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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

If your firm wishes to publish press releases or articles, please contact Shehab Khurshid on +44 (0) 207 396 5689 or shehab.khurshid@legalease.co.uk

 

Hassans receives Highly Commended at the European UK Captive Awards 2017

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The first European & UK Captive Awards 2017 was held in London yesterday, Tuesday 10th October.

The Awards commend and reward those European and UK providers of captive insurance products and services, as well as captives themselves who have outperformed their competitors and peers, demonstrating the highest levels of excellence over the 12 month judging period.

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Hassans receives Highly Commended at the European UK Captive Awards 2017

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The first European & UK Captive Awards 2017 was held in London yesterday, Tuesday 10th October.

The Awards commend and reward those European and UK providers of captive insurance products and services, as well as captives themselves who have outperformed their competitors and peers, demonstrating the highest levels of excellence over the 12 month judging period.

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Hassans advises Sunborn on the issuing of EUR 58 million bonds

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm, Gibraltar’s largest law firm, has acted for Sunborn Gibraltar on the issuing of a Euro 58,000,000 bond which has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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ITIRIV and Hassans International Law Firm announce strategic partnership

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

ITIRIV and Hassans International Law Firm announce strategic partnership with global blockchain provider, BlockEx

ITIRIV, Gibraltar-based digital management consultants, and Hassans, Gibraltar’s largest law firm, are excited to announce a strategic partnership with BlockEx, a blockchain technology provider offering digital asset creation, issuance and trading platform (DAxP).

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Hassans announces six partner promotions

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm is delighted to announce six partner promotions. The promotions bring the total number of partners at Hassans to 46. The new partners are:

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Hassans continues its long-term environment commitment

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans continues its long-term environment commitment as pro bono legal advisers to the Environmental Safety Group (ESG)

Hassans’ Partner David Dumas QC has been the ESG’s dedicated legal adviser for the work carried out by the Group, locally, and on Campo cross-border and international issues, for the last 14 years. This followed the decision by Senior Partner James Levy QC in 2002 to commit the firm to further the singular aim of bettering the environment, within and outside Gibraltar. Apart from providing legal advice and drafting and submitting paperwork, Hassans has also assisted in the funding the ESG’s many campaigns on practically every environmental issue.

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Hassans achieves another clean sweep of Tier 1 rankings in Legal 500 EMEA

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Legal 500, one of the leading international legal directories which provides rankings of law firms based purely on client feedback, published their Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) results yesterday.

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Hassans broadens its reach globally in Chambers and Partners

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans received unique recognition last week for its gaming experts in the globally renowned Chambers and Partners.

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Hassans to donate £30,000 to Calpe House Trust over the next 3 years

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy CBE QC (Senior Partner) and Javier Chincotta (Managing Partner) of Hassans met with Trustees of Calpe House, Albert Poggio OBE GMH, Vice President and Edward Yome, the Commissioner of Police, to present a cheque for £10,000. Hassans has committed to providing £10,000 to the Trust each year for the next three years.

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Hassans advises Playtech plc in relation to its application for a B2B remote gambling licence

March 2018. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Playtech plc, a leading online software and platform provider, has successfully obtained a remote gambling B2B licence in Gibraltar. Playtech is one of the most recognised providers in the gaming industry and at the forefront of new developments.

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Hassans awarded ‚ÄúLeading Law Firm of the Year‚ÄĚ in Gibraltar

February 2014. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm was awarded Leading Law Firm of the Year - Gibraltar at the CityWealth International Financial Centre Awards held on 23rd January 2013 in London. Line Group, Hassans associated fiduciary arm, also received Runner Up in the Trust Company of the Year - Gibraltar category.

The awards, which are now in their third year, highlight the excellence of the advisors and managers in the private wealth sector in the major international financial centres. Cecilia Bravo collected the award on behalf of Hassans with the evening being hosted by Rory Bremner (see image).

