Trustees and other Fiduciaries


An overview of the law and regulation of Trustees and other Fiduciaries in Malta. Maltese law allows for the regulation of trustees in Malta for both natural and legal persons. The tri-partite relationship between the trustee, settlor and beneficiary is based on a fiduciary relationship.

Main Legislation

Trusts and Trustees Act Cap. 331
Trusts and Trustees (Amendment) Act 2014
ACT No. XXXI of 2017

Subsidiary Legislation

S.L. 331.01 Trusts and Trustees Act
S.L. 331.01 Trusts and Trustees Act (Fees) Regulations
S.L. 331.02 Trusts and Trustees Act (Exemption) Regulations
S.L. 331.03 University Research, Innovation and Development Trust (Exemption) Regulations
L.N. 22 of 2013 - Creativity Trust (Exemption) Regulations
L.N. 14 of 2015 – Trusts and Trustees Act (Registration of Notaries to act as Qualified Persons) Regulations, 2015
L.N. 15 of 2015 – Trusts and Trustees Act (Notarial Trust Deeds Registration, Conservation and Access) Regulations, 2015
L.N. 257 of 2015 - Trusts and Trustees (Maternity Leave Trust) Regulations
L.N. 324 of 2016 Trusts and Trustees Act (Protected Disability Trusts) Regulations, 2016
L.N. 373 of 2017 Trusts and Trustees Act (Register of Beneficial Owners) Regulations, 2017
L.N. 384 of 2017 - VARIOUS FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWS (AMENDMENT) ACT 2017 - (ACT NO XXXI OF 2017) - Commencement Notice

Related Legislation

Malta Financial Services Authority Act Cap. 330
Companies Act Cap. 386
Professional Secrecy Act Cap. 377
Civil CodeCap. 16
Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act Cap. 55
Securitisation Act Cap. 484
S.L. 330.07 Distance Selling (Retail Financial Services) Regulations
Financial Institutions Act Cap. 376