Gibralar company formation can be undertaken very quickly, the standard incorporation time for Gibraltar companies is 4 to 5 days. Additional legislation including Notary and Apostille may take another 4 to 6 business days. There is 0.5% stamp duty on authorised share capital, minimum payment makes GBP10. The minimum authorised share capital is not limited, but most companies are incorporated with an authorised capital of GBP2,000.

Incorporation procedure includes the submission of the Memorandum and Articles of Association and a Declaration of Compliance. The language of legislation and corporate documentation is English.

Local company law requires the company to maintain registered office address within Gibraltar.

The principal Corporate Legislation is the Companies Ordinance Act 1984 based on the amended English Company Law of 1929. A Company incorporated in Gibraltar has the same powers as a natural person.