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FSC Chairman thanks Nigel Feetham for his services

January 2013. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Alan Whiting, the Financial Services Commission’s (FSC) Chairman, wishes to publicly thank Commission Member Nigel Feetham for his six years of service with the FSC

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Gibraltar Legal Executive qualifies as UK Solicitor

January 2013. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The Partners at Hassans International Law Firm are delighted to congratulate Nicki Walker on her qualification as UK Solicitor after four years of study. Nicki is the first and only Legal Executive in Gibraltar to have gone through the appropriate stages of study and exams to qualify as a UK Solicitor.

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IFLR 1000 2013 Hassans at the Top

January 2013. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked in Tier No 1 in the independent directory, IFLR1000, 2013. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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IFLR 1000 2013

November 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in IFLR1000 - 2013

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Hassans Tax App Release

November 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans release Tax App for iPad and iPhone

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Gibraltar's first Female QC

November 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law firm are delighted to announce the appointment of Queens Counsel to Gillian Guzman, a partner in the litigation department. Gilbert Licudi, QC, Minister for Justice, was also appointed QC. He applied whilst still a partner at the firm prior to his move into Government.

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Superyacht Incentive for Gibraltar

November 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The Government in its recent budget, has announced the abolition of import duty for vessels over 18 metres in length and the reduction of import duty for vessels under 18 metres from 12% to 6%.

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UK Bribery Act and Gibraltar

November 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The UK Bribery Act 2010, which came into force last year, impacts on both individuals and companies based overseas, prosecuting for acts of bribery which have taken place outside, as well as within, the UK.

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Corporate Golf 2012

November 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law firm were delighted to host their 3rd annual Corporate Golf Tournament on the 28th June 2012. The event took place at Alcaidesa Links Golf course and was attended by approximately 100 local and international business men and women.

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Olympic Medallists come to Gibraltar

August 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Olympic medallists Roger Black, MBE and Steve Backley, OBE will be the VIP speakers at an Olympic-themed event hosted by International Law Firm, Hassans. The event will take place in the run up to the London Olympics, on the 12th July, at the Khaima at the Rock Hotel.

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Olympic Success

August 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Last night at the Hassans Olympic Experience Event, Olympic medallists Roger Black, MBE and Steve Backley, OBE thrilled, entertained, motivated and inspired guests in the run up to the London Olympics 2012.

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Super- yacht Incentive for Gibraltar

July 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

57/63 Line Wall Road Email: amanda.noble@hassans.gi PO Box 199 Tel: + 350 200 79000 Gibraltar Fax: + 350 200 71966 Web: www.gibraltarlaw.com PRESS RELEASE - 10th July 2012 Super- yacht Incentive for Gibraltar The Government in its recent budget, has announced the abolition of import duty for vessels over 18 metres in length and the reduction of import duty for vessels under 18 metres from 12% to 6%. This is a welcome move aimed at stimulating the growth of the super-yacht sector, by encouraging some of these vessels to use Gibraltar as their longer term berth in the Mediterranean.

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Hassan’s 3rd Annual Corporate Golf Tournament

July 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

From left to right; Rodney Sheriff, Peter Breakspear, Steve Quinn, Nicholas Howard and Javier Chincotta

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The Olympic Experience

May 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Olympic medallists Roger Black, MBE and Steve Backley, OBE will be the VIP speakers at an Olympic-themed event hosted by International Law Firm, Hassans. The event will take place in the run up to the London Olympics, on the 12th July, at the Khaima at the Rock Hotel.

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Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in Legal 500

May 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is delighted to be ranked Tier 1 in seven out of eight categories in the Legal 500, 2012 directory. Published for over twenty years, the Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries.

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Gibraltar’s First Female QC

March 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law firm are delighted to announce the appointment of Queens Counsel to Gillian Guzman, a partner in the litigation department. Gilbert Licudi, QC, Minister for Justice, was also appointed QC.

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Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in Chambers and Partners

March 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked No 1 in the independent legal directory, Chambers Global 2012. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Hassans Business Advisory Unit

February 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans announces the launch of a Business Advisory Unit against a backdrop of recent and envisaged legislative changes in Gibraltar and as part of its continuing commitment to serve the needs of its corporate clients with local and international business interests.

