Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP

Senior Partner & Founder, Global Property Investment

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi Fusing together traditional legal notions with new technologies!

Professional Experience


Maria's team is capable of handling sizable 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. 

Maria has had vast experience in all aspects of transactional work. She has advised a range of high-profile clients on significant real estate acquisitions and disposals, as well as major developments. Maria has also set up the firm's Project Advisory Services (PAS) team which handles all the aspects required to offer a specialized 'buyer' service, mainly through the use of in house or external expertise. PAS focuses on being the investor's 'voice on the ground' and works on managing a project team usually encompassing corporate and commercial lawyers, notaries, designers, architects, estate agents, brokers, vendors and lessors. 

Maria is a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, the Society for Trusts & Estates Practitioners and the Chamber of Advocates and is also a registered trademark and patent attorney and an approved EPO European Patent Attorney.

Interesting & noteworthy projects include acting as lead partner and representing Shanghai Electric Power in Malta's largest FDI investment; working on Prospects, the most recent capital market created by the Malta Stock Exchange & representing one of Malta's major banks in the acquisition of their headquarters in Malta.



Memberships


Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
International Tax Planning Association
Malta Remote Gaming Council
European Patent Organisation
International Trademark Association (INTA)
Finance Malta
Chamber of Advocates
STEP Malta Branch


Professional & Civic Activities


Claris Capital Ltd, Director
Claris Foundation, Administrator
CCA INTERSERV Ltd, Director
The Malta Council for Science & Technology, Appointed advisor
Centre for Entrepreneurship & Business Incubation, Appointed mentor


Academic Record


IFSP
Foundation Certificate in Trust Law and Administration
2006
University of Warwick
LL.M. (Int. Econ. Law)
2002
University of Malta
LL.D.
2001
University of Mlata
Dip. Not. Pub.
2000
University of Malta
B.A. (Law & English)
1998



Publications


Profile - Media and Entertainment 19/02/2015
Malta Intellectual Property Law Firm 14/02/2014
Malta & Cyprus: A sea apart (European Commission Report on Malt 23/12/2013
Repatriation of Persons established in a Field of Excellence Ru 23/04/2013
Malta Reduced Tax Rate for Qualifying Expatriates operating in 23/04/2013
ACTA - The Good, the Bad and the Other 26/04/2012
Malta's Bolar Exemption: Pharmaceutical Companies setting up in 22/09/2011
Malta's Bolar Exemption::An Incentive for Investment & Innovati 19/09/2011
The Malta Bolar Provision- An incentive for investment and inno 12/09/2011
Malta: A New Hedge Fund Domicile - Presentation 16/06/2011
Protect your brand : : Make your mark : : The Executive Journa 09/06/2011
Corporate Responsibility of Company Executives : : The Execut 04/06/2011

Testimonials


A wealth of expertise. An unfaltering commitment to providing optimal legal and accounting solutions to foreign clients worldwide and a level of professionalism and attention to detail that cannot be matched in the industry.

Chetcuti Cauchi has been working on the trademark portfolio of our group for several years, and we have always been more than satisfied with their work.

All the people at the firm with whom we have worked have been very prompt, professional, and fast in their work and in their assistance.

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi has always kept us well updated and therefore special thanks goes to her for her readiness to assistance, fast replies to our requests, clear explanations and taking interest in our matters.

I highly recommend Chetcuti Cauchi's IP Team to anybody needing IP advice in Malta.

Chetcuti Cauchi has been doing many different aspects of IP work for us for several years, and I have always been more than satisfied with their work.

All the people at the firm with whome I have been in contact have been very professional, efficient and quick in their efforts to assist us.

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi has always kept me well informed about every angel of the matters we have dealt with, extremely professional and I fully trust her advice and suggestions.

Another thing which I have appreciated is her swift way of replying to our requests.

I can highly recommend the firm Chetcuti Cauchi to anybody who needs IP advice on Malta.

I chose Chetcuti Cauchi for their reputation of being knowledge in both local and international aspects of financial services. They exceeded my expectations.

Perfect profile for servicing private client needs, with a very high level of professional services and quick reaction to queries. One of the best providers to work with in Malta

I chose the law firm Chetcuti Cauchi for registration of a trademark for the company KFIG Ltd. because I have already been working with the law firm on many other issues of business (company registration, legal and accounting services, etc.). All of the issues on which I applied to the law firm Chetcuti Cauchi, were addressed in a professional manner and promptly. In particular, I would like to recommend the work of Dr. Jean-Phillipe Chetcuti and Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi as the leaders of that firm who were able to organize very efficient firm's operation. I can also mention the professional work of Ms. Pauline Gouder as Intellectua; Property Officer. I can recommend the law firm Chetcuti Cauchi for cooperation in many areas of business in Malta.I chose the law firm Chetcuti Cauchi for registration of a trademark for the company KFIG Ltd. because I have already been working with the law firm on many other issues of business (company registration, legal and accounting services, etc.). All of the issues on which I applied to the law firm Chetcuti Cauchi, were addressed in a professional manner and promptly. In particular, I would like to recommend the work of Dr. Jean-Phillipe Chetcuti and Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi as the leaders of that firm who were able to organize very efficient firm's operation. I can also mention the professional work of Ms. Pauline Gouder as Intellectua; Property Officer. I can recommend the law firm Chetcuti Cauchi for cooperation in many areas of business in Malta.

High level of integrity, clarity and personal involvement. Chetcuti Cauchi have been my lawyers for over 10 years now.

EuCor works with Maria Chetcuti Cauchi and colleagues successfully since decades and we highly appreciate this fruitful cooperation.

Chetcuti Cauchi and their Financial Services Team have been excellent in meeting our legal needs in Malta. They have been highly responsive and a pool of knowledge and guidance. Throughout the process we have been able to liaise with other specialist teams within Chetcuti Cauchi in order to gain a broader picture of the effects of our structuring choices and also of various options open to us as we grow our business. They have been very flexible in meeting our changing needs, a quality which we value. We have no hesitation in recommending Chetcuti Cauchi to other firms

Chetcuti Cauchi and their Financial Services team have been excellent in meeting our legal needs in Malta. They have been highly responsive and a pool of knowledge and guidance. Throughout the process we have been able to liaise with other specialist teams within Chetcuti Cauchi in order to gain a broader picture of the effects of our structuring choices and also of various options open to us as we grow our business. They have been very flexible in meeting our changing needs, a quality which we value. We have no hesitation in recommendong Chetcuti Cauchi to other firms.



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