Amendments to the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations

Authors: Annalise Papa, Stuart Firman, Saman Bugeja
Published on July 24, 2019
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Practices: Corporate, Prevention of Money Laundering
The Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners)(Amendment) Regulations (the “Amendment Regulations”) came into force on 12 July 2019 save for one provision which comes into force on 1st January 2020 as shall be seen below. These Amendment Regulations serve to amend the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations which had come into force on 1st January 2018 (the “Regulations”). Information on the scope of the Regulations is available here.

Corporate Considerations Relating to Joint Ventures in Malta

Authors: Annalise Papa
Published on November 11, 2019
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Practices: Corporate
By far the most commonly, though not exclusively, used vehicle for setting up and operating a corporate joint venture (JV) in Malta is the private limited liability company. If the joint venture parties are crystal clear on how they wish to collaborate and on the manner in which power will be wielded among them, the joint venture may be set up relatively quickly but should by no means be a rushed or thoughtless exercise. The detailed elements regulating the joint venture are commonly fleshed out in a joint venture or shareholders’ agreement (JVA). Oftentimes, the joint venture parties are keen on keeping the operational and commercial details of the venture private which is why it is useful that in terms of the Maltese Companies Act it is only certain key elements of the structure that must mandatorily be replicated into the company’s memorandum and articles of association (M&A) which enter the public domain.

Malta Company Formations

Authors: Adrian M. Gabarretta, Matthew Mizzi
Published on March 13, 2014
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Practices: Corporate, Corporate Governance, Corporate Services
Corporate services are one of the country’s key offerings. Malta has continued to develop its presence in this field for well over two decades and more than 60,000 companies have been registered in Malta.