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NYC Marathon raises 18,000pounds for charity

February 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Having completed the New York Marathon Chris Pitaluga and Yvonne Chu-Feetham raised £18,000 for charity - he has donated to RICC £10,000, to Pathway Through Pain £5,000 and to Cancer Relief £3,000. He presented the cheques to the representatives from the various charities (all in the picture).

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Overseas implications of the UK Bribery Act

February 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The UK Bribery Act 2010, which came into force last year, impacts on both individuals and companies based overseas, prosecuting for acts of bribery which have taken place outside, as well as within, the UK. Scott Simmons, Associate at Hassans, will be speaking at seminars to be held in March on the implications of the Act and its reach beyond UK borders to the rest of the world.

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Hassans launch Hassans Property Plus+

January 2012. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm has re-branded the conveyancing aspect of its Gibraltar property department, following extensive research and client feedback.

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New Recruits at Hassans

November 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Eight new recruits have been welcomed into Gibraltar’s leading law firm, Hassans, underpinning its continued growth in spite of the difficult economic situation worldwide.

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AN UNNECESSARY AND POINTLESS EXERCISE

November 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Commission and Spain v. Gibraltar and United Kingdom (C-106/09 P, C-107/09 P)

On 15 November 2011 the judgment was released by the European Court of Justice in the joined case Commission and Spain v Gibraltar and United Kingdom.

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New Book by Visiting Professor

November 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Visiting Professor, and partner at Hassans International Law Firm, Nigel Feetham, will be releasing a new book "A Guide to Insurance: Combining Governance, Compliance and Regulation" in December (Spiramus Press).

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Cherie Booth QC, speaker for Lecture

October 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The lecture, in memory of Mr Levy’s uncle Sir Joshua Hassan, the longest serving Chief Minister of Gibraltar and founder of the firm, will be delivered by Cherie Booth QC on the 24th November 2011 at the Rock Hotel.

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Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in IFLR1000 - 2012

October 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked in Tier No 1 in the independent directory, IFLR1000, 2012. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Hassans announce speaker for 2nd Annual ‚ÄėSir Joshua Hassan Lecture‚Äô

October 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy QC, Senior Partner at leading law firm Hassans, is delighted to announce the speaker for the 2nd Annual Sir Joshua Hassan Lecture, Cherie Booth QC.

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Hassans makes clean sweep at ACQ Law Awards 2011

October 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The M&A industry’s most prestigious and established awards for the legal community returns for its fifth year. The votes have been counted, the judges have deliberated and the winners list for the ACQ Law Awards 2011 has be announced.

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Legal Year Opening 2011 ‚Äď Bar Council Chairman‚Äôs Address

September 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Once again, Chairman of the Gibraltar Bar Council and a senior partner at Hassans International Law Firm, David Dumas QC delivered his address to the Supreme Court at the recent ceremonial of the opening of the Legal Year 2011, formally seconding the motion that the legal year be opened.

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Gibraltar Author receives favourable book reviews

September 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Nigel Feetham's new book "Tax Arbitrage: The Trawling of the International Tax System" (2011, Spiramus Press) has received favourable independent book reviews since publication in April. Nigel is a partner of Gibraltar law firm Hassans and Visiting Professor of Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

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New Partners Announced at Hassans

August 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm is delighted to announce that senior associates’ Richard Buttigieg, Abigail Harrison and Raquel Moss have accepted invitations to join the firm’s partnership with effect from the 1st July 2011.

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Hassans lawyers advise on first redomiciliation and amalgamation

August 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans lawyers have acted as legal counsel in the first Gibraltar redomiciliation followed by an amalgamation of two Gibraltar companies (C2 Holdings Limited with C2 (Gibraltar) Limited).

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Hassans Partner presents Qatar Insurance Seminar

August 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Nigel Feetham (partner of Hassans and Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University) recently presented a two day bespoke insurance seminar to The Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority.

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Namibia Looks At Windfall Tax On Mining

May 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

With the objective of gaining more tax revenue from current high global commodity prices, Namibia?s Mines and Energy Minister, Isak Katali, has disclosed that the government is looking to impose a windfall tax on mining in the country.

