Malta-Cyprus Law Firm opens rep office in Zurich

March 29 10:25 2016 by The Editor Print This Article

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, the Malta-Cyprus Law Firm, is delighted to announce the launch of its presence in Zurich, Switzerland at Seehofstrasse 4, Zurich, CH-8008. Seven years after the launch of the firm's London office in Temple Avenue, the opening of the Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich continues the firm's strategy to come closer to the lawyers, financial institutions and clients that it serves in the UK and now in Switzerland. Its presence in major financial centres ensures that this leading Malta-Cyprus Law Firm is able to more prominently feature the wealth structuring, business and citizenship & residency planning possibilities offered by the Euro-Mediterranean islands of Malta and Cyprus.

World-class Malta-Cyprus Legal & Tax Advice 

For over 15 years, the firm has advised HNW individuals, international business families and institutions on Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax matters in an international context.

To better understand and serve its clients, the firm is organised in industry-specific practice groups covering Financial Services regulation, Technology, IP, e-Gaming and Digital Games, Yachts, Aircraft and Art, Maritime and Aviation and Property Law spanning Malta and Cyprus.

The firm's international tax practice employs a growing team of Maltese and Cypriot international tax advisors having international training and hailing from Big 4 and magic circle firms.

Leading International Residency & Citizenship Lawyers

The firm's established Residency and Citizenship law practice group has earned the trust of international families seeking alternative residency and second citizenship in Malta and Cyprus. Chetcuti Cauchi's lawyers continue to enjoy an outstanding success rate by offering experienced pre-application due diligence and advice and top-notch handling of Maltese and Cypriot citizenship and residency applications. The firm has risen as a top tier Malta-Cyprus citizenship and residency law firm and has grown to over 35 immigration lawyers and specialists in the firm's Cyprus and Malta teams.

Company Formation & Business Management Services

The firm's successful Corporate Services arm offers company formation, administration and management of Malta and Cyprus companies and trusts and has has helped international private clients and business families run international operations and protect and grow family wealth. With long-term approach to planning of business and wealth preservation structures, Chetcuti Cauchi's corporate managers enjoy a reputation of efficiency, tech-empowerment and business-saviness that enables them to address challenges presented by a changing fiscal and banking landscape.

Defining Values

Following Chetcuti Cauchi's core values of accountability, integrity, competence, recognition and engagement, the firm strives to earn and maintain the trust of its clients, serving them loyally and with cutting-edge know how and creativity, keeping an open eye and ear to always keep pace with clients risks and challenges, respecting and recognising the best talent and dedication within the firm to ensure our clients always get to work with the best breed of lawyers according to the matter at hand.

Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich 

The Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich has appointed lawyer Roger Breitenstein to head the new Zurich office. Roger has trained in the Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax systems and is able to offer first level advice to lawyers and client advisors on the opportunities of using Malta and Cyprus in international planning. His role at the Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich is to act as a first point of contact for Swiss law firms, banks, financial advisors and family offices wishing to work with a Maltese-Cypriot law firm closer to home. Roger can rope in the suitable specialists from the Maltese and Cypriot legal and tax teams according to the matter at hand, in assisting successful entrepreneurs, business families and institutions using the financial centres of Malta and Cyprus.

The allure of Malta & Cyprus to the Swiss Legal Market

The new presence of Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich comes in response to an increasing and very encouraging demand for Chetcuti Cauchi's Residency & Citizenship services via Switzerland, home to one-third of the world's privately-held wealth.

The firm has experienced a growing demand to advice and represent applications for Malta Citizenship by Investment offering a 1 year timeframe for citizenship of an EU state, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment (1-3 month timeframe), tax residency in Malta or Cyprus under the Malta Residency by Investment Programme, the Malta Global Residence Programme or Cypriot Permanent Residency.

In addition to serving private clients seamlessly on their private legal needs as a convenient contact point in a highly accessible location, the Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich also assists businesses, financial institutions, and financial services companies seeking to set up in Malta or Cyprus. The Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich also advises on Aircraft ownership in Malta: VAT & tax benefits, Super yacht ownership & management: VAT & tax benefits, Trusts and foundations in Malta.

"The opening of our representative office in Zurich comes as a natural step following an already strong base of professional clients and intermediaries in Switzerland." said Dr Jean Philippe Chetcuti, one of the founding partners of Chetcuti Cauchi, the Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich, London, Malta and Cyprus, and head of the firm's Global Residency & Citizenship practice. "Under Roger's leadership, Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is well positioned to support our customers' use of Malta and Cyprus in international planning and to continue building long-term customer relationships with the Swiss legal and financial community."

"I am excited to be part of the firm's expansion by heading Chetcuti Cauchi Malta-Cyprus Law Firm in Zurich," said Roger. "Chetcuti Cauchi's success, with particular focus to its residency and citizenship, financial services and tax practices demonstrates Chetcuti Cauchi's world class level of service.   I am positive Chetcuti Cauchi will become a leading Malta-Cyprus law firm in Zurich and Switzerland as a whole in the coming years."

Mr. Breitenstein joins Chetcuti Cauchi following many years of experience as Chief Operating Officer and in other top management roles. This, together with his expertise in migration law, national and international tax law, contract and commercial law, employment law, social security law, relocation management, relocation of persons and companies gives him the necessary skill set to grow Chetcuti Cauchi's presence in Switzerland.

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