Malta Private Limited Company


A private limited company can be set up in the form of two differing corporate vehicles in Malta as defined by Maltese legislation. The law provides for a choice of a private limited company or a private exempt limited company and in the main the two corporate vehicles are similar in their set up and operation with a few key differences.


Private Limited Company – Key Points

  • The objects in a private limited company can be unlimited but must be specified in the memorandum and articles of the company.

  • The private limited company must have at least one director which can be a natural person or a legal entity.

  • The company secretary of the private limited company in Malta has to be at least one natural person and cannot be the director.

  • There needs to be at least two shareholders of a private limited company up to a maximum of 50 persons.

    Private Exempt Limited Company – Key Points

  • The objects in a private exempt limited company can be unlimited but must state a primary purpose for the company and this must be specified in the memorandum and articles of the company.

  • The private exempt limited company must have at least one director which has to be a natural person. Legal entities are not permitted to act as a Director in a private exempt limited company.

  • The company secretary of the private exempt limited company in Malta has to be at least one natural person and can be the director.

  • There needs to be at least one shareholder of a private limited company up to a maximum of 50.


  • Are you considering setting up a Private Limited Company in Malta?

    When setting up a company in Malta, it is always sensible to seek advise as to which type of private limited company suits your requirements and business objectives better.

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