Malta offers fund domicile a strong regulatory framework and the highly attractive tax regime. This, coupled with the ‘light-touch’ approach adopted by a business-sensitive and responsive Regulator, has made Malta an attractive fund domicile globally for both hedge funds and UCITS funds.
Through our corporate, tax and regulatory expertise, we offer advice to investment fund managers and administrators on a broad range of issues from promotion through to formation and fund structuring, assistance with the collective investment scheme/investment services license application, launching of the fund, passport rights from and to Malta, on-going liaising with the Regulator and day-to-day business.
Besides providing specialist advice on investment funds and servicing, we regularly advise our clients on a number of financial services issues, whether arising as one aspect of a particular transaction or whether a client is seeking to obtain a licence to carry out a regulated activity. We are aware of the importance of determining whether an activity would constitute a regulated financial services activity and are positioned to provide assistance in such respect.
We advise clients in the banking sector, assisting with loan documentation, syndicated loans, loan participation, collateral and securities enforcement, confidentiality as well as the provision of banking services over the internet. Furthermore we offer guidance on EU passport procedures affecting the cross-border financial services sector.
The firm has experience in both the establishment and re-domiciliation of insurance companies and protected cell companies in Malta and can offer advice on regulatory requirements during the setting up of the insurance business and during the on-going operations thereof.