ITAs Certification

The Innovative Technology Arrangements and Services Act (ITAS Act) provides for the possibility of a voluntary certification of Innovative Technology Arrangements (ITAs). ITAs would include software used to design or deliver DLT, smart contracts and DAOs. This covers inter alia any ITA supporting an Initial VFA Offering, providers of VFA Services and similar arrangements. The certificate is issued by the Malta Digital Innovation Authority (MDIA) and is valid for a period of 2 years, which is renewable.

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Where an applicant is not habitually resident in Malta, it is required to appoint a Resident Agent.

Our team at E&S Group is able to assist applicants with the provision of the below services:

  • Resident Agent;
  • Completion and submission of ITAs application forms;
  • Incorporation of a Malta Company and assistance with related corporate matters;
  • Assistance with ensuring compliance with Malta law such as with regards to AML consumer law, GDPR and employment law;
  • Assistance with the completion of the Financial Instrument Test and any other obligatory requirements under the VFA Regulatory Framework;
  • Accounting and financial reporting;
  • Patent and Trademark registration;
  • Establishing the necessary presence in Malta;
  • Referral to a network of relevant service providers.

Testimonials

"According to our experience, E&S Consultancy team is made up of well-trained and skilled professionals who are always there to satisfy your business needs with reference to Maltase law. Their work is well organized and carried out in a precise and timely manner. I look forward to continuing my cooperation with E&S Consultancy."

Giorgio Crotta & Marco Compagnino - FIDINAM & Partners

Key Contacts

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Mariella Baldacchino

Dr. Mariella Baldacchino currently sits on the Board of E&S Consultancy Ltd and RES Malta Ltd, authorised corporate service providers in Malta, and is the Managing Partner at E&S Law, a Law firm based in Malta. E&S Consultancy, RES Malta Ltd and E&S Law operate within the E&S Group. Dr. Baldacchino, a lawyer by profession with over 12 years of involvement with international businesses set ups in Malta, is responsible for the corporate and legal team at E&S Group. She is also responsible for the operations of the E&S Group including overseeing day to day operational functions and implementing decisions and strategies of the E&S Group. She read law at the University of Malta in 2005 and finalised a Master in ‘Diritto Privato Europeo’ at the University of La Sapienza Rome in 2006. In 2006 she joined a tax firm in Malta, whereby she was responsible for a varied international based client portfolio, which developed her experience on efficient tax planning, corporate law matters and client relations. In 2011, she took a senior role within a major audit firm heading the Legal Team. Her responsibilities were managing and supervising the legal team, as well as assisting with legal expertise and ad hoc problem-solving. Mariella joined E&S Group in 2016 as Senior Manager for the Corporate and Legal Department.

Mariella is fluent in English, Italian and Maltese.

Email:mariella@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Chief Executive Officer

Karl Schranz

An accountant by profession, Karl spent 10 years working for a reputable audit firm in various audit roles before joining JP Morgan Chase in London in 2005, specifically working in Credit Hybrid Derivatives. He then returned to Malta to head the corporate finance arm of a local audit firm. In 2009, together with Christian, he was one of the founding members of a Corporate Services Provider in Malta, leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Karl heads E&S’ ICO and Tokenomics department, however, his competences include advising and assisting in all MFSA licensing processes, accountancy, Token structuring, iGaming, and all aspects of corporate finance.

Karl is fluent in English, Italian, Maltese.

Email:karl@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

Legal Associate

Dr. Jade Fenech

Jade joined E&S Group as a legal associate in 2018. Before joining E&S Group she practised with a litigation firm for two years. She holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree and a Masters of Advocacy from the University of Malta and was admitted to the bar in 2019. Her primary areas of practice are corporate and commercial law, financial services and fintech.

Jade is fluent in English and Maltese.

Email: jade@ellulschranz.com

Phone:+356 2010 3020

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