Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

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

Senior Partner, Global Residency & Citizenship

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

Professional Experience


Jean-Philippe is co-founder and Global Managing Partner of the firm.  JP is a private client lawyer specialising in Global Citizenship & Residency Programmes, International Tax, Wealth/Business Structuring and has advised the worlds ultri-HNWIs and their family offices, lawyers, private banks and financial advisors. 

JP heads the firm's established Global Residency and Citizenship practice across Malta, Cyprus, UK, Switzerland, Portugal, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro and advises HNWIs, law firms, financial advisors, family offices and clients.   

In view of his role as key advisor to business families, he was a prominent driver behind the enactment of the Family Business Act in Maltese law.

His thought leadership is recognised in the area of investment migration law and he has represented a number of professional associations on policy reform issues concerning Malta, Cyprus, Montenegro and other small states' attractiveness for HNWIs, investors, foreign retirees and expatriates.  JP has been instrumental in the introduction and development of residency and citizenship by investment programmes in small states including Malta, Cyprus and Montenegro.

  • 20 years of specialised experience handing over 2,000 citizenship and residency applications with an unblemished 100% success rate;
  • accredited in 1999 to handle Permanent Residence applications in Malta.
  • first to be accredited in Malta Jan 2014 to handle citizenship by investment applications directly with the Government holding licence no. IIP001.
  • accredited with the first round of licencing of Cypriot Investment Programme Service Provider Licence 046.
  • first to be promoted from 'Accredited Person' to as 'Approved Agent', in recognition of the firm's track record of quality and success in handling Malta citizenship applications.
  • Government appointed International Marketing Agent for the St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme.
  • Government appointed Authorised Representative for the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme.

Central to his role as managing partner of the firm, Jean-Philippe feels that 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 Global Citizen raised and educated in Malta and the UK, but spends his time between Malta and Cyprus and has lived in the UK where he pursued further Masters degrees 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.

 

 



Memberships


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


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


Academic Record


Central Law Training
Dip.International Trust Management
2008
Malta Institute of Taxation
Dip. Taxation
2006
University of Warwick
Master of Laws (Tax & Economic Law)
2002
University of Malta
Doctor of Laws (European Tax Law)
2001
University of Malta
Notary Public
1999
University of Malta
B.A. Law & English
1998





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