NOTICE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC – Provision requiring public access to BO information declared invalid by the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The Registrar would like to bring to the attention of the general public that the Court of Justice of the European Union in its ruling delivered on 22nd November, 2022 stated that :-Article 1(15)(c) of Directive (EU) 2018/843 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 amending Directive (EU) 2015/849 on…

Beneficial Ownership experts from EU convene in Malta for experts working group

Valetta, 26 October 2022 - The EU Global Facility on Anti-Money Laundering and Countering theFinancing of Terrorism (EU GF-AML/CFT) on Wednesday launched the second meeting of itsExpert Working Group on the topic of “Beneficial Ownership Registers as CompetentAuthorities”, in cooperation with the Malta Business Registry (MBR). Gathering 19 experts from 12 EU Member States, the…

Malta has been chosen to host Corporate Registries Forum Annual Conference next year

Malta, through the Malta Business Registry, will be hosting the Corporate Registries Forum Annual Conference. This was announced during the CRF AGM which was organised in the Maldives and is currently being chaired by the United Kingdom. The Corporate Registries Forum is an association of international corporate registries with the aim of providing members with…

Signing of an agreement between the Malta Business Registry and the Department of Accountancy within the University of Malta

The Malta Business Registry and the Department of Accountancy within the University of Malta signed an agreement that shall establish greater collaboration and cooperation between both parties. The aim of the agreement is to set grounds for mutual assistance particularly related to research material and information related to the study units or dissertations organised or…

Advise to Companies to provide adequate electronic mail address

English Version :- As communicated through a Notice published on 28 January 2022 - https://mbr.mt/2022/01/28/legislative-amendments-introduced-by-act-lx-of-2021/ - Act LX of 2021  introduces the requirement for companies to indicate their electronic mail address in the memorandum, in terms of article 69(1)(d) of the Companies Act. The scope behind this amendment is two-fold. Firstly, electronic communication serves to…

Malta taken off the FATF Greylist

Malta was voted off the Financial Action Task Force grey list on Friday. Much-awaited news that restores trust in the Maltese jurisdiction. A lot has been achieved in a short span of time particularly in relation to the FATF Action Plan which introduced new means of doing things that provide businesses with peace of mind…

The MBR’s connection to the Beneficial Ownership Registers Interconnection System (BORIS) signals a complete readiness to share data from its fully populated Beneficial Owners Register on an EU level

Malta, through the Malta Business Registry (MBR), has become amongst the very first EU Member States, together with only two other jurisdictions (as at 08 June 2022), that have connected successfully to the BORIS. The latter is a decentralised system interconnecting the central national BO registers and the European e-Justice Portal through the European Central…

Malta Business Registry becomes a member of the Corporate Registers Forum 

The Malta Business Registry has officially become a member of the Corporate Registers Forum, an association of international corporate registries.  The aim of the Corporate Registers Forum is to provide members with the opportunity to keep abreast with the latest developments in corporate business registers internationally as well as it serves as a platform to…

Legislative amendments introduced by Act LX of 2021

(For Maltese version please scroll down) Act LX of 2021 introduces various amendments to the Companies Act (Chapter 386 of the Laws of Malta) hereinafter referred to as ‘the Act’. The following amendments came into effect on 30th October 2021 by virtue of Legal Notice 417 of 2021: The transposition of Directive (EU) 2019/1151 of…