MAR Forum

Market abuse has long been a focus area for legislators and financial services regulators, and given the ever-increasing regulatory complexities, the need for greater discussion of common challenges being faced by market participants has become clearer than ever. We are therefore delighted to invite you to the Ganado Advocates MAR Forum, which aims to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about key issues, trends and best practices in the market.


13:30 Coffee & registration
14:00 Welcome & opening address

A bird’s eye view of the Market Abuse Regulation
Nicholas Curmi (Partner, Ganado Advocates)

14:15 So you’re an insider, now what? Consequences of being placed on an insider list
Beppe Degiorgio (Associate, Ganado Advocates)
14:40 Observations from onsite inspections to issuers – best practices and common pitfalls
Francesca Grech (Senior Analyst – Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA)
15:05 Coffee break
15:35 Fitting market abuse in a firm’s corporate governance framework
James Farrugia (Partner, Ganado Advocates)
16:00 Panel discussion

Key topics for investment firms

Moderated by:
Nicholas Curmi (Partner, Ganado Advocates) 

Claudia Rausi (Head of Compliance, Rizzo, Farrugia & Co (Stockbrokers) Ltd)
Michael Galea (Chief Operating Officer, Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Services Limited)
Anneliese Grixti (Senior Manager (Market Oversight, Legal & Policy) Capital Markets Supervision, MFSA)

16:45 Panel discussion

Key topics for issuers

Moderated by:
Beppe Degiorgio (Associate, Ganado Advocates) 

Emma Grech (Company Secretary, PG plc)
Graziella Bray (Company Secretary, APS Bank plc)
Francis Galea Salomone (Company Secretary, Go plc and BMIT Technologies plc)

17:15 Closing address

Nicholas Curmi (Partner, Ganado Advocates)

17:30 Networking drinks


Francesca Grech
Senior Analyst


Anneliese Grixti
Senior Manager

Francis Galea Salomone
Company Secretary
GO plc
BMIT Technologies plc

Beppe Degiorgio
Ganado Advocates

Claudia Rausi
Head of Compliance
Rizzo, Farrugia & Co (Stockbrokers) Ltd

Emma Grech
Company Secretary
PG plc

James Farrugia
Ganado Advocates

Michael Galea
Chief Operating Officer
Calamatta Cuschieri Investment Services Limited

Graziella Bray
Company Secretary
APS Bank plc

Nicholas Curmi
Ganado Advocates

Registration fee

Early bird rate of €40 (incl. VAT) until 10th April 2023, after which the full rate of €50 (incl. VAT) will apply.


The Phoenicia, Malta

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