Acquarius Trust Group provides a fast and efficient formation services for Gibraltar companies.   As licenced trust and company managers, depending on your requirements – we can of course provide a number of of other support services including Directors’ services (see Directors Services), Accountancy and tax services (Please see accounting servives).


Formalities for a Private Limited Company in Gibraltar

A Gibraltar company can usually be incorporated within 3-5 working days upon name approval; where shelf companies are utilised these are ready to use within 24 hours and urgent same day incorporations are also available.

Governing legislation is the Gibraltar Companies Act 2014 providing a modern legal framework for all aspects of corporate formation, structure, management and winding up procedures.


Company Types Permitted in Gibraltar:

  • A company limited by shares (public or private)
  • A company limited by guarantee with or without share capital
  • An unlimited company, with or without share capital

Foreign companies may establish a branch office/place of business in Gibraltar by registration under Part X of the Companies Act.

The minimum number of shareholders is one. Corporate and nominee shareholders are permitted potentially enhancing shareholder confidentiality.

A sole director is permitted and may be resident in Gibraltar or elsewhere. Corporate directors are also permitted.

Minimum authorised share capital is £100 although the standard is £2,000. There is no maximum capitalisation.

A registered office must be maintained in Gibraltar where the Statutory Books are kept, although meetings of shareholders and directors may be held anywhere in the world. Private companies may dispense with the requirement to hold annual general meetings.

Companies have an obligation to file:

  • Annual Returns
  • Annual Statutory Accounts
  • Annual Corporation Tax return

Where we incorporate a company we will almost always be appointed as registered office and Company Secretary (see Company Secretarial Services).  We also have a team of experienced qualified and part qualified client accountants who can take care of all of the obligations relating to accounting and tax. (See Accountancy and payroll Services)

Getting the right advice on company formation & administration in Gibraltar can be challenging. Contact the Acquarius Trust Group to find out more about how we can help you meet those challenges.