Investment funds in Gibraltar


Hassans is a go-to firm for funds issues; the team assists with the establishment of traditional funds such as private equity funds, real estate funds and securities funds, while also advising on funds targeting the more niche areas such as aviation, art and renewable energy. James Lasry leads the team and has a history of leading innovation in the industry, having advised on the first investor fund and the first protected cell company fund. Aaron Payas 'provides world class service' to clients in the DLT and blockchain sector.

Practice head(s):

James Lasry; Aaron Payas


‘Very professional and the team is always available. Quick reaction/responses.’

‘As already mentioned before: Very professional and the team is always available. Quick reaction/responses. I am very satisfied with Hassans. ’

‘Excellent market leading team with depth of sector knowledge ’

‘James Lasry stands out as having an excellent knowledge of the sector ’

‘Great expertise. Great availability. Always trying to find the right solution at the right price. The team understands the objectives of the client and brings the adequate solution.’

‘Mr Aaron Payas provides world class service through his expertise, quality of advice and efficiency.’

Key clients

Turicum Private Bank

Work highlights

  • Advising a blockchain company on its proposed security token offering.
  • Advised on the establishment of a Gibraltar private fund to invest in companies in the DLT space.
  • Set up of a Gibraltar private fund to invest in listed securities.

Triay Lawyers

Investment funds is a key area of practice for the team at Triay Lawyers, and the group assists with the formation of funds targeting asset classes as diverse as medical cannabis, sports betting, real estate and cryptocurrency. Protected cell companies (PCC) are a speciality; the firm was the first in Gibraltar to successfully structure a private fund as a PCC, and is routinely called on to establish experienced investor funds through the same structure. Jay Gomez , who leads the team alongside Javi Triay, was promoted to director in 2020 and has considerable expertise of financial services regulations.

Practice head(s):

Jay Gomez; Javi Triay

Key clients

Red Ribbon Fund Management

Altarius Capital Limited

Work highlights

  • Assisting Red Ribbon Fund Management Limited with its restructuring and evolution as a small scheme manager.
  • Assisting Altarius Capital Limited with its restructuring and expansion.


Joey Garcia and Jonathan Garcia lead ISOLAS LLP's funds practice, which primarily focuses on the fintech sector, advising on the establishment and management of funds focused on the development of cryptocurrencies. The group has experience of a number of fund structures, ranging from the traditional to the innovative, and is instructed by international banks, investment managers, family offices and private clients.

Practice head(s):

Joey Garcia; Jonathan Garcia

Other key lawyers:

Harriet Almeida


‘Technically sound and excellent advice best in industry!’

‘Jonathan Garcia & Joey Garcia: knowledgeable, commitment & timely delivery.’

Key clients


Work highlights

  • Advising Coinsilium on a number of strategic investments, establishing of a Gibraltar subsidiary, and re-domiciliation of the group entity to Gibraltar.