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Mr Isaac Levy
Corporate & Commercial
Isaac is a corporate law and tax specialist with a focus on both corporate and private client transactional and structuring work. Isaac’s work with global finance institutions and international real estate groups alike, stems from his highly regarded expertise in tax and his recognised leadership/project management in international corporate transactional and tax work. Recognised by Chambers and Partners as a leading lawyer in its Global and Europe editions, Isaac is noted for his “ability to see the transaction from both a financier perspective and a developer perspective”; “He is a fast thinker, has a sharp mind and is quick to spot the challenges and come up with solutions”- Chambers Global
In the tax context, Isaac has acted for and advised, amongst others, Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar (‘HMGoG’), in respect of amendments to, and transposition of, tax legislation. He advised HMGoG in respect of its programme of work on the international exchange of tax information and double tax treaties. He recently headed the team at Hassans responsible for drafting three key items of legislation implementing the new ‘DAC6 mandatory disclosure regime’, Exit Tax and Hybrid mismatch rules. Read more…
As a key trusted adviser of a number of high net worth/real estate owning groups, he has an extensive corporate and private client practice, regularly leading negotiations on high value real estate and corporate transactions.
From 2005-2009, Isaac headed a Research Institute in Talmudic Law in Jerusalem and was also ordained as a rabbi by a prominent Rabbinical Court in Israel.
Isaac is an active member of the local community in Gibraltar and lectures on Gibraltar tax law at the University of Gibraltar since its establishment in 2015. He is also presently serving on the Managing Board of the Jewish Community Gibraltar.
English, Spanish, Hebrew
Benefitting from a deep bench of tax specialists, Hassans‘ core team includes Michael Castiel, a senior consultant in international tax, corporate tax and structuring, and Grahame Jackson, who specialises in international property investment structures. Tim Garcia leads the cross-border corporate tax team, complemented by Isaac Levy‘s work with high-net-worth individuals in the tax structuring of their investments. The team is well qualified to assist in matters involving family and estate tax planning, property and residential status. Francis Carreras focuses on tax structuring/restructuring and the relocation of companies and individuals to Gibraltar, and local tax investigations.
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.