Corporate Compliance and Secretarial
WDM International can assist any client, whether an individual or a corporate entity, in doing business in and from Malta. We will provide clients with a tailor made service which best suits their business needs. Malta companies provide effective solutions to one’s group structure, be it an investment company, an asset holding structure, an international trading Malta company, an aircraft owning Malta company, a sea vessel owning Malta company, a captive insurance company or remote gaming companies. Malta’s extensive network of double taxation treaties and its EU fully compliant robust regulatory framework and Malta tax legislation makes it a reputable business and financial centre.
WDM International has the required commercial and corporate expertise to allow our clients to focus their energies on strategic issues and their most profitable core activities.
To this end through our fully owned group entites, we can assist our clients in the following areas:
- company setup and formation;
- providing our premises as a registered office to establish a legal presence in Malta;
- corporate governance, risk and compliance;
- dealing with the necessary formalities at the relevant authorities in Malta during the vetting of any licence application process;
- drafting prospectus and offering memorandum;
- tax consultancy and compliance services;
- business support and back office services;
- opening and administration of bank account;
- company liquidations.
At WDM International we also offer practical and authoritative advice to businesses of all sizes, from those with a qualified company secretary, to those in which the company secretary is also the accountant, office manager or even the managing director. We work both with Malta companies and international companies doing business in Malta.
Through our wholly-owned company, WDM Fiduciary Services Limited, the team can:
- provide a company secretary or directorship services;
- provide trust and fiduciary services;
- arrange for the convening and recording of general meetings;
- attend to all filing with the Registrar of Companies (wherever possible filing documents electronically).
At WDM International we can incorporate all types of Malta companies. Moreover our network of overseas firms assists with the establishment of companies outside Malta. At WDM International we also provide advice on all company law related issues, duties and responsibilities of directors, statutory compliance and corporate governance.
WDM Lex Advisory assists clients with the incorporation of Malta companies as well as ensuring that the company is fully compliant with its obligations under Maltese company law. Our clients range from local businesses to foreign investors interested in conducting business in Malta.
We can offer all the required legal advice with respect to all aspects of Maltese corporate legislation. To this end our extensive experience in the provision of corporate law consultancy and assistance, has proved essential in advising on matters pertinent to company incorporation and re-domiciliation of corporate entities as well as corporate re-organizations, cross border mergers, and liquidation proceedings, amongst others.
At WDM International we also provide consultancy to companies and their directors and officers regarding the entire range of corporate governance, fiduciary duties, compliance, director and officer liability issues. Likewise, we advise creditors and financially troubled entities in relation to insolvency, bankruptcy and forced re-organisation proceedings. We are increasingly involved in advising licensable and licensed entities such as funds and credit institutions as to their obligations under Maltese company law and other more specific financial services legislation.
Aside from the setting up of any structure we seek to assist clients in the annual maintenance of the structure through the necessary back office and administrative support. Clients are advised on international corporate and tax structures on the basis of a joint approach and in close collaboration with our international tax practice.