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Hassans Team Success at Dragon Boat Race

May 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

On Saturday 14th May teams from around Gibraltar gathered at the Marina Bay quayside for the start of the colourful Dragon Boat Race.

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No1 Chambers and Partners ranking

May 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked No 1 in the independent legal directory, Chambers Global 2011. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Legal Year Opening 2010

May 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Chairman of the Gibraltar Bar Council and a senior partner at Hassans International Law Firm, David Dumas QC delivered his address to the Court at the recent opening of the Legal Year 2010. The traditional ceremony was held on the 22nd September in the Garrison Library, an historic change of venue due to the significant works at the Supreme Court and Magistrates’ Court complex.

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Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in Chambers and Partners

March 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked No 1 in the independent legal directory, Chambers Global 2011. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Feetham appointed 'Visiting Professor'

March 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Nigel Feetham has been appointed a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, with effect from 1 March 2011 for a period of three years.

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Gibraltar Law Firm ranks 9th in The Lawyer Offshore Survey 2011

March 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The Lawyer Annual Offshore Survey, now in its 6th year reveals Hassans International Law firm moving up the offshore elite by a further 2 places to reach number 9 worldwide.

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Visiting Professor appointment for partner of Hassans

March 2011. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Nigel Feetham has been appointed a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, with effect from 1 March 2011 for a period of three years

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Hassans' lawyers admitted to BVI Bar

December 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans announces that two of its practitioners, Ian Felice and Richard Buttigieg, have been admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. At a ceremony held at the BVI Supreme Court on 26th October 2010 before Justice Indra Hariprashad-Charles, Felice and Buttigieg were formally admitted to practise as Barristers of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

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Hassans’ lawyers admitted to BVI Bar

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans announces that two of its practitioners, Ian Felice and Richard Buttigieg, have been admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands. At a ceremony held at the BVI Supreme Court on 26th October 2010 before Justice Indra Hariprashad-Charles, Felice and Buttigieg were formally admitted to practise as Barristers of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in the Territory of the Virgin Islands.

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First Tier Ranking in IFLR 1000

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked in Tier No 1 in the independent directory, IFLR1000, 2011. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Hassans launch Sir Joshua Hassan Lectures

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy QC, Senior Partner at leading law firm Hassans, welcomed over one hundred distinguished guests to the Rock Hotel last night, who were there to enjoy the inaugural ‚ÄėSir Joshua Hassan Lecture' delivered by Lord Michael Howard.

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HASSANS LISTED IN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION’S GUIDE TO FOREIGN LAW FIRMS

November 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Gibraltar ‚Äď Hassans International Law Firm has been selected to be included in the latest edition of the American Bar Association‚Äôs Guide to Foreign Law Firms, which was published in October with the cooperation of the ABA Section of International Law. Hassans is a member of TerraLex, the worldwide network of independent law firms and a global source for business lawyers.

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Hassans Launch the ‚ÄėSir Joshua Hassan Lectures‚Äô

October 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Levy QC, Senior Partner at leading law firm Hassans, welcomed over one hundred distinguished guests to the Rock Hotel last night, who were there to enjoy the inaugural ‚ÄėSir Joshua Hassan Lecture‚Äô delivered by Lord Michael Howard. 

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7 Join Hassans

October 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Seven new recruits have been welcomed into Gibraltar‚Äôs leading law firm, Hassans,underpinning its continued growth in spite of the difficult economic situation worldwide. Threetrainee solicitors, Harriet Rhoda, Piers Barber and David Borge and four barristers, AlbertAgius, Stephen Noguera, Matthew Torres and Joelle Wahnon will work in variousdepartments, including property, litigation, tax, and commercial. 

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Hassans World Cup Success!!

July 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassan's international law firm is playing host to three World Cup private screenings held at the Mons Calpe Suite at the Top of the Rock. The opening game was shown to an enthusiastic crowd of clients and Hassans members, following the quick re-scheduling of the event, when a major power cable failure 2 hours before the event, meant a swift re-think of venue which was subsequently moved to 14 on the Quay.

