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Hassans

57-63 LINE WALL ROAD, PO BOX 199, GIBRALTAR
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Gibraltar, San Roque

Gibraltar

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Led by Tony Provasoli, the team at Hassans provides ‘unrivalled breadth and depth’ and ‘exceptional response times’. Nigel Feetham recently acted for insurers on matters such as redomiciliation and licensing by the Financial Services Commission. The team also provides on-going advice to global banking institutions concerning capital markets, securities finance and over-the-counter derivatives. ‘Industry leading expertsValerie Holliday and Francis Warne are noted for their ‘high level of commercial awareness’.

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

Hassans is widely recognised as the leading firm in Gibraltar, ‘particularly for international commercial transactions’. With a team of 38, co-led by Michael Castiel and ‘efficient, accurate and effective’ senior partner James Levy CBE QC, its strength lies in ‘ensuring issues are dealt with by lawyers with expertise in the field’. The firm provides ‘knowledgeable and responsive’ advice, particularly concerning M&A, regulatory and trusts matters, and is ‘very good value for money’. Castiel recently led advice to Deloitte UK on the acquisition of its Gibraltar entity and operation. Other clients include Lloyds Bank, RBS, Playtech and Apax Partners. The ‘outstanding’ Isaac Levy, Peter Montegriffo QC, who is ‘excellent’, the ‘straightforwardIan Felice and the ‘pragmaticVikram Nagrani are also noted.

Leading individuals

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

Michael Castiel - Hassans

Vikram Nagrani - Hassans

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Led by the ‘exceptionalLewis Baglietto QC, Hassans has a strong team of silks, including John Restano QC and David Dumas QC, who provide ‘excellent and accurate’ advice on high-profile and complex cases. Recent work includes appearing before the European Court of Justice concerning the application of a firearms directive; the team also represented Valla Yachts in a €15.3m dispute with German shipbuilder Nobiskrug. ‘Strong up-and-comer’ Anne Rose is recommended; Michele Walsh is noted for her ‘direct’ employment advice.

Leading individuals

David Dumas QC - Hassans

John Restano QC - Hassans

Lewis Baglietto QC - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Anne Rose - Hassans

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Gambling law
Gambling law - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Peter Montegriffo QC heads the team at Hassans and is widely recognised as a leading specalist in Gibraltar’s gaming industry. Recent highlights for the firm include advising Gamesys on the £425.8m initial sale of certain intellectual property rights to Intertain Group (now a subsidiary of Jackpotjoy) and assisting e-gaming software supplier Playtech with obtaining a remote gambling B2B licence. Other clients include William Hill, bet365, 888 Holdings, Betfair and Ladbrokes Coral.

Leading individuals

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans is experienced in acting for protected cell companies, limited partnerships and regulated structures from experienced investor funds to private funds. Practice head James Lasry recently advised the Gibraltar government on the tax and regulatory treatment of funds and was a key figure in the drafting of the relevant legislation. Newly made-up partner Aaron Payas assists with DLT and virtual currencies work.

Leading individuals

James Lasry - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Aaron Payas - Hassans

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Senior partner James Levy CBE QC and Moses Anahory jointly head the ‘outstanding, caring and diligent’ team at Hassans, which is noted for its ‘particular dedication to its clients’. Anahory leads on the trusts and wealth management side, which has experience building and maintaining robust, tax-efficient trust structures. The firm acts for international clients with significant family trusts, including the families of large-scale property investors. ‘Extremely knowledgeablePeter Montegriffo QC is noted.

Leading individuals

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

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

Hassans

Innovative and reliableNicholas Howard leads the team at Hassans, which provides ‘an exemplary level of professionalism and diligence’. The firm is advising RBS on financing arrangements for Gibraltar’s World Trade Centre and is assisting developers with the leasing of commercial and retail units for the new MidTown development. It also acted for an international bank on the Ocean Spa Plaza development. Consultant Dick Azopardi and Gemma Vasquez are noted.

Next generation lawyers

Gemma Vasquez - Hassans

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans’ shipping practice is led by Lewis Baglietto QC. Yvonne Chu assists with marine finance transactions, while John Restano QC, Michele Walsh and newly made-up partner Anne Rose handle contentious matters, including dealing with high-profile ship arrests. The firm acts for Lombard Finance as well as for banks and UK law firms.

Leading individuals

Lewis Baglietto QC - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Anne Rose - Hassans

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

At Hassans, Vikram Nagrani jointly heads the team alongside Anthony Provasoli; the latter provides ‘pragmatic and high-quality’ advice and has ‘profound industry and regulatory knowledge’. The team has a core focus on DLT businesses and ICOs. It is currently acting for global exchanges looking to establish a presence in Gibraltar as well as for multinational corporates and start-ups in the space; Peter Montegriffo QC is a key adviser to the industry. Nyreen Llamas moved in-house.

Leading individuals

Vikram Nagrani - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Anthony Provasoli - Hassans

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

The ‘responsive and straight to the point’ team at Hassans acts for global multinationals on cross-border tax matters. Michael Castiel recently assisted Ingersoll Rand with inter-group financing, as well as advising Halliburton and Eastman Chemical Company. The firm has recently set up a pensions department and has expertise in Category 2 and HEPSS applications on the private client side. Grahame Jackson is noted for his ‘commercially sensible solutions’.

Leading individuals

Michael Castiel - Hassans

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