International Client services

    Key Contacts

    Malta offers various citizenship and residency by investment programmes aimed at high net worth individuals wishing to obtain a second citizenship, tax residency or relocate to a dynamic English speaking EU country. The Malta Individual Investor Programme, the Malta Residence and Visa Programme, the Global Residence Programme and the Residence Programme Rules offer options for both EU and non-EU nationals wishing to base their operations in Malta and/or benefit from other advantages.

    Our team render a holistic approach offering integrated solutions across related financial and business affairs that range from group holding or trading companies, funds, finance companies to trusts, foundations, residence schemes and the citizenship programmes, Malta has been providing international clientele with a strong, reliable and efficient base of operations for a number of years.

    A short clip with more information about the Malta Residence and Visa Programme can be found here.

    BTI Management Limited is the corporate service provider within the Nexia BT Group, duly registered to act as Corporate Service Provider (CSP) by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Such a license gives an added seal of recognition to our professional status and reaffirms our approach.  The license entitles the company to:

    • Incorporate companies or other legal entities;
    • Act as a director or company secretary or a partner in a partnership; or
    • Provide a registered office, business or administrative address or other related services.

    We have a wide range of contacts in areas such as property consultancy, legal advice, independent financial advice and private banking; with whom we are able to make introductions for client’s specific requests to ensure the relevant expertise.

    Nexia BT provides a comprehensive portfolio of services to international clients which are also extended to facilitate any specific requirements the customer may have in Malta. Our services in these areas encompass:

    Company formation and incorporation

    Nexia BT’s team of corporate services administrators provides enterprise support functions to assist clients and their businesses in the formation of companies and their legal requirements. We assist in the drafting of ad hoc Memorandum and Articles of Association for their specific commercial exigencies and also act as their representatives for the incorporation of their company in Malta.

    The principal Maltese legislation regulating companies and commercial partnerships is the Companies Act 1995, which to a large extent, derives its basis from UK legislation. The Maltese Companies Act defines the types of corporate entities or commercial partnerships that may be established and regulates the manner in which their affairs are to be conducted.

    The Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) houses the Registry of Companies where all commercial partnerships including companies are registered irrespective of what type of activities they carry out.

    More information about company incorporation in Malta can be found here.

    Fiduciary services

    As licensed mandataries, we can provide an added level of confidentiality to the shareholders of Maltese companies.

    Company secretarial services

    We assist companies to fulfill their statutory obligations under Maltese company law.

    Assistance in opening of bank accounts

    With our extensive experience in dealing with local banks, we can assist both companies and individuals in opening bank accounts in Malta.

    Tax planning and tax restructuring

    Our tax experts help clients identify local tax planning opportunities and avoid potential pitfalls. Our services relate to direct and indirect taxes in Malta, as well as assistance with the Maltese tax refund system.

    Click here to read more about the Tax Advisory Services we offer.

    Corporate and Personal tax advice

    Our firm provides corporate and personal tax advisory practice, focusing on the provision of tailored advisory services for high net worth individuals and owner managed businesses.

    Click here to read more about the Tax Services for local businesses and their families.

    VAT consultancy

    We assist clients with all communication relating to their requirements with VAT in Malta. These include forwarding of the necessary documents to have the charter approved together with ensuring general compliance in respect of VAT return preparation and submission.

    Acting as ‘authorised agent’ under the programme for acquiring citizenship in Malta

    Nexia BT, through its partner Karl Cini, is an accredited agent for the Malta Individual Investor Programme, also called Malta Citizenship by Investment Programme. The firm guides clients through the thorough diligence process together with the completion of the requested document up to the final submission of the application whilst liaising directly with Identity Malta on their behalf.

    A short clip with more information about the Malta Individual Investor Programme can be found here.

    Advice and assistance in relocating to Malta

    We offer advisory services and assistance to clients willing to relocate to Malta and help them explore the best residence programmes or retirement schemes options to suit their particular circumstances.

    Click here to read more about how you can relocate to Malta with our help.

    Assistance in yacht ownership structures

    Nexia BT offers a comprehensive service to yacht owners and managers. Our consultants can channel you through the planning of international tailor-made tax efficient structures and the legal and tax advice involved, from the simple ownership of a leisure yacht to the ship and yacht registration in Malta, large scale commercial ownerships on as well as finance, insurance, and issues related to crew and manning.

    Read more in the attached document about registering of yachts and the commercial yacht code.

    Assistance in aircraft ownership structures

    Similarly, we also provide expertise with a portfolio of services in connection with the aviation industry in Malta including tax structuring, incorporation of the appropriate corporate set ups and the registration of aircraft. Additionally, we offer support in respect of aircraft mortgages, coordination of aircraft financing transactions and administration and can act as the resident agent in Malta on behalf of aircraft owners and operators.

    Read more about the Maltese aviation industry in the document below.

    Aviation industry in Malta

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    Read more about regulations strengthening Malta’s aviation framework by clicking the document below.

    Revamped regulations strenghten Malta’s Aviation framework

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    Through our membership with Nexia International, we have the extended facility to offer our clients access to professionals around the world who can provide country-specific services as their needs dictate.