Who is AE?

Committed to meeting all your business needs while protecting what matters to you.

At AE Business Advisors, we provide a range of professional services that are tailored to our clients’ needs by providing complete corporate and professional solutions to businesses looking to set up or relocate to Malta or Gozo.

Our core services include Tax advisory services, accounting and finance, residency, compliance and regulated I-gaming.

Our greatest asset is Human Capital and we believe that honest relationships go beyond knowledge to form the foundations of success.

Talented and experienced teams provide a wide range of services designed to keep our clients in control of their interests. Operating in accordance with the respective guidelines on multidisciplinary practices, we guarantee independence and the highest professional ethics.

Our sequential advisory services structure means that our clients have one point of contact and one set of values across multiple service lines which leads to cost and time-saving benefits.

Our expertise and experience, coupled with our personalized approach, offers clients a streamlined, fully-compliant operation that is optimized for success.

We have a team that is inquisitive, understanding, and conscientious, that is built on mutual respect and trust.

We promise there is nothing artificial about our intelligence.

We look forward to being of service to you.

We are AE.

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AE Team

Nicolette Spiteri Bailey


B.A., M.A. (Econ. Comp. Law), Dip. Tax, ADIT, LL.D.

Nicolette is a leading member of the generation of lawyers that entered the profession when Malta became a member of the European Union, fourteen years ago.

Her work and research has steadfastly followed the trends and the opportunities that the Single Market opened to our jurisdiction: When the rules on State Aid and uncompetitive practices came into force she made deregulation the focus of her practice accepting engagements in the field of competition law and monopoly busting. Her work was so highly regarded that the Ministry of Transport asked her to author important legislation that liberalized several modes of transport in Malta.

After that, when it was clear that Malta was headed towards becoming one of the world’s principal jurisdictions for tax structuring she built , and now leads, the firm’s tax and corporate services group. Work is referred to the firm by her peers from all over the world.

At each juncture, Nicolette ensured she was ready for the challenge by going back to the books. Aside of her doctorate in law, she has a Masters degree in the Economics of Competition Law, and is an international tax advisor ( www.adit.com) as well as holding qualifications in Maltese tax.

Practice Areas :
Tax Structuring,
Corporate Services
Private Client

Professional Memberships:
Gala Law
IR Global
Chamber of Advocates

Nicolette Spiteri Bailey


Kris Scicluna


Kris read law at the University of Malta in 2010 and was admitted to the Maltese Bar in March 2011. He joined AE in 2012 and was admitted to partnership in 2018.

Kris has garnered a breadth of experience in both commercial law, having advised a number of international corporates, as well as in dispute resolution and litigation which is now his main focus.

Kris maintains an uncommon profile as a litigator and beneath his urbane manner is a tenacity that his clients value and seek. In his insolvency work, in different major cases, he has been crucial and effective when representing both creditors as well as debtors.

As the firm’s Litigation Partner, he leads a team of other litigators who have deep experience in tax litigation, commercial and civil law disputes. He has been engaged in several cases involving internet based parties and is closely following the development of the legal framework regulating virtual financial assets in Malta and other jurisdictions , as its rise will inevitably become the merit of local and cross-border litigation.

Kris is a member of the Chamber of Advocates and holds a certificate in ‘Trust Law & Administration’ (2011) and ‘An Introduction to the Virtual Financial Asset Act’ (2018) from the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners.

Practice Areas:

1. Dispute Resolution
2. Litigation
3. Mediation
4. Arbitration
5. Real Estate & Construction Law
6. Probate and Inheritance Law
7. Employment and Pensions
8. Consumer Protection Law

Professional Memberships:

1. MultiLaw
2. Gala Law
3. IR Global
4. Chamber of Advocates

Kris Scicluna

Michael Spiteri Bailey CPA


Michael Spiteri Bailey is one of the most experienced chartered accountants in the firm with a proven track record of successful closings in the online gaming industry. He has also been appointed as the liquidator of major banks and corporations and regularly advises some of the largest business entities on the island. He holds a number of directorships on the boards of licensed companies and is regarded as ‘fit and proper’ by the Malta Financial Services Authority as well as the Malta Gaming Authority.

Michael is married with three children and divides his time between Malta and London which is where he actively spearheads the firm’s business development. His network of international clients and fellow practitioners regularly meet in London and other capitals around Europe as part of several cross-border briefs which are a mainstay of Michael’s professional practice.

Michael Spiteri Bailey

Georg Sapiano


Georg leads the Legal Strategy and Advice team and has been practising in his field since the early nineties. As the contact partner for Multilaw since 2002, he has travelled extensively, building a global network of sources and referrers in all the principal areas of legal practice.

He is sought out for the unusual and practical insights he brings to the table. His wealth of international and Maltese clients rely on his ability to build consensus whenever possible or lead them into conflict, whenever necessary.

He obtained his LL.D in 1992 and , in 1998, was one of the founder partners of this firm.

Professional Memberships:

1. MultiLaw
2. Gala Law
3. IR Global
4. Chamber of Advocates

Georg Sapiano

Yury Tananaev

Head of Corporate

Denise Falzon

Special Projects Team

Luke Masini LL.D.

Senior Associate

Rebecca Rapa

Senior Finance Executive

Maria Ellul


Natalia Zurganova

Natalia Zurganova

Junior Accountant

Nicholl Bugeja


Anastasiia Chekina

Anastasiia Chekina

Residency Services Executive

Danijela Petrovic

Danijela Petrovic

Compliance Executive

Graziella Stellini

Accounts Assistant

Michela Grima

Michela Grima

Office Administrator

Angel Calleja

Junior Accountant

Julia Surosz

Junior Auditor

Radoslava Nemska

Junior Corporate Executive

Iris Sarco

Junior Accountant

Katherine Chavez Lopez

Accounts Executive

Marius Nel


Russel Camilleri – Head of Accounting, VAT & TAX

Russell Camilleri

Head of Tax, Vat and Accounts

Jeremy Dingli - Account Manager

Jeremy Dingli

Account Manager

Amanda Abela – VAT & Tax Specialist

Amanda Abela

VAT & Tax Specialist

Michaela Accarino – Accountant

Michaela Accarino


Nicole Bonanno – Front Office Administrator

Nicole Bonanno

Front Office Administrator