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ISOLAS LLP

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

Peter Isola

Tel:
Work +350 2000 1892
Email:
Web:
www.gibraltarlawyers.com
ISOLAS LLP

Work Department

Corporate / Private Client / Gaming

Position

Senior Partner

Career

Peter is recognised as an expert in financial services, corporate and trust law and has spoken at various conferences on corporate, trust, insurance and e-gaming matters. He is also Gibraltar's contributor to Tottel Publishing's Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts and Tottel Publishing's International Succession Laws.

Peter also specialises in gaming law and regulation and has been instrumental in the development of the law in this area. In addition to his advisory role Peter is a director of various regulated entities involved in financial services including banking and insurance as well as telecoms and gaming.

As Chairman of the local branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Peter has also addressed the annual Branch Chairmen Assembly of STEP in London, talking about the changes and impact of the Income Tax Act in Gibraltar which came into effect on 1 January 2011.

In addition to his numerous speaking events, Peter Isola has, in conjunction with Adrian Pilcher, written the Gibraltar chapter of Private Client Tax - Jurisdictional Comparisons, published by the European Lawyer reference series and in conjunction with Jonathan Garcia the Gibraltar Chapter of Insurance & Reinsurance for the same series.

 

Languages

English, Spanish

Member

Professional memberships include: Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP); Gibraltar General Council of the Bar 1982; qualified University of Kingston (1982 BA Law); appointed notary public 1985; Partner Isola & Isola 1989; Managing Partner Isola & Isola 1992; Senior Partner ISOLAS (formerly Isola & Isola) 2007.


Gibraltar

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Isola - ISOLAS LLP

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

ISOLAS LLP is particularly experienced in gaming licensing work, as well as general corporate issues, and the firm is increasingly active in distributed ledger technology and the fintech market. Specialist in corporate governance and transactional work Peter Isola leads the practice, which includes corporate and regulatory expert Steven Caetano. The team advised GVC Holdings on the acquisition of Ladbrokes Coral and assisted Credit Suisse with residual pensions issues arising from the sale of its Gibraltar subsidiary to Bank J. Safra Sarasin.

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Gambling law

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Isola - ISOLAS LLP

Within: Gambling law

ISOLAS LLP's team is experienced in the full range of gaming matters, specialising in licence applications. Practice head Peter Isola is particularly active in providing Brexit-related advice in the gaming sector. The firm acted for the BetVictor and Newcote Group on a worldwide online gambling and betting operation, and represented Casino (Gibraltar) in its asset purchase of gaming machines and a casino formerly operated by PAF Sunborn Gibraltar.

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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Isola - ISOLAS LLP

Within: Private client

ISOLAS LLP’s family office service provides personal legal and tax assistance, as well as advice on effective and transparent asset protection and wealth management structures. The firm is also experienced acting across a range of private equity matters. Peter Isola leads the practice, where highlights included assisting the government of Gibraltar with the drafting of the Private Foundation Act 2017.

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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Isola - ISOLAS LLP

Within: TMT

ISOLAS LLP works across the field with a particular expertise in blockchain, DLT and cryptocurrency-related matters. Joey Garcia, who specialises in fintech and is active for funds, e-money institutions, banks and large private clients, is the key name. Christian Caetano and Adrian Pilcher recently acted for the government of Gibraltar on the drafting of legislation to bring into effect heightened network and information systems security measures. Also notable in the team is Peter Isola.

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Tax

Within: Tax

Financial service sector specialist Peter Isola leads the team at ISOLAS LLP, which is active in a range of tax planning and structuring work, for funds, corporate and private clients. The firm is also experienced in international tax planning.

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