Malta is situated in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily, Italy.
Maltese companies engaged in international trading and/or holding activities are normal, taxable, onshore limited liability companies registered in Malta in terms of the Companies Act, 1995 and are the same limited liability companies that can be used for any activities, whether domestic or international or both.
Maltese companies are particularly tax-efficient corporate vehicles and can be (and have been) advantageously utilized in a virtually unlimited variety of:
- trading, commercial and service activities in any sector; particularly in the provision of commercial, management, technical and other services, group treasury operations and the international purchase and sale of goods; and/or
- holding activities, including the holding of shares in other companies, intellectual property rights, loan rights, bank accounts and other assets, whether tangible or intangible, movable or immovable
A minimum of one director is required and corporate directors are permitted. Details of director are on public records. A minimum of one shareholder is required. Details of shareholder are also on public record but anonymity can be retained by using nominee shareholders.