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57-63 LINE WALL ROAD, PO BOX 199, GIBRALTAR
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Work +350 2007 9000
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Fax +350 2007 1966
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https://www.gibraltarlaw.com
Gibraltar, San Roque

Gibraltar

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans specialises in advising investment funds and commercial banks, as well as insurance groups and other corporate clients, on establishing tax-efficient EU operations. The department is also experienced in regulatory issues in the banking sector. Leading the practice are Tony Provasoli, who is also the firm’s head of financial services, and insurance expert Nigel Feetham. They can call on the expertise of Valerie Holliday, who specialises in the financial services sector and banking legislation. The team advised Staysure on its acquisition of Avanti, and assisted Lottoland with setting up its own insurer, allowing the online betting operator flexible, direct access to the capital and reinsurance markets.

Leading individuals

Nigel Feetham - Hassans

Valerie Holliday - Hassans

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

The prominent and well-regarded Hassans advises the Gibraltar government on various new laws that affect the corporate and commercial sector. The practice is led by James Levy CBE QC, Richard Buttigieg, Javier Chincotta, Michael Castiel, Vikram Nagrani, Peter Montegriffo QC, Ian Felice and Moses Anahory. Also notable in the team is corporate and M&A specialist Abigail Cornelio. The firm acted for Sunborn Gibraltar on the issuing of a €58m bond, which is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and, in another highlight, advised the Gibraltar Football Association on its acquisition of the Victoria Stadium from the government of Gibraltar.

Leading individuals

Abigail Cornelio - Hassans

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

Michael Castiel - Hassans

Vikram Nagrani - Hassans

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

The full-service disputes team at Hassans is experienced in international litigation as well as insolvency and negligence cases. Practice head Lewis Baglietto QC is well regarded and leads a team that includes David Dumas QC, who specialises in insolvency work and white-collar crime investigations and disputes; public and commercial expert John Restano QC, who also has significant expertise in trust disputes; and Anne Rose, who is active in high-profile trusts and repossession matters. Also notable are commercial and multi-jurisdictional litigation expert Michele Walsh and experienced associate Moshe Levy. The firm acted for Ansaldos Townhouse in a dispute with developer Sharrok Shand concerning a matter that the latter wanted referred to adjudication.

Leading individuals

David Dumas QC - Hassans

John Restano QC - Hassans

Lewis Baglietto QC - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Anne Rose - Hassans

Michele Walsh - Hassans

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Gambling law
Gambling law - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

‘A strong team with deep industry experience and close connections to the government and regulator’ makes Hassans a firm ‘that has helped shape the gaming landscape in Gibraltar’. The practice works across the full range of gaming matters and is known for its ‘attention to detail, availability and problem-solving ability’. Led by the ‘superb’ Peter Montegriffo QC, whose expertise includes the financial services sector, private clients and trust-related matters, the team is ‘very personable and easy to work with’.

Leading individuals

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans’ broad experience in the field covers protected cell companies (PCC), limited partnerships and regulated structures, including European investment funds and private funds. Leading the practice are funds legislation expert James Lasry and Aaron Payas, who specialises in asset management and blockchain. In a recent highlight, the firm acted for INX on the initial coin offering of a security token.

Leading individuals

James Lasry - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Aaron Payas - Hassans

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans focuses on a range of issues in the private client space, including securing resident status, transferring assets and taxes. The firm has particular experience acting for high-net-worth individuals. Tax and trust legislation specialist James Levy CBE QC leads the team together with complex trust and fintech expert Moses Anahory. They can call on the expertise of Peter Montegriffo QC, who is known for multi-jurisdictional tax and private client matters.

Leading individuals

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans has ‘a breadth of experience across all areas of law, which interplay nicely into real estate advice’. The practice works across the residential and commercial property markets, with particular experience in property financing. The strong bench allows the firm to ‘bring in expertise from other areas including commercial and litigation’. Leading the team are the ‘approachable, friendly and knowledgeable’ Ian Farrell, who is ‘a genuine pleasure to work with’; Gemma Vasquez, who has experience working with developers; and litigation specialist Nicholas Howard. The ‘quick to deliver’ department is advising on the planning, financing, construction and sale of Arengos Gardens, a development of more than 60 luxury residential apartments. In another highlight, the firm is assisting the developer of Forbes, a 16-storey construction that will provide 75 to 80 apartments.

Next generation lawyers

Gemma Vasquez - Hassans

Ian Farrell - Hassans

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans has particular expertise in ship and yacht registration, vessel finance and admiralty work. Leading the practice is Lewis Baglietto QC, who focuses on advocacy and document drafting and specialist in shipping litigation Anne Rose. In a recent highlight, the firm assisted the Gibraltar Port Authority with the arrest of two vessels.

Leading individuals

Lewis Baglietto QC - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Anne Rose - Hassans

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

At Hassans, the ‘extremely well-qualified’ team ‘knows in detail the nuances of technologies and applicable regulations’. The firm fields ‘a broad range of specialists’ in a team that has ‘a comprehensive and deep expertise in the virtual currency industry in Gibraltar’. The practice focuses on token sales and distributed ledger technology (DLT) licence applications. Corporate and fintech specialist Vikram Nagrani leads the team with Anthony Provasoli, who is particularly experienced in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Also notable are Peter Montegriffo QC; and Aaron Payas, who has ‘a very strong understanding of crypto funds’. The department is advising BTCC on its application for a DLT licence, and assisting Fluz Fluz with all Gibraltar law matters concerning the initial token sale of Fluz Tokens (ERC-20).

Leading individuals

Anthony Provasoli - Hassans

Vikram Nagrani - Hassans

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

The ‘great team’ at Hassans has ‘a very broad knowledge and comprehensive understanding of international and local taxation’ and is ‘prepared to go the extra mile’. The firm provides a broad range of advice in the sector, specialising in property and investment structures, for private and corporate clients. Michael Castiel leads the tax practice and can call on the expertise of ‘outstanding legal professional’ Grahame Jackson, who is ‘tremendously experienced in international taxation projects and a perfect manager’.

Leading individuals

Grahame Jackson - Hassans

Michael Castiel - Hassans

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