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Chetcuti Cauchi Firm Profile

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is an international law firm, with offices in Malta, Cyprus, London, Zurich and Hong Kong. The partners within the firm are able to seamlessly advise successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions on their needs at home and abroad. As a multidisciplinary firm, it provides legal, tax, corporate and fiduciary services to its clients, mainly relating to the practices of Corporate & Tax, Residency & Citizenship, Financial Services & Fintech, Yachts & Jets and Property

The Firm's Malta office

The firm’s headquarters are situated in Valletta, Malta’s capital city and financial centre. 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 is a reflection of our aim to provide clients with the comprehensive legal, accounting and taxation services within our numerous disciplines. 


As a firm, we take pride in our well-knit team of lawyers, accountants, tax and finance professionals who work hand in hand to deliver the best solutions tailored to our clientele’s needs. 


Over the past decade, Malta has been experiencing significant success within its economy as a result of its high-quality regulation, accessibility and highly competitive fiscal regime. In fact, Malta is breaking barriers in the Financial Services and Fintech industry through its numerous innovative ideas, incentives as well as its avant-garde legislative frameworks.  


Our Malta office provides an excellent platform for those interested in benefitting from the countless opportunities which the jurisdiction has to offer.

The Firm's Cyprus Office

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ Cyprus office is located in the main business centre of Limassol. As a leading Cyprus Law Firm, our professionals advise and service a variety of businesses, ranging from private clients to investment professionals. Their services mainly focus on the Cyprus Residency & Citizenship programmes as well as the setting up and management of shipping and technology companies. 


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, comprehensive regulation, accessibility and competitive fiscal regime has attracted a variety of individuals and companies to its shores. 


Our Cyprus office is dedicated towards assisting those who are interested in benefiting from the numerous opportunities and incentives which the jurisdiction has to offer.

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 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. 


Our London office also houses part of our financial services regulation advisory team, which has experienced significant success in 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 hand-in-hand with other niche law firms as well as accountants, tax consultants, and other professional advisors in order to ensure that our clients experience success in their UK projects.

The Firm's Zurich Office

 

Our office in Zurich was the first of its kind from a Malta-Cyprus law firm. Operating within a city which is renowned globally for its significance in banking and asset management has proven the firm to be a key player in these industries. 

The office is headed by our representative, 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. His extensive knowledge of the Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax system has rendered him suitable for this role. 


In his capacity, Breitenstein acts 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. Primarily, various individuals seek our services in the Residency & Citizenship practice, where our professionals will advise and assist on the application of the Malta Citizenship & Residency by Investment programmes, the Cyprus Investment Programmes as well as the Caribbean programmes. 


In addition to serving private clients seamlessly on their private legal needs within 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 the VAT & Tax benefits of Aircraft ownership in Malta, the VAT & tax benefits of Superyacht ownership & management as well as, Trusts and foundations in Malta.
 

The Firm's Hong Kong Office

As its latest addition, the firm has opened its first intercontinental office in Hong Kong, East Asia. This officially transformed Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates from a Europe-based law firm to a fully-fledged international law firm. 

Through our office in East Asia, our representatives are able to create a relationship with numerous Asian High Net Worth Individuals and their families, who wish to live, work or study in Europe by benefitting from one of our Residency or Citizenship programmes. It has also been the case that numerous individuals are interested in providing services within the financial services, property, energy or luxury industry. 


Mr Kenneth Camilleri, who is a Director within the firm heading the Tax & Immigration department, is also in charge of the Asia desk at the firm. He has upheld that these offices have allowed the firm to serve its Asian clients as expediently and efficiently as possible. 

 


From the Financial Services capital of Hong Kong, our team is able to assist any Asian clients who wish to access and reap the benefits of the European Financial Services sector. By offering full company relocation and domiciliation services to companies interested in setting up in Malta or Cyprus, our firm is allowing its clients to reach their full potential within their industry.  
 

 

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 they operate. Nonetheless, our firm emphasises independence, transparency and responsiveness. 


We gauge the effectiveness of our teamwork by the degree of success achieved in our clients’ projects and have adopted a results-based approach across the board so that our clients’ success becomes our own success.  Since it has opened its doors, the firm has stressed the importance of a positive and open-minded attitude that inspires a firm-wide culture of viewing problems as opportunities, which is reflected in 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. However, they ensure that the delivery is carried out in a personalised environment built around the clients’ personal and commercial realities. In such a way, the firm is able to boast of a boutique, almost family, approach whilst maintaining the excellence associated with larger firms. 


The firm prides itself on the avant-garde approach it has upheld in relation to the latest industries and technologies, bringing about significant commercial awareness within particular industries, including financial services & fintech, iGaming, ICT and IP law, pharma, life sciences, aviation and superyacht industries. The firm has, hence, been able to provide both specialist business law and international private wealth advice.

Malta Law Firm of Choice

We specialise in assisting foreign investors interested in extending their business operations in Malta as well as the owners, employees and their respective families who may also wish to relocate to Malta. 


Throughout its 16 years of legal service, the firm has enjoyed particular expertise in the use of Malta for its legal and tax structuring as well as its administration of international business and personal affairs. For such reason, the firm has maintained a solid reputation worldwide as a high-quality firm of choice for many.  

An International Law Firm

Our Malta-Cyprus Law Firm renders specific Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax services globally to individuals, businesses and professional firms worldwide. Whilst maintaining its independence, the law firm collaborates on international projects with foreign law firms acting in major financial and commercial centres around the world.  
Embracing its international aspect, the firm’s staff is mostly multi-lingual. In fact, representatives of the firm are able to speak Maltese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Russian.

A Full-Service Malta-Cyprus Law Firm

Our unique multi-disciplinary set-up of over 200 lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, company administrators and relocation advisors allows us to provide the full spectrum of legal, tax, company formation, immigration, corporate 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

As a testimony to the firm’s hard work and dedication towards its clients, it has been nominated for a number of international awards. In fact, in 2018 it won Law Firm of the Year at the as well as three other awards at the . The firm has also be recognised as the by Mondaq.  

 



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Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Senior Partner, Global Residency & Citizenship

+356 22056411

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

Senior Partner, Property & Projects

+356 22056875