Managing Partner: Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
Languages: English, Maltese, Italian, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Arabic, Kazakh, Malay
With roots in Malta’s emergence as a prominent offshore financial centre, Chetcuti Cauchi started in the 1990s and has since established a solid name in the legal and financial services industry in Malta. Chetcuti Cauchi enjoys a highly international profile and operates out of offices in Malta’s capital city, Valletta.
Providing a full spectrum of in-house client-focused services, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates advises high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as both small and large corporations, with all their needs. The firm’s success in this area is notable as a result of its exponential growth and expansion across various emerging industries. Despite its growth, the firm is dedicated to providing personalised services to its clients and being the go-to advisory firm for individuals seeking a first-class service.
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:
Families and wealth:
Chetcuti Cauchi helps HNW families structure their family wealth and business interests in a sustainable legal and tax-optimised manner. It also helps set up family investment and co-investment platforms and helps implement listing and exit strategies.
Residency and citizenship law:
The firm’s immigration team assists people wishing to relocate and retire to Malta using the appropriate Malta programme, whether this involves the attainment of citizenship or through one of the current residency programmes.
Yachts, aircraft and art:
Chetcuti Cauchi holds strong ties with surveyors, yacht management companies, financial institutions, insurance companies and banks which allow it to provide a one-stop-shop service from Malta. The main aim behind its art law team is to provide the artistic and creative industry with practical legal advice and assistance.
Chetcuti Cauchi’s tax advisory practice specialises exclusively in tax advisory matters. Its experience ranges from corporate and personal tax, property and valueadded tax, through to e-commerce tax, energy tax, trusts and estate planning, investment funds tax and tax disputes.
Corporate Law and M&A:
The team advises a wide variety of clients on all aspects of company and commercial law including company law and company secretarial, as well as in complex transactions including mergers, sales and purchases of shares and assets, tender offers, exchange offers, and leveraged buy-outs.
Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Privacy:
The firm’s IP, ICT and gaming practice offers an allinclusive and holistic service to its clients that is in line with clients’ intricate personal and business legal requirements both on a Malta as well as on a Community level.
Chetcuti Cauchi’s specialist expertise and financial knowledge enables its advisors to provide resultsdriven commercial advice to financial entities on some of their most complex transactions and to help them address some of their most challenging business issues.
The firm’s real estate lawyers and planning experts provide advice on residential, commercial, mixed and industrial real estate purchase and leasing. It also provides consulting services on residential, tourism and industrial real estate development.
Shipping and aviation:
The specialised aviation team consists of legal advisors, accountants and tax specialists drawn from its transport, corporate and tax practices who have an unparalleled span and depth of knowledge in the transportation industries. Its consultants provide results-driven practical counsel to its aviation clients on some of their most elaborate and unique transactions.
The firm always helps its clients to identify simple, practical solutions, and prefers to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation whenever possible. It understands that its clients need effective, commercially savvy legal advice.