Legal500 Malta 2020 recognises Chetcuti Cauchi's Real Estate Practice

Legal500 Chetcuti Cauchi Real Estate Practice 2020

Our Real Estate Law Practice in Legal500 Malta 

The renowned independent legal directory Legal500 has praised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' Real Estate team for its ‘high-level of professionalism’ and ability “to work with different types of clients across the real estate sector”. 
Headed by, founding partner Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Dr Charlene Mifsud and Dr Silvana Zammit, who is 'ready to go the extra mile', the practice handles a range of work. Highlights included acting for a world renowned economist in purchasing a high-end property and assisting Miramar Holdings with the purchase of a retail outlet in Malta's main shopping district. 

A Leading Real Estate Law Firm in Legal500 Malta 

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Malta law firm, has once more attained high rankings in the 2020 Legal 500 EMEA Edition.  Legal500 has placed Chetcuti Cauchi as ‘Firm in the Spotlight’ and classified the firm as: 

''one of the top-ranked firms throughout The Legal500 Malta''

The firm has been acclaimed as enjoying sound management, a fresh outlook, and state-of-the-art practice management technology which was built in-house and with a client-centric advisory focus.

Legal500 testimonials

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' Real Estate work has been praised directly by clients and Legal500 Real Estate Malta researchers throughout the years. 
I think one of the most important strengths of the team is the high level of professionalism. I believe that this practice is able to work with different types of clients and is able, and takes the time, to understand what their clients need.’ (Legal500 Malta Real Estate Ranking 2020)

''I have worked with Dr Silvana Zammit and apart from being very competent and thorough in her field of work, her calm professional expertise immediately put me at ease. She is reliable, trustworthy and ready to go the extra mile.'' (Legal500 Malta Real Estate Ranking 2020)

''Maria’s team is capable of handling sizeable transactions and private equity work in Malta and is regularly required to advise on some of the highest-value deals on the market. Specific to real estate work, the firm has handled investment projects, development initiatives on behalf of both domestic and international clients, buy-to-let projects, leasing matters, developments in the private rental and student accommodation sectors and boutique hotels and hostels mostly in the capital city, Valletta.” (Legal500 Malta Real Estate Ranking 2020)

Client references to Legal500

Co-founding partner, Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi leads the Property & Projects Practice Group of the firm. She focuses on providing bespoke advice to buyers seeking to invest in Malta through the use of structured asset plans, private equity and real estate funds, special purpose vehicles and trusts.  Clients and collaborators had this to say about Dr Maria: 

''I arrived in Malta in 2003 on an exploratory trip to consider moving to Malta. I was only here for three days and in that time I was introduced to Maria Chetcuti Cauchi Senior Partner at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Law Firm, Malta. What followed was nothing short of an exceptional level of service that included not only all official applications for residence permits but also finding and seeking bank financing for a new a home. I have no hesitation in recommending Maria and her firm to both individuals or companies that are seeking seamless assistance with establishment processes in Malta.''  (T. Whitney, Personal Client)

''I worked well with Maria, during the creation and placement on the market of Astrabet before and then Playmatch. She's a very balanced, practical and reliable person.'' F. Palacino)

About our Malta Property Law Practice

Chetcuti Cauchi Property Law practice group provides legal advice on all aspects of buying, selling, renting, renovating or developing property in Malta. Our property lawyers and planning consultants can provide consulting on residential, commercial, mixed-use and industrial property acquisition, sale and lease; residential, tourism and industrial real estate development. We also assist with government permits and procedures, such as the attainment of any AIP, trade or similar permits necessary prior to the acquisition of the said property. With its years of experience, Chetcuti Cauchi is in a position to provide other ancillary services including the negotiation of terms in any bank finance and the liaison with architects and other parties to ensure smooth closure of any property transactions. 

