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Fintech in Gibraltar


Hassans ‘understands the DLT industry very well’ and has ‘particular strength in assisting local DLT providers with applications to the regulator’ and regulatory compliance. Headed by Anthony Provasoli with support from Aaron Payas and associate Jeremy Requena, the group has been a trusted advisor to many leading cryptocurrency businesses, DLT providers, fintech investors and early-stage start-ups on the structuring of their products, licensing and any related issues. Payas and Requena have developed a bespoke offering in the form of foundations for decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs). Vikram Nagrani is highly experienced in anti-money laundering issues, token issuances, security token offerings and licence applications.

Practice head(s):

Anthony Provasoli; Aaron Payas

Other key lawyers:

Jeremy Requena; Vikram Nagrani


‘Aaron Payas, Jeremy Requena and the rest of this team are very knowledgable about crypto legislation and regulation and are leading on this front in our opinion. Very professional service and fast delivery for legal works to be done.’

‘Hassans understand DLT and our industry very well. They are well positioned to advise and assist effectively and usually quickly.’

‘They have a holistic view on how to best set up a legal entity in Gibraltar with applicable side services, as well as how to become a regulated company.’

‘Hassans teams is very knowledgable and client responsiveness is remarkable by all standards.’

‘Aaron Payas is very knowledgeable and responsive, he has supported several companies on the set up in Gibraltar and leading up to their token launch. I highly recommend his services.’

‘Aaron Payas is an exceptional professional providing sound legal advice to fintech companies. ’

‘The team at Hassans have a can do attitude towards complex matters, and don’t shy away from meeting extreme deadlines on short notice. Their knowledge of their industry is impeccable, and the relationships that Hassans has fostered within their industry, in respect of regulators and service providers, over the years, are priceless.’

‘Great team with a lot of experience in fintech, with particular strength on assisting local DLT Providers with the applications to the regulator and advising them on compliance with the laws generally. ’

Key clients

INX Limited




Cudo Ventures


Panther Protocol


Orbital (PayPerform)


Aurora Protocol

FTFT UK Limited





Alphabeth Capital


Coinbase Global, Inc

deVere Group

Bullish (via Simmons & Simmons LLP as instructing solicitors)

Club Game App

Fragbite Group AG

GSX (Gibraltar Stock Exchange)

Himalaya International Clearing Ltd

Turncoin Limited

BoXX Limited

Koii Labs



Amero Exchange


Zip Web3 Limited

ZUBR Exchange Limited



Poolz Platform


Ready Maker Games

Work highlights

  • Supported the Aurora crypto project, an Ethereum Virtual Machine compatible protocol developed on the NEAR network, from its inception.
  • Supported GMGM with its successful application to become a Virtual Asset Provider (VASP) in Gibraltar.
  • Supported WAGMI with its Token sale/SAFT for the Panzerdogs platform which is being developed on Solana Blockchain.


Led by partner Jonathan Garcia and consultant Joey Garcia, ISOLAS LLP‘s practitioners have ‘a wealth of knowledge and experience in the fintech space’. The firm continues to be involved in government-established working groups in shaping discussions and regulatory proposals for cryptocurrency, crowdfunding and DLT. Garcia and Garcia are joined by Stuart Dalmedo in assisting blockchain businesses and start-ups on the gamut of matters, from raising finance to obtaining regulatory authorisation for carrying out their business activities.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Garcia; Joey Garcia

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Dalmedo


‘Excellent knowledge of the Gibraltar regulatory framework. Well connected in the Gibraltar regulatory and government community. Highly responsive. Practical advice.’

‘The team is very experienced in the Fintech space, having contributed significantly to the development of the Fintech industry in Gibraltar. They are very knowledgeable of the legal and regulatory landscape applicable to Fintech businesses and have a wealth of experience in dealing with different business models and engaging with the regulator on new technologies disrupting the financial services sector. ’

‘Jonathan and Joey Garcia are stand out lawyers within the team, with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Fintech space. They are easy to work with and provide invaluable advice to businesses wishing to set up and operate in Gibraltar. ’

Key clients

22.7 L.P.

SSW Alpha Rock Fund PCC Limited

Nexus Prime Limited

IOV Labs Limited (RSK)

Huobi Technology (Gibraltar) Co. Ltd

BTSE Holdings Limited

Bullish Global

Thalex Digital Exchange Limited


Work highlights

  • Advising 22.7 L.P. on the structuring and setting up of a cryptocurrency fund in Gibraltar to invest in a wide range of crypto and blockchain-related assets.
  • Instructed by SSW Alpha Rock Fund to create a new cell (sub-fund) which will invest in a wide range of crypto assets and instruments.
  • Assisting Nexus Prime to obtain a distributed ledger technology provider permission under the Financial Services (Distributed Ledger Technology Providers) Regulations 2020.

Triay Lawyers Ltd

Triay Lawyers Ltd is well regarded for its deep knowledge of DLT and crypto-related matters and its work in respect of Class C Payment Services Providers. Key lawyers Joseph Triay, Javi Triay and Jay Gomez advise payment providers, e-money institutions, blockchain companies and start-ups on the initial structuring of licensed entities and ongoing regulatory matters such as passporting, compliance, cybersecurity and token sales.

Practice head(s):

Jay Gomez; Javi Triay

Other key lawyers:

Jay Gomez


‘Triay lawyers are distinguished by precision in their work, high-quality preparation of the technological process for solving the required problem and an individual approach to the client.’

‘I work with Jay Gomez a lot. I am completely impressed by his active position in work, calmness and adherence to the plan in solving emerging issues and problems.’

Key clients

Ribbon PLC

Work highlights

  • Assisted Ribbon Plc in the preparation of the application to the GFSC for an EMI licence.