Acumum — Legal & Advisory
Immigration and HNWI
Whether you are moving to Malta for work, retirement or just plain old enjoyment, Malta has something to offer everyone. We can advise and assist individuals on, depending on your individual circumstance, the most appropriate application and basis upon which to apply for residency and immigration, as well as in respect of taxation, business infrastructure and operations. Click here for more information on immigration and HNWI.
Aviation, highlighted by the Maltese government as a growth industry, is actively encouraged with the provision of very attractive fiscal benefits. As a highlighted industry, Malta has undergone some significant changes in order to encourage the aviation industry. Click here for more information on private aircraft.
Public and private law
Dr Andreas O’Shea is head of the Public & Private Law department of Acumum. The PPL department specialises in the following areas of law: EU law (freedom of movement, employment and residence); human rights (refugee law, nationality, residence and fair trial issues); bribery and corruption; crime (drug and human trafficking, extradition, money laundering, international terrorism and war crimes); and state and corporate responsibility. Click here for more information on public and private law.
Acumum can assist you in either establishing or relocating an existing business to Malta. We can advise and assist both businesses and individuals on, depending on your individual circumstances, the most appropriate structure in respect of taxation, immigration, business infrastructure and operations. Click here for more information on relocation/retirement.
Malta offers individuals attractive options for ensuring tax minimisation and asset protection — both at the income level and in asset protection — in return for choosing Malta as the place to conduct their affairs. From wealth management to estate planning, from trusts to high earners to high-net-worth individuals, there are a number of fiscal benefits available to individuals. Click here for more information on taxation.
Malta's Trusts and Trustees Act of 2004 is modelled upon the UK law of trusts (Jersey) — providing assurance and peace of mind for international settlers and beneficiaries. Trusts in Malta provide a flexible estate and commercial planning method for both private individuals and commercial applications. Furthermore, Malta is now seen as a secure, accessible and regulated region for trusts and their administration. Click here for more information on trusts.
Undoubtedly, one of the most important and far-reaching decisions you can make is to how best to protect and secure your assets for yourself and your future generations. Although Malta is essentially a civil law jurisdiction, due to it being a past colony of England, it has adopted common law in as the basis of many of its commercial laws, and English law applies where the law of Malta is silent. Click here for more information on wealth management.
Malta has encouraged the registration and use of the Malta Flag by both commercial ship and yacht owners, through the investment and improvement of both administrative services and the maritime infrastructure on Malta. Under the Malta flag, a vessel may be provisionally registered for six months — this may be extendable for up to one year — during which time all documents and full registration must occur. Click here for more information on yacht registration.