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 a senior manager 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.