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

James Levy CBE QC

Tel:
Work +350 200 79000
Email:
Web:
www.gibraltarlaw.com
Hassans

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Private Client.

Position

James Levy is the Senior Partner of Hassans, specialising in corporate and international tax law. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in October 2002 and, in 2013, was awarded a CBE for his services to the community of Gibraltar and for his work in helping to grow and develop its economy.

He advises large public companies on mergers and acquisitions and property companies on acquisitions throughout Europe. He is often called upon by high-net-worth individuals from around the world to provide advice on complicated commercial and family dispute resolution.

His in depth legal knowledge is eclipsed only by his common sense approach to problem solving.

Career

James assisted the Government of Gibraltar on its development of the jurisdiction as a finance centre. This has included advice on anti-money laundering, banking, insurance, financial services and trust legislation.

He pioneered the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Gibraltar and is a qualified Mediator.

He advised the Government of Gibraltar in the 1980s/ 1990s in respect of the transposition of a backlog of EU Directives. He also advised the Government of Gibraltar in the landmark Spanish Pension Case. He advised TGWU (now Unite) in their successful challenge of the Ministry of Defence’s decision of the Naval Base under the Crown Proceedings Act.

Languages

English, Spanish, French and Hebrew.

Member

James was contributing author to 'Tolleys Tax Planning International' and joint editor of 'Tolleys Taxation' in Gibraltar, and frequently lectures on various aspects of financial services legislation.

Education

An Honours graduate from Manchester University, James attended the Council of Legal Education in London and qualified in 1972, becoming a partner of Hassans soon after in 1974.


Gibraltar

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

Within: Private client

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.

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