Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

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Our Maritime law practice at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is a leading player in the maritime sector in Malta. Our maritime law team has specialist experience in the assistance of ship and yacht owners to ensure full benefit from Maltese legislation in the areas of yacht and ship registration, registration of mortgages, incorporation of companies, and all the related legal and technical aspects.

The firm registers an average of 3 - 4 new vessels a month under the Maltese flag (including ships and yachts, with an average of 2 yachts/super yachts registrations a month. 

Our Maritime law practice works with a large base of collaborators, including foreign law firms, advisers and shipbuilding companies which represent the mainstream of client engagements. We are the firm of choice for a number of agents representing international yachting brands such as Sunseeker which have described us as having  “a strong presence in the market for maritime work”.

We are market leaders in relation to yacht and ship registrations. Our wide breadth of expertise allows us to provide a seamless and expedient service with a short turnaround time of less than 48 hours for vessel registrations

We distinguish ourselves from other firms through our ability to service clients holistically through a multi-disciplinary approach which brings together lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, IT consultants and other professionals all working in-house, resulting in a faster and a more client-focused approach.


Mifsud, Dr Charlene

Zammit, Dr Silvana


Bareboat charter registrations

Chartering and Leasing agreements

Discharge of Mortgages

Marine Mortgages

Registration of commercial yachts and pleasure yachts

Setting up of VAT Yacht Leasing Structures

Ship Owning and Ship Management

Tax Advice

Vessel sale and purchase

Yacht and Ship Registrations