Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti – Dip.Tax, Dip.ITM, B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP


Jean-Philippe Chetcuti acts as managing partner at Chetcuti Cauchi and head of the Tax and Trusts departments. He specializes in Maltese and international taxationestate planningestate 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


· 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, JP’s 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.

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