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Entrepreneur Legal Toolkit

Start Date
Dr Adrian Cutajar
4 Hours
Course Level
Certificate of attendance
No Specific requirements


What is it about?

This course aims to

  • define who is an entrepreneur under Maltese law.
  • analyse the various legal and corporate vehicles available to an entrepreneur operating in or from Malta
  • establish and consider the duties, rights, and liabilities of an entrepreneur under Maltese law
  • consider different ways in which an entrepreneur can raise finance and their treatment under Maltese law.
  • analyse the key features of Maltese contract law
  • analyse the Maltese legal implications of day-to-day situations an entrepreneur faces.
  • establish the existing strategies to which an entrepreneur may resort to. which are the steps which need to be followed under Maltese law?


Who is it for?

This course is for Entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, lawyers, accountants, students, chiefs of staff and core entrepreneur team members wishing to familiarise themselves or otherwise obtain a deeper understanding of the Maltese legal implications applicable to entrepreneurs.


What will I gain?

Participants will gain an understanding of the Maltese legal implications applicable to entrepreneurs. This applies to both start-ups as well as established companies the entrepreneurs will be taking over. Strategy and planning are essential to success in the entrepreneurial world. This course is the legal toolkit for all entrepreneurs planning to establish themselves in Malta, already operating in and from Malta, or otherwise wishing to expand or diversify their business interests in Malta.



Course session:  2pm – 6pm

Our trainer is a Lawyer and Consultant specialising in Corporate Law

Course Notes included







Course Programme

  • Who is an entrepreneur under Maltese law?
  • Should an entrepreneur trade in his own name or through a corporate vehicle?
  • Which are the different corporate vehicles available to an entrepreneur under Maltese law?
  • Which are the key legal risks which an entrepreneur faces?
  • What are the duties, rights and liability of an entrepreneur under Maltese law?
  • Raising of finance: (a) private equity/venture capital; (b) initial public offering; (c)initial coin offering
  • Promotion and selling - Key aspects of Maltese contract law
  • Legal aspects of day-to-day situations: (a) renting office space; (b) recruiting staff;(c)providing a regulated service; (d) the Maltese court/arbitration system.
  • Which are your exit strategies if something goes wrong? How can you wind up or liquidate your business interests in Malta?


Trainer Bio

Adrian is a financial service professional focusing extensively on corporate law, regulatory and compliance matters. He acts as compliance officer and company secretary for license holders authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as well as international groups established in Malta. He also acted as company secretary of Global Capital plc., a financial services group (including its Maltese regulated subsidiaries), listed on the Malta Stock Exchange. Adrian holds doctorate in-laws from the University of Malta and a specialisation, at Masters Level, in financial services.

Since 2003, he led and consulted on various MFSA applications, listings, corporate financing transactions and company re-organisations. His core competencies include provision of regulatory and compliance consultancy, corporate and commercial structuring together with company secretarial services. Adrian is also a co-founder and executive director at Artio, a boutique firm based in Malta providing corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to regulated entities and international companies with a presence in Malta. Before co-founding Artio in 2012, Adrian held senior positions within an established Maltese law firm, and acted as Head of Legal and Compliance at Global Capital plc.

Adrian coordinated and presented training sessions covering corporate law subjects and sits on the Investment Business Sub-Committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (Malta).


*Disclaimer: Kindly note scheduled dates and times are subject to change. We will do our best to avoid re-scheduling, however, in the unlikely event that this occurs, new dates/times will be discussed with applicants.


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