TMT in Gibraltar
At Hassans, the ‘extremely well-qualified’ team ‘knows in detail the nuances of technologies and applicable regulations’. The firm fields ‘a broad range of specialists’ in a team that has ‘a comprehensive and deep expertise in the virtual currency industry in Gibraltar’. The practice focuses on token sales and distributed ledger technology (DLT) licence applications. Corporate and fintech specialist Vikram Nagrani leads the team with Anthony Provasoli, who is particularly experienced in cryptocurrency and blockchain. Also notable are Peter Montegriffo QC; and Aaron Payas, who has ‘a very strong understanding of crypto funds’. The department is advising BTCC on its application for a DLT licence, and assisting Fluz Fluz with all Gibraltar law matters concerning the initial token sale of Fluz Tokens (ERC-20).
ISOLAS LLP works across the field with a particular expertise in blockchain, DLT and cryptocurrency-related matters. Joey Garcia, who specialises in fintech and is active for funds, e-money institutions, banks and large private clients, is the key name. Christian Caetano and Adrian Pilcher recently acted for the government of Gibraltar on the drafting of legislation to bring into effect heightened network and information systems security measures. Also notable in the team is Peter Isola.
Specialist in e-commerce, e-payment and online gambling, Peter Howitt leads the practice at Ramparts. His team focuses on fintech advice and assisting companies with applications to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, to become authorised in DLT. The department also works with the token market and the Gibraltar blockchain exchange, and also has experience in licensing and regulation in the sector.
Triay & Triay focuses on TMT matters related to financial services regulations, with particular experience in DLT. The firm works with e-payment providers, global social media companies and tech start-ups, on a range of issues, notably licensing, compliance and cyber-security. The practice is led by Joseph E Triay, Alan Buchanan and senior associate Jay Gomez, who specialises in fintech and DLT.
TSN Barristers & Solicitors’ financial services and technology team has experience in acting for banks, technology start-ups and software developers. The firm has particular expertise in regulation and data protection, as well as advising on DLT-related matters. Financial services sector expert Brendan Murphy leads the practice.