Doing Business in Malta
Malta offers significant advantages to foreign entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals and investors seeking an attractive yet safe business environment. Malta’s positive approach to business promotion and development and high European / Mediterranean standard of living make the Island Republic a destination of choice for relocation of business and personal residence.
Doing business in Malta mean operating in a full member of the European Union, and a primary gateway into Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Since membership in 2004, Malta has developed healthy business ties and beneficial fiscal agreements with other EU member states. Malta is a also member to the Schengen treaty.
Malta acts as the European platform for international commerce, providing a business-friendly environment, legal certainty, high-level professional advisors, a skilled workforce, a modern telecommunications infrastructure and a lower overall operating cost.
Our team enjoys a wealth of experience in assisting the development and continuation of business in Malta. We have established familiarity with both start-up firms benefiting from local subsidies and tax breaks, and larger investments, joint ventures or mergers of companies in Malta. Our multi-disciplinary team of lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and relocation specialists have assisted key clients to take up alternative residence in Malta for business, study or tax purposes. Our team has assisted personnel to take up residence in Malta, buy property in Malta and settle down in Malta with the benefit of having local expertise to cushion the discomforts of adapting to another lifestyle.
Through the adoption of a holistic approach, the team at Chetcuti Cauchi covers the legal, financial, tax and practical aspects to investing and doing business in Malta. We have advised foreign nationals, private companies and multinational corporations on the benefits of basing their international business activities in such a reputable yet versatile jurisdiction, providing solutions on the most cost-efficient way of doing business. An added advantage is the facilitation that the firm provides in order to get access to European Union funding and also local incentives offered by the Government to encourage the growth of business in Malta. Set ups in the following industries are particulary encouraged and supported: pharmaceutical, high-tech, software development, IT services, renewable energy, gaming, digital games development and telecommunications.
Chetcuti Cauchi is geared at providing professional advice beyond conventional corporate and commercial concerns. Our lawyers work closely with other practitioners in the firm and are skilled at identifying and resolving legal and financial issues. We provide effective solutions for scenarios involving personal and corporate tax, franchising, intellectual property, employment law, secured transactions, immigration and relocation, corporate finance and banking, real estate and leasing, environmental law, international trade, securities law and personal wealth management.
Our dedication to a comprehensive approach means that the team provides corporate compliance and company secretarial services for private and public companies, formation of local and international companies and assists in the setting up of brick-and-mortar or online business operations, corporate finance, group restructuring, liquidations and, where required, the acquisition of licenses and permits and commercial litigation.
Investment and Business in Malta