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10th Biennial IBA Global Immigration Conference

30 Nov - 2 Dec 2022

Leonardo Royal Hotel London St Paul’s, London, England

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Jean-Philippe Chetcuti


Jean-Philippe is a senior partner at the firm. JP is a private client lawyer specialising in Global Citizenship and Residency Programmes, International Tax, Wealth/Business Structuring and has advised the world's ultra-HNWIs and their family offices, lawyers, private banks, and financial advisors. For over 25 years, JP has headed the firm's acclaimed residency and citizenship practice in Malta. Dr. Chetcuti has served as the Chairman of the Malta Branch of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is the international associate representing Malta at the American Immigration Lawyers Association AILA and is recognised by Who's Who Legal for Malta and Chambers and Partners Private Wealth Lawyer in Malta. Chetcuti is a Uglobal-verified immigration lawyer and a regular contributor to Investment Migration Insider on citizenship and investment migration matters. He is the author of the legal book Dual Citizenship Report, Global, European, and Russia & CIS editions. In view of his role as key advisor to business families, he was a prominent driver behind the enactment of the Family Business Act in Maltese law. His thought leadership is recognised in the area of investment migration law, and he has represented a number of professional associations on policy reform issues concerning Malta, Cyprus, Montenegro, and other small states' attractiveness for HNWIs, investors, foreign retirees, and expatriates. JP has been instrumental in the introduction and development of residency and citizenship-by-investment programmes in small states, including Malta, Cyprus, and Montenegro. - Over 25 years of specialised experience handling over 3,000 citizenship and residency applications with an outstanding success rate; - Accredited in 1999 to handle Permanent Residence applications in Malta. - First Malta Citizenship Agent to be accredited in Malta in January 2014 (licence IIP 001) to handle citizenship by investment applications under the Individual Investor Programme. - Represented the first Malta Citizenship Approvals under the Individual Investor Programme in 2014. - Accredited with the first round of licencing of Cypriot Investment Programme Service Provider Licence 046. - First to be promoted from 'Accredited Person' to an 'Approved Agent' of the Malta Citizenship Programme, in recognition of the firm's track record of quality and success in handling Malta citizenship applications. - International Marketing Agent for the St Kitts & Nevis Citizenship by Investment Programme. - Authorised Representative for the Antigua & Barbuda Citizenship by Investment Programme.