Establishment of a Branch or Place of Business in Malta
News    ·   09-01-2013

AUTHOR: Donald Vella

It may be beneficial to the activities of an oversea company to establish a presence or establishment in Malta in order to conduct its affairs within Malta. Any oversea company which establishes a branch or place of business within Malta is required to register with the Registry of Companies (the “ROC”). A notification must be submitted to the ROC within one month from its establishment.

For the purposes of registering in Malta, the oversea company is required to complete and submit a statutory form (or return) containing various details about the oversea company together with relevant supporting documentation required to validate and verify the information provided in the notification form. It is important to note that it is also obligatory to appoint an individual resident in Malta authorised to represent the oversea company for the activities of the branch established in Malta.

The statutory form (or return) must also contain the following particulars:

(i) The name under which the branch or place of business is carrying on its activities where different from the name of the oversea company;

(ii) The address of the branch or place of business established in Malta by the oversea company, and where more than one branch or place of business has been established, there shall be indicated the address of the principal branch or place of business;

(iii) The activities to be carried out by the branch or place of business established in Malta;

Upon notifying the ROC to be registered, the oversea company will also be required to pay a registration fee to the Maltese Registrar of Companies. The fee depends upon the authorised share capital of the company, and is capped at a maximum of €2,250.

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