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Banking and finance
‘A very dynamic firm with a large pool of partners’, Isolas advises local and international banks on a range of matters, from licensing and regulatory issues to lending and day-to-day business. It is acting for various banks on portfolio transfers and the winding down of Gibraltar offices. Christian Rocca specialises in financing and refinancing. Christian Hernandez is also a key contact in the department.
Commercial, corporate and M&A
Isolas assists clients with corporate law, including restructuring, and employment law matters. Practice head Steven Caetano has extensive experience in the gaming sector. Jonathan Garcia has been involved in the drafting of legislation to allow limited liability partnerships to be recognised under local law.
Isolas has a team of ‘accomplished and tenacious litigators’ and has recently acted as a liquidator in a number of contentious cases. Other highlights include its work in civil claims and debt collection, as well as cases pertaining to funds and international law matters. The firm regularly receives cases in the Supreme Court of Gibraltar. Elliott J Phillips is regarded as ‘one of the best all-round litigators on the Rock’.
The team at Isolas recently advised a public company on an acquisition in the gaming sector. Peter Isola was part of the panel which conducted a review of gaming legislation.
Private placements are a key area of work at Isolas along with licensing and the processes involved in listing funds on the new stock exchange. The team recently assisted a communications company with listing closed-ended and open-ended funds, and also advised the Gumball 3000 car rally on establishing a fund. Other recent clients include Lunezia Fund and Nesso Fund. Joey Garcia leads the funds team and works closely with Jonathan Garcia, who was engaged by the government of Gibraltar to advise on the new Limited Liability Partnership Act.
Joey Garcia - Isolas
The two-partner team at Isolas provides a service which is ‘professional, practical and personal’. The firm has experience in family law, estate advice, private trust companies and authorising companies at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. Senior partner Peter Isola is recommended along with Adrian Pilcher, who focuses on private client tax work.
Peter Isola - Isolas
Real estate and construction
At Isolas, consultant Elaine Lang is at the forefront of conveyancing. The firm advises large developers, such as luxury real estate company The Hideaways Club. The practice also represents landlords and tenants.
Elaine Lang - Isolas
Isolas handles ship arrests and other contentious work in the area. It also advises on ship financing and registrations.
Christian Hernandez - Isolas
Steven Caetano is the key contact at Isolas, which has experience in matters such as licensing, transactions and regulation pertaining to e-commerce. Clients include a number of online gambling companies. The firm’s IP department advises on technology-related trade marks, copyrights, designs and patents.
Peter Isola - Isolas
Peter Isola, who leads the practice at Isolas, has been part of the panel conducting a government review of the personal taxation regime in Gibraltar. The firm advises companies and high-net-worth individuals on their tax matters.
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