- Work +350 2000 1892
- Fax +350 2007 8990
- Work +350 2000 1892
Litigation / Banking
Christian is a multifaceted lawyer and practices in the areas of banking, finance and commercial litigation in Gibraltar. He regularly advises banks on day to day matters as well as representing leading UK, US and Swiss banks in financing and re-financing projects involving an element of Gibraltar Law. Christian has been successful in combining his commercial practice with a natural ability as an advocate in the higher Courts and is recognised domestically and internationally as a leading commercial litigator. In addition to his busy practice, Christian is the Head of the Gibraltar Employment Law, Employee Benefits and Gibraltar Pensions Team which is very active and is highly regarded in Gibraltar. Christian has recently been advising a number of major international banks in the portfolio transfer and/or paring/winding down of their Gibraltar offices in a series of moves which has transformed the banking landscape in Gibraltar. It is the acknowledgement by decision makers in banking in Gibraltar of Christian’s status as a leader in the field, allied to his long, thorough and thought-leading experience in employment law, that has made Christian the ‘go-to’ lawyer for acquisitions and other transactional work in the banking regulatory and TUPE space.
Professional memberships include: Honourable Society of the Inner Temple; Gibraltar General Council of the Bar; Chartered Institute of Bankers; Honorary member of the Association of Fellows; Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies. Career; called to the English and Gibraltar Bars 1994; qualified University of Essex (1994 LLB Hons); partner Isola & Isola 2001; Managing Partner ISOLAS (formerly Isola & Isola) 2007.
He loves all sports, particularly cricket, golf, football and rugby. He captained the Gibraltar cricket team from 1986 to 2008 and is currently the President of Gibraltar Cricket. He is also a very keen cyclist and has, along with other members of the firm, taken to raising funds for charity by embarking on various charity rides.
Banking and finance
Within: 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.