Legal500 Top Tier Malta Law Firm

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First Tier Intellectual Property Law Firm in Malta

The acclaimed independent legal directory Legal 500 has confirmed Chetcuti Cauchi as a first tier (Top Tier) Intellectual Property firm in Malta.

"Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' IP team is 'quick to reply and proactive', and provides 'very user-friendly advice'. Dr Silvana Zammit and group head Dr Maria Chetcuti-Cauchi have been named by Legal 500 as 'excellent lawyers, very pleasant to work with and quick to assist'."

Lead by Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, founding partner at Chetcuti Cauchi, the Intellectual Property Practice seeks to apply a pragmatic business approach to each client’s intellectual property matters and obtain results consistent with the client’s business needs. Chetcuti Cauchi offers a wide-ranging variety of services for individuals and entities seeking to protect their ideas, marks, inventions, works and designs from potential threats.

Besides being regularly involved in regulatory consultations and legal revisions, the firm regularly advises governmental authorities and agencies as well as an array of local and international names in the manufacturing, home furnishings, beverages, internet, gaming and e-commerce fields. Typical clients include software developers and licensors, inventors, pharmaceutical companies, brand owners belonging to various industries, professional photographers, lyrical artists and song writers, authors, fashion designers, ICT companies and online gaming operators.

Top Tier Company Law Firm in Malta

Our Corporate and Tax Practice Groups have also received high acclaim by the directory, with the firm hitting the second tier in this area and the team being dubbed as a 'very competent and professional'.

Our Corporate and M&A team seeks to deliver an all-encompassing and truly multi-disciplinary service spanning company administration, banking support and legal, accounting and tax advisory services. Chetcuti Cauchi has adopted a truly all-round in-house service focusing on a coordinated approach translating into a spot-on, responsive service and higher value added to our clients.

The firm's partners and managers are leading corporate services professionals actively involved in local professional circles. Dr Jean Philippe Chetcuti, the firm’s managing partner, is the Vice Chairman of Malta’s STEP branch, a Council Member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners Council (IFSP), Chairman of the Committee in charge of the Promotion of Malta as a Financial Services Centre and the co-founder and Secretary of The Malta Association of Family Enterprises (MAFE). Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker is also STEP Malta's branch secretary. All this, coupled to the team’s high proficiency in tax and corporate matters, positions Chetcuti Cauchi as very apt to handle sophisticated corporate and tax matters for most industries.

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The Legal 500 Series is the most comprehensive worldwide coverage of legal service providers. After collection of participating firms’ details, referee lists and work highlights, extensive research is carried out to determine the definitive ranking judgements of law firm capabilities in over 100 countries.

Published for over 20 years, the Legal 500 Series is used by 4 million individual users each year, including 2.5 million corporate counsels. Its users also include commercial and private clients, CEOs, CFOs and professional advisers.

STEP Malta is a branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the worldwide professional association for those advising families across generations. We promote best practice, professional integrity and education to our members. Our members help families plan for their futures: from drafting a will or advising family businesses, to helping international families and protecting vulnerable family members.  STEP has more than 20,000 members from across 95 countries. Members of STEP Malta branch/chapter enjoy professional development training and opportunities to network at a local level.

STEP Malta

STEP's Malta branch was founded in October 2007 on the instigation of Michael Woolf, Richard Pease and Professor Bannister, who believed that Malta as a Financial Services center would benefit from a STEP Branch.  Today STEP's Malta branch boasts a membership of over 100 members and a CPD calendar packed with a range of monthly seminars supported by local firms.  STEP Malta has become the voice of the local fiduciary and estate planning professions.  We are taking an active role even at European and international levels on matters of significance, such as the proposed introduction of a Register of Beneficial Owners.  The International Friends of Malta now folow STEP Malta's social media channels on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter to stay abreast of local activities and the work of the Malta branch.

Chetcuti Cauchi & STEP Malta

Chetcuti Cauchi has a long standing relationship with STEP Malta, supporting the CPD events and international conferences organised by STEP Malta.  Various partners and associates of the firm are members of STEP and offer technical and administrative support to the running of the branch and its initiatives.

STEP Malta Chairman

Jean Philippe Chetcuti Managing partner Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti has long served on the Executive Council of STEP Malta more recently being elected chair of the STEP Malta branch.  Jean-Philippe has contributed in various capacities ranging from branch Secretary to branch Technical Chair.  JP is the partner in charge of the firm's Malta Residency & Citizenship Practice and forms part of the Malta Families & Wealth Practice Group.

STEP Malta Technical Chair

Priscilla Mifsud Parker Partner Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker TEP is a long standing member of STEP Malta and has held a number of offices within the branch, including branch Secretary and branch technical chair. Priscilla has represented STEP Malta in matters related to the implementation of international directives relevant to the trusts and estates sector and in the international tax arena.  Priscilla head's the firm's  Malta Families & Wealth Practice Group as well as the Corporate and Trusts Services practice within Chetcuti Cauchi.

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Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, STEP Malta Chairman

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