In the fast paced technology and communicatons sector, businesses are increasingly aware of the importance of relying on advisors that are proactive and well-informed on the continuous developments of the industry. Reflecting the growth of this industry over the past years, Chetcuti Cauchi has increasingly provided assistance with the legal issues in the field of ICT law to small businesses and larger corporations alike, which operate in this unconventional sector that disregards geographical boundaries.
Clients range from start-up companies to larger corporations which seek to obtain specialized and quality advice on business-to-business and business-to-consumer transactions.
Malta ICT Law
With the 2004 National ICT Strategy turning into the National Information & Communication Technology Strategy Plan in 2010, Malta further reaffirmed its position as Europe’s ‘Smart Island’, a centre for ICT excellence. The Digital Malta: National Digital Strategy 2014-2020 is an initiative taken by the Maltese Government which aims at developing frameworks to assist ICT start-ups in setting up their own cost-effective operation, thus preparing Malta for the next generation of technology. This strategy has laid the fundamentals for a world class infrastructure, increased the reception of e-business by the general public, and focused on the development of an ICT-geared human capital. The result: Malta becoming a centre for technology and internet based companies to set up shop within our shores, with the confidence that the island has embarked on this project with the necessary ‘can-do’ spirit.
Malta Technology Sector
Chetcuti Cauchi provides advice on a variety of ICT Law related matters. This includes areas such as web technology, domain name planning and related disputes, intellectual property issues, technology and transfer of technology agreements, ISP liability, data protection, securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as advice on the legal implications of hacking, security infringements, encryption and piracy. Integral to this practice goudp is also providing assistance with confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, IT outsourcing arrangements, software as well as hardware supply and implementation agreements.
Malta Communications Sector
This area includes traditional telecommunications, cloud communications, software-enabled communications, advanced communication application (apps) services and communications equipment manufacturing, among others. Our firm has assisted clients in this area with confidentiality agreements, employment contracts, IT outsourcing arrangements, software as well as hardware supply and implementation agreements is also core to the telecoms sector.
Our Malta ICT Lawyers
Proficient in the incentives that Malta provides to the ICT sector, including incentives to the e-commerce, technology and communications industry, Chetcuti Cauchi offers tailor-made solutions to individuals seeking to benefit from a wide range of fiscal and financial benefits. Our ICT Law team includes corporate and tax advisors who ensure that the advice is multi-faceted taking into consideration all aspects of the transaction in question.
Our ICT Law attorneys, specialised in these areas, bring knowledge and professional experience to bear in the evolving areas of ICT, telecommunications and internet/e-commerce. We work closely with other colleagues in our firm, including tax advisors, accountants, intellectual property and employment lawyers. We also work hand in hand with external collaborators that need to be roped in any particular project, including banks, government departments, auditors, payment gateways, ISPs and co-location centres. All this ensures that the solution caters for any client's diverse needs.