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


Work Department

Corporate Finance / Shipping




Christian is acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in Gibraltar in the fields of corporate and real estate and shipping finance, banking and financial services. He has been named as a leading lawyer in these fields by Chambers and Partners, the European Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Global Counsel 3000 amongst others. He has been the leading partner in a large number of substantial transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and management buyouts, corporate and structured finance, regulatory issues and enforcement of security. Among others he represents major European and American high street and investment banks, property developers, insurance companies and UK and Irish PLCs.

In addition to his corporate practice Christian is recognised internationally for his work in admiralty and shipping law and his portfolio of clients include the International Transport Workers Federation, P&I Clubs, banks and shipowners.

Christian is kept busy with a large number of corporate finance instructions from the world’s leading banks and large international law firms as banks continue to seek re-financing and re-structuring of their customers debts and relevant securities as well as advising on enforcement in relation to defaulting structures. In addition to these areas of practice, Christian is engaged in a significant number of ship arrest matters, a direct consequence of the global economic crisis.

Following 10 years as a director of the Gibraltar of Commerce he was appointed in May 2013, as President of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce.



English, Spanish.


Professional memberships include Honourable Society of the Middle Temple; Gibraltar General Council of the Bar; Honorary member of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies; President of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce.

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Shipping

(Hall of Fame)

Christian HernandezISOLAS LLP

ISOLAS LLP‘s key contact for admiralty and shipping law is Christian Hernandez, who advises a diverse range of clients including the International Transport Workers Federation, P&I Clubs, banks and shipowners. Typical work includes handling ship arrests for credit institutions in relation to defaults; in recent work, Hernandez represented Credit Europe Bank in obtaining a judgment against four shipping companies compelling them to sell their vessels via judicial sale.

Gibraltar > Banking and finance

ISOLAS LLP is frequently consulted by large, London-based corporate firms to assist with M&A, management buyouts and financing for clients with ties to Gibraltar. The firm is also notable for its strong capital markets offering; Christian Hernandez focuses on leveraged transactions involving high-yield debt offerings. Christian Caetano is a ‘go to person’ for insurance matters, having secured Supreme Court approval for the first long-term insurance portfolio transfer by a Gibraltar life insurance protected cell company. James Montado is recommended for regulatory work, which includes GDPR issues.