Mr Christian Caetano > ISOLAS LLP > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Financial Services & Insurance, Banking & Finance, M&A, Corporate & Commercial




Christian specialises in Insurance & Financial Services, as part of which he acts for both Gibraltar based and international firms, including insurance companies, insurtechs, MGAs, insurance managers and intermediaries on licensing, regulatory and corporate matters.

Christian also advises on Mergers and Acquisitions, including acting on change of control applications to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), corporate restructures, company redomiciliation and insurance portfolio transfers.

He also undertakes legislative drafting and advisory work, having acted in respect of the transposition of various European Union Directives into Gibraltar law and the onshoring of European legislation as part of Gibraltar’s withdrawal from the European Union. In addition, Christian acted on the review and drafting of sector-specific regulations for the Legislative Reform Programme (LRP), which comprised the single largest review and reform of Gibraltar’s financial services legislation.

Christian is recognised as ‘Up and Coming’ in General Business Law by Chambers & Partners in their Chambers Global Guide.

He is also ranked as a Next Generation Partner by the Legal 500, where he is noted as ‘extremely reliable’ and for his ‘wealth of knowledge in the area of financial services law’






Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
The Gibraltar Law  Council.


Cardiff University Law School

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Christian CaetanoISOLAS LLP

ISOLAS LLP ‘stands distinct in its blend of profound expertise, client-centricity and forward-thinking innovation’. Christian Hernandez ‘offers advice that is straightforward and actionable‘ and is the lead for corporate finance instructions, advising major banks on the refinancing and restructuring of their customers’ debts and relevant securities, as well as advising on enforcement in relation to defaulting structures. Insurance expert Christian Caetano and regulatory specialist James Montado are the other key practitioners.

Gibraltar > Commercial, corporate and M&A

ISOLAS LLP is regularly instructed on cross-border mergers, company re-domiciliation and insurance portfolio transfers, and has seen these transactions increase in number as part of the Brexit contingency measures of regulated firms. Besides having a strong presence in the gaming sector senior partner Peter Isola is increasingly involved in corporate governance, while Steven Caetano‘s practice has a strong regulatory licensing focus. Christian Caetano is active in cross-border M&A, re-domiciliation of financial services firms and insurance portfolio transfers.

Gibraltar > TMT

ISOLAS LLP is ‘thoroughly professional’ and ‘impressive for its knowledge and expertise’. Peter Isola and Christian Caetano are well-respected figures within the local gaming and gambling sectors, where they advise and work closely with government bodies on legislation, licensing and the commercial development of the sector. Jonathan Garcia is another practitioner of note in the corporate advisory, regulatory and DLT practice areas. Joey Garcia, head of the fintech team, is also noted.