Our Team



Karl Schranz

An accountant by profession, Karl spent 10 years working for a reputable audit firm in various Audit roles before joining JP Morgan Chase in London in 2005, specifically working in Credit Hybrid Derivatives. Karl then returned to Malta to head the Corporate Finance arm of a local Audit firm. In 2009 Karl together with Christian was one of the founding members of a Corporate Services Provider in Malta leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Karl heads E&S‘s Accounts Department, however his competences include in advising and assiting in all MFSA licence processes, igaming, and all aspects of corporate finance.



Christian Ellul

Christian completed his doctorate in law in 2005 furthering his studies by specialising in International Taxation in Leiden, the Netherlands. Christian has worked as a tax advisor for a Big 4 Audit firm in Malta as well as reputable local Corporate Service provider. In 2009 Christian together with Karl was one of the founding members of a Corporate Services Provider in Malta, both leaving to set up E&S Consultancy in 2010. Christian currently heads E&S‘s Legal Department, and his competences include Malta direct and indirect taxation, international tax planning, trusts, corporate and related legal advice.



Maxine Gouder

Maxine completed her law degree at the University of Malta in 2011 after working with Karl and Christian for over 3 years as a trainee law student and administrator. She furthered her studies by reading a Masters in Corporate and Finance at the University College London. She now assists Christian in leading E&S’s legal Department. Her main areas of practice are corporate and commercial law. Maxine also advises on trusts and corporate structures as well as employment and individual residency issues. She is involved in aviation and shipping, specifically the registration of vessels and aircraft and the financing thereof.



Antonella Lia

Antonella, who holds a bachelor and master degree in Accounting,  has been working with E&S Consultancy since 2012. She was promoted to manager, heading the accountancy function, in 2015. Her main areas of practice are Corporate tax, VAT, as well as the preparation of Financial Statements for companies from various industries including aviation, gaming, shipping, manufacturing, financial and other services.   



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