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How to transfer shares in a Maltese company

Maltese law requires that a company has at least two shareholders, although exemptions can be made provided that the company fulfils certain obligations.


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Incorporated Cell Companies in Malta

Malta is the only European Union member state to have established a legal framework to regulate Incorporated Cell Companies to attract insurance business to domicile in the jurisdiction.


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How to Register a Company in Malta

As a European Union member state with a gateway to Africa, there are many benefits when you are registering a company in Malta.
The island nation is a member of the Schengen zone and has a positive ‘can do’ attitude when it comes to business.


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Outsourcing Company Administration in Malta

In today’s fast and competitive business world, Malta’s entrepreneurs and companies are taking the leap to outsourcing their company administration so they can focus on growing their business. When a company transitions from a startup into a fully-fledged business, tasks that were manageable when the business was smaller suddenly become a huge burden, eating into valuable time and over-stretching resources...


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Malta Keen to Become Service Leader in Aviation

Malta is committed to enhancing its growing aviation register and is keen on becoming a service leader in aviation, Tourism Minister Karmenu Vella said this morning. He said Malta's aviation history goes back almost a century and how the country now had one of the largest aviation registers in Europe. Almost a third of the aircraft on this register are...


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Private Exempt Companies

The Companies Act, Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta (hereinafter the ‘Act’) differentiates between a private company and a private exempt company. In order for a company to acquire the status of an exempt company the following conditions should be present in the Memorandum and Articles of Association:


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Company Service Providers in Malta

Recently, Malta has enacted new regulations, Act XX of 2013 (hereinafter the ‘Act’) to regulate company service providers providing services in Malta in order to implement Act 36 of EU Directive 2005/60/Econ the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing, with respect to company service providers...


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The Role of the Company Secretary under Maltese law

Prior to the enactment of the Companies Act, Chapter 386 of the laws of Malta, (hereinafter the 'Act') a company incorporated under the laws of Malta was not obliged to appoint a company secretary, albeit the role of the company secretary was already recognised in commercial practice. The obligation to appoint a company secretary for every company incorporated in Malta was only introduced with the enactment of the Act, together with a list of duties that every company secretary was bound to be responsible for and the condition tha...


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Procedure to Incorporate a Malta Company

A Malta company may be registered with the Malta Financial Services Authority, within 48 hours of receiving all the necessary documents, on the submittal of the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the company, together with the deposit of the share capital and payment of Registry fees. The minimum share capital of a Malta company is Euro 1,165 which can be 20% paid up and the Registry fee based on the minimum share capital is Euro 245, making Malta competitive due to its low registration costs. A private Malta company requires at least one dir...


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Benefit from Incorporating a Company in Malta

Setting up a company in Malta can enable you to benefit from a variety of advantages that our country offers to non-resident who choose to incorporate their company in Malta. The following are the main benefits that Malta can offer to such companies. Taxation Benefits Malta has a full-imputation system of corporate taxation and therefore any income tax that is paid by a Maltese company is fully imputed or credited to the shareholder who receives dividends of the company, enabling the same to benefit from the full relief of economic double taxation...


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