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Doing business in Malta

A selection of articles, books and online resources to help you explore the key issues for doing business in Malta.

Key data

Ease of Doing Business in Malta
Summary of comprehensive annual data collated by the World Bank giving key indicators for business and economic conditions. Includes information on typical business procedures, showing time to complete and associated costs for each step.


Malta company registration
Comprehensive guide produced by Healy Consultants explaining company structures and business entity types, fees and timelines for incorporation, accounting and tax in this jurisdiction and comparisons with other countries in the region.

Doing Business in Malta
Guide produced by the Maltese member firm of Morison KSi, KSi Malta, offering an overview of issues for organisations considering setting up business in Malta. It describes business structures, labour and personnel issues, international mobility and visas, the taxation system, banking and finance, reporting requirements, grants and incentives, and agencies providing assistance. Published in January 2019.

Malta: Guide to Doing Business
Guide published by legal firm Lex Mundi in 2018, providing an overview of the legal and business environment in Malta.

Doing Business in Malta
Guide prepared by a local firm within the UHY network which provides an overview of the relevant issues to consider when establishing a business in this country. Published in September 2015.


On our Exporting to Malta page you can find export guides, trade forecasts and economic and political updates.

Corporate governance

European Corporate Governance Institute
The European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI) aims to provide 'a forum for debate and dialogue between academics, legislators and practitioners, focusing on major corporate governance issues and thereby promoting best practice'. The ECGI website also provides a directory of national Corporate Governance Codes, Principles & Recommendations.

European Commission: Company law and corporate governance
Official news and links to EU Directives and other relevant documents.

Law and regulation

The float guide: How to float a company on the Malta Stock Exchange
Overview prepared by the International Bar Association describing the process for initial public offering (IPO) by companies. The guide explains the steps involved and offers a typical timetable.

Forums and support networks

A public-private initiative set up to promote Malta's international financial centre.

Malta Chamber of Commerce and Enterprise
A support network for promoting business and trade.

Enterprise Europe Network
Network created by the European Commission of business support organisations helping SMEs to gain access to the EU market.

Embassies and consulates

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