European Immigration Lawyers Network EILN

European Immigration Lawyers Network EILN

European Immigration Lawyers

The European Immigration Lawyers Network or EILN was established in 2000 as an association of European Immigration Lawyers to meet the changing needs of business and economic migrants, their employers and families in an enlarging European Union. As the success of the European Single Market has dramatically reduced obstacles to cross border movement within the Union, the needs of companies and individuals to move to take advantage of the new possibilities has increased. While fewer and fewer problems arise regarding cross border movement of nationals of the Member States, third country nationals and their family members moving to or within the Union continue to be subject to substantial administrative obstacles. It is to find solutions for clients to these obstacles that the Network has been created.

Annual Meeting of European Immigration Lawyers

Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates hosted the 2018 European Immigration Lawyers Meeting at its headquarters in Valletta. Immigration Practitioners from various EU states gathered in Malta to share perspectives and hold discussions on post-Brexit residency and citizenship rights.  Moderated by Malta immigration lawyer Dr Jean-Philippe Chetcuti, the conference brought together lawyers, academics and policymakers to reflect on the consequences of Brexit for EU citizens in the UK and British nationals in the EU.

Malta Immigration Law Firm in EILN

Dr Chetcuti heads the firm's Private Clients practice, specialising in private client tax planning, personal wealth structuring, family business advisory, corporate relocation and citizenship and residency planning.   Dr Chetcuti is a European Immigration Lawyer advising on a host of European investment migration programmes and collaborates closely with European immigration lawyers within the EILN membership.

Dr Chetcuti was a key advisor to the Maltese Government on the design of Malta Citizenship by Investment and was the first to be licenced by the Identity Malta Agency to directly file citizenship by investment applications under the Malta Individual Investor Programme .  Dr Chetcuti has represented the first applicants to apply at the pilot phase of the Malta Individual Investor Programme, benefiting from the first Malta Citizenship approvals issued in November 2014.  The MIIP was closed after 7 years, upon reaching the quota of 1,800 families and is not replaced by an investor route to Maltese citizenship.

He also advises on the Malta Global Residence Programme and buying property in Malta. Within his tax planning and wealth structuring function, he specialises in the use of Malta holding companies and Malta's Participation ExemptionMalta royalty companiesMalta trusts and Malta foundations .



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