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Our People

Dr. James Scerri Worley
Managing Partner
James is the founding partner of the firm. He is a Maltese lawyer specialising mainly in commercial law, corporate matters, financial services legislation, trusts and tax structuring. After graduating as a lawyer in 2003 he was admitted to the Maltese Legal Bar in 2004. Pursuant to his B.A (Law and Music) and Doctor of Laws (LL.D) degrees, he also pursued a Masters degree in Financial Services (M.A.) at the University of Malta focusing mainly on Corporate law, Funds, Local and International Tax, and Trusts.

Dr. Andrew Grima

Andrew joined Advocates Primei in March 2012 as an Associate and is also a director of Primei Fiduciary Ltd. Andrew attained a Bachelors in Law (Laws and European Law) in 2008 from the University of Malta. He later attained a Doctorate of Laws from the same university in 2010 after submitting a thesis entitled “Asylum in the European Union: Content of Protection. A Comparative Review”.  Andrew holds a warrant to practice law in Malta and is a member of the Maltese bar association.

Vanessa Scerri Worley

Vanessa is a director of the law firm and of Primei Fiduciary Ltd. Vanessa specialises in Compliance, Regulatory and PMLFTR matters and is also the person responsible for the internal Compliance function within the group. Vanessa attained a Bachelor in Commerce (Banking and Finance) in 2003 from the University of Malta, after submitting a thesis dealing with ‘Competition in Maltese Banking’.

Walter Cutajar

Walter Cutajar is a tax consultant to the firm and of Primei Fiduciary Ltd. Having over 20 years experience in local and international tax practice, Walter maintains a reputation of adopting a commercial approach to his advice. Working with predominantly multi-national companies, he has provided structuring and transactional consultation on the complete range of corporate tax activities, including mergers and acquisitions, company reorganisations and cross-border restructurings.

Dr. Demi Agius
Associate Lawyer

Demi joined Advocates Primei in 2016 as a legal trainee where she assisted mostly in matters relating to trusts, fiduciaries, compliance, corporate services and litigation. In July 2017, she became a full-time Associate with the firm and her main focus areas include Compliance, Data Protection, Corporate law and Litigation. Furthermore, she has recently been appointed as director of the firm's Trustee & CSP arm, Primei Fiduciary Ltd., where she has the role of  assistant Compliance Officer.

Laura Vassallo
Office Administrator

Laura joined the firm in June 2019 after a number of years working within the retail and hospitality industries.

Laura takes care of all office administration, assists with the day to day corporate and legal administration.