Management Team

Management Team

Mr Colin B German B.Sc. (Bus.&Comp.), M.B.A. (e-Bus.),FBCS

Chief Executive Officer

An experienced leader, Colin manages the firm’s cross-functional and  multi-disciplinary  teams and develops them to deliver high-quality services as holistically and seamlessly as possible.  In doing so, he mentors and assists the firm’s management and staff to develop personally and professionally. A firm believer in teams, he continuously works to ensure that staff rise up to the challenge and, through communication and training, works to ensure that the firm brings out the best in people in order to ensure an innovative, long-term output from teams.  His technical background brings with it a keen interest in blockchain, cryptocurrencies and fintech in general where his practical experience of the sector is called upon to drive the firm’s offering in these areas. 

Ms Ekaterina Zammit Lawyer (PSU, Russia), MA (Melit), Dip. Tax

Manager, Tax

Ekaterina was invited to Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates for the post of Associate, Russia & CIS Desk. Ms Zammit is a key advisor on the Malta Citizenship by InvestmentCyprus Citizenship by Investment, the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta and Cyprus.

Mr Chris Meli

Chief Human Resources Officer

Chris heads human capital development across the firm's offices worldwide and handles the challenges arising from rapid growth and the internationalisation of the firm.  With a Masters in Business Administration, Chris has a vast experience in training and development and human resource management acquired over 15 years in various sectors ranging from hospitality, gaming to financial services.

Mr Roger Breitenstein M.A. (Law)


Roger Breitenstein is a specialist in international residence planning, citizenship law, and international tax.  Roger forms part of our specialist Residency & Citizenship practice group and advises our international clients, particularly German speaking clients, in all matters of using Malta and Cyprus in international tax planning, wealth structuring and international relocation.

Mr Gilbert Bonnici B. Accountancy (Hons), CPA, FIA

Chief Finance Officer

Gilbert is in charge of spearheading the firm's financial management across all offices in the face of sustained growth and internationalisation.  A certified public accountant and auditor, Gilbert hails from big 4 accounting practices in Malta and abroad.

Mr Matthew Debono

Senior Manager, Advisory

Matthew Debono heads the Advisory Team of the law firm and is responsible to drive the structuring, training and smooth running of the team to continue building the firm’s sterling reputation worldwide. He also drives the regional market adoption of the company’s products and services, to ensure the optimum level of client satisfaction is met in all stages of the engagement and service process.

Mr Victor Zammit

Senior Manager, Research & Development

Victor heads the Research & Development unit and is responsible for research publications and market analysis in collaboration with the advisory teams. 

Dr Charlene Mifsud

Manager - Corporate & Commercial

Charlene heads the corporate and commercial legal team within the firm. She has been actively involved for the past ten years in Corporate Law, Property Conveyancing, Employment Relations and General Commercial law.

Mr Steve Muscat Azzopardi

Senior Manager, Corporate & Fintech

Steve and his team advise International clients on setting up their wealth structure or business operations and licensing requirements in different jurisdictions, and continue to support them thereafter. Steve brings to the table over fifteen years of international experience in the financial services industry which led to his expertise in advising blockchain-based businesses, including ICO, STO, crypto exchanges and other crypto service providers. 

I decided to build up a Malta Leasing Scheme and was looking for a serious and reliable law firm on Malta, supporting me at site with various operative services and working with us as partners under our mandate.

Assessing a few alternatives, I decided for Chetcuti Cauchi, who could offer me the required support over all relevant matters to realize the concept in time.

Together we set up the Yacht Holding Limited, the lease scheme and the VAT model and passed through various surveys and programs as well as preparing all in a manner to enable the client leaving Malta within one weeks stay in Malta.

The cooperation was professional and with high awareness to my briefing, controlling and stakes given during the process. We can only win client's satisfaction when understanding his very personal needs and matching them with as little complications as possible and especially in time. Our VIP client did not want to spend his summer yacht season with bureaucracy, but with the pleasure of his new yacht and cruising in the Mediterranean.

I think after this pilot, we will build up a regular partnership with CC for future Malta projects for SuperYachts.

Christoph Schließmann
Kalkara Yacht Company Ltd
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