General Business Law

14 ranked lawyersBand 1GibraltarGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Full-service firm occupying a prominent position in the Gibraltarian legal landscape, assisting with the full complement of banking, finance and corporate mandates. Particularly active on M&A and insurance issues, as well as mandates in the gaming sector. Also has strength in dispute resolution. Offers further expertise in capital markets and financial services mandates. Represents clients in reorganisation and redomiciliation mandates. Also has experience of tax law, advising on tax treaties and state aid matters.

Notable practitioners

Gemma Vasquez acts for clients on real estate and corporate law matters.

Gillian Guzman QC represents clients in a range of civil and criminal disputes.

Ian Felice assists clients from the financial sector with acquisitions.

Isaac Levy advises clients on double tax treaties and acts for banks on development project financing mandates.

James Lasry leads the firm's investment funds practice and advises on financial law matters.

According to sources, the "very respected" James Levy QC is "recognised worldwide as a star." He has particular experience advising clients on acquisitions, as well as tax law mandates.

Lewis Baglietto QC has notable experience representing clients in commercial and public law litigation. He also assists with maritime law disputes.

Michael Castiel has particular experience in tax law, including aspects of state aid. Castiel also assists international clients with corporate restructuring matters and cross-border mergers.

Clients appreciate that Nigel Feetham QC is "able to provide detailed expert advice quickly." He has particular experience in financial regulatory matters and redomiciliations.

Recognised as a "leading figure in the gaming industry," Peter Montegriffo QC receives endorsement from a client who sees him as "a real expert in the sector" and goes on to describe him as "very responsive and happy to help." He assists with licence applications and corporate restructurings.

Tim Garcia has particular experience in tax legislation, also advising clients on state aid issues and company migrations.

Valerie Holliday has a particular focus on regulatory matters within the banking sector.

Vikram Nagrani enters the top band this year following impressive activity in both corporate and financing mandates. He has experience in reorganisations and dissolutions, as well as fintech matters and real estate financing. Clients enthuse that Nagrani is "accessible, quickly understands your issues and answers quickly."

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Hassans has been providing legal advice locally and cross borders since 1939 and is the largest law firm in Gibraltar. We are a full service firm with specialisms in corporate, M&A, commercial, financial services, insurance, litigation, funds, gaming, property, private client, tax and shipping law.

Hassans aims to deliver a service consistent with old world values of customer care whilst constantly evolving to embrace new world technology to meet the urgency that today’s world demands. We do this by combining professionalism with pragmatism so our clients get what they need, when they need it. We build and value, long term relationships with our clients.

The partners at Hassans are trusted advisers to clients both locally and overseas who seek legal guidance in a fast-moving, multi-jurisdictional world. Though rooted in Gibraltar, the firm has an international clientele in key jurisdictions around the world, with many assignments involving cross-border advice.

Three quarters of the firm’s work is related to international clients with many clients using Gibraltar companies and trusts to structure their fiscal, fiduciary or investment requirements. The firm enjoys strong links with major multinationals, financial institutions, banks, legal and accountancy firms worldwide.

The firm’s international clients come from the US, the UK, Israel and Europe (in particular Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal).


Abudarham, Joseph

Acris, Nigel

Anahory, Moses

Baglietto, Lewis

Benady, Moses

Beniso, Eli

Bonavia, Kenneth

Buttigieg, Richard

Carreras, Francis

Castiel, Michael

Chincotta, Javier

Chu, Yvonne

Cornelio, Abigail

Farrell, Ian

Feetham, Daniel

Feetham QC, Nigel

Felice, Ian

Garcia, Tim

Holliday, Valerie

Jackson, Grahame

Moss, Raquel

Nagrani, Vikram

Nahon, Michael

Payas, Aaron

Picardo, Justine

Provasoli, Anthony

Provasoli, Tony

Torres, Maxi

Vasquez, Gemma

Warne, Francis


888 Holdings Plc


Apax Partners


Continent 8


Gibraltar Betting & Gaming Association (GBGA)

Gibraltar Football Association


Government of Gibraltar

Lloyds Bank Plc


NYX Interactive


Royal Bank of Scotland International

Scientific Games

Subsea 7

Turicum Private Bank

William Hill Online


Banking and Finance




Pharmaceuticals & Life Science

Private Client

Real Estate





General Business Law Department


Department location

Madison Building






GX11 1AA

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General Business Law

Gemma Vasquez
Up and Coming
James Lasry
Band 2
James Levy QC
Star Individuals
Michael Castiel
Band 1