Investment Migration Law Firm

Chetcuti Cauchi Firm Profile

CCLEX is a global firm of investment migration lawyers and tax advisors, with offices in Malta, Cyprus, London, Zurich and Hong Kong. The partners within the firm are able to seamlessly advise successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions on their needs at home and abroad. As a multidisciplinary firm, it provides legal, tax, corporate and fiduciary services to its clients, mainly relating to the practices of Residency & Citizenship, Property and Tax.  

The Firm's Malta office 

The firm’s main office  is situated in Valletta, Malta’s capital city and financial centre. As a leading international law firm, their  professionals offer advice and service a variety of businesses, ranging from private clients to investment professionals, shipping companies and technology groups. The Malta office is a reflection of the firm’s aim to provide clients with comprehensive legal, accounting and taxation services within their numerous disciplines.  

As a firm, CCLEX take pride in their well-knit team of lawyers, tax advisors and immigration professionals who work hand in hand to deliver the best solutions tailored to their clientele’s needs.  

Over the past decade, Malta has been experiencing significant success within its economy as a result of its high-quality regulation, accessibility and highly competitive fiscal regime. In fact, Malta is breaking barriers in the Financial Services and Fintech industry through its numerous innovative ideas, incentives as well as its avant-garde legislative frameworks.   

The Malta office provides an excellent platform for those interested in benefitting from the countless opportunities which the jurisdiction has to offer. 

The Firm's Cyprus Office 

CCLEX’s Cyprus office is located in the main business centre of Limassol. As a leading global law firm, their professionals offer advice and service a variety of businesses, ranging from private clients to investment professionals. Our Cyprus services mainly focus on the Cyprus Residency & Citizenship programmes as well as the setting up and management of shipping and technology companies.  

The team of seasoned lawyers, accountants and tax professionals work together to provide versatile, expeditious and multi-disciplinary advice to cater for their clients’ every legal, tax or corporate need. 

Cyprus is increasingly becoming a jurisdiction of choice for financial services. Its EU membership, comprehensive regulation, accessibility and competitive fiscal regime has attracted a variety of individuals and companies to its shores.  

The Cyprus office is dedicated towards assisting those who are interested in benefiting from the numerous opportunities and incentives which the jurisdiction has to offer. 

The Firm's London Office 

Having an office in Temple, London, one of the world's prime financial centres enables CCLEX to have a more direct contact point for both London clientele as well as international clients who often briefly stop in London on their way to other destinations. The Temple area is renowned for hosting remarkable market players in various industries including city law firms and other top tax advisors and accounting firms. Their London presence acts as a contact point for the London clientele, as well as international clients who often briefly stop in London on their way to other destinations. The Temple area is renowned for its city law firms and other top tax advisors and accounting firms in London.  

The firm’s London office also houses part of the financial services regulation advisory team, which has experienced significant success in providing licensing and compliance advisory services to fund managers, collective investment schemes, financial institutions, insurance intermediaries, agents and principals and forex service providers. 

From the office situated within London, the firm also coordinates the work involving London and the rest of the UK.  The firm works hand-in-hand with other niche law firms as well as accountants, tax consultants, and other professional advisors in order to ensure that their clients experience success in the UK projects. 

The Firm's Zurich Office 

Switzerland is international banking centre and is important for the firm's clients seeking high quality banking and asset management.  Our Zurich office is headed by representative Roger Breitenstein, an international residency and citizenship planning lawyer, advising and assisting clients in relocating to Switzerland and obtaining alternative residence and citizenship in European financial centres of Malta and Cyprus. His extensive knowledge of the Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax system has rendered him suitable for this role.  

In his capacity, Breitenstein acts as the first point of contact for Swiss law firms, banks, financial advisers and family offices wishing to work with an international law firm closer to home.  The firm also provides assistance to successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions using the financial centres of Malta and Cyprus. Primarily, various individuals mainly seek  services relating to  the Residency & Citizenship practice, where the firm’s investment migration professionals will advise and assist on the application of the Malta Citizenship & Residency by Investment programmes, the Cyprus Investment Programme as well as the Caribbean programmes.  

