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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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Gibraltar, San Roque

James Levy CBE QC

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Work +350 200 79000
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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

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 ‘straightforward’ Ian Felice and the ‘pragmatic’ Vikram Nagrani are also noted.

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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

James Levy CBE QC - Hassans

Within: Private client

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 knowledgeable’ Peter Montegriffo QC is noted.

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