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The key contacts in the firm are the following:

Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti BA, LLM, LLD, TEP
Managing Director
English, Italian, Maltese

Jean-Philippe has worked in management positions for leading offshore trust companies prior to co-founding Claris Trustees. Jean-Philippe is a partner at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates, a Maltese law firm , where he specialises in international taxation, corporate finance and trusts law.  A doctor of laws graduate of the University of Malta, he subsequently earned his Master of Laws degree in international economic law and taxation at the University of Warwick, UK. He is a council member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners of Malta and an executive member of the Malta branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).  He is also a member of the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and the Malta Institute of Taxation.  Jean-Philippe is a lecturer at the Academy for Law & Finance in Valletta.

Dr Maria Chetcuti-Cauchi BA, LLM, LLD, TEP
English, Italian, Maltese

Maria began her career as a corporate lawyer with Deloitte Touche and moved to a commercial law firm before taking her role as partner at Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates and co-founding Claris Trustees.  Maria graduated in law and international economic law from the Universities of Malta and Warwick respectively and has a wide range of experience of trust and company management including fine art, commercial and residential property and private equity. Maria is a lecturer at the Academy for Law & Finance in Valletta.  She is a member of the Chamber of Advocates of Malta, the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Marie Louise Zammit
Head of Trusts and Fiduciary

Marie Louise Zammit is the Head of Trusts and Fiduciary at Claris Capital Ltd. She assists clients with the setting up and ongoing management of trusts and foundations.

Marie Louise holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Management (Honours) and a Masters In Business Administration, both obtained from the University of Malta. She has also obtained the Certficate in the Law and Administration of Trusts.

Prior to joining Claris Capital Ltd as Head of Trusts and Fiduciary , Marie Louise held several positions with reputable firms in the Trusts and Corporate Services industry over the past 20 years. She held the role of Director and MLRO of a local trustee and CSP for 5 years and also sat on several client boards. Recently, she was also a Director of a Retirement Scheme Administrator and Trustee.

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Claris Trustees & Fiduciaries Ltd. (Reg. No. C-39315) is licensed and regulated by the
Malta Financial Services Authority in terms of the Trusts & Trustees 2004, as amended.  Claris provides professional trusteeship , Malta property trusts , Malta company formation and assistance with Malta residence permits .

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