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

Peter Montegriffo QC

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Hassans

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Private Client, Trust Law, Gaming

Position

Peter Montegriffo is a Partner at Hassans and a member of the firm's Corporate & Commercial team. He is also the team leader of the firm's Gaming team. On 12 June 2014, Peter was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in Gibraltar.

Peter's area of expertise is in commercial and private client matters. He has also advised on numerous financial services, regulatory and trust-related matters. Peter was closely involved in the IPOs of various gaming companies established in Gibraltar, which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange. He now advises regularly on commercial, merger and consolidation exercises.

Career

Peter has been closely involved in drafting numerous changes to Gibraltar’s legislation in trusts, financial services and gaming areas. His knowledge of these fields has led him to contribute to a large number of articles and books on Gibraltar’s legal system and financial services sector.

Peter was also Gibraltar’s Minister for Trade and Industry, with responsibility for economic development and financial services, between May 1996 and February 2000.

Peter regularly speaks at international conferences relating to these areas of practice. His work frequently requires him to deal with multiple jurisdictions as a result of which the firm has built a considerable bank of international knowledge in tax and private client arrangements.

Languages

English and Spanish.

Member

He is a member of the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization, International Masters of Gaming Law. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law.

Education

Having graduated from Leeds University, Peter attended the Inns of Court School of Law as a member of Lincoln’s Inn. Peter qualified as a Barrister in 1982, becoming a partner of Hassans in 1988.


Gibraltar

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Montegriffo 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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Gambling law

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Montegriffo QC - Hassans

Within: Gambling law

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.

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Private client

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Montegriffo 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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TMT

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Montegriffo QC - Hassans

Within: TMT

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.

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