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Starting a business in Malta

Legal Forms of Companies

Private Limited Liability Company (LTD)
Number of partners: Minimum 1 shareholder, maximum 50 shareholders.
Capital (max/min): Approx. EUR 1,165 minimum with at least 20% to be paid upon subscription.
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the partner is limited to the amount of the capital contributed.
Public Limited Liability Company
Number of partners: Minimum 2 shareholders, maximum 50 shareholders.
Capital (max/min): EUR 47,000 minimum with at least 25% to be paid upon subscription.
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the partner is limited to the amount of the capital contributed.
Sole Trader
Number of partners: 1 partner
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: The liability of the partner is unlimited.
General Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners, maximum 20 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: Each partner is personally and indefinitely responsible for the debts and other commitments on behalf of the company.
Limited Partnership
Number of partners: Minimum 2 partners, maximum 20 partners.
Capital (max/min): No minimum capital required.
Shareholders and liability: At least one of the partners is responsible personally and indefinitely for the debts and other commitments on behalf of the company. Sleeping partners' liability is limited to ther contribution.
The Competent Organisation
Companies should be registered at the Registry of Companies, which is under the guidance of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA).
 
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