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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

Current highlights for Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates include handling a relocation exercise for a corporate group in the jet engine and repairs market. The firm is assisting with ongoing property acquisition, corporate structuring and licensing and certification compliance issues relating to the matter. Silvana Zammit leads on the firm’s major aviation transactions involving private aircraft acquisitions and contract negotiations. Senior partner 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 ‘very knowledgeable’ team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates has ‘really deep knowledge’ of traditional banking matters, and also in the fast-growing fintech space. Founding partner Maria Chetcuti Cauchi advised a foreign bank on compliance issues concerning obtaining a Maltese banking licence. Chetcuti Cauchi also assisted other clients with initial coin offerings (ICOs) and electronic money licensing issues. Key contacts Steve Muscat Azzopardi and Priscilla Mifsud Parker are recommended for their crowdfunding and fintech experience.

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

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Priscilla Mifsud Parker and Charlene Mifsud led the team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates on numerous corporate restructuring mandates including the establishment of the Ability Marine consultancy operation. Other instructions come from clients in the energy, aviation and gaming industries. Mifsud-Parker advises on re-domiciliation and tax structuring matters for listed companies and high net-worth individuals. Silvana Zammit assists with company incorporation procedures, GDPR implementation and gaming licence procurement. Senior manager Steve Muscat Azzopardi is also a key contact.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

‘Highly versatile and persuasive negotiator’ Silvana Zammit heads up Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ dispute resolution practice, which ‘strives to give its clients the best possible service’. Zammit has a particular focus on cross-border matters. The team has a 'diplomatic' approach to out-of-court settlements and is 'always well researched'. Particular fields of expertise include IP, maritime, aviation, real estate and commercial disputes. Charlene Mifsud is another key contact, as is Jean-Philippe Chetcuti; the latter is 'a personable lawyer with strong business acumen’, who advises on tax-related matters.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Highlights for the team at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates included guiding a university through numerous patent applications, including for a speech therapy device. Practice head Maria Chetcuti Cauchi also represents clients in trade mark, copyright, patent and domain name dispute resolution matters. The group is ‘highly knowledgeable and experienced’, and has ‘an ability to provide insight that can make an important difference at every stage of the process’.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 3

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Founding partner Maria Chetcuti Cauchi is a key contact at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates for advice on establishing asset management entities, and her expertise also includes sub-fund and SICAV licensing, and tax and regulatory issues. Priscilla Mifsud Parker, who has a background in corporate and trusts, advises on wealth management and business structuring for high net-worth individuals, family businesses and multinational companies. The practice also acts for clients in the burgeoning virtual asset fund space.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

Silvana Zammit leads on Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates' real estate work, which includes real estate transactions, development projects and portfolio investments. The practice's client base includes high-net-worth individuals, construction companies, developers and architects seeking to establish operations in Malta. Zammit assisted with terms of purchase negotiations for a major development in Mosta. Founding partner Maria Chetcuti Cauchi, who heads up the practice, handles contentious matters. Highlights included a cross-border beneficiary rights issue, which encompassed succession law, private international law and trusts law.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 3

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates

In a matter highlight, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ shipping practice head Silvana Zammit assisted a client with a major redomiciliation exercise concerning a fleet of commercial vessels. The team regularly handles vessel registrations and ship purchases, and it also advises clients on the establishment of companies in the maritime sector. Of particular note is the firm’s yachting expertise; the team advises on yacht relocations, leasing arrangements and flag registration.

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