Michail, a lawyer, read his master’s in tax law at the International Tax Center, 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 also lecturing in the international tax and Malta variants for the course leading to the Advanced Diploma in International Taxation (ADIT) conferred by the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation and at the Malta Institute of Taxation. He has lectured at the KPMG Business School in the fundamentals and advanced international tax training (in Amsterdam and Hamburg). He is an Associate Director at KPMG Malta 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.