Acumum recognises that its purpose, strength and reputation comes from the team of people working for or associated with the company. We seek to employ the best, therefore, choosing qualified and qualifying individuals aligned and driven by our approach, ambitions and values.
Memberships & Awards
BA (Hons) (Oxford) Law
MA (Hons) (Oxford) Law
LLM (Hons) (Fordham) US law
Post Graduate Diploma, Legal Practice Course and Inns of Court School of Law, City University, London.
Republic of Ireland
General Council of the Bar of England & Wales
Chamber of Advocates; Malta
International Bar Association (IBA)
Malta Institute of Management
Malta Institute of Taxation
Institute of Financial Services Practitioners (IFSP)
Chartered Institute of Taxation
IFLR ‘Notable Law Firm’; 2013, 2014
Malta Best in Business ‘Best Law Firm’, 2015
Powerwealth Awards, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
As founder and managing partner, Geraldine devotes focused time, passion and extensive expertise towards overseeing and directly managing operations of the Acumum group of companies.
Alongside management responsibilities, her role also encompasses a diverse range of client work, including advisory services and agreement drafting.
Geraldine’s legal career spans more than 30 years, with positions held in the UK, Switzerland, the US, Malta and the Cayman Islands, and experience including legal, tax and corporate services. Widely recognised and acknowledged for her professional achievements, which include winning Citywealth Power Women Award for three consecutive years, Geraldine is a registered barrister in England & Wales and Republic of Ireland.
Away from work, Geraldine relishes spending quality time with her dogs and enjoys the pleasure of good food.
Director of Compliance and MLRO
Holding a key position, Michael’s important focus is on establishing and maintaining a rigorous and robust approach to governance for the Acumum group of companies.
Within his compliance remit, Michael works with the group’s licenced entities, ensuring adherence to the conditions of their respective functions and meeting regulatory requirements. His role provides solid oversight of all internal due diligence and anti-money laundering (AML) systems, including relevant policies, procedures and professional relationships.
Possessing over seven years’ experience within the compliance / anti-money laundering function, Michael’s career before joining Acumum saw him working for the Personal Tax Division of KPMG and within the Corporate Services and Trustee Divisions of several leading Maltese law firms such as Fenech & Fenech and Camilleri Preziosi.
Michael’s wide range of interests includes architecture, history and antiques. Outside of the office, he enjoys turning his hand to cooking and his attention to books.
Dr John A. Navarro
A registered Maltese barrister, John’s role within the Acumum group of companies encompasses a wide range of functions, services and specialisms.
Among areas covered are corporate law, trusts & foundations, immigration law and intellectual property. John also supports the ongoing commitment to compliance and prevention of money laundering activities and counter terrorism financing. He further specialises in the law of voluntary organisations and legal persons.
John holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Malta and Masters of Advocacy from the same widely recognised institution. He has a Foundation Certificate in Trusts Law & Management and was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2019.
A passion for art and antiques absorbs some of his personal time, along with enjoyment of cooking and the pleasure of reading.
Ensuring the smooth day-to-day office and administration function of the Acumum group of companies rests in Michelle’s trusted hands, along with numerous other roles and responsibilities.
Among these are assisting the managing partner, database management, supplier relationships, client invoicing and monitoring of disbursements. Michelle also supports the group’s international clients, arranging transport and accommodation as needed and assisting them with any requirements. Her remit also includes responsibility for the immigration programme.
The experience and competence required for such a diverse range of roles and responsibilities come from over 15 years’ working within the legal profession.
Michelle’s personal interests include a passion for travel, the thrill of snowboarding and the peaceful pleasure of reading.
Legal and Compliance Administrator
Law (LLB), University of Warwick (2020) specialising in International and Immigration Law.
Immigration Paralegal, Central England Law Centre (2019-2020)
FIAU’s Implementing Procedures Applicable to Company Service Providers Seminar (2021)
STEP EU: US Trust Law (2021)
Institute of Legal Studies Malta: Company Law Course (2021)
Republic of Ireland
Hannah encompasses a diverse range of client work, including corporate law, compliance, prevention of money laundering, counter-terrorism financing and immigration law. Hannah also maintains company files and carrys out client due diligence.
Away from work, Hannah enjoys swimming and reading.
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Investment Management Certificate: CFA Society of UK.
Henley Business School, Reading University: Capital Market & Risk Compliance.
Nigerian Law School (Bar Examination).
University of Lagos (L.L.B Hons).
Chairmans Award for outstanding achievement, for UK High-value immigration Awards (September 2014).
Republic of Ireland
Benedict encompasses a diverse range of client work, including citizenship, residency, and corporate services. He is responsible for business development, particularly bringing in private high net worth and family office clients.
Away from work, benedict enjoys swimming and travelling.