Why incorporate in Malta?

The Republic of Malta is situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, south of  Sicily, east of Tunisia and north of Libya.

The network of double taxation treaties to which Malta is signatory and the solid and comprehensive legislative framework which provides a sound basis for conducting business activities, particularly in the financial services, shipping and online gaming sectors, have contributed substantially to Malta’s successful development as an international business centre.

Key Benefits & Requirements

  • A highly educated, reasonably-priced English-speaking workforce, particularly in the legal, accounting, insurance, banking and maritime professions
  • Solid economic performance and continuously improving standard of living
  • Strongly committed parliamentary democracy where governments change at free elections, underpinned by a constitutionally entrenched policy of political neutrality
  • Observance of the Rule of Law
  • Low political and economic risk
  • Reliability of telecommunication systems and trouble-free accessibility from most parts of Europe
  • An extensive and well-established double-taxation treaty network with over 40 separate jurisdictions around the world
  • Membership of the European Union since the 1st May 2004, providing access to the entire EU marketplace
  • Availability of quality office and residential accommodation for lease or for sale at reasonable prices
  • Comparatively low operating costs when compared to most other European financial centres
  • Strategic location at the crossroads of three continents, serving also as Europe’s Middle Eastern outpost
  • Favourable tax regime
  • Liberal foreign direct investment regime
  • Simplified administrative procedures for acquiring necessary permits (when required)
  • Low set-up and operating costs
  • Highly qualified, well-educated and multilingual labour force (English being a national language)
  • Freedom of movement of foreign currency
  • Availability of Free Zone Area
  • Efficient legal, accounting and banking services
  • European standard of living
  • Central European Time Zone
  • Pleasant climate and agreeable topography
  • Excellent telecommunications
  • Democratic country with a free market economy
  • Political stability

Services Offered

  • Incorporation, management and administration of Maltese companies
  • Registered office, back-office and virtual office services
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Provision of directors
  • Advice on utilising Malta for international trade
  • Expert guidance on business licensing requirements
  • Online gaming consulting
  • Assistance and consultancy relating to Permanent Residents Scheme applications
  • Assistance with the acquisition, disposal and rental of Immovable Property
  • Consultancy and support services relating to Captive Insurance Companies
  • Advising on Malta trust formation and procurement of trustee services
  • In-house accounting and tax administration
  • Provision of directors and procurement of fiduciary services
  • Banking and Finance support
  • Maltese ship registration / yacht registration

Incorporate in Malta

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OCRA Worldwide announces strategic merger with Acclime

17th November 2022, Hong Kong - OCRA Worldwide (OCRA), announces today that it has completed the strategic merger with Asia Pacific’s premier corporate services provider Acclime (www.acclime.com). This is the latest step in Acclime’s active expansion as the Asia specialist in compliance and corporate services throughout the region.

Established in 1975 and led by Bart Dekker and Dharmesh Naik, OCRA is one of the industry pioneers in the corporate services sector with a full suite of corporate services from company formation, company secretarial support, accounting, and HR services. Over the past 40 years, OCRA has become a truly global business by providing very personalised services to their clients, most of whom are private investors or companies investing abroad.

From its founding base in Europe, OCRA has morphed over the past decade to focus on the faster growing markets of Asia and the Indian Ocean, and currently has teams in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, Mauritius and the Seychelles with around 80 staff. Additionally, OCRA is licensed in Samoa and the UAE to provide incorporation services to clients and referral partners.

"The high quality of the team, the interesting gateway jurisdictions of Mauritius and UAE which are important investment hubs for Africa and India, and the synergy of offering OCRA clients more services and Asian locations for expanding their business were the strategic logic for Acclime's interest in acquiring OCRA," said Martin Crawford, CEO and Co-Founder of Acclime. "We look forward to introducing OCRA’s corporate clients to our regional experts in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam," he added.

The sale of the business was managed by the corporate advisory team of Mazars in London (Paul Joyce & Fred Dearden), acting for the ultimate shareholder of OCRA, and was opened for bids. "Acclime was chosen as the preferred bidder as the team recognised the cultural similarities, with high quality, personalised services at the core," said Bart Dekker, OCRA’s Managing Director, Asia Pacific. Dharmesh Naik, OCRA's Managing Director, Middle East and Indian Ocean, added, "We are excited and delighted to become an integral part of a large international team with the established resources across Acclime's network, and to execute the transaction in line with OCRA's long term succession plan in the interest of all of our stakeholders."

OCRA will operate as an independent business unit within Acclime, supported by funding, IT and marketing initiatives that will grow the business further. Bart Dekker and Dharmesh Naik will remain running the business post-acquisition.

The transaction is subjected to regulatory approvals in several locations and Acclime is expected to complete the acquisition by the end of 2022.

About OCRA
Established in 1975, OCRA is one of the industry pioneers in the corporate services sector with a full suite of corporate services from company formation, company secretarial support, accounting and HR services. For over 40 years, OCRA has been providing personalised services to its clients, most of whom are private investors or companies investing abroad.

About Acclime
Acclime, the premier corporate services provider in Asia, helps corporate and private clients to advance their businesses and interests in difficult-to-navigate markets in emerging Asia. The company’s vision is to reinvent the corporate services sector with innovative solutions that are seamlessly delivered to the highest global standards.

Enquiries: enquiries@ocra.com