Mr Alan Buchanan > Triay & Triay > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

Triay & Triay

Work Department

Corporate & Commercial and Employment




Alan specialises in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  He trained with a top tier firm in Northern Ireland, qualifying as a Solicitor in 2003 and completing five years’ practice before moving to Gibraltar and joining Triay & Triay in September 2008. He became a partner in Triay and Triay in 2012 and now supervises the Corporate and Commercial sub-teams on all corporate and financial transactional work. He has developed an excellent reputation as a leading lawyer in this sector, regularly working on international high-value transactions and advising on a full range of corporate, commercial and financing matters.

Alan also oversees the firm’s busy employment department and his personal employment practice focuses principally on non-contentious business which dovetails with his corporate and commercial work where he regularly advises major clients with a Gibraltar connection on all aspects of local and international employment law, human resource issues and employee benefits and incentives within a commercial context.  He is a sitting Chairperson of the Employment Tribunal in Gibraltar.

He assisted in the formulation of the Companies Act 2014 and co-authored the Gibraltar law chapters to The Mergers and Acquisitions Review (Expert Panel) (11th Edition, The Law Reviews) and The Employment Law Review (6th Edition, The Law Reviews).




Gibraltar Bar Council, Chairperson of the Employment Tribunal, Association of European Lawyers


2000 – LL.B Law, Queen’s University Belfast, 2001 – LL.M Computers and Law, Queen’s University Belfast, 2003 – Certificate in Professional Legal Studies, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast, 2004 – Certificate in Commercial Conveyancing, Institute of Professional Legal Studies, Queen’s University Belfast

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Banking and finance

Triay & Triay focuses on corporate and project finance work, as well as regulatory advice to financial institutions. The firm is also experienced in providing restructuring assistance to businesses, in preparation for Brexit. Leading the practice are Joseph E Triay, whose expertise lies in the regulatory aspects of the banking and finance sector, and expert in corporate finance and M&A Alan Buchanan. Also notable is senior associate Jay Gomez, who specialises in fintech.

Gibraltar > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Triay & Triay specialises in international financing, investment and M&A transactions. The firm is particularly active in cross-border matters. Practice head Javier Triay has significant experience advising on corporate and commercial matters. He leads a team that includes corporate finance and M&A expert Alan Buchanan; consultant Robert Vasquez, who focuses on banking and investment schemes; and senior associate John Virgo, who has expertise in corporate transactions.

Gibraltar > TMT

Triay & Triay focuses on TMT matters related to financial services regulations, with particular experience in DLT. The firm works with e-payment providers, global social media companies and tech start-ups, on a range of issues, notably licensing, compliance and cyber-security. The practice is led by Joseph E Triay, Alan Buchanan and senior associate Jay Gomez, who specialises in fintech and DLT.