Corporate, Commercial, and Financial-Legal Services Law Firm in Malta

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
120, St. Ursula Street
Valletta VLT 1236

Phone+356 22056200
Fax +356 22056201

E-mail  Contact Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Law Firm Overview

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is an experienced, dedicated law firm located in Malta. The firm has grown out of a commitment to be different. We have created a unique environment where nothing is taken for granted. Tried and tested practices are continuously subjected to innovative and open-minded revision. Business savvy and professional ambition co-mingle with sound values of excellence, integrity and transparency. We strive to focus on individual needs and to respond promptly to our clients’ immediate requirements, hence giving our clients the highest possible level of personal and professional service.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ professional service lines span a wide range of legal, fiduciary and corporate services. The firm embraces professionals from various related sectors: law, accounting, taxation, banking, financial services, business development, management, economics, corporate services and trust management. Our unique multi-disciplinary mix results in a greater learning experience for our members and superior all-encompassing results for our clients. The firm is well positioned to service clients ranging from high net worth individuals and families, owner-managed companies to larger corporations. On an international level, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has also grown to be regarded as the Maltese firm of choice by various leading professional firms in the EU and worldwide.

The Firm’s culture is marked by the high quality of our specialist advice and by our mutual involvement with our clients, backed by a strong sense of entrepreneurship necessary to understand our clients’ business. No less, we emphasize independence, transparency and responsiveness. We gauge the effectiveness of our teamwork by the degree of success achieved in our clients’ projects and we adopt a results-based approach across the board so that our clients’ success becomes our own success. We stress the importance of a positive and open-minded attitude that inspires a firm-wide culture of viewing problems as opportunities, hence our long-standing reputation as constructive solution advisors.

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has established itself as one of the leading law firms in Malta in the fields of financial services, tax law, trusts and estate planning, expatriate law, ICT law and intellectual property law. Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates renders Malta-specific legal and tax services globally to individuals, corporates and professional firms worldwide. While maintaining its independence, the firm collaborates on international projects with foreign law firms acting in major financial and commercial centers in the world.

Year this Office was Established: 2002

Languages: Maltese, Italian, French, Russian, Polish, Greek, English

Areas of Law

Additional Areas of Law: Company Law; Lotteries & Gaming; Public Service; Shipping & Yachts; e-Gaming; Design Registration; Anti-Counterfeiting Actions; Filming in Malta; Conveyancing; Internet Law; Escrow Agency.

Areas of Law Description

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates practices in the following areas of law:

- Art & Cultural Property Law

Whether you are looking to protect your copyright, certify authenticity or manage commercial arrangements, Chetcuti Cauchi Art & Cultural Property Law team can help.

- Aviation Law

A colony of Great Britain until 1964 and a base for Britain's Armed Forces for over 150 years, Malta enjoys a history of involvement in the aviation world. The Maltese aviation industry is constantly evolving in accordance with legislative and market advancements with the aim of offering the aviation community a reputable and cost-efficient hosting jurisdiction.

- Commercial Law

Our Commercial Law Practice Group is geared to provide advice going beyond conventional corporate and commercial issues.

- Debt Collection

We believe that many debts can be recovered out of court with tactful local intervention and bona fide mediation. Where this does not achieve the desired results, our litigators will seek recovery through the Small Claims Tribunals, Courts of Magistrates and Superior Courts of Malta as appropriate.

- Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure

With a strong understanding of the commercial, financial and operational issues faced by owners and operators in these industries, we also provide advice on key business issues such as the structuring of hotel, tourism and leisure ownership, development and operations.

- Company Law

Company law is the backbone of modern business and it is therefore logical for a commercial law firm to provide assistance and advice with corporate law issues, both as far as the day-to-day administration and regulatory compliance are concerned.

- Corporate Services

Our fully-fledged Corporate Services Department is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of company management services under one roof including Malta company formation, company secretarial, back office administration services, tax compliance, accounting and auditing services.

- Employment & Labor

Chetcuti Cauchi offers a range of employment-related services to its array of business clients. We specialize in assisting clients identify, manage and reduce business risk in the fields of labor issues, human resources, and health & safety.

