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

Senior Partner, Tax & Immigration

Jean-Philippe is a private client lawyer to HNW individuals, international families and family businesses. He specialises in residency & citizenship law, international tax, trust & estate planning, family office structuring, family business governance and international asset protection.

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi B.A., LL.M.(Warwick), LL.D., TEP

Senior Partner, Property & Projects

Maria heads the Property and Projects practice as well as the Intellectual Property & ICT Practice of the firm. Specific to real estate work, Maria and her team have handled investment projects, buy-to-let proposals and leasing & student accommodation matters for local and international clients. Maria has also represented various international brand owners and generic pharma companies in their investment in Malta and has worked on specific IP structuring plans and IP protection projects.  

 

Dr Priscilla Mifsud Parker B.A., M.A.(Fin.Serv.), LL.D., TEP

Senior Partner, Corporate, Tax & Immigration

Priscilla is a private client lawyer who heads the Families & Wealth and Corporate, Trusts & Fintech practice groups at Chetcuti Cauchi. She specialises in wealth structuring and preservation for business families and high net worth individuals and cooperates with legal and tax advisors worldwide to plan, set up and maintain corporate structure representing an international footprint. Priscilla also advises on residence and citizenship.

Dr Charlene Mifsud B.A., LL.D.

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

Charlene heads the corporate and commercial legal team within the firm. She has been actively involved for the past ten years in Corporate Law, Property Conveyancing, Employment Relations and General Commercial law.

Dr Antoine Saliba Haig B.A., LL.D.

Senior Lawyer

Antoine has written his thesis on Malta's Individual Investor Program and the Maltese Citizenship Act. He has assisted a number of the firm's clients qualify for Maltese citizenship under the Individual Investor Programme as well as other routes to citizenship by naturalisation.

Magdalena Velkovska Cert. Tax, LL.M.

Senior Lawyer

Magdalena’s professional focus revolves mainly around the international private clients practice, applying personalized yet holistic approach when identifying relocation solutions to numerous HNWI’s, their families and businesses.  Expanding her main area of expertise and practise in the field of personal taxation, frequently with an international context, Magdalena can provide a comprehensive advice to international clients on how to position their personal and business affairs in Malta.  Magdalena’s niche is the field of personal tax residence. 

Marina Magri Cert. Tax, B.A., LL.M.

Senior Lawyer

Ms Magri is a senior lawyer within the firm’s private clients and tax practice. She has assisted numerous high net worth individuals in various sectors such as investments, immigration, tax planning, wealth structuring and compliance. Ms Magri makes use of her years of experience in international expertise to assure a high level of client satisfaction.

Dr Anna Sultana LL.B (HONS), M.Adv (Melit)

Lawyer

Dr. Anna Sultana is a Lawyer at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates and forms part of the Tax and Immigration Unit. Dr. Sultana focuses on advising international HNWI from Maltese tax and immigration perspective.  Anna’s researching function continues to be instrumental within the Unit.  As a an area of specialisation, Dr.Sultana focuses on advising digital nomads on their personal tax and relocation requirements, aligning clients’ objectives with the Maltese legislation and related programs, such as the Malta Nomad Residency Programme.
 

Dr Julia Magri LL.B (Hons), M.Adv (Melit)

Associate

Dr Magri graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (honours) degree in 2019 after successfully presenting her dissertation titled "A sentencing policy for Rape and Female Genital Mutilation as Gender Oriented Crimes" and subsequently graduated with a Master of Advocacy degree from the University of Malta in 2020. She assists mainly in property conveyancing and guiding clients through the legal process of purchasing property in Malta and Gozo. 

Dr Mark E. Zammit LLB (Hons), M.Adv (Melit), LLM (Edin)

Associate

Dr Mark E. Zammit assists in providing EU Data Protection law advice, drafting of contracts, legal drafting and other tasks related to Corporate & Commercial law.

Dr Susanna Deguara LL.B (Hons), M.Adv (Melit)

Associate

Having a keen interest in technology and innovation, Susanna has written her thesis on the Legal Implications of Domain Names. She assists clients obtaining and protecting their intellectual property and guides start-ups navigate through legal challenges. 

