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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..