Papilio Services Key People


Thomas Jacobsen

Malta

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Louise Vella

Malta

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Chris Armstrong

Malta

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Moshgan Gholghesaei

Netherlands

Laurens
Rinkes

Netherlands

Richard
Verwer

Netherlands

Laurens
Rinkes

Czech Republic



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Thomas Jacobsen
Malta

After graduating from the University of Oslo, with a law degree specialising in International Tax, Thomas spent some time working as a lawyer for the Royal Norwegian Air Force. Thomas relocated to Malta in 1997 and spent ten years working within the tax and legal department of PwC. He has, over the past years, assisted and advised international and local clients with their tax compliance requirements and on various cross border issues.

In 2007 Thomas was a co-founder of a boutique multi-disciplinary organisation that advised international clients and high net worth individuals on a variety of compliance, corporate, residence and tax issues.

He has extensive experience in advising clients in the setup of complex cross-border structures with the use of Maltese Companies, Trusts, Funds, Partnerships and Foundations. Thomas has a great deal of knowledge about international taxation law, Maltese company law and corporate matters including corporate governance and management and administration affairs.

Thomas is a fellow of the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIM) and a member of the Malta Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP), International Bar Association (IBA), the Investment Migration Council (IMC), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

He is fluent in Norwegian, English.

Louise Vella
Malta

Louise Vella
Louise started her career in the corporate and financial services industry way back in 2000. She currently heads the AML Compliance Department, being actively involved in regulatory and compliance matters at all levels of the organisation, corporate governance and risk management.

She previously led the company’s Corporate and Tax Department for over a decade where she offered consultancy to companies setting up their operations in Malta. Prior to joining Papilio, Louise held leadership roles with international firms which serviced an international client base with accounting, tax, corporate, trading support and immigration services.

Louise graduated with a Chartered Banker MBA from Bangor University (UK). She also holds a Diploma in Taxation awarded by the Malta Institute of Taxation and has completed the Foundation Certificate in Trust Law and Management and the Introduction to the Virtual Financial Assets Act course both organised and delivered by the Institute for Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP).

She is a fellow member of the Malta Institute of Taxation (MIT) and a member of the Institute of Financial Service Practitioners (IFSP), the International Fiscal Association (IFA) and the Chartered Banker Institute in the UK.

Louise is fluent in English, Maltese and Italian.

Chris Armstrong
Malta

Chris started his career in London working for several blue chip and FTSE listed companies which harnessed his strong financial and commercial background. Chris relocated to Malta in 2008 and worked for an internationals firm that specialized in the financial planning and taxation advisory for international clients, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs. Prior to joining Papilio he worked for a boutique multi-disciplinary organisation that advised international clients and high net worth individuals on a variety of compliance, corporate, residence and tax issues.

Chris has a strong understanding and knowledge of financial accounting, financial reporting standards, taxation and compliance matters in a variety of different industries.

He is a chartered certified accountant and holds a Diploma in Fund Administration. He also holds qualifications in Trusts and Estate planning including the use of foundations.

He is a member of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and The Society of Trust and Estate Planners (STEP).