Regulatory compliance


Ongoing compliance with every aspect of the ever-changing and onerous regulatory landscape has become a headache for every organisation. ARQ has the capacity to assist financial services and gaming clients with a holistic compliance advisory service that covers the entire spectrum of regulated activity under Maltese law.

Understanding the detailed requirements of EU Directives and the impact they have on operations is a major challenge for regulated entities. The multi-disciplinary approach adopted by ARQ and FFF-Legal, ensures that the legal implications of the changing regulatory landscape are conveyed to the client and bespoke procedural and operational solutions are devised to ensure ongoing compliance.

  • Advisory and consultancy services to MFSA and MGA regulated entities
  • Assistance with regulatory compliance obligations
  • Ongoing operational support to Compliance Officers
  • The carrying out of risk assessments
  • Representation with regulators
  • Assistance with the completion of returns and questionnaires
  • Outsourced compliance human resources
  • Stress tests, gap analyses and internal audits
  • Review and testing of overall compliance function
  • Organisational compliance restructuring
  • Review of processes, systems, policies and procedures
  • Drafting of policies, procedures manuals and handbooks
  • Assistance with the drawing up and implementation of remediation plans
  • Assistance with business continuity plans
  • Staff training
  • Presentations to boards of directors

How we do it


The composition of the ARQ team and its collaborative arrangement with FFF-Legal make it possible to deliver a holistic compliance service that is not limited by professional boundaries. The preparation of business plans, complex periodical returns and compliance programmes, together with legal and regulatory advice, are provided by certified accountants, economists, compliance professionals and warranted lawyers all housed within the same building.

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Key Contact

Manfred Galdes

Chairman & Partner - Risk & Compliance
A lawyer by profession, Manfred Galdes is a partner of Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal and Chairman at ARQ.