Gibraltar Limited Company (Ltd)
A Limited company (Ltd) in Gibraltar is similar to a Limited Company in the UK or a GmbH in Austria and Germany in that it is a legal entity which is separate and distinct from the individuals who run it. For sole traders and for people in partnerships, the individuals’ personal assets are at risk if there is a claim against the organisation but shareholders in a Limited company are liable to lose only the value of the share capital to which they subscribe.
A company registered in Gibraltar must have a unique name, so registering a company in Gibraltar will protect your business name. There are restrictions on certain sensitive words. Please submit your proposed name to us and if there are any problems we shall identify them. The company must end with the suffix Ltd.
A Gibraltar company must have a registered agent who is required to keep information about the company directors and shareholders, and a registered address where all official correspondence will be sent. These are both included as part of our standard incorporation package.
A Gibraltar company only requires one person to act as a director. This person may be of any nationality, additional directors may be corporate bodies.
Only one shareholder is required in a Gibraltar company.
A Gibraltar limited company must have a Company Secretary. A sole director is not allowed to act as Company Secretary. We will provide the company secretary as part of our Corporate Administration service.
There is no minimum share capital but two shares must be issued. Companies are usually incorporated with 2000 issued ordinary shares of £1 nominal value.
A Gibraltar company can be incorporated in five days, once all information and proof of identity has been received.
A Gibraltar company must file an annual return every year. Our corporate administration service can assist with this.
Proof of Identity
As part of our due diligence we require proof of identity in the form of a certified passport copy for all directors and shareholders and proof of residency.
You do not have to travel to Gibraltar.