Registration for seminar

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Funding of Terrorism:  A Practical Approach for Notaries.


The seminar will feature speakers who will address various practical issues faced by notaries on a daily basis related to AML compliance.


The seminar will be held on Wednesday 21st November between 09:00 hrs and 12:30 hrs. at the Grand Hotel Excelsior, Floriana.


Sample Topics and typical queries that will be addressed

The ‘How’s and What’s’ of Customer Due Diligence

Is it enough to run a sanction screening search?

Customer and Transaction Risk Assessment: Do I really need to do this? How and on whom?

Automated software tools: Meeting the AML obligations more efficiently and effectively

Record Keeping: Do I need to keep all these documents?

STRs: When – How – Why …and what next?

Customer Acceptance Policies and AML manuals: Do sole practicing Notaries need to have these too?

Business Risk Assessment: Does this apply to notaries too?

National Risk Assessment 2018: the results

The changes in the AML Directives and FIAU implementing procedures


During this course, the sharing and discussion of  personal experiences of both speakers and participants  will ensure a better learning experience for all attendees.


The seminar will also include:

  • A networking coffee break
  • A Q&A session



Ms. Joanne LaCava

Dr. Malcolm Mallia

Guest speaker – re Automated software tools for AML compliance

Guest speaker – from FIAU Malta


Attendance fee: €30 incl of VAT


A certificate of attendance will also be given to those who attend.


Payments can be made by bank transfer to


Bankers: APS Bank, Republic Street, Valletta.

Account No: 4136932001-1

IBAN: MT76APSB77013000000041369320011

Kindly insert your NAME, SURNAME, and ‘AML NOTARIES’ in the transaction narrative.


Malcolm Mallia

Malcolm is the Founder of LEXCO compliance where he actively supports the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance team in all legal matters relating to AML and customer due diligence. The compliance team, which has extensive practical experience in AML/CFT, supports subject persons including CSPs, Fiduciaries, Accountants, Auditors, Notaries, Legal professionals and Real Estate Agents in all their AML compliance obligations such as development of AML manuals, procedures and policies, CDD and risk assessment tools.

Malcolm is a warranted advocate and holds a Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Malta, a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accountancy and business management from the same University, and an MBA from Henley Management College (UK).

He has been involved in the field of compliance for the last 20 years supporting organisations become compliant to their relevant industry and legal standards.

Malcolm is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Malta in the Faculty of Economics, Management and Accounts, a member of the Chamber of Advocates and an ISO 9001 auditor. Malcolm is also an MFSA approved Compliance officer for CSPs and Trustees.

Joanne LaCava

Joanne currently heads the AML compliance team at LEXCO. She enjoys a long banking career having spent 17 years with a leading international bank.

She is a specialised Financial Crime Compliance person, having spent the last seven and a half years of her banking career working in Financial Crime Risk and compliance. In her last  role as Financial Crime Risk Manager she was responsible for impact analysis of regulatory changes; monitoring the execution of various FCC workstreams; providing advise and assess products offered to clients; Compliance Risk Assessments as well as Compliance Monitoring and Reporting. During her career at the bank she actively participated in Reputational Risk Committees and other Risk Governance fora.

Joanne has a Diploma in Financial Services Operations and Compliance and is currently in her third and final stage of the International Compliance Association Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering having passed the first two stages with distinction.


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