Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Dip.Tax, Dip.ITM, B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP

Managing Partner

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti Creating value, preserving wealth across generations of family business.

Professional Experience

Jean-Philippe is co-founder and managing partner at Chetcuti Cauchi and heads the specialised Residency and Citizenship practice across Malta and Cyprus, advising HNWIs and their family offices, law firms, private banks and financial advisors.  JP is a private client lawyer specialising in international tax, wealth/business structuring, global citizenship and residency planning for high net worth individuals and families.

His thought leadership is recognized in the area of Maltese immigration law and he has represented a number of professional associations on policy reform issues concerning Malta's attractiveness for HNWIs, foreign retirees and expatriates and has been instrumental in the introduction and development of residency and citizenship by investment programmes in Malta.  He was a prominent driver behind the enactment of a Family Business Act in Maltese law.

With 15 years of specalised experience and handing over 1,000 citizenship and residency applications with an unblemished 100% success rate, JP was the first to be accredited in Jan 2014 to handle citizenship by investment applications directly with the Government holding licence no. IIP001.  In 2016, he become the first to be promoted as 'Approved Agent', in recognition of the firm's track record of quality and success in handling citizenship applications.

Central to his role as managing partner of the firm, Jean-Philippe feels continuous client contact and thought-leadership remain central in keeping the firm focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by clients in the real world.  In addition to this, Jean-Philippe maintains regular speaking roles at various international fora and academic institutions on international taxation and trust law.

Jean-Philippe is a Maltese national raised and educated in Malta, but has lived in the UK where he pursued further studies in international tax and economic law.  He is married and has an adorable little son and daughter who help restore balance in an otherwise hectic lifestyle.


Malta Association of Family Enterprise (Co-Founder and Secretary)
Finance Malta Foundation
International Fiscal Association
Malta Institute of Taxation
International Tax Planning Association
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners
Society for Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP) Malta Branch (Chairman)
Chamber of Advocates

Professional & Civic Activities

Secretary, Malta Jaguar Enthusiasts Club
Director, Claris Trustees & Fiduciaries Ltd
Trustee, Claris Foundation
Visiting Lecturer, International Tax Programme

Academic Record

Dip.International Trust Management
Central Law Training
Dip. Taxation
Malta Institute of Taxation
Master of Laws (Tax & Economic Law)
University of Warwick
Doctor of Laws (European Tax Law)
University of Malta
Notary Public
University of Malta
B.A. Law & English
University of Malta

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