Chetcuti Cauchi recognised in Legal500 Law Firms Ranking

Legal500 Malta Law Firm recognition for Chetcuti Cauchi

Administration Team | Published on 19 May 2020

Legal500 Malta Law Firm Rankings

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has once again performed strongly in the 2020 Legal 500 EMEA Edition.  The firm was identified as a leading player offering legal services across various areas of law, with the firm’s accomplishments being highly acclaimed for its elevated level of legal services.  

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020 Edition has placed Chetcuti Cauchi as ‘Firm in the Spotlight’, classifying the firm as “one of the top-ranked firms throughout The Legal 500 Malta”.  Providing a full spectrum of in-house client-focused services, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates advises high-net-worth individuals and their families, as well as both small and large corporations, with all their needs. 

The firm’s success in this area is notable, with Legal 500 categorizing the firm as “go-to advisory firm for individuals seeking a first class service.”

Malta Commercial, Corporate and M&A

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has been praised for its expert knowledge and diligence in dealing with corporate restructurings, generating business ventures, giving continuous corporate support; and assisting in cross-border transactions, among others. The team has been acclaimed for its “expert knowledge”, along with “good commercial nous”, and its ‘diligence and energy’. It acts for a broad spread of clients, with partner Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker, and managers Charlene Mifsud and Steve Muscat Azzopardi jointly heading the team.

Malta Fintech

The fintech practice at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates regularly acts for payment service and virtual financial asset providers, and provides regulatory advice on DLT, ICOs or security token offerings. The team is headed by Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker and Dr Silvana Zammit with Steve Muscat Azzopardi and Natasha Cachia. The team members have been described by clients as “smart” professionals who “can generate new ideas”. The fintech team’s professionalism stood out in its services within the payment services and virtual financial asset providers communities and for its fresh legal advice on fintech in general.

Malta Real Estate & Property Projects

The strong team in real estate has been acclaimed for its “high level of professionalism” and ability “to work with different types of clients' across the real estate sector”. Headed by Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Dr Charlene Mifsud and Dr Silvana Zammit, the team has been described as one that is “ready to go the extra mile”. Highlights included acting for a renowned international economist on purchasing a high-end property, assisting an international financial institution in selecting and acquiring an ‘high-end’ property and obtaining the relevant permits for commercial use thereof and Miramar Holdings with the purchase of a landmark retail outlet in Malta's main shopping district.

Clients remarked that

"One of the most important strengths of the team is the high level of professionalism. I believe that this practice is able to work with different types of clients and is able, and takes the time, to understand what their clients need."

Malta Shipping & Yachts

The “excellentshipping & yachting team stands out for its “practical ideas. It handles international vessel sales, purchases and registrations and also assists with the full range of yachting matters. The team has dealt with large and medium sized maritime law transactions and advised on matters involving asset finance, corporate structuring and tax matters. Practice head Silvana Zammit is “patient and clear when the inevitable deal crunch time arrives, while Christine Sammut is a key name for high-value deals in the space. The firm’s maritime practice is deemed as excellent and praised for their clarity.

Malta Banking, Finance and Capital Markets

The financial services team has handled work across the whole banking and finance spectrum with assignments ranging from obtaining licenses for e-money institutions; applying for traditional banking and financial institutions licenses; advising on protecting high-value assets and reorganizing complex financial structures. Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker heads the team jointly with heads of department Natasha Cachia and Steve Muscat Azzopardi.

Malta Intellectual Property

The intellectual property team at Chetcuti Cauchi has been described as “very responsive”, “meticulous” and “ready to go the extra step” in its day-to-day work. Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi heads the team with Dr Charlene Mifsud and has represented various international brand owners and generic companies in their investment in Malta. Maria has worked on specific IP structuring plans and protection projects for such clients that cover trademark, patent, design, copyright, ICT, gaming and new technologies laws and has been described as “reliable”, “responsive” and “easy to reach”.

Malta Investment Funds

The investment funds team has obtained strong ranking in services related to investment schemes, passporting matters, and advising on fund platforms. On multiple occasions, the firm’s clients praised the Chetcuti Cauchi lawyers for their “professionalism”, “expertise” and “reliab[ility]”, stating that the firm and lawyers “offered practical ideas” and were “meticulous in their work”.

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