- 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
Isolas advises local and international banks and other regulated entities on licensing issues, regulatory matters, lending and bank M&A, and has expertise in fraud and anti-money laundering. The team is also currently advising various clients on the effects of the Payment Services Directive. Christian Rocca is the key contact in the practice, which includes corporate finance expert Christian Hernandez.
Within: Dispute resolution
Isolas covers commercial, civil, financial and trust litigation, and also employment and real estate disputes. Recommended individuals include banking, finance and commercial litigator Christian Rocca; Elliott Phillips, who has experience in commercial and trust disputes; and Mark Isola QC, who is noted for his contentious employment work.