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New Edition PCC Book ‚ÄėA preview by the author‚Äô

March 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

I have spent the last few months working on the forthcoming second edition of my book ‚ÄúProtected Cell Companies: a guide to their implementation and use‚ÄĚ (co-authored with Grant Jones, a Special Professor of Law at Nottingham University).

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Gibraltar Law firm ranked No1 in Chambers and Partners

March 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans international law firm is once again delighted to be ranked No 1 in the independent directory, Chambers Global 2010. Its stand-alone position further strengthens the firms’ reputation, expertise and quality of service to clients.

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Gibraltar makes an impact at Israel Wealth Conference

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Peter C Montegriffo and James Lasry, both partners at Hassans International Law firm were amongst many speakers at the Annual Family Office and Wealth Management Conference hosted in Tel Aviv, Israel this week.

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Hassans Tax Seminar a Success

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law firm hosted the second in their series of tax seminars aimed at local financial services companies. James Lasry, partner and Head of the Funds Team at Hassans and Peter Young, Associate in the Funds Team were the speakers at the event, discussing taxation issues for collective investment schemes established in Gibraltar.

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Fund Industry Award for Hassans International Law Firm

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans has been named ‚ÄúBest Gibraltar Law Firm‚ÄĚ at the Fund Domicile Awards that took place at the Chesterfield Hotel in London on the 14th January 2010. This award is recognition of the prominence the firm plays in the fund industry in Gibraltar. The event, hosted by FundDomcile.com was well attended and followed a full days‚Äô conference on the issues pertinent to the offshore fund industry.

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Nobel Prize Winning’ Institute Lectures with Hassans

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans was delighted to host the ‚ÄúBusiness of Science‚ÄĚ lecture that was delivered by Professor Daniel Zajfman, President of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, home of the 2009 Chemistry Nobel Prize.

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New Partners Announced for 2009

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm is delighted to announce that Senior Associate’s Nyreen Llamas and Colleene Wink (nee Almeida) have accepted invitations to join the firm’s partnership with effect from the 1st July.

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Fund Industry Award for Hassans

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans International Law Firm has been named ‚ÄúBest Gibraltar Law Firm‚ÄĚ at the Fund Domicile Awards that took place at the Chesterfield Hotel in London on the 14th January 2010. This award is recognition of the prominence the firm plays in the fund industry in Gibraltar. The event, hosted by FundDomicile.com was well attended and followed a full days‚Äô conference on the issues pertinent to the offshore fund industry.

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Hassans Treble Called to the Gibraltar Bar

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans is delighted to announce that three associates, Lizanne Noguera, Grahame Jackson and Joelle Hernandez were called to the Gibraltar Bar/ Admitted to the Role of Solicitors last week

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Hassans ‚Äėtreble‚Äô called to the Gibraltar Bar

February 2010. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Hassans is delighted to announce that three associates (pictured from left to right, Lizanne Noguera, Grahame Jackson and Joelle Hernandez) were called to the Gibraltar Bar/ Admitted to the Role of Solicitors last week.

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James Lasry and James Levy meet with Ron Prosor, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the UK

January 2009. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

James Lasry and James Levy meet with Ron Prosor, Ambassador of the State of Israel to the United Kingdom, during his presentation on Israel's Economic outlook to the partners and members of the financial community.

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Bonavia leads Hassana' Spanish expansion

January 2009. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Gibraltar's leading international law firm, Hassans, has appointed Kenneth Bonavia, former managing partner of Stephenson Harwood and DLA Piper in Madrid, to lead its exciting expansion plans into Spain.

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Face-to-Face Service for Hassans’ Expatriate Clients

January 2009. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

The global credit crunch and the resultant slowing of Spain‚Äôs housing market has hit tens of thousands of expatriate Britons ‚ÄĒ as well as other northern Europeans ‚ÄĒ who own holiday or retirement homes in Andalucia. Media reports suggest some have returned to Britain, hit by the recent weakening of the pound against the euro as well as rising Spanish prices of food and commodities. Others, who failed to obtain sound legal advice before acquiring Spanish properties, are threatened with repossession or demolition as authorities act against rogue builders and developers along the Costa del Sol and elsewhere.

