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…

Notice by the Registrar of Companies

The Malta Business Registry would like to bring to the attention of subject persons and interested parties the publication of Legal Notice 199 of 2021 which was issued on 30 April 2021. By virtue of this Legal Notice, the Malta Business Registry (MBR) is now considered as a supervisory authority in terms of Regulation 2…

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…

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…