Malta Financial Services Sector: A Success Story
Malta is a leading European financial centre which combines high regulatory standards and rigorous enforcement with a commercial, business savvy attitude. The financial sector has achieved rapid growth since the country's 2004 accession to the EU and the island is now rightly seen as having a sound and sophisticated financial system. This has led various businesses to choose Malta as their home, including hedge funds, insurance captives, fund managers, investment services providers, credit institutions, insurance intermediaries and forex operators of various types. Thanks to its EU members, low cost and fiscal base, English speaking workforce and geographical location, Malta is very well suited to the role of international financial centre, and is particularly well adapted to serving as a platform and base of operations of businesses looking to penetrate the European and North African markets.
Our Malta Financial Services Team
Our specialised Financial Services industry group consists of a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, accountants and tax specialists drawn from our banking, capital markets, investment services, fund services, insurance, corporate, tax, and real estate practices who have an unrivalled breadth and depth of experience of working with a broad range of financial services institutions, credit institutions, insurance companies, funds and investment services companies. Our specialist expertise and financial services knowldge expertise enables our advisors to provide results-driven commercial advice to these financial entites on some of their most complex transactions and to help them address some of their most challenging business issues.
Our Legal Team advises and assists financial services operators in setting up and operate from a Maltese regulatory and legal perspective by working hand in hand with the promoters, inhouse legal and financial advisors, managers and other functionaries. Our Tax Team also advises on the most appropriate and tax-efficient structure for each particular case. Our Accounting and Finance Team advises on ongoing monitoring and compliance, best accoutning systems and procedures, historical anaysis and projections. Our professionals are also frequently requested to provide analysis papers, consultative opinions and revisions of laws anaylses to insitutions, regulatory bodies and and agencies.
Chetcuti Cauchi’s expertise and familiarity with the peculiarities of this industry coupled with our in-depth knowledge of local regulatory processes has positioned us as the advisors of choice for discerning operators seeking a one-stop shop financial services solution provider in Malta.