The Maltese Companies Act contains detailed provisions on the dissolution and consequential winding up of companies. This course will analyse the two primary forms of liquidation under Maltese law: (a) Winding up by the court and (b) Voluntary winding-up. The course will also cover other essential aspects of the winding-up process; including:  (a) the roles of the liquidator, the official receiver; (b) the offences under the Companies Act concerning liquidations, (c) the proof and ranking of claims. The trainer will also consider the practical implications of voluntary winding-up.

This course is also useful for individuals looking to act as liquidators or playing an active role in the liquidations.

The course includes some case studies designed to reinforce critical topics addressed throughout the session and to illustrate how to make use of the guidance in the course notes.


Dr Adrian Cutajar is a financial services professional focusing extensively on corporate law, regulatory and compliance matters. Adrian acts as compliance officer and company secretary for licence holders authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as well as international groups established in Malta.

He acted as company secretary of Global Capital plc., a financial services group (including its Maltese regulated subsidiaries), listed on the Malta Stock Exchange as well as local banks. Adrian holds a doctorate in laws with a specialisation in financial services.  Since 2003, Adrian advised clients with respect to MFSA applications, on-going regulatory obligations, listings, corporate financing transactions, company re-organisations and VC funding. Adrian is a co-founder and executive director at Artio, a boutique firm based in Malta providing corporate, fiduciary and compliance services to regulated entities and large groups established in Malta. For the past 10 years, Adrian has also developed training programmes for officers of Maltese companies focusing on corporate law, obligations of directors under Maltese law, corporate governance and regulatory developments

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