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Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

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Chairperson: Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi
Managing Partner: Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 31
Total Number of fee earners: 80+
Total Number of staff: 180+
Languages: English, Maltese, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Kazakh, Malay

Firm Overview:
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is an international law firm serving successful entrepreneurs, business families, institutions and their advisors internationally. With offices in Malta, Cyprus, London, Zürich and Hong Kong, the firm advises clients seamlessly on their business and private legal needs.
The firm’s unique multi-disciplinary setup, of over one-hundred and eighty lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, company administrators and relocation advisors, allows the firm to provide the full spectrum of services required by clients from international tax planning, to cross-border business structuring as well as wealth management solutions.
The firm serves as a trusted advisor to both personal and corporate end-clients as well as international law firms, tax advisors, accountants, private bankers and family offices worldwide.

Main Areas of Practice:

The firm maintains key strengths in corporate and tax, financial services and fintech, yachts and jets, residency and citizenship and property.

Corporate & Commercial:
1 partner, 11 fee earners
The firm specialises in structure planning, minority shareholder rights, redomiciliations, and transfers of trusteeships, with a focus on e-commerce and regulated entities, such as investment service providers, professional investor funds, and regulated and digital gaming. The firm assisted Poland’s largest meat processing company, Animex – Animpol sf sp. z o.o. sp.k., with a cross-border merger transaction. Key clients have commented that they were ‘deeply impressed by (the firm’s) excellence in work and professionalism’ (Sunshine Law Firm). and that they ‘have been provided with solid and experienced legal team […] (who) assisted us with any legal issue and assured an excellent and reliable level of service, […] (who) was always easily accessible to address all our questions […] and who was a pleasure to work with.’ (Katarzyna Januszweska-Hawranek).
Contact: Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

Dispute Resolution:
3 partners, 7 fee earners based in Malta
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has built a reputation of a firm that primarily focuses on out-of-court settlements solutions. Having said that, when court litigation or arbitration is required, the firm is well equipped to provide same by drawing on the expertise of industry specialised lawyers. Lately the firm has acted for Ecco in counterfeit goods proceedings and for Luckbox Enterprises, in the arbitration initiated for non-payment of fees due by a Malta licensed gaming company.
Contact:
Dr Silvana Zammit
Email:
[email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

Aviation:
1 partner, 8 fee earners Chetcuti Cauchi offers aircraft management solutions ranging from aircraft and mortgage registrations, to drafting service agreements, to regulation of airlines and aviation low, to sale and purchase deals, as well as aircraft chartering and leasing. Premier Aviation Services Ltd has comment that Chetcuti Cauchi offer ‘A wealth of expertise, an unfaltering commitment to providing optimal legal and accounting solutions to foreign clients worldwide [as well as] a level of professionalism and attention to detail that cannot be matched in the industry.’
Contact: Dr Silvana Zammit
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

Shipping:
1 partner, 8 fee earners
The maritime team specialises in the use of Malta companies for local and international ship and yacht ownership, yacht VAT leasing set-ups and vessel management. The team is highly involved in the day to day running of shipping clients’ activities, providing the legal support necessary for the proper administration of the vessels and the companies themselves.
Contact: Dr Silvana Zammit
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Charlene Mifsud
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

Tax:
1 lead associate, 8 fee earners
Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ tax team exercises a breadth of industry expertise. In addition to providing Malta tax advice to end clients, Chetcuti Cauchi is often retained by other law firms to provide Maltese tax advice to clients exploring opportunities presented by Malta in international tax planning. The tax team is able to deliver an all-encompassing and truly multidisciplinary service spanning corporate tax advisory, personal tax advisory, tax compliance, immigration and relocation, indirect tax and VAT advisory, trusts and estate planning, company formation and administration. 
Contact: Kenneth Camilleri
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

Financial Services & Fintech:
1 lead associate, 4 fee earners
The firm has in-depth expertise in financial services and related branching sectors in fintech such as, forex, payment infrastructure, algorithmic trading, virtual currencies, and crowdfunding. The firm assist clients with traditional services ranging from fund administration to capital market listings, as well as PSPs and EMIs, to modern services including Blockchain technology. The firm went on to win Regulatory Services of the Year awarded by the Malta Blockchain Summit last October. One recent project is Seia Capital Management Ltd, an AIFMD compliant alternative investment fund manager. A key client has commented that: ‘The whole team at Chetcuti Cauchi provided us with a high-quality service throughout the process [...]we had access to their team as if they were part of our own.’
Contact: Dr Natasha Cachia
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Steve Muscat Azzopardi
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

Intellectual Property:
1 partner, 5 fee earners
Besides being regularly involved in regulatory consultations, the firm regularly advises governmental authorities and agencies, as well as an array of local and international names in the manufacturing, home furnishings, beverages, technology, internet and e-commerce fields. Comments include: ‘reliable and comprehensive cooperation’ (Kristof Mogens Haug - EuCor (TM Search Company), ‘knowledgeable, professional, easy to reach and quite personable’ (David L Bradfute, PhD, JD, Arena Pharmaceuticals) and ‘extremely professional and fully trust her advice and suggestions’ (Cecilia Emanuelson, InterIKEA Systems BV).
Contact: Dr Silvana Zammit
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dr Charlene Mifsud
Email: [email protected]
Tel: +356 2205 6200

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