Corporate Law


Corporate law, or company law, is the backbone of modern business and it is therefore of paramount importance for every enterprise to take on board quality advice in relation to corporate matters. At Chetcuti Cauchi we offer an array of corporate law services, catering for small businesses to large multinational corporations alike, in all their corporate law requirements which may arise from time to time.

Maltese Corporate law

The Malta Companies Act of 1995, Chapter 386 of the laws of Malta, stands as the primary piece of corporate legislation in Malta. The Act is largely based on common law principles, but has also over the past years been brought in line with the relevant EU directives.

The Malta Registry of Companies, housed under the auspices of the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), is the regulator for the day-to-day matters relating to companies in Malta. Together with the MFSA, the Maltese Registry of Companies is committed to Malta’s growth as a prime European financial centre, as well as safeguarding the interest of the public in all matters relating to corporate law. To this effect, our clients can rest assured that they are dealing with reputable, commercially aware authorities.

Companies are the preferred method for international business to be conducted. Maltese companies are considered to be useful, flexible vehicles for a number of reasons; they can be formed within quick turnaround times, capital requirements are low, bank accounts can be held in third countries and business can be easily conducted internationally. Consequentially, the Maltese Registry of Companies has seen significant growth and played a pivotal role in Malta’s emergence as a leading financial centre.

Cypriot Corporate Law

Cypriot Law provides for clear and precise provisions in relation to company incorporation up till dissolution. This well-organised procedure of structuring and organising a company has been instrumental in making Cyprus the attractive market it is today. At Chetcuti Cauchi we have carried out extensive research and familiarised ourselves with Cypriot legislation and procedures. Therefore, we are able to assist various clients with their daily administration issues and conformity with corporate legislation in relation to any corporate matters. 

Our Corporate Law Practice

Enterprises are well aware that company law stands as the backbone of modern business. Thus, they seek sound advice in relation to corporate law matters. Chetcuti Cauchi may provide assistance and advice in regard to a vast variety of corporate law matters, from the daily running of the company to matters of regulatory compliance.

Chetcuti Cauchi acts as a one-stop shop for businesses, with our well-established Corporate Service department focusing on providing a holistic range of company services, including Malta company formation, official company secretarial assistance, back office administration services, tax compliance, accounting and auditing services. 

Our Corporate lawyers are well equipped to provide advice on all matters relating to corporate structuring, general corporate transactions, mergers and acquisitions, share transfers, agreements between shareholders, drafting of memoranda and articles of association, divisions, and re-organisations, whether or not motivated by tax planning considerations. The firm also provides advice relating to issues of corporate governance and general company law matters under Maltese company law.

Our Company Lawyers

Our Corporate Law lawyers at Chetcuti Cauchi work hand in hand with other practitioners in the firm to provide a holistic, seamless service that caters for all our corporate clients’ needs. Our firm is distinguished for providing cost-effective and efficient company incorporation and company administration services in Malta and Cyprus. We have helped a large portfolio of companies in the setting-up and maintenance of their companies, and have assisted various clients in making the right choice of jurisdiction, type and name of company, and ensured that such companies are compliant will all local company law and regulations, whilst guaranteeing that the structure remains in line with the client’s business objectives.

Our clients will benefit from our corporate lawyers’ wealth of expertise in establishing tax-efficient structures to suit the client's particular requirements and their skill at identifying and resolving legal issues and providing effective solutions for scenarios involving  general corporate law matters, personal and corporate tax, franchising, intellectual property, employment law, secured transactions, immigration, corporate finance, banking, real estate and leasing, environmental law, international trade, securities law and personal wealth management.

We also provide additional services which include corporate compliance and company secretarial services for private and public companies, setting up of brick-and-mortar or online business operations, formation of local and international companies, corporate finance, group restructuring and liquidations.

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Key Contacts

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056411

Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker

Senior Partner, Corporate, Tax & Immigration

+356 22056122