We are AE

Everything we do here stems from the things we passionately believe in.

We believe that relationships are the key to everything, more important than knowledge even.

We believe that people want to be in control of the processes that are important to them and consumers around the globe seek access to one-stop shops.

We recognise the importance of this and have sought to develop an offering that broadly addresses our clients’ need to receive advice according to the flow of their business.

We have built a team of talented and experienced people from different professions. All operating under the same name and being owned in accordance with the guidelines on multidisciplinary practices in order to guarantee independence and the highest professional ethics.

We believe clients want sequential advisory services: One relationship, one set of values, multiple service lines.

There is nothing artificial about our intelligence. We feel, we understand, we are inquisitive and we care: It is true to say that this firm’s capital…..is Human.

AE Directors

Georg Sapiano - Partner - AE

Georg Sapiano LL.D.

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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


Nicolette Spiteri Bailey LL.D.

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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


Michael Spiteri Bailey CPA

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Michael started his professional career with a big four Audit Firm. After spending important, formative, years at this firm, during which he obtained his accounting and auditing warrants, Michael took up the post of regional CFO with a major gaming software company which was setting up offices in Malta. This was at a time when the gaming Industry in Malta was still in its infancy. During his tenure, Michael played a pivotal role in the licensing and compliance of this company.

As the gaming industry in Malta flourished, Michael set up his own boutique firm to assist gaming, and other clients to set up and become regulated in Malta. Over the years, his experience in the sector grew exponentially.

Today Michael heads the i-gaming practice at AE. Michael provides clients with a one-stop shop service ranging from licensing to compliance to back office administration, accounts and reporting.

Michael draws upon his financial academic training and professional experience to regularly advise clients on corporate finance and structuring, on the preparation of business plans and business valuations, mergers and acquisitions, investment appraisals and feasibility studies.

Michael Spiteri Bailey

Kris Scicluna LL.D.

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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

AE Memberships & Affiliations