Notice on the Filing Procedure Applicable to Annual Financial Reports under the European Single Electronic Format

In terms of the applicable regulation on the European Single Electronic Format (“ESEF”)[1] issuers must prepare Annual Financial Reports (“AFRs”) containing financial statements for financial years beginning on or after 01 January 2021 in a single electronic reporting format. This Notice being issued by the Malta Business Registry (“MBR”) should be read in conjunction with…

Enhancing communication between Businesses and MBR

Today, The Malta Business Registry in collaboration with The Malta Chamber held a conference as part of SME Week 2021 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Economy and Industry entitled ‘Meeting Compliance Requirements’. The CEO and Registrar, Dr Geraldine Spiteri Lucas, said that the MBR’s mission is to provide businesses with peace of…

The Malta Business Registry publishes its 2020 Annual Report

The Malta Business Registry has published its Annual Report and Financial Statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2020. During 2020, the Malta Business Registry focused on the enhancement of due diligence processes and legislative frameworks that safeguard the Maltese jurisdiction whilst ensuring an accurate Registry.  Moreover, the Malta Business Registry implemented all MONEYVAL…

Notice to Company Service Providers regarding the Company Service Providers Act

The Registrar of Companies would like to bring to the attention of the Company Service Providers and the general public the recent amendments that took place in the Company Service Providers Act and how this will impact on the operations of the Malta Business Registry (MBR). Kindly note the below: Processing by the MBR Persons…

Share Transfer Notice

The Commissioner for Revenue and the Registrar of Companies would like to notify that, in respect of share transfers and changes in issued share capital/voting rights of companies and other commercial partnerships where applicable, or  transfers of interests in partnerships, requiring registration by the International and Corporate Tax Unit (ICTU), all relevant documents should be…

Notice to Liquidators with respect to pending winding up

The Registrar of Companies would like to remind liquidators that Article 322 of the Companies Act provides that where a company is being wound up, whether by the court or voluntarily, and such winding up is not concluded within twelve months after the dissolution of the company, the liquidator shall, within thirty days from the…

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…

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…