GANADO Advocates recently attended a public consultation session in Malta promoted by the European Commission in the EU Member States. The Commission is again examining the feasibility of introducing a Directive on the cross-border transfers of registered offices of companies as a way of further enhancing freedom of movement and establishment within the whole Community and simplifying business relocation within EU territory, invariably an onerous and difficult process. The purpose of the consultation is to procure more in-depth information on the costs currently faced by companies transferring their registered office abroad and on the benefits that could arise as a result.