Tax in Gibraltar

Hassans

Fielding a large and experienced team of market-leading advisors, Hassans is ideally placed to assist a range of public and private sector clients with international tax planning, investment portfolio structuring, property tax advice and Category 2 eligibility reviews for high-net-worth individuals. The team is also noted for its deep knowledge of regulatory frameworks, working with government bodies on major legislative drafting mandates. Grahame Jackson works with investment funds and major corporations on various income tax reviews and international property investment structures. Tim Garcia is routinely sought out by multinational corporations, private equity houses and family offices for his expertise in cross-border corporate tax matters. Francis Carreras specialises in qualifying recognised overseas pension schemes (QROPS) and local pension schemes, while Isaac Levy focuses his practice in particular on tax legislation and state aid investigations. Wayne Fortunato is widely praised by clients for his trust management and administration expertise. Matthew Torres and Tania Rahmany are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Michael Castiel; Tim Garcia; Grahame Jackson; Isaac Levy; Francis Carreras

Other key lawyers:

Wayne Fortunato; Matthew Torres; Tania Rahmany

Testimonials

The service of excellence and professionalism provided has always been maintained at high standards. A team composed of both young, energetic industry leading partners jointly with the more and highly experienced top ranked partners, always ensures Hassans has the right person for the right job.’

‘Francis Carreras is extremely professional, diligent and experienced, with a very attentive approach towards his clients’ requirements.’

‘The team is responsive, creative, and very client focused in designing and implementing efficient solutions.’

‘I have worked most closely with Michael Castiel and, more recently, Tim Garcia. Michael is a steady and experienced hand, his presence and insights are much appreciated by the clients. Tim is totally client focused. He understands client needs and timelines, which is much appreciated.’

‘The team exhibits an excellent knowledge of the local legislation as well as international tax matters. Importantly they can marry their advice with implementation of structures.’

‘Extremely professional and very approachable team members who are always keen to assist with engagements of any magnitude.’

‘Francis Carreras’ has detailed knowledge and practical experience particularly in the area of private clients and individuals relocating to Gibraltar. He is adept at handling other related (non-tax) legal matters for such clients.’

‘In my opinion, Grahame Jackson is the sector leader in Gibraltar.’

Key clients

Subsea 7

Pacific Drilling (now Noble)

HM Government of Gibraltar

Work highlights

  • Advising Sovereign Group on the tax implications of its acquisition of STM Fidecs Management, Gibraltar.
  • Advising Xapo Bank on its obligations arising from FATCA and the Common Reporting Standard.
  • Establishing a branch and handling regulatory work and relocation activities for a major fund with assets under management of approximately $2bn.

ISOLAS LLP

Praised by clients for its ‘first-rate team’ and ample cross-border experience, ISOLAS LLP's tax practice works with individuals, trusts, fiduciaries and public bodies on a host of international mandates. Corporate group restructurings, succession planning, tax efficiency and the applicability of European tax directives are all key areas of expertise for the firm. The group is jointly led by three partners: esteemed private client lawyer Peter Isola; reputed HNWI advisor Emma Lejeune; and family estate planning expert Adrian Pilcher. Stuart Dalmedo is noted for his experience in cross-border tax structuring.

Practice head(s):

Peter Isola; Emma Lejeune; Adrian Pilcher

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Dalmedo

Testimonials

‘Plenty of local and international experience. The partner in question has a lot of experience in both corporate as well as personal compliance matters.’

‘The team are always very approachable and extremely professional, which married with their aptitudes has always best served our client base.’

‘Isolas has many years of experience dealing with corporate and individual tax issues, and is exceptionally well qualified with a first-rate team to provide guidance in a rapidly changing tax environment post Brexit, including the potential impact of changes in tax law outside Gibraltar, which could affect Gibraltar residents.’

‘Stuart Dalmedo and his team have provided a highly professional service and demonstrated a strong commitment to resolving client issues.’