Malta Start-ups

Malta Start-Ups

Start-ups in Malta

Whether you are an entrepreneur or an investor, start-up ventures offer unique opportunities. As an entrepreneur, launching your own business lets you pursue projects that you are passionate about, shape and influence the industry that you are interested in, and enjoy the challenges and rewards of independence. As an investor, start-up businesses offer the opportunity of high return on investment as well as the satisfaction of nurturing fledgling enterprises into mature market leaders.

However, start-ups offers just as many challenges and risks as they do rewards and opportunities. The entrepreneur must operate outside the comfort zone of pre-established institutions and procedures, learn new skills without any formal training, and of course pay the bills. The investor, on the other hand, has to contend with high risks of failure, as well as find ways of exercising control and influence without inhibiting creativity.

Malta Start-up Advisory Services

Our Malta Start-Ups practice group acts as a trusted partner for both entrepreneurs as well as investors in the start-ups sector. The practice leverages the firm's expertise in a number of legal fields which are key to successful start-ups, namely; intellectual property, corporate law, contract law, ICT law, tax and corporate finance. This has positioned the firm as an ideal partner for various players within the start-ups ecosystem, ranging from enterprising inventors whose only asset is their bright ideas, to fledgling micro-enterprises, well-established businesses launching new ventures or entering the jurisdiction for the first time, or, on the other side of the equation, venture capitalists, business angels, private equity funds and other financiers.

Some of the questions which our Malta Start-ups practice can help you to answer are the following:

Advising Malta Start-up Entrepreneurs:

  • How do I manage my intellectual property?
  • How do I monetize my ideas?
  • How can I retain control over my business while attracting external investors?
  • How do I manage my contractual relations with collaborators, employees and suppliers?
  • What opportunities are there to obtain public funding?
  • Should I reward my employees with equity in the venture? How do I go about it?

Advising Investors in Malta Start-ups:

  • What are the most suitable corporate structures via which to invest?
  • How do we generate a return on investment in a tax efficient manner?
  • How can we influence the start-up?
  • What are the procedures to take this company to a public offering?
  • How do we structure our financing arrangements?

Our Malta start-ups practice also helps clients to avail themselves of the various synergies that the firm has built up with authorities and other bodies over the years. Malta offers various opportunities both for the entrepreneur as well as for the investor, and our on the ground expertise and familiarity with the jurisdiction is a valuable asset.

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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056111

Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner, Corporate, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056122