We advise on the development of family offices, their governance and the transfer of a business from one generation to the next.

Being a family business ourselves, we are well aware of the economic and social contribution of family businesses hold on society, as well as their challenges. Most pressing for family businesses is the need to access finance, manage taxation and handle family governance issues.

Malta’s legislation regulating trusts and trustees is heavily based on the UK and Channel Islands model and, in the provision of their services, trustees are regulated by the MFSA. FJVA, through its sister company FJVF, advises on the most suitable trust structure available in Malta, of which there are quite a few, and naturally the tax implications arising therefrom. The team of trust officers will take on the drafting of the trust deed and related documentation.

FJVF is authorised and regulated by the MFSA to provide trustee services. It is authorised to provide fiduciary services, act as a trustee in the case of Malta trusts and act as a qualified person in the context of a foreign trust where the trustee is not licensed by the MFSA.FJVF is also licensed to act as an administrator for foundations, in line with the legislation in Malta which offers – uniquely worldwide – trusts and foundations simultaneously.

FJVF, advises on the most suitable trust structure available in Malta.