Olga Ferruggia

Tax Officer

Olga Ferruggia is a tax and immigration officer at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates. She provides full support to private clients who are interested in relocating to Malta or need assistance with Maltese tax obligations. Olga's expertise lies in providing guidance on tax and immigration matters and helping to achieve the clients’ objectives in the most efficient and satisfactory way. 

Mr Matthew Debono

Chief Commercial Officer

Matthew is responsible for defining and overseeing the development and long term commercial strategies of the firm. He is responsible for creating and implementing objectives and goals, managing department and employee growth and ensuring that the optimum level of client satisfaction is met in all stages of the engagement and service process.

Mr Gilbert Bonnici B. Accountancy (Hons), CPA, FIA

Chief Finance Officer

Gilbert is in charge of spearheading the firm's financial management across all offices in the face of sustained growth and internationalisation.  A certified public accountant and auditor, Gilbert hails from big 4 accounting practices in Malta and abroad.

Mr Steve Muscat Azzopardi TEP, MIFSP

Senior Manager, Tax, Corporate Services

Steve and his team advise International clients on setting up their wealth structure or business operations and licensing requirements in different jurisdictions, and continue to support them thereafter. Steve brings to the table over fifteen years of international experience in the financial services industry which led to his expertise in advising blockchain-based businesses, including ICO, STO, crypto exchanges and other crypto service providers. 

Charlene Ciantar

Assistant Manager, Corporate Advisory

Throughout the last 14 years Charlene achieved valuable experience in registration of companies and on-going corporate compliance of Malta companies.

Joanna Waszewska

Assistant Manager, Corporate Services

Joanna and her team assist international clients with the structuring, set up and administration of companies and trusts in different jurisdictions. Joanna is currently responsible for organizing the day-to-day running of the Corporate Servicing Team and for ensuring that clients expectations are surpassed.

Johanna Nurton

Senior Client Executive Corporate Services

Johanna has over twenty years’ experience in the Corporate Services Provider sector. She has held various management positions and has vast experience in managing successful client relationships. 

Justine Azzopardi

Corporate Compliance Executive

After completing her studies, Justine started a program with HSBC Malta which led her to a career with the bank including some years in the West End area in the UK and St James Premier Center. Following a successful 10 years in retail bankings.

Alexandra Londono

Corporate Services Officer

Alexandra is a Corporate Officer that manages a diverse portfolio of international clients and assists them to register companies and ongoing corporate maintenance.

Sabrina Damato

Senior Billing Executive

Sabrina joined the company in 2011 as a receptionist and 6 months later she joined the Billing Client Relations Department. Over 10 years of experience, Sabrina now handles the billing portfolio of all the corporate clients.

Brian Zammit

Billing Manager

Brian manages the Billing and Credit Control team of the firm and works closely with the firm's Finance Department on accounting matters and internal controls and processes.

Daniela Musumarra

Senior Client Relationship Officer

Ms Daniela Musumarra has been managing a relevant portfolio of clients in multidisciplinary areas of services within the firm acting as credit controller.

Paul Ellul

General Operations Manager

Paul, together with his team,  handles the running of Front Desk, Administration, Housekeeping, Support, and Property Logistics, ensuring the smooth operations and Property Logistics, ensuring the smooth operations and wellbeing of employees and clients alike.

Yana Graham

HR Manager

Yana Graham, a Human Resources professional at Chetcuti Cauchi, manages the HR function and ensures that main HR areas including Talent Management, Training and Development, Performance Management, HR Compliance and Payroll run smoothly and effectively. Yana also serves as a point of contact for all employee levels, offering them guidance and support. 

Claudia Galea

HR Executive, H & S Officer

Claudia combines her role as HR Executive with that of Health & Safety Officer.  Whilst handling the HR operations of the firm, Claudia ensures that Health and Safety policies are implemented and staff are regularly trained and briefed on the subject ensuring everyone's wellbeing.



Having been recommended by my international advisers, CCLEX's lawyers lived up to their reputation.  With attention to detail and a highly professional and courteous work ethic, CCLEX lawyers completed the assigned investment project in time, efficiently, preempting any obstacles with proper planning and absorbing the tediousness of the tough due diligence procedure.  CCLEX really exceeded my expectations.

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