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Chetcuti Cauchi Firm Profile

Chetcuti Cauchi is a Malta law firm serving successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions using the financial centres of Malta and Cyprus, and their advisors around the globe.  Through our offices in MaltaCyprus, LondonZurich, and Hong Kong we advise clients seamlessly on their business and private legal needs, both at home and abroad. The firm provides legal, tax, corporate and fiduciary services related to Malta and Cyprus.  We maintain significant strengths in corporate lawinternational taxintellectual propertyimmigration lawproperty law and trusts.

The Firm's Malta office

The firm’s headquarters are situated in Valletta, Malta’s capital city and financial centre, in a fine historical building dating back to the Knights of St. John which we have carefully restored. As a leading Malta Law Firm, our professionals advise and service a variety of businesses, ranging from private clients to investment professionals, shipping companies and technology groups. Our Malta office reflects our aim to be a full-service one-stop shop mixed-profession firm. We take pride in our well-knit team of lawyers, accountants and tax and finance professionals who work hand in hand to deliver the best solutions tailored to our clientele’s needs. Thanks to its EU membership, high-quality regulation, accessibility and competitive fiscal regime, Malta is increasingly growing in relevance as a financial centre. Our Malta office provides an excellent platform for those interested in benefitting from the opportunities which the jurisdiction offers.

The Firm's Cyprus Office

Our Cyprus office is located in Cyprus’s capital city and main business centre, Nicosia. As a leading Cyprus Law Firm, our professionals advise and service a variety of businesses, ranging from private clients to investment professionals including Cyprus Investment Programme and the Cypriot Permanent Residency, shipping companies and technology groups. Our team of seasoned lawyers, accountants and tax professionals work together to provide versatile, expeditious and multi-disciplinary advice to cater for our clients’ every legal, tax or corporate need.

Cyprus is increasingly becoming a jurisdiction of choice for financial services. Its EU membership, high-quality regulation, accessibility and competitive fiscal regime has attracted a variety of individuals and companies to its shores. Our Cyprus office is dedicated in assisting those who are interested in benefiting from the opportunities which the jurisdiction offers.

The Firm's London Office

We are proud to be the first Malta law firm to have offices in Temple, London, one of the world’s prime financial centres which hosts a number of the most remarkable market players in various industries. Our London presence acts as a contact point for our London clientele, as well as our international clients who often briefly stop in London on their way to other destinations. The Temple area is renowned for its City law firms and other top tax advisors and accounting firms in London. From our offices in Temple Avenue, we can also assist international clients with respect to transactions having a UK element thanks to our broad network of contacts and collaborators.

In addition to serving as a convenient contact point in a highly accessible location, our London office also houses part of our financial services regulation advisory team, which can boast of a broad experience providing licensing and compliance advisory services to fund managers, collective investment schemes, financial institutions, insurance intermediaries, agents and principals and forex service providers.

From our London office, we also coordinate the work we do involving London and the rest of the UK. We work with various magic circle but also other niche law firms as well as accountants, tax consultants, and other professional advisors in helping our clients with their UK projects

The Firm's Zurich Office

Our office situated in Zurich, a global and economic centre in Switzerland, was the first Malta-Cyprus law firm in a city which is renowned for its significance as a prime centre for banking and asset management.

Our representative Zurich office is headed by Roger Breitenstein, a specialist in international residency and citizenship planning, advising and assisting clients in relocating and obtaining alternative residence and citizenship in Malta and Cyprus. He also has extensive knowledge of the Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax system. His role in Zurich is to act as the first point of contact for Swiss law firms, banks, financial advisers and family offices wishing to work with a Maltese-Cypriot law firm closer to home. Our Zurich office provides assistance to successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions using the financial centres of Malta and Cyprus.

The firm can boast of a broad experience providing licensing and compliance advisory services to Malta Citizenship by Investment (1 year timeframe for EU citizenship), Cyprus Investment Programme (3 month timeframe for EU citizenship), EU Residency & Second Citizenship in Malta: tax and legal benefits, Cyprus Permanent Residency, Malta Residency by Investment Programme and the Malta Global Residence Programme.

In addition to serving private clients seamlessly on their private legal needs as a convenient contact point in a highly accessible location, our Zurich office also assists businesses, financial institutions, and financial services companies seeking to set up in Malta or Cyprus. We also advise on Aircraft ownership in Malta: VAT & tax benefits, Superyacht ownership & management: VAT & tax benefits, Trusts and foundations in Malta.

Malta Law Firm with a difference

The Firm’s culture is marked by the high quality of our specialist advice and by our mutual involvement with our clients and their businesses. Unlike many Malta law firms, this is backed by a strong sense of entrepreneurship which is necessary to understand our clients’ set up and the industry in which he operates. 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.

Commercially Sensitive Lawyers

Despite being a top five law firm by size, the partners and seniors continue the firm's tradition of providing specialised legal services of unrivalled quality, responsively, but rendered more valuable through their delivery in a personalised environment built around our clients' personal or commercial realities.  As a Malta law firm, the firm has built a name for serving today's and tomorrow's industries with significant commercial awareness, including the financial servicesonline gamblingpharma, life sciences, ICTdigital gamesaviation and superyacht industries, combining specialist business law and international private wealth advice.

Malta Law Firm of Choice

We specialise in assisting foreign investors extending their business operations in Malta as well as the owners, employees and their families who may be relocating to Malta.  We enjoy particular expertise in the use of Malta in the legal and tax structuring and administration of international business and personal affairs.

An International Law Firm

Our Malta-Cyprus Law Firm renders specific Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax services globally to individuals, corporates and professional firms worldwide. While maintaining its independence, the law firm collaborates on international projects with foreign law firms acting in major financial and commercial centres in the world.  The firm's staff are mostly multi-lingual and speak Maltese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Russian.

A Full-Service Malta-Cyprus Law Firm

Our unique multi-disciplinary set-up of over seventy lawyers, tax advisorsaccountants, company administrators and relocation advisors allows us to provide the full spectrum of legaltaxcompany formationimmigrationcorporate relocation and fiduciary services to clients using Malta or Cyprus in international tax planning, cross-border business structuring and wealth management solutions. This appeals to discerning clients that range from High Net Worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs as well as blue-chip companies. The firm serves as a trusted advisor to international lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, private bankers and family offices worldwide.

The Firm - An Award Winning Law Firm

The firm has attracted nominations for a number of international law firm awards and has won awards such as the Malta Immigration Law Firm of the Year Corp INTL Award 2010, the Full-Service law firm in Malta Corp INTL award 2011, the Malta Tax Law Firm of the Year Corp INTL Award 2012 and the Malta Immigration Law Firm of the Year 2014.



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Key Contacts

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Global Residency & Citizenship

+356 22056411

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

Senior Partner, Property & Projects

+356 22056875