framework applicable to Trustees of Family Trusts, as well as other legal and regulatory drafting projects relating to trusts and trustees.

Senior Technical Expert, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

Alison Cortis

Alison Cortis holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta and later on obtained the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma in International Trust Management. She started her professional career over twenty years ago in the private sector with an international company specialising in the administration and management of trusts. She also worked with a local investment firm specialising in brokerage. Alison is the Senior Technical Expert within Conduct Supervision at the Malta Financial Services Authority. She joined the MFSA in 2010 and has since been mainly involved both in the supervision of Trustees and Company Service Providers, as well as managing the team and ensuring that the team was able to deliver in a timely and efficient manner. She is currently involved in the amendments to be carried out to the regulatory framework applicable to Trustees and the one applicable to Company Service Providers, providing technical assistance and/or training to staff and participating together with senior management in meetings held with national and international stakeholders.

Senior Analyst, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

Angela Thorns

Angela Thorns is a Senior Analyst within the Conduct Supervision function at the Malta Financial Services Authority and forms part of the team responsible for the implementation of the reform to the Company Service Providers Act. She graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 2002 and advanced her academic studies by reading for a Master of Arts in Financial Services, graduating in 2004. Since 2002 Angela has practised in corporate and financial services law. Throughout her career she has worked with law firms and corporate service providers, both locally and internationally, advising on corporate, commercial and regulatory compliance issues.

Analyst, Conduct Supervision, MFSA

Jessica Agius

Jessica Agius joined the MFSA Conduct Supervision function in 2016, after graduating as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta. She forms part of a team responsible for the supervision of company service providers, trustees and other fiduciaries. More recently, she has been actively involved in the implementation of the changes to the new Company Service Providers Regime brought about by Act L of 2020, which amends the Company Service Providers Act (Cap. 529 of the Laws of Malta).

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