WDM International through WDM Lex Advisory Limited and Dr Jonathan De Giovanni, the firm’s Director of Legal and International Tax, has been approved as an accredited person by Identity Malta, the Agency responsible for Malta’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (IIP).
The accreditation process for authorised intermediaries stems from the Individual Investor Programme of the Republic of Malta Regulations, 2013. The rules outline the significance of the accreditation process pertaining to accredited persons, while providing for several measures of a qualitative and precautionary nature to ascertain that the pertinent due diligence is carried out at pre-application stage, by qualified and experienced private client and immigration law experts.
The role and responsibilities of an accredited person include:
a. Protecting the long term integrity of the MIIP;
b. Submitting the application on behalf of the client;
c. Timely and accurate control of the flow of funds in relation to the financial requirements imposed by the Programme;
d. Undertaking a thorough due diligence process for each prospective applicant.
Dr Jonathan De Giovanni has successfully advised high net worth individual clients for many years, providing tax and immigration law advice as well as residence planning solutions to clients in various spheres, including the entertainment and finance industries. He is a Council member of the Malta Institute of Taxation, a member of the Tax and Unregulated Business Sub Committee of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, a member of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Malta Institute of Management.
WDM International’s Private Client Practice
WDM International has built a strong reputation for delivering innovative solutions and guidance to its clients. We take time to understand our clients’ needs and provide them with clear and concise advice to resolve their unique circumstances.
Whether advising on intricate and discrete solutions for high net worth and high profile individuals in the sport and entertainment sector, highly skilled employees or individuals with intricate problems, our team is regularly praised for ‘thinking outside the box’ and the personal attention we give to all our clients. WDM International has recently been awarded the award for “Most Trusted Business Advisory Firm for 2013”, by Acquisition International Legal Awards.
We work closely with our network firms as well as other professionals in Malta, to provide an integrated international service for private clients and their family members, guiding them through the whole process including relocating their families, advising on wealth management and structuring their tax affairs. We have established contacts with firms who can assist our clients with investments, schooling, lifestyle management and property searches.
Our services range from international tax planning and asset protection solutions to advising family offices, family businesses and fiduciaries on their clients’ diverse issues. Through WDM Fiduciary Services Limited, a company duly licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority under the Trusts and Trustees Act, we can provide trustee and co-trustee services, as well as administator services in the context of private foundations.
For more information you may contact Dr Jonathan De Giovanni, Director of Legal and International Tax