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Malta IIP Suspends License of Company Implicated in Kickback Allegations

September 25, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   Malta’s Individual Investor Programme (IIP) Agency has suspended the license of BT International Limited. In a statement posted on its website on September the 22nd, the Malta IIP Agency announced the suspension force until further notice. The Agency did not immediately respond to a request for...

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Sweeping Makeover for Malta IIP: Property Investment Doubled, Up to 3 Years Residency

July 3, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a press briefing just hours ago in Malta, Alex Muscat, Parliamentary Secretary for Citizenship, announced that – starting in September – the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) will relaunch under materially different conditions. Cabinet has already approved the amendments. 1-3 years of residency, contributions EUR...

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Malta IIP Agency Issues Deadline for Applications to Be Considered Before New Regulations

June 5, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   In a letter circulated to agents of the Malta Individual Investor Programme (MIIP) yesterday, the MIIP Agency states, in effect, that – as the program is fast-approaching its 1,800 application cap – prospective investors must submit their applications prior to October 1st this year in order...

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“No Breach of Code”: IMC Reinstates Chetcuti’s Membership

April 28, 2020

Christian NesheimEditor   After seven months of investigations into allegations brought against Jean-Philippe Chetcuti in a selectively edited hidden-camera report last year, the Investment Migration Council (IMC) has concluded that Chetcuti did not violate its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct and has, consequently, remove the temporary suspension imposed...

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Complete Exoneration for Chetcuti Cauchi; “No Evidence of Collusion,” Says Regulator

November 12, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Office of the Regulator for the Individual Investor Programme (ORiip) has concluded, following a six-week review of all 164 Malta IIP applications submitted by the firm, that Chetcuti Cauchi Advocates is innocent of all allegations brought against it by a French TV channel in September....

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IMC Suspends Individual Memberships of Chetcuti Executives, ORiip to Review All Files

September 27, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Investment Migration Council has suspended the individual memberships of Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and Keith Camilleri. “On 26 September 2019, the IMC has suspended the memberships of Dr. Jean-Philippe Chetcuti and Mr. Kenneth Camilleri, in accordance with the IMC Disciplinary Rules and Procedures until further notice,”...

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Malta IIP Suspends Chetcuti Cauchi’s License Over Hidden Camera Incident: “Gross Misrepresentation,” Says Licensee

September 23, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   The Malta Individual Investor Program Agency (MIIPA) has suspended the license of Chetcuti Cauchi Advisors Ltd following the latter’s appearance in a French undercover TV report. An official notice on MIIPA’s website states that “The Malta Individual Investor Programme Agency has suspended the licences of Chetcuti...

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Malta Hints at Revoking IIP-Obtained Citizenship as Investor Pleads Guilty to Fraud

August 9, 2019

Christian NesheimEditor   Mustafa Abdel Wadood, an Egyptian national who obtained citizenship in Malta last year through the country’s Individual Investor Programme, has pleaded guilty to charges of fraud and conspiracy. As a consequence, the Malta IIP’s authorities are indicating – although not openly stating that – they will...

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