Course Outline

This course will provide participants with a review and a better understanding of the applicable law and practice on Foundations in Malta.

Who should attend ?

This course is aimed at notaries, lawyers, other professionals and their staff and all other persons who wish to receive practical and updated information on foundations under the Second Schedule to the Civil Code.

Two social purpose foundations enrolled in terms of the Voluntary Organisations Act will benefit from one complimentary place each on a first come first served basis. (Submission of the certificate of enrollment with the application is required).


A certificate of attendance will be issued to all participants who attend the lectures.

Venue and Dates

Institute of Legal Studies Tuition Centre, 19/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432

13th, 15th, 22nd & 27th May; 3rd June, 2013

Participation Fee

€ 130 per participant; Special student fee € 60; cheques payable to Institute of Legal Studies Malta


If you are interested kindly use our online registration form.

Programme :

Session 1 – Monday, 13th May, 2013; 1500-1800hrs
Lecturers : Dr. Max Ganado; Dr. Liana Micallef
Legal Persons and the Second Schedule to the Civil Code
The Classification of Organisations
Registered and Unregistered Organisations
Foundations Pre 2008
The Definition and Classification of Foundations (Post 2008)
The Players within a Foundation

Session 2 – Wednesday, 15th May, 2013; 1500-1800hrs
Lecturers : Dr. Max Ganado; Dr. Rebecca Micallef
Purpose and Private Foundations
Creating and Registering a Foundation
Voluntary Organisations

Session 3 – Wednesday, 22nd May 2012; 1500-1700hrs
Lecturers : Ms. Amanda Agius; Dr. Max Ganado
The Fiscal Treatment of Foundations
The Role of the Courts in Foundations

Session 4 – Monday, 27th May, 2013; 1500-1800hrs
Lecturer : Not. Dr. Annalise Micallef
Foundations as Commercial Entities : Anathema to their Nature ?
A Notarial Overview of Practical Issues and Problems

Session 6 – Monday, 3rd June 2013; 1500-1700hrs
Lecturer : Dr. Max Ganado
Foundations Workshop : Drafting a Deed of Foundation; Preparing the Application Documents to Register a Foundation; Forms

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