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ISOLAS LLP

PORTLAND HOUSE, GLACIS ROAD, GIBRALTAR
Tel:
Work +350 2000 1892
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Fax +350 2007 8990
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Web:
www.gibraltarlawyers.com
Gibraltar, Sotogrande

Gibraltar

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Isolas LLP

‘Outstanding’ and ‘competitively-priced’ Isolas LLP’s team provides a ‘high standard of service and expertise’. It advises investment firms and is regularly instructed by magic and silver circle firms to assist blue-chip clients. Highlights included advising GVC Holdings on lending, securities and operational matters and assisting Moneycorp with entering into Gibraltar as a licensed bank. Christian Hernandez leads on real estate and project finance, and Christian Rocca handles acquisitions and transactional work in the regulatory space.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

Isolas LLP’s ‘excellent’ team provides specialist advice to the Gibraltar government on international law and provides ‘a customised’ service, led by senior partner Peter Isola. It recently assisted with the sale of the share capital of Gibraltar-based asset manager Cimco Partners to European Wealth Group. Steven Caetano is also noted.

Leading individuals

Peter Isola - Isolas LLP

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

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.

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Gambling law
Gambling law - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

Senior partner Peter Isola heads the team at Isolas LLP, which specialises in gaming licence applications, where it assists new applicants as well as advising existing licence holders on acquisitions or sales. It recently advised CVC Capital Partners on the purchase of sports betting group Tipico’s Gibraltar-registered subsidiaries. Steven Caetano is recommended.

Leading individuals

Peter Isola - Isolas LLP

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

Isolas LLP’s ‘very good’ team has ‘an excellent knowledge of Gibraltar funds’ and focuses on establishing private funds for alternative investment. It recently advised on the establishment of Gibraltar-based EIF Kant Capital and the subsequent acquisition of its interests. The group also assisted Investor Services (Gibraltar) with applying for an AIFMD licence as well as with on-boarding of clients from non-EU jurisdictions. Joey Garcia is highly regarded for his ‘pragmatic approach’ and ‘deep knowledge’ of the Gibraltar, UK and EU legal markets. Jonathan Garcia is also noted.

Leading individuals

Joey Garcia - Isolas LLP

Next generation lawyers

Jonathan Garcia - Isolas LLP

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

Isolas LLP’s practice acts for several high and ultra-high-net-worth clients. The team assists with succession planning, wealth preservation, trusts, and family matters and has particular expertise in philanthropy planning. Senior partner Peter Isola and Adrian Pilcher are the key contacts.

Leading individuals

Peter Isola - Isolas LLP

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Isolas LLP

Isolas LLP advises developers on luxury residential projects and has an active conveyancing practice. Consultant Elaine Lang leads the team, which is currently advising a leading developer on the construction of a residential project, including acting on an underlease and drafting purchase agreements. It also acts for Gibraltar International Bank.

Leading individuals

Elaine Lang - Isolas LLP

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

Isolas LLP’s shipping and admiralty practice is regularly instructed by London law firms with respect to ship arrests. The firm is experienced in sales of vessels, shipping disputes and registration. Christian Hernandez is the key contact.

Leading individuals

Christian Hernandez - Isolas LLP

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

Isolas LLP provides tailored advice to the sector based on in-depth industry understanding; led by senior partner Peter Isola, the team works closely with the Gibraltar government and regulator and Joey Garcia co-chairs the cryptocurrency working group shaping the virtual currencies framework. The team also advises clients exploring their post-ICO licensing and regulation options in Gibraltar under the new DLT regime. Recent highlights include advising Gnosis on the framework applicable to a proposed token launch in the jurisdiction and assisting bitcoin wallet provider Xapo with its e-money licence application.

Leading individuals

Peter Isola - Isolas LLP

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Isolas LLP

At Isolas LLP, senior partner Peter Isola and Adrian Pilcher assist with a wide variety of tax planning and structuring for private individuals, businesses and charitable organisations. The firm has expertise in funds-based family wealth management, including protected cell companies.

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