Maritime Law


Cyprus offers a whole range of international integrated maritime services, complemented by several reputable facilities. Chetcuti Cauchi has a full-service maritime practice holding strong links with all sectors of the maritime industry. The firm has specialised lawyers working a whole range of services including:

  1. yacht registration
  2. ship registration
  3. assistance with the attainment of financing
  4. setting up of leasing and chartering arrangements
  5. drafting/review of security documentation
  6. mortgage registration and discharge
  7. structure and tax planning

Apart from the day to day ship and yacht registrations that we work on, the firm’s work in this area includes high profile matters such as corporate structuring and tax planning. Chetcuti Cauchi‟s maritime team acts as the project manager to very high valued transactions, often leading negotiations with counter-parties, banks and authorities.

Our maritime team seeks at all times to provide innovative and practical solutions to implement clients’ plans in the most efficient and advantageous manner. As regards shipping companies, the team is highly involved in the day to day running of its clients’ activities, providing the legal support necessary for the proper administration of the vessels and the companies themselves.

Chetcuti Cauchi’s portfolio of clients in this area is of significant weight and includes recreational boaters, charterers, brokers, vessel owners, international shipping organziations, ship management companies, transportation companies and bankers. The vessels under our maritime team’s legal administration include cargo ships, super-yachts, cruising yachts and pleasure yachts.  Chetcuti Cauchi is the preferred maritime law firm for banks, other financial institutions, vessel-owners and shipping companies seeking the most effective and advantageous set-up for their maritime activities

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