Dunstan is the managing partner and founder of WDM International (formerly known as W&D) a multidisciplinary audit, tax, corporate and business advisory firm. Dunstan is an active member of the IR group and is on the committee for the Private Client Group.
Practice Area Membership(s)
Dunstan was a past member of the Tax committee and held the position in 2014.
Dunstan Magro graduated as an accountant in 1997 from the University of Malta after carrying out research and writing a dissertation entitled “The Financial Implications of Joint Ventures and Mergers within the Perspective of the Competition Act”. He furthered his studies in 2010, reading for a Master degree in Business Ethics with the University of Malta and carrying out research in the field of ethics in taxation. Dunstan is a holder of a practicing certificate in Audit.
Dunstan is the managing partner and founder of WDM International (formerly known as W&D) a multidisciplinary audit, tax, corporate and business advisory firm. After having worked for a Big Four audit firm, Dunstan joined his father Winston Magro, a respected tax practitioner, to form what is known today as WDM International.
Dunstan provides both local and international clients with advice and consultancy in relation to audit, tax and advisory matters. To this end, in his over 15 years of experience, Dunstan has advised a multitude of clients in relocating their business interests to Malta, via the setting up of corporate vehicles to carry out trading, financing, holding and other activities. He has been involved in local and international tax planning, business advisory, financing, mergers and acquisitions, company formations and business structure development. He also advises clients in relation to corporate governance issues and holds the position of director in various Maltese companies.
Dunstan is heavily involved in the financial services industry. He is the Honorary Treasurer and a council member of the Malta Institute of Management, a Member of The Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism sub-committee of the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners, and a Committee Member of the Small & Medium Sized Practices of the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Dunstan has delivered numerous lectures and presentations, both in Malta and overseas. He has lectured accounting at the Malta International Training Centre, business ethics at the Malta Institute of Accountants and has delivered various presentations on diverse aspects of Prevention of Money Laundering. He has recently been invited to deliver a presentation on tax related matters at Ascoli Piceno, Italy for the Istituto Diplomatico Internazionle per L’Internazionalizazzione delle Aziende.
Main Practice Areas:
- Business Advisory
- Risk Management
- Corporate law
- Prevention of Money Laundering
- Business Ethics
WDM International is a full service Maltese firm which was founded in 1994. Truly entrepreneurial in character and form, the firm offers a multidisciplinary service to local and international clients ranging from tax and legal consultancy to audit, business advisory and back office services. Our aim is to continue growing, not only organically, but even by attracting new clients who could benefit from our approach.
The firm prides itself of a wide client portfolio spread over a broad range of industries from financial services operators to entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals. Through WDM Lex Advisory, the firm’s legal services arm, the firm is at the forefront in offering consultancy in the following lines of expertise:
• international and local tax advice geared towards tax efficient business planning;
• private clients, high net worth individuals and family office structuring;
• setting up of financial services operations such as funds, forex companies, credit and financial institutions;
• setting up of iGaming operations and consultancy to land based operations;
• registration of aircraft;
• registration of yachts and commercial vessels.
WDM Lex Advisory has also been approved as an accredited person by Identity Malta, the Agency responsible for Malta’s Citizenship by Investment Programme (IIP). This enables the firm to introduce applicants to the programme who would in turn benefit from Maltese citizenship by naturalisation through a three tier investment process.
Through WDM Trustees, our firm is also licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority to act as a trustee or co-trustee and as an administrator in the context of private foundations, in terms of the Trusts and Trustees Act.