wennis doraLegal Advisor, Malta


Dr. wennis dora graduated as Doctor of Laws in 2009, defending a thesis in relation to double taxation treaty abuse and was admitted to the Bar in 2010. He contemporaneously read for a Master of Arts in Financial Services at the University of Malta, completing his master’s degree in 2011 and graduating magna cum laude, after submitting a thesis regarding the international taxation of investment funds. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in International Taxation conferred by the Chartered Institute of Taxation in London, after submitting a thesis on CFC Legislation.

Dr. wennis dora is an equity Partner at WDM International, a full service legal and tax Malta (EU) based firm. He advises corporations on international tax and financial services legislation and HNWIs utilizing Malta for wealth preservation, citizenship and residence planning. He delivers seminars in relation to international tax matters and Malta as a financial services centre, to a number of foreign firms and Maltese governmental entities.

Dr. De Giovanni currently also lectures the Advanced Taxation Module to students reading for the ACCA qualification, and aviation finance at the University of Malta. He is a member of the Tax and Unregulated Business Sub Committee of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, a member of the International Fiscal Association and a member of the Investment Migration Council. He also served as a council member of the Malta Institute of Taxation between 2012 and 2016.

Dr. De Giovanni is approved by the Malta Financial Services Authority to hold the positions of Director, Compliance officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer, for entities licensed by the MFSA including funds and other regulated entities.

Specialities: International tax planning, investment services, investor funds, asset management, trusts, fin-tech & Crypto currency operations, Malta Citizenship (IIP), and residence (MRVP), legal services to HNWIs & UHNWIs & aviation.