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Practice

Jean-Philippe Chetcuti acts as managing partner at Chetcuti Cauchi and head of the Tax and Trusts departments. He specializes in Maltese and international taxation, estate planning, estate settlement and trust and estate administration.  Jean-Philippe is the chairman of the firm's trust company that is one of Malta's leading trust management firms, authorised by the Malta Financial Services Authority.

Practice Groups

Corporate Services

Immigration

Property & Development

Tax

Technology & Telecoms

Trusts & Estates

 

Industry Groups

Commercial Property

E-commerce

Gaming

ICT

Shipping

Wealth Management

Offshore

Professional Experience

Jean-Philippe acts as legal counsel and tax consultant to foreign high net worth individuals and business entities seeking a tax efficient base and residence in European Malta.  JP is a respected advisor of overseas professional firms and clients on corporate law, taxation and trust law matters and has acted as counsel in complex commercial transactions, often involving issues of tax, corporate finance and cross-border issues.

Jean-Philippe is recognized for his in-depth experience in trust and estate administration and for his handling of sophisticated domestic and international transactions for individuals, covering in some instances several generations of families.  Through the firm's trust company, he acts as trustee for many established trusts working closely with clients in providing strategic advice on the investment, tax and legal aspects of these arrangements as well as with respective trust beneficiaries.  In addition, JPs practice includes working with other individual and institutional trustees and doing significant work with non-profit organizations. He has an extensive background in estate and gift taxation as well as charitable trust and fiduciary law.

Jean-Philippe speaks regularly at various international fora and academic institutions on international taxation and trust law.  JP delivers the ACCA Advanced Tax paper at the Richard Clarke Academy and is a regular speaker at the Academy for Law & Finance.

Memberships & Affiliations

Chamber of Advocates, Valletta, Malta

Society for Trusts & Estate Practitioners (Vice Chairman)

Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, Malta (Executive Council, Committee for Tax and Non-  Regulated Business, Trusts Committee, Tax on Trusts Task Group)

International Tax Planning Association, Jersey

Malta Institute of Taxation

International Fiscal Association, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Finance Malta Foundation, Malta

Professional & Civic Activities

Trustee, Claris Foundation

Director, Claris Trustees & Fiduciaries Ltd

Bar Admissions

2002  Valletta, Malta (Chamber of Advocates)

Education

2008  Diploma International Trust Management (Central Law Training - STEP) [distinction]

2006  Diploma Taxation (Malta Institute of Taxation)

2002  LL.M. International Economic Law (University of Warwick) [distinction]

2001  LL.D. European Corporate Tax Law (University of Malta)

2000  Diploma Notarial Studies (University of Malta)

1998  B.A. Law & English (University of Malta)

Legal Research

European tax law

Corporate tax harmonisation in the European Union

Tax Arbitration Convention (90/436/EEC)

Taxation of Savings Income Directive

International initiatives on harmful tax competition

Languages

Maltese

English

Italian

 

Practice Groups:

Art & Cultural Property

Aviation Law

Commercial Law

Company Law

Corporate Services

Employment & Labour

Financial Services

Lotteries & Gaming

Immigration & Relocation

Insurance

Intellectual Property

Media & Entertainment

Property & Development

Public Service

Shipping & Yachts

Tax

Technology & Telecoms

Trusts & Estates

 

 

 

 

 

  

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