High Value Assets

Today, you and your assets are increasingly, globally mobile. As a result, high value and luxury assets can generate the most unexpected issues impacting both individuals, and the organisations that own and manage them. 

For this reason, the appropriate structure and management is important. The complexities of ownership or management should not overshadow or take away your passion and enjoyment of these assets.

Our dedicated advisers have a strong understanding of the unique challenges in this context. Our High Value Assets team advises individuals, trustees, family offices and businesses on ownership and management of assets such as vehicles, yachts, aircraft, real estate, art and other valuable assets.

 

We take a holistic approach and can help with all aspects of owning, building, buying, managing and selling your assets. Asset protection, governance, reputational risk, estate (including succession) planning and domestic or cross border taxes are all matters that we deal with on a regular basis, both locally but also by tapping into the vast resources and expertise of our PwC global network.

Our promise to you, is to make our advice practical, concise and focused exclusively on what is needed for your specific circumstances.

Yachts and aircraft

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For business or pleasure, yachts and aircraft can be excellent investments in your lifestyle and your freedom - and our team in Malta can support you.

We can help with the appropriate preparation to acquire your asset, articulating the pros and cons of personal and corporate (or other) ownership, as well as the relevant tax cost both upon acquisition as well as throughout the useful life of your asset.

Our team can provide support throughout the actual import and export processes (where relevant), perform comprehensive due diligence services (for a seller or buyer), and ensure the proper registration of the asset in the agreed country.

Throughout your ownership, the team may also assist with day-to-day administration of the asset and its ownership structure (including assets used for chartering). The assistance can include ongoing accounting, VAT and income tax compliance and other ad hoc advisory services.

We also regularly assist our clients and can assist you to navigate the Maltese property rental market, both from a lessor’s as well as a lessee’s perspective.

Through our PwC global network, we can also easily coordinate any real estate transactions outside Malta.

Real Estate

Maltese buildings

Maltese real estate has historically provided some of the most impressive financial investment returns. But Maltese real estate is not just about financial returns. 

Our team in Malta can guide you throughout the entire process of acquiring Maltese real estate - we can assist you with:

  • Organising viewings for the right kind of properties around the Maltese islands

  • Assisting you with finding a reliable and trustworthy Maltese notary

  • Assistance with understanding the documentation and the procedure for the actual title transfer - we have different team members who are competent to accompany you (in person) or your representative to any local appointment in the property acquisition process

  • Planning your tax liabilities in relation to the property

  • Other ad hoc assistance to ensure that the process is as smooth and efficient as possible

Works of art, jewellery, luxury motor vehicles and other valuable assets

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Our team has experience with a multitude of other valuable assets, where our support can range from tax consulting, asset valuations, due diligence exercises as well as other ad hoc assistance. 

If you have any questions with regard to the structuring of the holding of any luxury asset, please contact your usual PwC contact or any of the persons listed below. 

We can perform a review of existing luxury asset structures or provide advice on setting up new compliant solutions anywhere in the world.


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Bernard Attard

Bernard Attard

Tax Partner, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6726

Edward Attard

Edward Attard

Tax Partner, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6750

Mark Abela

Mark Abela

Senior Manager, Tax, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6954

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