Malta Company Formation

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Company Formation in Malta


Malta is a very attractive destination for foreign investors wanting to expand or set the grounds for new companies. BridgeWest offers tailored solutions for clients who want to incorporate a company in Malta. 

BridgeWest provides company formation in Malta. Our assistance includes:

-      - drawing up the Articles of Association that can be signed through Power of Attorney (Maltese laws require powers of attorney for any public notary proceedings);

-       -  drawing up documents for company incorporation in Malta: specimen signatures, identification copies, application form required by the Maltese Company Registration Office;

-       -  arranging public notary proceedings (All procedures for company incorporation are done in front of a Maltese public notary);

-       - providing a registered office in Malta on demand; the registered office serves as headquarters for the company in Malta and it will be made public;

-       - setting up a bank account for the company in Malta; BridgeWest will help in setting up the share capital bank account, as well as a current bank account once the company is incorporated.

-      -  recommending a Maltese accountant, as accounting services are needed for new businesses in Malta

The most common types of companies in Malta

- private limited company in Malta – The Maltese private limited company is the most common type of company because it only requires a shareholder and a director, who can be an individual or a legal entity. The minimum share capital for a private limited company in Malta is approximately 1,200 EUR. All private limited companies must have a secretary.  Shareholders are held accountable for the company’s obligations and debts to the extent of their share contribution. The shares of private limited companies cannot be traded on the Maltese stock exchange.

- public limited company in Malta – The Maltese public limited company is required to have at least one shareholder, one director and one secretary. The shareholders of a public limited company in Malta are held liable for the company’s debts and obligations to the extent of their share contributions. The minimum share capital for a public limited company in Malta is approximately 47,000 EUR and the shares can be transferred or traded on the stock exchange.

- Maltese Branch, Subsidiary or Representative Office- Foreign companies are allowed to set up separate enterprises from the parent company, where the foreign company will be a shareholder in a Maltese company. Foreign companies can also open extensions of the parent company in Malta.

Taxation in Malta

The corporate tax in Malta is 35%.

The standard VAT rate in Malta is 18%, but reduced rates of 7% apply in tourism services and 5% apply to certain products.

The taxes on distributed profits in Malta range between 0 and 10%.

BridgeWest is also able to offer ready-made Maltese companies and VAT registration.

Please contact us for more information about how to open a company in Malta and prices. 




Articles on Company Formation in Malta

Types of companies in Malta

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The Registry of Companies of Malta

The Registry of Companies of Malta is regulated and forms part of Malta Financial Services Authority. The institution handles company and partnership registration, irrespective of what activity type they will carry out. The Registry of Companies of Malta is a public institution ensuring access to in ...

Guide to Company Incorporation in Malta

1. What is the minimum share capital of a Private Limited Company in Malta ? The Private Limited Company is designated for small to medium sized businesses therefore the minimum required capital is as low as 1.200 EUR. 2. What is the minimum share capital for a Public Limited Company in Malta ? Mal ...

Paying Taxes in Malta

  1. What is the corporate tax in Malta? Companies that are registered in Malta are subject to a corporate tax rate of 5%. This percentage applies to the worldwide income and may be credited or abolished for foreign investors by the incentives of the Double tax Treaties signed all over the year ...

VAT in Malta

1. What is the VAT in Malta? The standard VAT rate in Malta is 18% and is usually levied on supply of goods and services, intra-community acquisition of goods in Malta and imports from outside the European Union. However, a reduced VAT rate of 7% is charged on accommodation, while electricity, confe ...

Why Invest in Malta

Malta attracts an impressive number of foreign investors every year from healthcare, electronics and logistics-based services. Some of the main investors in Malta are from UK, Germany, Italy, France and Spain. Malta was ranked 27th most networked economy in the world by the World Economic Forum and ...

Company Liquidation in Malta

BridgeWest handles company liquidation in Malta. For more information, please contact us. There are two ways a company may be liquidated in Malta: voluntary or involuntary, according to the Company Law. A company from Malta may be dissolved and then liquidated, if that is the general decision o ...

Register a Non Profit Organization in Malta

The Maltese foundations and associations are regulated by the Second Schedule of the Maltese Civil Code. An association opened in Malta is an organization between three or more persons with defined objectives to be reached through the dedication of efforts and resources by them and ot ...

Nominee Director in Malta

 The Maltese private limited liability company public limited liability companies are administrated by one or more directors. The identity of one of the major individual in the company can be replaced with the name of a nominee director, usually appointed by a shareholder, the bank or a lender. ...

Set up a Company in Malta

Malta offers an encouraging environment for establishing a new business due to a permissive legislation structure. Many investors, domestic and foreign, are interested in setting up a company in Malta, as this country offers many incentives for starting any type of company, being a place open for ec ...

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We guarantee a cost-efficient solution for full company setup, bank account and VAT registration

Meet us in Valletta

Call us now at +44 203 287 0408 to set up an appointment with our lawyers in Valletta, Malta. Alternatively you can incorporate your company without traveling to Malta.

As a BridgeWest client, you will beneficiate from the joint expertize of local lawyers and international consultants. Together we will be able to offer you the specialized help you require for your business start-up in Malta.