Payments made to the Registry of Companies

Kindly note that with effect from 1st July 2019, any payments in relation to the Registry of Companies Agency (ROCA) which are erroneously deposited to the Malta Financial Services Authority’s (MFSA) bank account will no longer be accepted and will be returned by the MFSA to the originator net of any applicable bank charges.  All…

Online Filing of Annual Accounts

Company annual accounts may now be filed with the Registry of Companies through the Registry online system. The submission of the accounts which are duly signed and dated as prescribed by the Companies Act may be made by authorised users of the Registry online system, being either directors, the company secretaries or individuals specifically authorised…

Declaration on Beneficial Owners

Companies and other commercial partnerships registered in Malta prior to 1st January 2018 are required, in terms of regulation 8 of the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017, to set up their own register of beneficial owners by the end of June 2018. These companies are furthermore required to submit to the Registrar…

Issue of shares for consideration other than in cash – Capitalisation of Loans

The attention of company directors and company practitioners is being drawn to the provisions of article 73 of the Companies Act which are applicable also to cases where an amount due by a company to shareholders or third parties, as loans or other credit amount, is capitalised through the allotment of new shares. As regards…

Important Notice to company directors and company service providers

Attention is drawn to the recently issued Legal Notice regarding information on the beneficial ownership of commercial partnerships. The Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 will come into force on 1st January 2018 and will implement the relevant provisions on beneficial ownership information of Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of…

The Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 – Registration of new companies as from 1st January 2018

As from 1st January 2018 the documents to be delivered to the Registry of Companies for the registration of a new company are to include a declaration, in the form prescribed (Form BO1), containing information on the beneficial owners of the company. This declaration is to be signed by two of the proposed directors of…

Information on Reliability of Registered Documents

All documents and statutory notices submitted by companies for registration are signed/authenticated by the signature of a director or company secretary of the company. Documents and statutory notices are received by the Registrar of Companies in good faith. The company officer signing is responsible for the content of the document. It is a criminal offence…

Change in Fees

Please note the following fees as amended by the Companies Act (Fees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2017. Applicable as from 20 July 2017. Every copy per sheet (regarding order of documents)€0.50 Certificate regarding true copies: in unbound form€5 Certificate regarding true copies: in bound form €10 For a certificate regarding the directors of a company (list of…