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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

Christian Caetano

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

Work Department

Financial Services & Insurance, Corporate & Commercial

Position

Senior Associate

Career

Christian specialises in insurance and financial services. He is particularly active within the Gibraltar insurance industry, where he advises insurance companies, captives, insurance managers and intermediaries on legal and regulatory issues. Christian is also regularly instructed on acquisitions of regulated firms, cross-border mergers and insurance business transfers, as well as by prospective applicants seeking to undertake the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission’s licensing process. In addition to his financial services work, Christian advises on data protection, gaming, intellectual property and contractual issues.

 

Christian has acted as lead counsel on a number of significant matters, including the first life insurance statutory portfolio transfer by a Gibraltar life insurance Protected Cell Company (PCC) to be approved by the Gibraltar Courts. He has also acted on the high-profile winding-up proceedings, provisional liquidation and subsequent liquidation of two Gibraltar insurers, as well as the first cross-border merger between a Spanish gaming company and Gibraltar public limited gaming operator.

 

Christian has contributed the Gibraltar Chapters of Thomson Reuter’s ‘Comparative Overview of Insurance and Reinsurance Law and Regulation’, ‘The Insurance and Reinsurance Review’, as published by Law Business Research and ‘The Gibraltar Insurance Guide’ which forms part of the Thomson Reuters Country Guide Series.

 

In addition, he formed part of the Solvency II Directive Working Group established by HM Government of Gibraltar and is currently sitting on the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission’s Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) Working Group. Christian has also undertaken a number of part-time secondments with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, including most recently a six-month role in respect of the new legislative framework for Gibraltar financial and professional services, the ‘Legislative Reform Programme’ (LRP).

Christian is currently engaged by a regulated firm on obtaining a licence from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission’s and is also guiding a Gibraltar insurer through the regulatory change of control process.

He has also recently been instructed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to advise on the implementation and transposition of both the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) into Gibraltar law.

Christian is also advising a range of Gibraltar businesses in preparation for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 

Languages

English,

Spanish

Member

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple The Gibraltar Bar Council.

Education

Cardiff University Law School

Leisure

“Christian is a keen football enthusiast and supporter of Manchester United. He is also involved in the game locally, playing in the Gibraltar Premier Division, as well as enjoying the occasional futsal game with friends and colleagues." Selwyn Figueras, Senior Associate, Isolas


Gibraltar

Banking and finance

Within: Next generation lawyers

Christian Caetano - ISOLAS LLP

Within: Banking and finance

ISOLAS LLP is known for its ‘good commercial understanding’ and ‘deep knowledge of financial legislation’. Particular areas of expertise for the firm include fintech and financial services licensing, and it is also ‘excellent in litigation’. The practice is jointly led by Christian Hernandez, who specialises in corporate, real estate and shipping finance and Joey Garcia, who is an expert in cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology regulations. Also notable is the ‘extremely reliable’ Christian Caetano, who has ‘a wealth of knowledge in the area of financial services law’ and was promoted to partner in 2018. The team advised GVC Holdings, the multinational sports betting and gaming group, on a €320m senior secured term and revolving facility. In another highlight, the department acted for Xapo on its e-money license application, allowing it to provide electronic money custodial and transfer services. Other clients include LiveSource, Gnosis and BetVictor. Christian Rocca left the firm in early 2019 to become Director of Public Prosecutions for Gibraltar.

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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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