Our People


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

Managing Partner

Senior private client lawyer specialising in global citizenship and residency programmes, family office structuring, international tax, trusts and estate planning.  Jean-Philippe has advised some of the world's most accomplished ultra-HNWIs and their family offices, lawyers, private banks, and wealth managers. 


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

Managing Partner

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 Natasha Cachia B.A., M.A. (Fin. Serv)., LL.D.

Partner, Risk & Compliance

Natasha currently specialises in risk advisory services, including areas related to AML and CFT Legislation, Sanctions Advisory Services, as well as regulatory areas.  Natasha also has a strong work experience in the International Business, as well as the CSP and Trustee industries.

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

Senior Associate, Head of Immigration

Antoine has written his thesis on Malta's Individual Investor Programme 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, CAMS, LL.B

Head of Private Client Tax

Within the firm's tax advisory arm,  Magdalena specialises in personal tax advisory and heads the personal tax compliance services.

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

Head of Immigration & Global Mobility

Marina is the Head of Immigration within the firm’s Immigration arm, specialising in investment migration, residency, citizenship, and global mobility.

Marko Planojevic LL.B (Hons.) M.Adv (Melit.)

Trainee Associate

Marko has written his dissertation on the Maltese Citizenship Act and works in the firm's immigration law practice assisting the immigration team with legal research, preparation of due diligence files, and immigration files for the firm's work in the area of Maltese citizenship and residence through naturalisation, marriage, descent, and investment.

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


Anna forms part of the Tax and Immigration Unit. Anna 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, Anna 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.

Olena Halahan B.Law and M.Law (Ukraine), LL.M(Lithuania), M2 Law (France)

Senior Executive, Corporate Services

Olena works within the firm's Corporate and Trust Services practice, assisting clients with company incorporations, corporate projects, and corporate compliance services.

Wojtek Gadzała

Head of Corporate Tax

Wojtek specialises in assisting owner-managed and multi-national companies in their cross-border business tax planning within the Maltese and EU tax framework.

Dr Luana Cuschieri LL.B. (Hons.), M.Adv. (MELIT.)

Senior Associate

Luana forms part of the corporate and commercial legal team within the firm. Having focused on civil and commercial law matters in her dissertation as well as having experience in civil and commercial law matters and litigation, Luana assists and advises clients in their commercial transactions and civil law matters. 

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

Senior 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. 

David Farrugia

Senior Executive, Tax

Within the Tax and Immigration arm of the firm, David assists private clients with Maltese tax compliance, tax residency, and relocation services.

Tetiana Iurchenko B.A., LL.M., Dip. ICA

Senior Analyst, Risk & Compliance

Tetiana specialises in anti-money laundering regulations, regulatory compliance and risk advisory for corporate and trust structures.  

Naomi Galea LL.B. (Hons.) (Melit.)

Trainee Associate

Naomi supports the firm's tax and business advisory arm providing corporate and personal tax planning and relocation services. 

Martina Cassar LL.B.(Hons.), M.Adv (Melit)

Trainee Associate

Martina supports the corporate and commercial law practice in assisting Maltese companies with a range of transactional and compliance services.

Luke Bonnici LL.B. (Hons.)

Legal Trainee

Luke practices within the tax and private clients arms of the firm, focusing on developments in European and international tax law.

Nicole Borg LL.B.(Hons.), M.Adv (Melit)

Trainee Associate

Nicole practices in the Commercial and Civil Law practices and is actively involved in Commercial Law, Private Civil Law, and Property Conveyancing.

Mr Matthew Debono

Chief Executive 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

Director, Trust & Corporate Services, CCA Interserv Ltd

Steve and his team advise international clients on setting up their wealth structure, business operations, and licencing 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

Senior Advisor, Corporate Services, CCA Interserv Ltd

Charlene works within the firm's licenced corporate services arm, assisting with the setting up of  companies in Malta, providing corporate compliance and corporate administration services, and executing corporate structuring projects. 

Joanna Waszewska

Manager, Corporate Services, CCA Interserv Ltd

Joanna and her team assist international clients in setting up their trusts, holding companies, and business entities in Malta and other jurisdictions.

Justine Azzopardi

Senior Executive, Corporate Services, CCA Interserv Ltd

Justine specialises on client onboarding within the firm's Corporate and Trust Services arm. 

Alexandra Londono

Senior Executive, Corporate Services, CCA Interserv Ltd

Alexandra manages a diverse portfolio of trusts, holding companies, and business entities in Malta and other jurisdictions.

Brian Zammit

Client Accounts Manager

Brian manages the firm's client accounts and works closely with the firm's Finance Department on accounting matters and internal controls and processes.

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 wellbeing of employees and clients alike.

Yana Graham

HR Manager

Yana 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.

Chetcuti Cauchi has been working on the trademark portfolio of our group for several years, and we have always been more than satisfied with their work.

All the people at the firm with whom we have worked have been very prompt, professional, and fast in their work and in their assistance.

Dr Maria Chetcuti Cauchi has always kept us well updated and therefore special thanks goes to her for her readiness to assistance, fast replies to our requests, clear explanations and taking interest in our matters.

I highly recommend Chetcuti Cauchi's IP Team to anybody needing IP advice in Malta.

Andrzej Woch BIG STAR Limited
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