The Malta Companies Act specifies the process of company formation and incorporation in Malta. The process in itself is straightforward, and applications submitted to the Registry of Companies containing all the required company documentation, information and share capital requirements may be registered within a day or two of receipt and satisfaction of requirements established by Maltese Law.
A company is set up through the drafting and registration of its Memorandum of Association. The Company Law in Malta does not inhibit non-Maltese shareholders, directors and company secretaries from opening a company in Malta, nor does it restrict the types of activities that the new Maltese company can carry out (presuming that such activity is legal). It is important to keep in mind that Local Authorities such as the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), or the Malta Gaming Authority (MGA) may regulate certain activities. Contact us if you are unsure whether the activity you wish to register is regulated in Malta.
Maltese registered companies require at least one director (who may also act as the company secretary in certain cases and also the shareholder). While it is possible for a body corporate to act as the director of the Maltese company, an individual must fill the role of Company Secretary.
A registered Malta company is also required by law to submit an annual return to the Registrar of Companies, and to audit annual financial statements.
Michael Kyprianou (Malta) offers a one-stop-shop approach for your company setup and management service needs. This means that our office will be your single point of contact for all company related matters, thus offering peace of mind as we will take care of the necessary steps and liaison with government entities.