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Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi
B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP
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Academic Profile

Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi read law at the University of Malta where she graduated BA in Law and English, Diploma of Notary Public and later Doctor of Laws in European Corporate Law. Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi pursued her studies at Masters degree level in International Economic Law at the University of Warwick, England. At the Warwick Law School, Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi specialised in International & European Banking, International Corporate Finance and International Technology Transfer.

Practice Areas

Co-founding partner of Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, Law Firm- Malta, she currently heads the firm's Intellectual Property Law practice and acts as lead partner in all e-commerce and technology projects. She also supervises the firm's Internet Gaming Law practice and advises various gaming operators on legal and licensing aspects of setting up operations in Malta.

Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi has handled M&As of foreign telecoms and content provider companies and advises on legal and regulatory issues involving the provision of investment services. Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi has served as senior corporate services consultant at Deloitte Touche and has worked on a number of corporate finance, privatisation projects, bond issues and M&As.

Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi is a registered patent attorney and trademark agent in Malta and a specialist in international trademark and patent protection and intellectual property law.

Legal Research

Dr Chetcuti-Cauchi's doctoral research in the field of European company law centred around the European Company (the Societas Europaea) as a novel corporate vehicle under European Law.  At the Law School of Warwick University, she undertook research on initial public offerings via the internet - online IPOs - in the context of the U.S. legal and regulatory framework. She has written extensively on the implications of the application of online technology to traditional banking and finance, corporate law and intellectual property matters.

Lecturing & Conferences

Dr Chetcuti Cauchi is a key advisor on Intellectual Property matters and has been consulted in a number of legislative reviews of patent and trademark related changes. She has lectured in intellectual property law and franchising at various local fora and has written extensively in journals and in the press on the subject of arbitration and financial services.

Dr Chetcuti Cauchi has lectured in Corporate Finance, Intellectual Property and in Franchising Law at various international fora and academic institutions.


Maltese, English, Italian.


Chamber of Advocates, Valletta, Malta
Society for Trust & Estates Practitioners
INTER-LAWYER - International Financial & Business Law Network.

Malta Remote Gaming Council, Malta

Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, Malta

Other Articles

"The Prerequisites of a Valid Arbitration under Maltese Law"  
"Too much hype about hyper-linking", Malta Financial & Business Times

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