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Led by the ‘exceptional’ Lewis Baglietto QC, Hassans has a strong team of silks, including John Restano QC and David Dumas QC, who provide ‘excellent and accurate’ advice on high-profile and complex cases. Recent work includes appearing before the European Court of Justice concerning the application of a firearms directive; the team also represented Valla Yachts in a €15.3m dispute with German shipbuilder Nobiskrug. ‘Strong up-and-comer’ Anne Rose is recommended; Michele Walsh is noted for her ‘direct’ employment advice.

Triay & Triay has expertise across matters ranging from asset tracing and interim remedies to contractual, construction, gaming and trust litigation. Charles Simpson regularly acts in commercial litigation cases, recent examples include claims against RBS and Jyske Bank (Gibraltar). The firm is currently acting for the liquidator of Enterprise Insurance in the largest insurance insolvency in Gibraltar’s history, and acted for the GFSC in its application to appoint the liquidator of Enterprise Insurance. The team is also representing GFSC in various appeals by Elite Insurance concerning directions issued by the client. Raymond Triay recently acted for Ivory Key Holdings in a dispute pertaining to the release of $5m frozen under an injunction.

Isolas LLP’s ‘responsive and on the ball’ team has expertise in insurance insolvency disputes, handling matters such as the disclaiming of contracts, civil claims and the negotiating and drafting of compromise agreements. The firm recently acted for the liquidators of Hill Insurance, Lemma Europe Insurance Company and Star Poland and represented various auditors in challenges brought by either regulators or liquidators. The group also acts for online gaming operator bwin.party (recently acquired by GVC Holdings) and has an active employment disputes practice. Practice head Christian Rocca is ‘resourceful and pragmatic’. Elliott Phillips and Steven de Lara recently departed for Signature Litigation LLP.

TSN Barristers & Solicitors is involved in high-value litigation and frequently handles judicial review claims for the Gibraltar government; consultant James Neish QC represented the government in a tunnel construction dispute against a major Spanish contractor. Guy Stagnetto QC and Keith Azopardi QC acted for a trustee in the Madoff bankruptcy and continues to be retained by the trustee.

Charles Gomez leads the litigation and dispute resolution team at Charles A Gomez & Co, which is active in areas including financial and telecoms regulation, professional negligence, fraud, insolvency, trust settlements, construction and contract disputes. The team recently acted for the Gibraltar government in obtaining an order against Spanish newspaper ABC, a landmark case giving Gibraltarian organisations the right to challenge defamatory comments made in Spain about the territory.

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