E-Commerce Law, Malta Electronic Business

Chetcuti Cauchi provides all-round e-commerce solutions to foreign clients seeking respectable and tax-efficient European hosting. Through our strategic alliances with ICT and payment professionals, we can provide complete end-to-end real time internet payment solutions, customised to meet all requirements together with all hosting, co-location and mirroring services.

The client portfolio of our ICT Law Division includes several companies trading or providing their services over the Internet, including betting companies and casinos, pharmaceutical and herbal remedy e-tailers, travel and tourism companies, online consultancy provides, e-learning institutions, ezines and online bookshops.

Multi Currency Real Time Payment Solutions

Our payment partners provide real time credit card processing solutions tailored in accordance with varying business requirements and objectives, providing merchants with the benefits of affordable and reliable real time payment authorisation solutions, requiring only minimal capital outlay on hardware and software.  Our payment systems also enable e-consumers worldwide to immediately view the relative price tag automatically in their local currency and are therefore fully supportive of multi-currency operations.

Intellectual Property Aspects

Working hand in hand with our Intellectual Property Division, our ICT Law Division also provides legal advice on all aspects connected to today’s technological race, including all issues arising out of the registration and exploitation of modern IP rights, the corporate finance implications of the acquisition of ICT ventures, negotiation and finalization of Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) e-commerce contracts and general aspects of media and internet law.

Tax-efficient companies

Chetcuti Cauchi also advises on and assists with the setting up of tax-efficient corporate structures including the formation and administration from Malta of Maltese Trading Companies which enjoy a potential reduction of the applicable corporate tax rate (35%) to 5% in the hands of shareholders.

iGaming and Betting Licenses

The 2004 Remote Gaming Regulations, online casinos, casino-style games, betting exchanges and lotteries and other forms of igaming and betting activities will be allowed under a specific license permitting such activities to be carried out from Malta with a minimal physical presence requirement.

Our i-Gaming Unit‘s betting consultants can handle the licensing process and provide a one-stop-shop services for online betting operations seeking to relocate or start up in Malta.