TMT in Gibraltar

Hassans

A sterling roster of clients from the banking, financial services, gaming, crypto and medtech sectors routinely turn to the sizeable TMT team at Hassans for assistance in major transactions and regulatory reviews. The practice is especially renowned for its presence in the interactive entertainment and e-sports space, working with a host of players, content creators and industry associations on the gamut of corporate and commercial issues. Dubbed ‘the guru of gaming’ by clients, Peter Montegriffo QC regularly handles IPOs for Gibraltar-based companies seeking an LSE listing. Blockchain expert Anthony Provasoli assists high-profile cryptocurrency businesses, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) providers and other fintech firms with token sales and Gibraltar market entry questions. Both Aaron Payas and the ‘truly excellent' Vikram Nagrani have considerable knowledge of DLT matters, while recently promoted partner Andrew Montegriffo focuses on the development of licensing and regulatory regimes in the online gaming sector. Roy Balestrino and Louise Lugaro are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Peter Montegriffo; Anthony Provasoli; Aaron Payas

Other key lawyers:

Vikram Nagrani; Andrew Montegriffo; Roy Balestrino; Louise Lugaro

Testimonials

‘Commercially minded and client-focused.’

‘Vikram Nagrani has a fantastic ability to interpret and analyse complex legislation and case law. Anthony Provasoli is always abreast of industry and jurisdictional / international developments. Has a keen eye for predicting where trends will go next.’

‘Peter Montegriffo is the guru of gaming in Gibraltar. Anthony Provasoli and Vikran Nagrani are truly excellent on TMT matters.’

‘The team at Hassans are the experts in gambling regulation in Gibraltar. They are a highly experienced team who we have found to be very reliable.’

‘Our primary contact is Andrew Montegriffo who is very knowledgeable, approachable, personable and always professional.’

‘The TMT practice has grown considerably over the years at Hassans. They are very committed to new innovation and developments in the whole field particularly service of IT providers, DLT and new tech.’

‘As a team and a group, there is a lot of depth and support.’

‘Peter Montegriffo, Anthony Provasoli Jr and Andrew Montegriffo are very knowledgeable in the areas of gaming, DLT and media.’

Key clients

William Hill

bet365

Entain

Playtech

Scientific Games

888 Holdings Plc

Gamesys

HM GoG

Superbet

High 5 Games

Microgaming

Continent 8

GibTelecom

GBGA (Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association)

Pragmatic Play

Flutter Entertainment

Caesars

IBID Group

CEX.IO

ETORO

Rockcyph3r

Modex

ClinicAll

Work highlights

  • Assisted Gibraltar-based INX in going public via a reverse take-over.
  • Acted on a joint instruction for William Hill and Caesars on all regulatory and corporate matters in Gibraltar relating to the acquisition and de-listing of William Hill from the London Stock Exchange.

ISOLAS LLP

ISOLAS LLP's TMT practice works with high-profile public and private sector clients on a range of regulatory and advisory mandates. Recent highlights for the team include handling comprehensive import, export and licensing reviews for multinational online retailers, and DLT license applications for cryptocurrency exchange operators. Both Peter Isola and Steven Caetano are reputed for their substantial expertise in online and land-based gaming, handling various corporate transactions, regulatory matters and licensing issues. Joey Garcia's deep fintech capabilities ensure that he is routinely sought out for assistance in transformative legislative work.

Practice head(s):

Peter Isola; Steven Caetano; Joey Garcia

Triay Lawyers

Leveraging its niche capabilities in fintech and financial services regulatory frameworks, Triay Lawyers frequently works with a number of listed and start-up clients operating in the payment services, social media and gaming sectors on various commercial and advisory matters. Jay Gomez is widely recognised for his knowledge of fintech, blockchain infrastructure projects and TMT-sector M&A. Javi Triay has wide-ranging expertise in cryptocurrency, including fund establishment and initial coin offerings. Chris Davis works with software companies and DLT-based service providers on corporate and financing issues.

Practice head(s):

Joseph E. Triay; Javier Triay; Alan Buchanan; Jay Gomez

Key clients

Maple International Ventures

Draftkings Inc