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Hassans

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

Gibraltar

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

The ‘always professional’ team at Hassans is led by Tony Provasoli and provides a wide scope of services including licensing, passporting and regulatory assistance, such as helping institutions with regulatory authorisation. The firm recently set up the first peer-to-peer lender in Gibraltar and routinely assists clients from the real estate and construction sector. Yvonne Chu-Feetham has been advising certain financial institutions on changes to Gibraltar law regarding the Insolvency Act 2011 and the Companies Act. Valerie Holliday is also recommended.

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

Led by the ‘extremely efficient, intellectually excellent and creative’ James Levy QC, Hassans’ team gives comprehensive advice across the board on a range of matters, including M&A, corporate reorganisation, contracts and employment. It recently advised a commodities trading house on a multimillion-dollar purchase in Africa and is acting for a private company in the oil sector regarding a joint venture. Michael Castiel is ‘very responsive’ and has good contacts with relevant authorities. Other key names are Nyreen Llamas, who is ‘excellent at contracts and as a negotiator’, the ‘attentive and professional’ Anthony Provasoli, Vikram Nagrani, who has ‘a sound knowledge of the e-gaming sector’ and Isaac Levy.

Leading individuals

James Levy QC - Hassans

Michael Castiel - Hassans

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans has ‘invaluable industry knowledge’ and the team includes four QCs. The firm has recently been very active in contentious shipping work and is acting for claimants in the first Gibraltar case to be referred to the European Court of Justice in a dispute concerning the applicability of an EU Directive on firearms. Gillian Guzman QC is the youngest QC appointee in the jurisdiction, and the only female. She regularly acts for court-appointed guardians in sensitive care proceedings.

Leading individuals

David Dumas QC - Hassans

John Restano QC - Hassans

Lewis Baglietto QC - Hassans

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Gambling law
Gambling law - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

At Hassans, Vikram Nagrani has ‘a sound knowledge of the e-gaming sector’ and recently acted for bwin.party digital entertainment plc during its £1.1bn acquisition by GVC Holdings plc. Nyreen Llamas also advised 888 Holdings plc on the Gibraltar corporate, financing, taxation, licensing and regulatory aspects in its bid to acquire bwin.party digital entertainment plc. Andrew Montegriffo and Nyreen Llamas also assisted Pariplay Limited with obtaining a remote gambling B2B licence in Gibraltar; they advised on all aspects of the application and relocation, including corporate, commercial and gambling regulatory matters.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans has ‘a depth of knowledge’ about the funds industry and provides ‘excellent value for money’. Clients include Turicum Private Bank, Hideaways Property Fund and BlueRock Fund PCC. James Lasry is the ‘most experienced practitioner in the Gibraltar funds industry’. Senior associate Aaron Payas is also a certified financial accountant and is highly recommended; he understands the ‘mathematical technicalities of trading algorithms and fund structures’.

Leading individuals

James Lasry - Hassans

Next generation lawyers

Aaron Payas - Hassans

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Private client
Private client - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans advises several wealthy families on large-scale property investment trusts and acts for international family trusts in their general investments. Senior partner James Levy QC and managing partner Javier Chincotta lead the team, which also advises on residential conveyancing.

Leading individuals

James Levy QC - Hassans

Javier Chincotta - Hassans

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

Hassans

The real estate and construction practice at Hassans has ‘in-depth industry knowledge it can apply to a diverse range of legal matters’. It is advising Cameron Holdings Limited on a £1.1bn housing development and hotel complex, and acting for RBS International on the financing, security and real estate aspects of its World Trade Center development. It is also advising on a number of significant development projects underway in Gibraltar. Clients recommend Kenneth Bonavia, whose ‘wealth of experience is invaluable to overcoming difficult situations’. Dick Azopardi stepped down from leadership of the team and now acts as a consultant.

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Shipping
Shipping - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

The shipping team at Hassans has expertise in ship arrests, maritime finance and vessel registration, and advises various private clients on legal matters pertaining to private yachts in Gibraltar. Lewis Baglietto QC heads the team, which also includes Yvonne Chu-Feetham, who advises on maritime finance transactions and flagging or reflagging of vessels; John Restano QC and Michele Walsh, who focus on ship arrests and litigation; and senior associate Anne Rose, who ‘shows patience and understanding of the client’ and is highly recommended for her work in shipping litigation and ship arrests.

Next generation lawyers

Anne Rose - Hassans

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans advises clients on all aspects of setting up and running e-money cards, including licensing, compliance and drafting of contracts. The firm has specialist knowledge spanning telecoms, data protection and intellectual property matters. Representative clients include Continent 8 and GibTelecom.

Leading individuals

Nyreen Llamas - Hassans

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Hassans

Hassans advises corporations and private clients on tax planning, pension funds, property matters and investment structures. It has recently worked with the Gibraltarian government to develop local tax legislation.

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