Top Tier Malta Law Firm

Maria Chetcuti-Cauchi | Published on 25 Aug 2014

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Top tier Malta law firm Chetcuti Cauchi has had four of its practices promoted in this year's Legal 500 rankings. As a leading firm for International business, Chetcuti Cauchi specialize in a variety of legal fields and industry groups such as intellectual property, aviation, banking and finance, corporate and M&A, real estate, shipping and dispute resolution. In recognition for its outstanding work in all of these areas, the acclaimed independent legal director  Legal 500, awarded Chetcuti Cauchi with a Top Tier Malta Law Firm ranking in IP and High Tier Rankings in all our areas of specialisation. 

Top Tier Malta Law Firm ranks Tier 1 in Intellectual Property

Our highly regarded Intellectual Property Team was once again recognised in this area by retaining its Top Tier Malta Law Firm Ranking in Tier 1.

Seasoned Intellectual Property expert Dr. Maria Chetcuti Cauchi heads a team of qualified and experienced specialists that provide a complete range of IP services, advise on, and develop legal strategies in order to maximise and protect the commercial potential of our clients’ ideas and brands. The team also provides comprehensive services to clients seeking registration and portfolio management, complex trademark and patent disputes as well as IP structuring. The practice also has strong referral relationships with many international law firms. All this adds on to the firm's top tier Malta law firm ranking in this field. 

"Our firm prides itself on working closely with its clients, giving them both practical and commercial advice to help them achieve their business objectives. We work with a number of International clients within a wide range of industry sectors and this is what sets our practice apart. Our wealth of experience allows us to address our clients’ needs in a cost-effective and business-centric way".

Top Tier Malta Law Firm ranks High in Various Other Areas

The firm’s banking and finance practice has been upgraded to a higher tier level with customer feedback taking particular note of the ‘professional and responsive’ service and the team’s ‘great technical and regulatory knowledge’, which it uses to advise fund managers, investment advisers and forex brokers. A special mention was also made for the head of the practice, Dr. Charles Cassar for his personalized integrated approach and his ‘innate understanding to the requirements to get the job done.’

Chetcuti Cauchi’s shipping,and real estate practices have also been promoted to a higher tier. Shipping team leader Silvana Zammit handles all maritime issues arising from yacht and commercial ship registration, and also advises on shipping company incorporation, tonnage tax, and registration of mortgages. Silvana Zammit is also a valued team member of the Real Estate practice of the firm, headed by Managing Partner Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti. The particular practice attracts particular praise for its ‘team of highly experienced and knowledgeable property practitioners, whose input enables smooth and problem-free completion of transactions.’

A high second tier ranking was also maintained by the Corporate and M&A practice, which is an intrinsic part of the firm’s general offering. Managing partner Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and tax partner Pricilla Mifsud Parker routinely advise foreign clients on the establishment or maintenance of local and International companies, and work closely with the tax practice to advise clients in tax-efficient structures.

The firm’s Aviation practice also secured a second tier ranking. The practise group provides day-to-day commercial advice to aviation companie 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.

The Legal 500 series has the most comprehensive worldwide coverage of legal service providers. After collection of participating firm’s details, referee lists and work highlights, extensive research is carried out to determine the definitive ranking judgements of law firm capabilities in over 100 countries. With the firm ranking as a top tier Malta law firm, we are very proud to have been classified as such in this prestigious classification system.




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Key Contacts

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi

Senior Partner, Property & Projects

+356 2205 6112

Dr Charlene Mifsud

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

+356 2205 6298