In addition to serving private clients seamlessly on their private legal needs within a highly accessible location, the firm’s Zurich office also assists businesses, financial institutions, and financial services companies seeking to set up in Malta or Cyprus. The firm also provides advice with regards to the VAT & Tax benefits of Aircraft ownership in Malta, the VAT & tax benefits of Superyacht ownership & management as well as, Trusts and foundations in Malta. 

The Firm’s Hong Kong office  

As its latest addition, the firm has opened its first intercontinental office in Hong Kong, East Asia. This officially transformed Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates from a Europe-based law firm to a fully-fledged international law firm.  

Through the office in East Asia, the firm’s representatives are able to establish various relationships Asian High Net Worth Individuals and their families, who wish to live, work or study in Europe by benefitting from one of the Residency or Citizenship programmes available. It has also been the case that numerous individuals are interested in providing services within the financial services, property, energy or luxury industry.  

From the Financial Services capital of Hong Kong, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates’ team is able to assist any Asian clients who wish to access and reap the benefits of the European Financial Services sector. By offering full company relocation and domiciliation services to companies interested in setting up in Malta or Cyprus, the firm is allowing its clients to reach their full potential within their industry.   

International Law Firm with a difference 

The firm’s culture is marked by a high quality specialist advice.. Unlike many Maltese law firms, this is backed by a strong sense of entrepreneurship, which is necessary to understand the clients’ set up and the industry in which they operate. Nonetheless, the firm emphasises independence, transparency and responsiveness.  

The firm gauge the effectiveness of teamwork by the degree of success achieved in the  clients’ projects and have adopted a results-based approach across the board so that the clients’ success becomes the firm’s own  success.  Since it has opened its doors, the firm has stressed the importance of a positive and open-minded attitude that inspires a firm-wide culture of viewing problems as opportunities, which is reflected in their long-standing reputation as constructive solution advisors. 

Commercially Sensitive Lawyers 

Despite being a top five law firm by size, the partners and seniors continue the firm's tradition of providing specialised legal services of unrivalled quality. However, they ensure that the delivery is carried out in a personalised environment built around the clients’ personal and commercial realities. In such a way, the firm is able to boast of a boutique, almost family, approach whilst maintaining the excellence associated with larger firms.  

The firm prides itself on the avant-garde approach it has upheld in relation to the latest industries and technologies, bringing about significant commercial awareness within particular industries, including  financial services & fintech, iGaming, ICT and IP law, pharma, life sciences, aviation and superyacht industries. The firm has, hence, been able to provide both specialist business law and international private wealth advice. 

International Law Firm of Choice 

The firm specialises in assisting foreign investors interested in extending their business operations in Malta as well as the owners, employees and their respective families who may also wish to relocate to Malta.  

Throughout its 16 years of legal service, the firm has enjoyed particular expertise in the use of Malta for its legal and tax structuring as well as its administration of international business and personal affairs. For such reason, the firm has maintained a solid reputation worldwide as a high-quality firm of choice for many.   

An International Law Firm 

As a Firm, CCA renders specific Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax services globally to individuals, businesses and professional firms worldwide. Whilst maintaining its independence, the law firm collaborates on international projects with foreign law firms acting in major financial and commercial centres around the world.   

Embracing its international aspect, the firm’s staff is mostly multi-lingual. In fact, representatives of the firm are able to speak Maltese, English, Italian, French, Spanish, German and Russian. 

A Full-Service International Law Firm 

CCA unique multi-disciplinary set-up of over 200 lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, company administrators and relocation advisors enables the firm to provide the full spectrum of legal, tax, company formation, immigration, corporate relocation and fiduciary services to clients using Malta or Cyprus in international tax planning, cross-border business structuring and wealth management solutions. 

This appeals to discerning clients that range from High Net Worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs as well as blue-chip companies. The firm serves as a trusted advisor to international lawyers, tax advisors, accountants, private bankers and family offices worldwide. 

An Award-Winning Law Firm 

As a testimony to the firm’s hard work and dedication towards its clients, it has been nominated for a number of international awards. In fact, in 2018 it won Law Firm of the Year at the Malta Blockchain Summit as well as three other awards at the Malta Best in Business Awards. The firm has also be recognised as the Contributor most read by Mondaq.   

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