Malta’s professional service providers attract growing numbers of international clients and are well positioned to offer support and strategic guidance to businesses planning to set up on the island. A large number of law firms operate on the island, most being part of international networks such as Lex Mundi and Lexis Nexis and are regularly ranked on Chambers, Martindale-Hubbell or similar. The international business community is strongly supported by an impressive selection of accounting and auditing practitioners, ranging from small boutique practices to the global ‘Big Four’ accountancy firms. Malta also provides an array of corporate service providers offering business advisory and back-office support. Professional fees, including legal and accountancy charges, are generally lower than in other Western European locations.