Michail, a lawyer, read his master’s in tax law at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands. Following graduation from his master’s degree, he was handpicked and asked to stay on as the academic coordinator for the next two-and-a-half years, and he still lectures on the taxation of shipping and air transport. He is involved in the provision of tax advice to a broad range of international businesses, including a number of multinationals, in respect of a diverse range of projects including tax structuring, group restructuring and financing, and in the provision of advice on international tax issues as regards investments made into, out of or through Malta. Since arriving in Malta, he has lectured on EU law on the harmonisation of direct taxes, state aid, non-discrimination, double taxation relief and Malta’s double tax agreements for the course leading to the advanced diploma in international taxation conferred by the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation. He assists in providing feedback to the tax authorities as a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners on various issues.