Private client in Gibraltar


Private client work is a key area for Hassans; the firm has an extensive practice that is adept at advising on tax efficient structures for large portfolios and providing ongoing management services with regard to assets held on trust. Due to Gibraltar's favourable tax regime, the firm is also solicited b high-net-worth individuals looking to re-domicile to the country. Key contacts include James Levy QC, a frequent adviser to the government on tax and trust legislation and Peter Montegriffo QC, who handles cross-border issues.  Managing partner Javier Chincotta's practice spans private client and corporate advice.

Practice head(s):

James Levy QC; Moses Anahory

Other key lawyers:

Peter Montegriffo QC; Javier Chincotta


‘Hassans is reactive, pragmatic, efficient and excellent in providing tailored-made solutions.’

‘James Levy QC is an excellent negotiator. It is a true pleasure to work with him. He is very pragmatic and efficient.’


ISOLAS LLP's private client group, led by Peter Isola, handles succession planning, trusts, wealth preservation and philanthropic endeavours for wealthy individuals and their families. One of the key team members is Adrian Pilcher, widely considered 'one of the best trust lawyers in Gibraltar', who specialises in family planning; he assists with intergenerational transfers of assets and business ownership, and is appointed trustee of a number of family trusts. Emma Lejeune assists with establishing wealth management structures, having previously led a family law boutique.

Practice head(s):

Peter Isola

Other key lawyers:

Adrian Pilcher; Emma Lejeune


‘My experience is with Adrian Pilcher who is a trust specialist. It doesn’t matter where he is working we would have used him whichever law firm he was at. We look to work with individuals not firms. Adrian is one of the best trust lawyers in Gibraltar.’

‘As mentioned, we used Adrian as he is a safe pair of hands. As trustee he worked with us to ensure that an issue was resolved satisfactorily and with an acceptable level of risk. I think he has a pragmatic approach to problem solving and getting the job done.’

Key clients

STM Fidecs (Gibraltar) Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising STM Fidecs Management Limited, part of the STM Group PLC. on all trust matters on an ongoing basis.

Triay Lawyers

Triay Lawyers is well equipped to act for high-net-worth individuals and families; the group advises on issues including tax planning, estate administration, and family business structuring. The practice also handles contentious matters, including matrimonial and private wealth disputes. Javier Triay and Joseph E Triay are the key names.

Other key lawyers:

Javier Triay; Joseph E Triay

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors assists private clients with a number of matters, including estate planning, wealth management, wills and succession planning. Louis Triay is one of the key members of the practice, which also provides tax advice.