Member Profile

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti TEP BA LLM LLDMIT, Full Member i

Fully qualified practitioner with either more than 5 years’ industry experience or a STEP Diploma qualification and more than 2 years’ industry experience. Depicted by the TEP designation

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates
120, Lower St.Ursula Street
VLT 1236

T: +356 2205 6200

Estate Planner / Lawyer/Solicitor/Attorney / Tax Advisor / Trustee/Fiduciary / Notary
Practice Area:
Charity formation/administration, Civil-law planning (incl foundations), Company formation/management, Compliance/regulation, Contentious trusts and estates, Cross-border estates, Estate planning/administration, Family business, Family office, Insurance, Investment, Philanthropy, Rural family, business and agriculture, Tax, Trust planning/administration, Wills and probate
STEP Qualifications:
STEP Diploma in International Trust Management
STEP Malta
Special Interest Groups:
Business Families | Contentious Trusts and Estates | Cross-Border Estates

Jean-Philippe Chetcuti acts as chairman of STEP's Malta branch and as managing partner at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, a leading Malta law firm with offices in Valletta, London and Nicosia, Cyprus.  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 advises on corporate, financial and business matters and has acted as counsel in complex commercial transactions, often involving issues of tax, trusts and estate planning.

Jean-Philippe is a key advisor on using Malta in International Tax Planning, including Malta holding companies, Malta royalty companies, Malta trusts, Malta foundations, unit trusts and professional investor funds in international tax and estate planning.

Industry experience:

commodities trading, real estate, hospitality, carbon/emissions trading, forex, oil & gas, shipping, Malta yacht owning structures for VAT planning, aviation, regulated online gaming, digital gaming, banking, financial services, UCITS in Malta, asset management, Malta hedge funds, charities and not-for-profit organisations.

International tax solutions for:

- intellectual property management
- group treasury & finance
- asset finance & leasing
- capital transfers
- IPOs & listings
- mergers & acquisitions
- headquarters & back office activities
- asset protection
- ecommerce & egaming

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.

Secretary, Malta Association of Family Enterprise

A passionate believer in the family businesses model in business, Jean-Philippe has been entrusted with the task of setting up of an association that represents the interests of family business founders, members and executives. MAFE's role is promoting training and education in this sector, motivating networking and interaction between the players in Maltese society and to act as a voice of Malta's family businesses.

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