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Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

120 ST URSULA STREET, VALLETTA, VLT 1236, MALTA
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Work +356 22 056 200
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Fax +356 22 056 201
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London, Valletta

Malta

Aviation
Aviation - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

With Priscilla Mifsud Parker taking the lead role, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is advising on the restructuring of LifeJet, part of an Italian aviation group. The firm was also engaged by Poland-based gyroplane manufacturer Celier Aviation to assist with the intake of Maltese investors. Kenneth Camilleri heads the practice.

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Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

The ‘professional courtesy, expediency and quality of work’ provided by Chetcuti Cauchi Advocatesis something rare’, according to one source. Co-founding partner Maria Chetcuti-Cauchi, who is ‘proactive in providing timely, efficient and accurate support’, advised non-EU payment processor Emerge Global on local payment service provider regulations.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates advised Tendall Capital Markets, a major player in Malta’s online brokerage sector, on a new tax planning structure, and it assisted international sportswear retailer Darlon with potential real estate investments and corporate structures in the EU market. Priscilla Mifsud Parker leads a team that is ‘fast, efficient, cost effective and genuinely interested in its clients’; managing partner Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and Kenneth Camilleri are other names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Jean-Philippe Chetcuti was promoted to partner in December 2015 and heads the dispute resolution team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates alongside senior partner Silvana Zammit. The firm represented GL Services in a dispute with the Maltese gaming authorities regarding a licensing issue, and advised various multinational companies on contentious employment issues, where the firm has built considerable experience. Notable clients include IKEA, ECCO, and Tanki Online.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is recommended for its ‘timeliness, professionalism, level of support, availability and welcoming nature’. The firm advised Aqua Trust Services on the registration of various EU trade marks, and represented numerous clients in the gaming industry, including Wish Me Luck and Fanaments.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ investment funds team is supported by the firm’s tax advisers, accountants, notaries and property managers. Stefania Grech ‘comes up with innovative solutions’ and, along with Priscilla Mifsud Parker, assisted an offshore protected cell company with the domiciliation of its fund structure in the Malta. The firm also provides ongoing legal and compliance advice to Framont & Partners, and advised a US investment bank with the drafting of a prospectus under the local prospectus directive.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ team, led by Silvana Zammit, has a strong position in the luxury real estate sector. Recent work includes handling all legal aspects of the acquisition of a high-end property, valued at €3m, by a Dutch investor, and continuing to advise longstanding client Delta Group on its investments and development projects. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti is also a key contact.

Leading individuals

Daniela Galea - Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates advises clients on the purchasing of luxury yachts, shipbuilding projects and maritime law dispute resolution, with the ‘very knowledgeableSilvana Zammit heading up the practice.

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  • The ECB’s Fitness and Properness Test: The Assessment Process

    In May 2017, the European Central Bank ("ECB") published a list of guidelines which gave a compressive overview of the practices and procedures applied by it when assessing the suitability of members of the management bodies of Significant Institutions ("SIs") as well as trying to harmonize national rules of all Member States in relation to the fit and proper assessment. 
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  • Employers Beware before ‘Spying’ on Employees!

    Bosses have limited rights to monitor employees’ private correspondence. Landmark judgement delivered by the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in relation to monitoring of employees’ communications.
  • Confirmed: Employers Should Not Use Consent as a Legal Basis for Processing Employee Personal Data

    On 8 June 2017, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party ("WP29") adopted Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work ("the Opinion") ​[1] . This authoritative document complements previous WP29 publications on similar issues ​​​​​[2] . The Opinion now takes into account new technologies that affect the processing of employees' personal data at work. Moreover, the Opinion takes into account both the Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC) that is still in force at time of writing – transposed into Maltese legislation via the present Data Protection Act [3]​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ – as well as the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") that will enter into force on 25 May 2018 . The GDPR will repeal and replace Directive 95/46/EC and the Maltese Data Protection Act ("DPA") on such date.
  • The ECB’s Fitness and Properness Test: The Assessment Process

    In May 2017, the European Central Bank ("ECB") published a list of guidelines which gave a compressive overview of the practices and procedures applied by it when assessing the suitability of members of the management bodies of Significant Institutions ("SIs") as well as trying to harmonize national rules of all Member States in relation to the fit and proper assessment. 
  • Can your IP disclose your ID?

    An “IP”, or “internet protocol” is a unique series of numbers allocated to each and every device connected to a network, including and most notable the internet. Similar to your physical  home address to which postal articles are addressed and delivered, internet traffic is delivered to your computer’s address i.e. your IP address.
  • Leave for medically assisted procreation

    The recent Legal Notice No. 156 of 2017 (“Leave for Medically Assisted Procreation National Standard Order 2017”) has laid down minimum requirements designed to grant a period of paid leave to employees who undergo the process of medically assisted procreation (hereinafter referred to as the “leave”) whether in Malta or outside Malta.
  • When Paid Leave and Sick Leave Collide

    As stated by the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”), the right of employees to paid annual leave is a “particularly important principle of the European Union social law” which cannot be derogated from the competent local authorities or practices, such as collective agreements, and whose implementation by the said authorities or practices must not fall short of the minimum requirements imposed by European law.
  • Investing in Malta- A Property Almanac

    Malta has long gained a reputation for a high standard of living with a Mediterranean flair. With the introduction of various programmes related to the attainment of citizenship or residency , many foreign investors have eyed the island as an ideal European solution for immigration purposes with vast potential for stable investment in real estate. In this article Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi presents an analysis of the real estate market and laws through 2015 and 2016, with a view of giving an exposition of the process for property acquisition and resale.
  • EU VAT on Yacht solutions

    The yachting industry sails across a dynamic regulatory environment, increasingly leading to more paperwork, administration, checks and procedures.  In this context, and considering that yachts are generally a leisure escape, yacht owners are constantly looking for straight forward solutions that allow them to sail their yachts worry-free.  Malta has been at the forefront in providing such solutions and finding a balance between what are usually deemed two opposing needs: those of proper regulation and application of procedures on the one hand, and enjoyment of the yacht without unnecessary and unwarranted restrictions, on the other.   
  • NAIF - an AIFMD-Compliant Fund with quick access to the market

    Since the advent of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (‘AIFMD’), fund managers have been facing a double regulatory burden as a result of having both fund managers and funds subject to prudential regulation which led to overlapping and possibly inconsistent regulatory requirements affecting funds.
  • Malta Stock Exchange: European capital raising now easier for SMEs

    While larger enterprises often steal the limelight, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), very often being family businesses, make up the very backbone of most economies, with SMEs constituting the vast majority of companies within the EU. In Malta, 99.9% of Maltese companies are classified as SMEs, with 4.8% classified as small to medium enterprises and 95.1% classified as micro organisations.