Republic of Malta

General information

Especially after its accession into the EU in 2004, Malta has developed into a dynamic and fast growing financial centre with over 50 double tax treaties.

Malta’s location is ideal for conducting international business and it offers various advantages. It is an English speaking jurisdiction with economic stability.

Currency: Any
Language: English
Type of law: Civil law and Common law
Type of Company: Limited Liability Company

Principal Corporate Legislation:

The Companies Act (1995)

Holding securities, intellectual property, immovable property, for commercial and trading activities, shipping, I-Gaming, securitisation, financing among others

Trading Restriction:


Company name:

Restrictions: similar or identical to existing company name

Language of legislation and corporate documents:

Taxation: Participation Exemption for holding companies and a low effective tax of up to a maximum of 5% on trading activities
Annual license fee: Annual fee of EUR270 payable to the Registrar of Companies

Double Tax Treaty Network:

Party to double tax treaties with more than 50 countries and includes all EU Member States, North African Countries and Members of the Commonwealth.

Registered Agent / Office:

Must maintain a registered office address in Malta
Members: Minimum number: Two
Publicly accessible records: Yes

Disclosure of Beneficial Owner:

Not publicly available
Directors: Minimum of one director
Location of meetings:  Anywhere
Secretary: Local or qualified: No restriction
Share capital:

Permitted currency: Any
Minimum capital requirement: EUR1,800
Shares can be held on a fiduciary capacity

 Annual Reporting: Must file Annual Return and Audited Annual Financial Statements


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