General information:  Malta’s location is ideal for conducting international business and it offers various advantages. It is an English speaking jurisdiction with economic stability. Malta officially the Republic of Malta (Maltese: Repubblika ta’ Malta), is a Southern European country consisting of an archipelago situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, 80 km (50 mi) south of Sicily, 284 km (176 mi) east of Tunisia and 333 km (207 mi) north of Libya. Gibraltar lies 1,755 km (1,091 mi) to the west and Alexandria 1,508 km (937 mi) to the east. Malta covers just over 316 km2 (122 sq mi) in land area, making it one of the world’s smallest states.
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)
Uses: Holding securities, intellectual property, immovable property, for commercial and trading activities, shipping, I-Gaming, securitisation, financing among others.
Trading Restriction: None
Company name: Restrictions: similar or identical to existing company name.
Language of legislation and corporate documents: English
Taxation: Participation Exemption for holding companies and a low effective tax of up to a maximum of 5% on trading activities (subject to certain conditions).
Double Tax Treaty Network: Double tax treaties with more than 50 countries and including all EU Member States, North African Countries and Members of the Commonwealth.
Registered Office: Must maintain a registered office address in Malta.
Members: Minimum of two
Publicly accessible records: Yes
Disclosure of Beneficial Owner: Not publicly available
Directors: Minimum of one director
Secretary: No restriction
Share capital: Currency: Any
Minimum capital requirement: EUR1,800
Annual Reporting: Annual return, audited financial statements and tax return.