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Bonavia leads Hassana' Spanish expansion

November 2008. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Gibraltar's leading international law firm, Hassans, has appointed Kenneth Bonavia, former managing partner of Stephenson Harwood and DLA Piper in Madrid, to lead its exciting expansion plans into Spain.

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Global recognition for Hassans and James Levy

July 2008. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

In an event unique in Gibraltar‚Äôs legal history, Hassans, Gibraltar‚Äôs largest law firm, in May this year achieved a double accolade. At an impressive ceremony in Barcelona the firm‚Äôs Senior Partner James Levy QC received a Life Time Achievement Award ‚Äď a singular recognition from Chambers & Partners in conjunction with Lex Mundi.

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Vikram Nagrani has been invited to join the partnership of Hassans with effect from 1st July 2008

July 2008. Press Releases by Hassans (view listing).

Vikram, aged 31, joined the firm in September of 2001 and has since worked closely with James Levy QC and with Javier Chincotta, focusing on a range of corporate and private client work.

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Legal Developments in Gibraltar

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • European Lawyer Reference Series

    1st Edition ‚Äď Gaming Law ‚Äď Gibraltar law contribution by Hassans‚Äô Partners
  • TAX APP

    Hassans International Law Firm have launched their first ever Gibraltar law firm Tax App, an innovation for law firms and unique in Gibraltar. The creation of the Tax App, launched today is available to download free from the App Store.
  • International Tax Planning Association Journal ‚Äď Madrid 19-20 March 2012 ‚Äď Vol XII Number 3

    When we talk about Gibraltar and the EU perspective, we really are talking about a defining element of what has been driving Gibraltar over the last twenty-five or thirty years. Our membership of the European Union is not something that has been incidental and has not had a dramatic impact on Gibraltar; it has been very important in the direction that Gibraltar has taken over that period of time. Gibraltar - as you know - is attached to Southern Spain. Gibraltar and its position in the European Union is quite a fascinating study and a fascinating situation to explain.
  • Gibraltar equipped to assist as Swiss fund laws are tightened

    In our second instalment for Gibraltar Magazine's series on Gibraltar's fund industry we focus on the role of the Board of Directors of Gibraltar Experienced Investor Funds (EIFs).
  • Funds: The Board of Directors

    When we talk about Gibraltar and the EU perspective, we really are talking about a defining element of what has been driving Gibraltar over the last twenty-five or thirty years. Our membership of the European Union is not something that has been incidental and has not had a dramatic impact on Gibraltar; it has been very important in the direction that Gibraltar has taken over that period of time. Gibraltar - as you know - is attached to Southern Spain. Gibraltar and its position in the European Union is quite a fascinating study and a fascinating situation to explain.
  • Gibraltar Relocation ‚Äď enjoy the benefits of a new lifestyle

    Gibraltar is an appealing jurisdiction for individuals who wish to enjoy a Mediterranean life style. As a British Overseas Territory, Gibraltar’s culture also has strong elements of UK culture. Gibraltar’s own laws are based on English laws and businesses and education are carried out in accordance with English practice.
  • Gibraltar‚Äôs position in the global funds arena

    To begin Gibraltar Magazine’s series of articles on Gibraltar’s fund industry, we thought it would be fitting to start with an examination of Gibraltar’s current position as a fund domicile within the global funds arena. In fact, it’s an important topic in light of the on-going changes to the global legislative framework governing funds and fund management.
  • Financial Services Commission to establish new Funds Panel

    At the end of June, the Financial Services Commission announced the creation of a Funds Panel comprising members from all the various elements of the funds industry in Gibraltar.
  • Is taking your clients to the Olympics an act of bribery?

    An event the size of the Olympics will always court some controversy as it gets underway, but few were expecting that empty seats would be top of the list. However, as the Games got started and the television pictures showed thousands of empty seats, so the recriminations began.
  • REVIEW: A Guide to Insurance: Combining Governance, Compliance and Regulation by Nigel Feetham

    Insurance is part of the DNA of capitalism and it is hard to imagine that anything happened before it.