Dr Silvana Zammit > Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates > Valletta, Malta > Lawyer Profile

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Work Department

Commercial Law




Silvana heads the Commercial Law department of Chetcuti Cauchi covering mainly Gaming ICT & Intellectual Property Law, Real Estate and Transport Law.

Silvana is a prime civil lawyer specializing in Civil and Commercial matters, Real Estate and Property law including conveyance, leasing, as well as all other transactions dealing with estate management and inheritance law.  

Silvana’s ‘pet’ subject is i-Gaming. She started practicing in the IP, ICT & i-gaming sectors shortly after the inception of the i-Gaming law in Malta in 2004 and has considerable experience in the sector having assisted tens of operators in attaining their i-gaming license in Malta. Working closely with the Maltese regulatory authorities, her role involves providing tailor-made advice for the obtainment and maintenance of licenses, referring to the specific operations of the client. Her team also provides ongoing legal support to clients, making sure that all requirements relating to their licensed operations are adhered to.

Specializing in ICT law, Silvana provides an in-depth and practical approach to the formation and running of an i-gaming company.  She is also the adviser to a number of well-established ICT companies which she assists with all legal aspects concerning website development and operation; drafting and application of software contracts; licensing of rights and transfer of technology.

Silvana’s other main practice is transport law with special focus on Maritime law. She project manages transactions involving the registration of vessels under the Maltese flag, transfer of vessel ownership, vessel finance and registration of mortgages. Apart from assuring the successful implementation of the transactions, together with our tax advisers, she is heavily involved in advising clients about the best structures to set up for efficient tax and operational planning.  She represents a wide range of clients including marinas, recreational boaters, charterers, brokers, vessel owners and seamen.


Maltese, English, Italian & French


Chamber of Advocates, Valletta, Malta
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, Malta (Investment & Banking Sub-Committee, Education Sub-Committee)
Malta Remote Gaming Council, Malta – Panel Member of Working Group
Malta Maritime Law Association
Malta Digital Games Association


CEFA Certificate for Financial Advisors (Modules 1&2) – Institute of Financial Services (2012)
M.A. Private International Law – University of Malta (2012)
LL.D. Law – University of Malta (2006)
Dip. Notary Public – University of Malta (2005)
B.A. Law Sociology – University of Malta (2003)


Travelling, international relations, theatre

Lawyer Rankings

Malta > Shipping

Led by Silvana Zammit, the team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates assists with the full range of superyacht matters including the complex transfer of ownership agreements and alternative ownership structures for international clients. It has also handled several maritime disputes and ship financing transactions. Christine Sammut is a key name as associate level for commercial and maritime matters.

Malta > Real estate

The team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is experienced in assisting high-net-worth individuals with their real estate acquisitions. The practice is led by Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, Silvana Zammit and Charlene Mifsud. The firm has recently assisted with the purchase of several high-end immovable properties.