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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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Redomicile your company to Malta!

Introduction A foreign company may be continued in Malta without the necessity of being wound up and liquidated in the respective foreign country, provided that such foreign company emanates from a country, which is approved in Malta as being similar in nature to a company set up under the laws of Malta and provided further that such foreign company is authorised to do so by its Memorandum and Articles of Association or other instrument constituting the company. Documents Required A request is normally made to the Registrar of Companies fo...

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