Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti ranked Top 25 Global Migration Attorneys by Uglobal Magazine

Chetcuti Cauchi | Published on 17 Jan 2023

Dr JeanPhilippe Chetcuti ranks in Uglobal 2022 top 25 migration lawyers

Chetcuti Cauchi is pleased to announce the nomination of our managing partner, Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, within the Top 25 Global Migration Attorneys ranking.

This prestigious list of global immigration attorneys is compiled every year by Uglobal Immigration magazine and recognises the industry’s leading and most influential immigration attorneys. Eligibility criteria for distinguished attorneys to be included in this lawyers ranking include a primary focus on investment migration practice and extent of experience in investment migration law.

About Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti is a private client lawyer with 25 years of experience advising high-net-worth individuals and their family offices on matters of residence and citizenship by investment, tax planning and family office structuring.His thought-leadership is recognised in the area of investment migration and dual citizenship law.  Over the years, Dr Chetcuti has addressed several professional fora on policy reform issues, on small states' FDI attractiveness for HNWIs, investors, foreign retirees and expatriates. Dr Chetcuti has served on the executive committees of a number of professional bodies and has served as chairperson of the Malta Branch of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a member of the Global Migration Section of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is the Malta member of the European Immigration Lawyers Network (EILN).

Trends in the Global Migration Law Industry

Uglobal reached out to Dr. Chetcuti and asked his views on the new trends being experienced in the global migration industry, this is what he had to say:

The world's greatest innovators and successful business families increasingly demand a holistic approach to their investor residency and citizenship ambitions, covering thorough estate and tax planning. Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti

Niche legal expertise in tax, estates and immigration are therefore key components for firms operating in this segment. Lawyers luring the world's ultra-rich must invest in specialist risk management, sanctions and financial analysis capabilities to ensure top-notch, yet compliant services are provided. Dr Chetcuti continued.

Legal Developments in Investment Migration

Reflecting on research conducted by Chetcuti Cauchi in legal precedent concerning the principle of effective nationality in ICJ and ECJ jurisprudence, Dr Chetcuti added: "Investor migrants should seek to align their personal, business, and professional lifestyles to engage with their chosen destination to ensure adherence with the effective nationality principle in international law. Investor citizenship and residence status are most tested in times of significant geopolitical events."

Chetcuti Cauchi's Investor Migration Practice

Chetcuti Cauchi is recognised as one of the top-ranking law firms in Malta and operates from offices in heart of the legal and financial capital city of Malta, Valletta. Chetcuti Cauchi is recognised as key player in the cross-border legal sector, offering integrated legal and tax for high-net-worth individuals and their families, and some of the world's most successful and innovative family businesses and multi-national companies.

Uglobal Top 25 Global Migration Attorneys Ranking

Uglobal is a dynamic education, networking and marketing platform for anyone who takes part in cross-border transactions, citizenship by investment and residency by investment programs worldwide. They connect the industry by providing international conferences, informational magazines in multiple languages, and a large community of verified, experienced professionals.

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