Malta has become a very attractive company registration destination because of the tax advantages and legislation on foreign investments it offers. Foreign enterprisers can select from a wide variety of companies when opening a business in Malta. The available types of legal entities to be registered in Malta are:
Foreign enterprisers looking to develop a small scale business have the possibility or registering as sole traders in Malta. Foreign companies can incorporate subsidiaries or branch offices under very advantageous conditions in Malta.
The most important documents related to company registration in Malta are the Memorandum and Articles of Association. If the Memorandum will contain provisions about the establishment of the company, the Articles of Association are the documents containing all the information about the company:
Maltese public companies must also add documents related to all the start-up costs and a description of any special advantage granted during the formation process. Considering the Memorandum and Articles of Association are very important it is recommendable to request the services of Maltese agents in company registration to draft them.
The video below presents the main steps required to register a company in Malta:
Once the documents have been prepared they will be submitted with the Registry of Companies in Malta. The requirements for opening a company in Malta are:
All Maltese companies must have at least one secretary. The private company must have at least one director, while public companies must have at least two directors.
The company registration procedure is completed once the company has obtained its business license and has registered for taxation and VAT with the Maltese authorities.
For assistance with the company registration procedure you can contact our Maltese agents.