Investment funds in Gibraltar

Hassans

Hassans is widely acclaimed for its extensive capabilities in the sector, with experience establishing funds in sectors as diverse as art, aviation, energy, private equity and real estate. The team also frequently conducts prospectus regulatory reviews of equity and bond offerings. In recent years, the group has advised on a growing number of crypto and token funds, spearheaded by blockchain experts James Lasry and Aaron Payas. Lasry serves as deputy chair of the Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association, while Payas maintains a broad practice, with significant fund law and decentralised finance (DeFi) knowledge. Jeremy Evans specialises in the structuring and establishment of Experienced Investor Funds in Gibraltar.

Practice head(s):

James Lasry

Other key lawyers:

Aaron Payas; Jeremy Evans

Testimonials

‘The team is very diverse, capable, and they pay good attention to detail while making sure to assist and provide all the information that a client needs to know.’

‘There is a personal touch to the individuals that assist us, namely Aaron Payas and Jeremy Evans who are incredibly knowledgeable and very helpful.’

‘James Lasry is outstanding thanks to his connections, loyalty, solution-oriented creativity and integrity.’

‘A very skilled team with absolute knowledge of the local market. Strong individuals, flexible billing, very collaborative.’

‘James Lasry is the doyen of investment funds law in Gibraltar, bringing unmatched technical knowledge and wide cross jurisdictional experience alongside a very commercial and personable approach.’

‘Hassans’ fund team basically built the fund industry in Gibraltar so they know the legislation back-to-front. They have a strong commercial orientation and are both pragmatic and creative when it comes to solving problems.’

‘The investment funds team at Hassans is a solid professional unit that carries the work efficiently and effectively. The team works excellently together and are a clear leader in this field in the jurisdiction.’

‘The leader, James Lasry, is excellent at looking forward and resolving challenges so that today’s solutions are solid tomorrow. Aaron Payas is an expert on high tech and crypto and facilitates solutions that are relevant and effective.’

Key clients

Turicum Private Bank

Argon Financial Limited

Invesus Group Limited

Lombard Odier Gibraltar

Patron Capital Gibraltar

Societe General (SG Hambros)

Burren Capital

Granite MSA Ltd

Huber & Co Ltd

Linkbay Limited

Pembroke Partnership Limited

GAM BSD Limited

Hyperion Wealth Management Limited

Hyperion Group Limited

Ribera Capital Limited

Goldbaum & Partners Limited

RYSE Asset Management

BlueRock Advisory Limited

Anthony Jimenez & Co Limited

Covalis Capital LP

GY Ventures

Vix Capital

Albany Capital

Panther Capital

Juno Fund Administration Limited

Mingo Technologies Limited

INX Limited

Alvento Capital Partners LLP

Thameside Markets Limited

Stellar Partners Limited

Polar Capital Funds plc

Digital Asset Management Limited

Turicum Private Bank

Argon Financial Limited

Invesus Group Limited

Lombard Odier Gibraltar

Patron Capital Gibraltar

Societe General (SG Hambros)

Burren Capital

Granite MSA Ltd

Huber & Co Ltd

Linkbay Limited

Pembroke Partnership Limited

GAM BSD Limited

Hyperion Wealth Management Limited

Hyperion Group Limited

Ribera Capital Limited

Goldbaum & Partners Limited

RYSE Asset Management

BlueRock Advisory Limited

Anthony Jimenez & Co Limited

Covalis Capital LP

GY Ventures

Vix Capital

Albany Capital

Panther Capital

Juno Fund Administration Limited

Mingo Technologies Limited

INX Limited

Alvento Capital Partners LLP

Thameside Markets Limited

Stellar Partners Limited

Polar Capital Funds plc

Digital Asset Management Limited

Alphabeth Capital

Cole Capital

Aureus Capital

Belobaba Fund

Contelligence

Sigil

Work highlights

  • Advising 3iQ on its listing of The Bitcoin Fund on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange.
  • Acted for HM Government of Gibraltar on the formulation and drafting of Gibraltar’s post Brexit AIFMD strategy and legislation.

Triay Lawyers

Triay Lawyers' multidisciplinary practice is praised by clients for its ‘vast knowledge and experience’ in the investment fund space. The team is noted for its deep knowledge of private and experienced investor fund regimes and expertise in legislative drafting, routinely working with the national government and the GFSC on various policy and fund establishment issues. Jay Gomez boasts niche expertise in protected cell company fund structuring, and investments in crypto, blockchain and medicinal cannabis. Javi Triay specialises in private placement regimes for investment funds, complex license applications, and the various regulatory issues affecting crypto funds.

Practice head(s):

Joseph E. Triay; Javier Triay; Alan Buchanan; Jay Gomez

Other key lawyers:

Javi Triay

Testimonials

‘Very strong team in the area of investment funds. The Triay team have a vast amount of knowledge and experience regarding what works and what struggles structurally and they bring that to bear for their clients. They deeply understand Gibraltar and are well connected across the fund landscape. Finally, Triay have a welcome pragmatic approach.’

‘Javi Triay went above and beyond for us in the establishment of our fund. Not only was he always available and efficient in turning around documents, he has a real problem solving mentality. There were multiple instances where he either devised an innovative solution or referred us to other people outside the firm who could help solve a particular challenge. So much more than ‘just’ a lawyer, he was and is a partner.’

Key clients

Altarius Capital Limited

HM Government of Gibraltar

Red Ribbon Fund Management Limited

Work highlights

  • Instructed by HM Government of Gibraltar to draft the necessary amendments to Gibraltar’s financial services legislation to take account of Brexit.
  • Managing $125bn of assets under administration, assisting a fund to obtain authorisation from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to provide fund administration services to Gibraltar funds.
  • Assisting a client with the preparation of its application to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission for authorisation to provide depositary services to alternative investment funds and UCITS.

ISOLAS LLP

ISOLAS LLP's funds and investments team regularly advises various crypto, digital asset and other private funds on the gamut of establishment issues, including DLT license applications, GFSC approvals and articles of association. Corporate and fintech partner Joey Garcia is renowned for his industry-leading expertise in DLT regulatory frameworks, while Jonathan Garcia boasts significant knowledge in limited partnership fund regimes in Gibraltar. Harriet Almeida and Jake Collado are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Joey Garcia; Jonathan Garcia

Other key lawyers:

Jake Collado; Harriet Almeida

Testimonials

‘Isolas deeply understands the investment fund space, and more so in digital assets.’

‘Joseph Garcia and Jonathan Garcia are two outstanding members of the firm. Efficient, common sense, speed of delivery, creative solutions, and respect with regulators.’

Key clients

SSW Crypto Trading Limited

Systema Fund PCC Limited

SSW Crypto Trading Limited

Systema Fund PCC Limited