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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 advises private and institutional  investors investing in Malta through the use of special purpose vehicles, structured asset plans, real estate funds and private equity. Maria has also been involved in various high-value investment projects as well as international and domestic development initiatives

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 and holds Malta licence IIP 190.

Dr Charlene Mifsud

Managing Associate

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 has demonstrated her experience in the private clients practise in the past few years, advising numerous HNWI’s and their families on best relocation solutions according to their individual profiles.   Whilst continuing to assist relocating families and individuals, Magdalena is now expanding her experience in international taxation, with a main focus on individuals.  

Ms Marina Bielchykova B.A.,LL.M.

Senior Lawyer

Ms Bielchykova is an advisor on the Malta Citizenship by Investment, Cyprus Citizenship by Investment, the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta and Cyprus. Within her tax planning and wealth structuring function, she specialises in the use Malta holding companies, Malta trusts and foundations and Professional Investor Funds.

Dr Christine Sammut

Senior Associate

Christine graduated in 2014 after successfully presenting her thesis titled "Ancillary Restraints under EU Competition Law". Her interest in commercial and corporate law has continued to grow through the years while assisting a variety of international clients within the sphere of business, employment, corporate governance and transactions and data protection. Christine has also assisted in the successful completion of many substantial transactions ranging from continuation of companies, conveyancing and purchase of luxury yachts and other assets, as well as purchase of companies.

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. 

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

Junior 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. 

Mr Matthew Debono

Chief Commercial Officer

Matthew Debono heads the Advisory Team of the law firm and is responsible to drive the structuring, training and smooth running of the team to continue building the firm’s sterling reputation worldwide. He also drives the regional market adoption of the company’s products and services, to ensure 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, Corporate & Fintech

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. 



A business minded and client oriented attorney. I worked with Jean - Philippe between 2007 and 2009 as the legal director of an Irish property fund.  Jean-Philippe assisted us in relation our group's operations in Malta.

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