About the Legal500 Malta Law Firm Ranking

The Legal 500 Directory Ranking is the most thorough global coverage of legal service providers. After a period of compilation of participating firms’ details, referee testimonials and work highlights, broad investigation is carried out to establish the strength of law firm capabilities in over 150 jurisdictions. The Legal 500 is independent, impartial, and international. The rankings are based on a series of criteria, and practice area teams who are providing the most cutting edge and innovative advice to corporate counsel are highlighted. Research is drawn from feedback from 300,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience in the legal market. Published for over 33 years, the Legal 500 Series is used by millions of individual users each year, including 2.5 million corporate counsels. Its users also include commercial and private clients, CEOs, CFOs and professional advisers. 


The main function of Legal500 Malta is to provide worldwide coverage to its members situated in over 100 countries. The hugely successful Legal500 Malta guides reviews the strengths and strategies of Malta law firms within Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North and South America, and the Caribbean. These easy-to-navigate and cross-referenced guides provide research and law firm rankings to enable clients to identify the best law firm for the job.

Legal500 launched the first legal referral site on the internet and it has grown to be the largest. The site contains not only the content of the entire Legal500 series, but also a wide range of articles, briefings and updates contributed by member law firms.  The Legal500 Malta guide is used by commercial and private clients, corporate counsel, CEOs, CFOs and professional advisers - as well as by other referrers of work both nationally and internationally - the series is widely chosen for its definitive judgment of law firm capabilities over publications such as those compiled by Chambers and Partners or Martindale-Hubbell. Keeping up with the fast technological advancements it is also available as digital publications.


The respected Legal 500 review is predicting further consolidation in the mid-market and the continued rise of niche players challenging established firms. 

Legal500 Malta Rankings

In 2014, Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a tier 1 Malta intellectual property law firm:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’  multi-disciplinary intellectual property practice runs the gamut of IP work, from registration and portfolio management to complex trade mark and patent disputes. The practice has strong referral relationships with many international law firms. Highlights included registering a community trade mark for an educational and training services provider. Seasoned IP expert Maria Chetcuti-Cauchi heads the team.


In 2014, Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a leading banking and finance law firm and capital markets law practice:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’  ‘professional and responsive’ team is recommended for its ‘great technical and regulatory knowledge’, which it uses to advise fund managers, investments advisers and forex brokers. Practice head Charles Cassar shows ‘innate understanding of the requirements to get the job done’.


In 2014,Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a leading Malta Aviation Law Firm:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates provides day-to-day commercial advice and advises on the registration of private aircrafts. In 2013, it represented private jet company Luxwing on the acquisition of a new aircraft through a hire-purchase agreement, and is acting for an international aviation group to obtain an air operator certificate in Malta. Kenneth Camilleri heads the practice, which also acts in aviation disputes.


In 2014, Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a leading Malta Corporate and M&A law firm:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' corporate capability is an intrinsic part of the firm’s general offering. The team routinely advises on the establishment or maintenance of local and international companies, and works closely with the tax practice to advise clients on tax-efficient structures. In 2013, it advised on the establishment of a Maltese structure for a food sector company. Priscilla Mifsud Parker and Jean-Philippe Chetcuti are the main partners..


In 2014, Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a leading Malta real estate law firm:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates attracts praise for its ‘team of highly experienced and knowledgeable property practitioners, whose input enables smooth and problem-free completion of transactions’. In 2013, the firm advised on major residential and commercial property transactions.  CCA advised Melita Business Centre on the conversion of two properties from temporary to perpetual ground rent. Managing partner Jean-Philippe Chetcuti heads the team, which includes the ‘practical’ Silvana Zammit, who has ‘very good negotiating skills’.


In 2014, Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a leading dispute resolution law firm:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' Silvana Zammit has ‘exceptional knowledge of Maltese gaming laws, and is a pleasure to work with’. The team successfully defended Luckbox Enterprises against breach of contract claims arising from the termination of a co-operation agreement.


In 2014, Legal500 Malta recognised Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates as a leading Malta Shipping Law Firm:

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates handles all maritime issues arising from yacht and commercial ship registration, and also advises on shipping company incorporations, tonnage tax structures and the registration of mortgages. It recently advised AB 140 Yacht Leasing on the registration of a 45-metre pleasure yacht and the leasing agreement. Silvana Zammit heads the team..




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Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

Senior Partner, Property & Projects

+356 22056875

Dr Silvana Zammit


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