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The full-service disputes team at Hassans is experienced in international litigation as well as insolvency and negligence cases. Practice head Lewis Baglietto QC is well regarded and leads a team that includes David Dumas QC, who specialises in insolvency work and white-collar crime investigations and disputes; public and commercial expert John Restano QC, who also has significant expertise in trust disputes; and Anne Rose, who is active in high-profile trusts and repossession matters. Also notable are commercial and multi-jurisdictional litigation expert Michele Walsh and experienced associate Moshe Levy. The firm acted for Ansaldos Townhouse in a dispute with developer Sharrok Shand concerning a matter that the latter wanted referred to adjudication.

The ‘very impressiveTriay & Triay is ‘a go-to firm for disputes of any complexity’ and has ‘a pre-eminent reputation for trust and commercial litigation’. The firm provides ‘all the local know-how and international expertise a client could need’ and has ‘a huge bank of knowledge combined with a wealth of experience to draw on’. Leading the practice are ‘first-class litigatorCharles Simpson, who ‘exudes confidence and really knows his stuff’; the ‘tenacious and creativeFreddie Vasquez QC, who is known as ‘a worthy opponent in any courtroom battle’; and personal injury specialist Simon Triay, who is also experienced in trade mark disputes. In recent highlights, the team acted for Grant Thornton in a high-value insurance liquidation and handled a multitude of claims arising from it, and represented Natalie Balban-Diable in a dispute related to the ownership of a basement cellar in Gibraltar.

ISOLAS LLP ‘houses some first-class dispute resolution lawyers’ and the firm is ‘responsive, efficient and understands intimately the Gibraltar litigation landscape’. The team is led by Mark Isola QC, who focuses on employment and landlord and tenant disputes. Also notable in the team is ‘pragmatic’ managing associate James Montado, who is active in litigation arising from cryptocurreny and ‘provides an excellent service’. The firm is representing Jyske Bank in an appeal of a decision by the Supreme Court of Gibraltar, in which the bank was found to have dishonestly assisted a group of fraudsters. In another highlight, the department is acting for Star Poland in general liquidation issues and related claims against former directors. Christian Rocca left the firm in early 2019 to become Director of Public Prosecutions for Gibraltar.

The dispute resolution practice at TSN Barristers & Solicitors covers the spectrum of litigation work, for local and international clients. The firm’s expertise includes commercial litigation and arbitration, trust disputes, asset tracing and admiralty work. Key names for the firm in this area are expert litigator Keith Azopardi QC and construction law specialist Guy Stagnetto QC, who is particularly experienced in judicial reviews.

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