Mr Peter Montegriffo QC > Hassans > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

Hassans
Madison Building
Midtown
Queensway
GX11 1AA
Gibraltar

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial, Private Client, Trust Law, Gaming

Position

Peter Montegriffo is a Partner at Hassans and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team. He is also the team leader of the firm’s Gaming team. On 12 June 2014, Peter was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in Gibraltar.

Peter’s area of expertise is in commercial and private client matters. He has also advised on numerous financial services, regulatory and trust-related matters. Peter was closely involved in the IPOs of various gaming companies established in Gibraltar, which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange. He now advises regularly on commercial, merger and consolidation exercises.

Career

Peter has been closely involved in drafting numerous changes to Gibraltar’s legislation in trusts, financial services and gaming areas. His knowledge of these fields has led him to contribute to a large number of articles and books on Gibraltar’s legal system and financial services sector.

Peter was also Gibraltar’s Minister for Trade and Industry, with responsibility for economic development and financial services, between May 1996 and February 2000.

Peter regularly speaks at international conferences relating to these areas of practice. His work frequently requires him to deal with multiple jurisdictions as a result of which the firm has built a considerable bank of international knowledge in tax and private client arrangements.

Languages

English and Spanish.

Memberships

He is a member of the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization, International Masters of Gaming Law. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law.

Education

Having graduated from Leeds University, Peter attended the Inns of Court School of Law as a member of Lincoln’s Inn. Peter qualified as a Barrister in 1982, becoming a partner of Hassans in 1988.

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Peter Montegriffo QCHassans

Undeniably the leading firm for commercial matters, Hassans advises both Gibraltar-based and international corporate clients from a range of industries. The group is notable for the  depth of its senior team; James Levy advises on M&A transactions and real estate acquisitions, while Vikram Nagrani, as co-head of the fintech practice, assists with commercial transactions in the technology space. Abigail Cornelio handles transactions relating to natural resources and mining in emerging markets. Michael Castiel and Peter Montegriffo QC are both vastly experienced in commercial matters.

Gibraltar > Gambling law

(Leading individuals)

Peter Montegriffo QCHassans

Hassans has ‘been at the forefront of gambling law in Gibraltar right from the off’; the firm has frequently been consulted by the government to advise on new legislation and the regulatory framework which governs the sector. Peter Montegriffo QC leads the team and advises multinational gaming companies on numerous corporate matters including IPOs on the London Stock Exchange. At associate level, Andrew Montegriffo provides ongoing advice to gaming companies, which includes regulatory compliance, tax, intellectual property and employment issues.

Gibraltar > TMT

(Hall of Fame)

Peter Montegriffo QCHassans

Hassans is undeniability the preeminent firm in Gibraltar for work in all areas of the TMT sector; the group advises multinational gaming companies and technology businesses on all regulatory and commercial aspects of their dealings in the region. The group is also frequently consulted by the Gibraltar government to assist with the drafting of legislation and new initiatives. Peter Montegriffo QC leads the gaming practice, while Vikram Nagrani and Anthony Provasoli focus on technology matters.

Gibraltar > Private client

(Hall of Fame)

Peter Montegriffo QCHassans

Private client work is a key area for Hassans; the firm has an extensive practice that is adept at advising on tax efficient structures for large portfolios and providing ongoing management services with regard to assets held on trust. Due to Gibraltar’s favourable tax regime, the firm is also solicited b high-net-worth individuals looking to re-domicile to the country. Key contacts include James Levy QC, a frequent adviser to the government on tax and trust legislation and Peter Montegriffo QC, who handles cross-border issues.  Managing partner Javier Chincotta‘s practice spans private client and corporate advice.