Notice on the use of Electronic Signatures

The Malta Business Registry clarifies that the use of electronic signatures by the general public for the submission of documents to the Registrar is possible in accordance with EU legislation, specifically Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic…

The MBR Strategic Plan 2020 – 2025 Launch

Today the MBR launched its strategic plan for 2020 – 2025. This Strategic plan was structured around the understanding that the MBR’s role and responsibilities have been broadened as it serves additional business interests besides being Malta’s business registry. It will take significant restructuring for the MBR to establish itself as a key stakeholder and…

Important Notice to Subject Persons and Administrators of Legal Organisations

Act XVII of 2020, amending the Second Schedule to the Civil Code (hereinafter referred to as the Second Schedule) has been published on 11th August 2020. This notice is being brought to the attention of all subject persons and administrators of legal organisations. By virtue of these amendments, the functions of the Registrar of Companies…

Update – Online Filing of Annual Return BO Confirmation

According to Legal Notice 247 of 2020, the Annual Return - BO Confirmation is required to be filed within 42 days from the made up date of the Annual Return. This Form can no longer be uploaded as part of the Annual Return process but instead can be uploaded from Online Filing - Form Beneficial Owners. Failure to submit…

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS OF PUBLIC COMPANIES

The Companies Act (Public Companies - Annual General Meetings Regulations), 2020 is applicable to those public companies (hereinafter referred to as “company/companies”) whose annual general meeting was due during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Such regulations apply to those companies who have more than six (6) shareholders and due to the closing of certain venues and…

Disqualified Directors and Disqualification of Directors

The Registrar of Companies would like to inform the general public that by virtue of Act No. XXXI of 2020 Article 142 and Article 320 of the Companies Act have been amended. A person that has been convicted of any of the crimes affecting public trust or of theft or fraud or of knowingly receiving…

Companies Act (Shipping and Aviation Cell Companies) Regulations

The Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses issued new regulations under the Companies Act entitled the Companies Act (Shipping and Aviation Cell Companies) Regulations. The purpose of these regulations is to create a new structure to be used by companies operating in the shipping and aviation field by means of cell companies. After the…

Notice to Officers – Beneficial Owner Forms

Changes to the Companies Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017 (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Regulations’) will become effective following the entry into force of Legal Notice 247 of 2020. This notice is being brought to the attention of all company officers and provides an overview of the regulatory changes being introduced. When submitting…

The MBR publishes its 2019 Annual Report and Financial Statements

The Malta Business Register (MBR) has published its Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ending 31 December 2019. The report provides an overview of the activities and work performed throughout the year by the MBR. Furthermore, the report includes a summary of the performance of the Registry during 2019 as well as…