Course Outline

Derivatives, like interest rate swaps, currency swaps, options and forward contracts are very mysterious but are being used more and more in practice in Malta, both for domestic but more so in international transactions through Maltese entities. This course will introduce the subject at a very basic level to persons who wish to understand what these contracts are and their legal implications, explaining how derivatives work and Maltese law aspects relating to derivatives.

The lecture on Regulation will address how persons entering into Derivatives are regulated in terms of EMIR and applicable Maltese Law and will address the recent developments following the financial crisis.


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who attend both sessions.

Venue, Dates and Time

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre, 11/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

Monday 1st September & Wednesday 10th September, 2014

1700 – 1900hrs including a coffee break

Participation Fee

€100; cheques are payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta


If you are interested kindly use our online registration form.


Session 1 – Monday 1st September 2014
An Introduction to Derivatives – Definitions and Maltese Law Aspects
Lecturer: Dr. Max Ganado; Managing Partner, GANADO Advocates

Session 2 – Wednesday 10th September 2014
EU Legislation applicable to Derivatives
Lecturer: Dr. Leonard Bonello; Senior Associate, GANADO Advocates

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