- Financial Services

Our daily work is advising and assisting financial services operators in the setting up and in the ongoing aspects of their operation from a Maltese regulatory and legal perspective.

- Lotteries & Gaming

Different jurisdictions have, since time immemorial, treated gaming in diverse ways. With the advent of Internet gaming, the situation has become more complex and increased regulation was deemed necessary.

- Immigration & Relocation

At Chetcuti Cauchi we specialize in providing sound immigration law advice and cross-border relocation assistance to private clients worldwide. Over the years, we have been providing professional assistance to permanent residence permits in Malta for retirement, offshore living, international business travel or tax reasons.

- Insurance Law

Chetcuti Cauchi insurance practice is active in Malta in the field of insurance regulatory and contract law. The firm represents Maltese and foreign-owned companies providing insurance services on the Islands including insurance companies, brokers, agents, sub-agents and managers.

- Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property is often a client’s most valuable asset. It is that area of business law which provides entrepreneurs an incentive to create and discover without the constant fear that their initiative could be threatened.

- Media & Entertainment

Our Media and Entertainment Unit (MEU) combines expertise from specialized areas to present the client with the highest quality legal advice required in this field. Our clients include both individuals and companies involved in the media and entertainment industry.

- Property & Development

We have extensive experience in real estate transactions in Malta. Our property lawyers and planning consultants can provide consulting on residential, commercial, mixed-use and industrial property acquisition, sale and lease; consulting on residential, tourism and industrial real estate development; government permits and procedures.

- Public Service

Public Procurement, Rules & Regulations, Entities & Contracts - Contractual Dealings, Tendering Process and Procedures, Exclusions & Exemptions, Remedies & Enforcement, Privatizations & Public Private Partnerships.

- Shipping & Yachts

Chetcuti Cauchi holds strong links with all sectors of shipping and maritime law and the firm has specialized lawyers in all shipping-related fields of law including ship finance, litigation and admiralty. Chetcuti Cauchi is the preferred maritime law firm for banks, other financial institutions and ship-owners seeking the most effective and advantageous financing.

- Tax

Chetcuti Cauchi's tax team is a respected boutique tax advisory practice with a breadth of industry expertise largely disproportionate to its size. In addition to advising our clients, Chetcuti Cauchi is often retained by other law firms to provide tax advice to their clients.

- Personal & Corporate Tax Compliance

We represent individual and commercial clients in matters having tax implications, identifying and addressing domestic and international tax issues, structuring transactions in such a way as to avoid or minimize taxes in each pertinent jurisdiction. Our in-house Accounting and Tax Unit handles income tax, VAT and other tax returns.

- International Tax Planning

Our tax lawyers are foremost specialists in their field. Tax planning is our main focus, particularly with the use of Maltese International Trading Companies, Holding Companies and, where applicable, Trusts to legally minimize taxation of business operations.

- Internet, E-Commerce & ICT Law

Information Communications Technology (ICT), e-Commerce, Media and Internet Law have evolved rapidly over the past decade and now constitute an integral part of the business world, having revolutionized the legal arena in which businesses operate.

- Trusts & Estates

Chetcuti Cauchi advises extensively in the use of trusts in the international context. Chetcuti Cauchi's trust company, is today one of Malta’s foremost fiduciary companies. Chetcuti Cauchi provides assistance in tax planning and in the setting up and management of trusts in Malta or elsewhere as well as the recognition in Malta of foreign trusts.


Jean-Philippe Chetcuti Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti
Business Formation, Corporate Finance, Corporate Taxation, E-Commerce, Estate and Trust

Maria Chetcuti Cauchi Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi
Banking Law, Capital Markets, Communication, Computer and Software, Copyright

Priscilla Mifsud Parker Dr. Priscilla Mifsud Parker
Asset Protection, Business Formation, Contracts, Corporate Finance, Corporate Law


Charles Cassar Dr. Charles Cassar
Banking Law, Capital Markets, Corporate Governance, Finance, Financial Services Law

Michelle Maria Ms. Michelle de Maria
Corporate Taxation, Tax, Tax Planning, International Tax, Personal Tax

Silvana Zammit Dr. Silvana Zammit
Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation, Communication



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