Mr Ian Farrell > Hassans > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Financial Services


James is a Partner, Head of the Funds Team and Deputy Head of the firm’s Financial Services team. He deals with funds and with regulation of financial services law and blockchain businesses.

James is a highly regarded practitioner who has been instrumental in setting up the majority of Gibraltar’s funds, including the first experienced investor fund, the first protected cell company fund. Most recently he has been involved in launching Gibraltar‘s first protected cell limited partnership fund.

James, who is qualified as a certified investment fund director, serves on the board of several investment funds and financial services firms. He has received regulatory approval to serve on the board of the Gibraltar Stock Exchange. James is Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association and he serves on the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council.

James advised the Government of Gibraltar on its funds legislation and was involved in the drafting of the much of Gibraltar’s funds legislation.  A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, James advised on a substantial trust in a case involving litigation in Paris, New York and Buenos Aires that was featured in the ‘New Yorker’ magazine, the ‘New York Law Journal’ and on CBS News.

He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew and he read literature, music and law at Johns Hopkins and Bar-Ilan Universities. James is a member of the Israel Bar Association, the Law Society of England & Wales and the Gibraltar Bar. He has been appointed Patron of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society after having chaired the society for 14 years.


English, Spanish

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Real estate and construction

(Next Generation Partners)

Ian FarrellHassans

Hassans‘ ‘market-leading‘ real estate and construction practice has a strong track record in high-end residential and commercial sales, purchases, developments and leases. It also has extensive expertise acting for banks in lending on property. Nicholas Howard primarily works with developers across all facets of large-scale real estate developments. Ian Farrell‘s practice focuses on town planning work and contentious landlord and tenant engagements, while construction lawyer Gemma Vasquez continues to advise the government on construction aspects of the largest affordable housing scheme in Gibraltar. Corporate and tax partner Isaac Levy, development finance partner Karl Ghio and associates Meera Aswani and Stephanie Acris complete the standout team.