Shipping in Gibraltar


Hassans is a 'top firm' for admiralty work, and is noted for its strong expertise in ship arrests and registration. Its team also advises private clients on the legal aspects of owning private yachts, including their registration in Gibraltar. Lewis Baglietto QC is the lead partner.

Practice head(s):

Lewis Baglietto QC


At ISOLAS LLPChristian Hernandez has extensive expertise in admiralty and shipping law, which sees him act for clients such as the International Transport Workers Federation, P&I clubs, banks and ship owners. Other key areas of expertise include ship arrests, syndicated loan transactions and investment grade acquisition financings.

Practice head(s):

Christian  Hernandez

Key clients

Credit Europe Bank N.V

Work highlights

  • Acting for Credit Europe Bank in an enforcement action concerning the arrest of four vessels, obtaining judgment against four ship owning companies and selling those vessels in Gibraltar via judicial sale.

Triay Lawyers

Triay & Triay acts on mortgagee-led ship arrests and the sale of vessels, as well as ship registration and ship finance transactions. James Ramagge advises ship owners and banks on the registration and financing of vessels on the Gibraltar Commercial Ships Register. In addition, he also has experience of handling the Gibraltar aspects of a number of highly-publicised maritime restructurings. Raymond A Triay is another key figure.

Practice head(s):

Raymond A Triay


‘Triay & Triay is a firm that consistently delivers quality work at a competitive price. Their Gibraltar Ship Registration practice facilitates worry-free processes and really unburdens ship owners when it comes to vessel registration. We can always trust that Triay & Triay will get the job done.’

Work highlights

  • Advising Sparebanken on purchase and financing of an offshore support vessel to be registered in Gibraltar.
  • Assisting the mortgagee bank with the arrest and sale of offshore vessel MV Olympus in Gibraltar.

TSN Barristers & Solicitors

TSN Barristers & Solicitors assists owners and operators of commercial merchant vessels and private yachts with registration issues, and also provides regulatory compliance advice. Also notable is that Guy Stagnetto QC frequently acts for P&I clubs, banks and ship owners on ship arrests.

Practice head(s):

Guy Stagnetto QC