Senior Partner: Melo Triay
Number of partners worldwide: 11
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 23
Languages: Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish
Triay & Triay is a full service law firm with offices in Gibraltar and Spain. The firm was established in 1905 by the late Arthur Carrara CMG KC and has practised continuously in Gibraltar since then. The firm also provides Spanish legal advice through its associated offices in Spain.
■ Corporate & Commercial
■ Financial Services
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Shipping & Admiralty
■ Private Client
Main Areas of Practice:
Gibraltar has a strong and thriving finance industry, regulated to EU standards. The firm is involved in advising on all aspects of financial services law, including advising banks payment institutions, investment funds and managers, fund administrators, asset and investment managers/ brokers and insurance companies, intermediaries and managers. The firm has been advising clients in the fintech and blockchain space since 2013. The firm’s clients include crypto exchanges, companies that have undergone token sales and crowdfunding platforms. The firm has been at the forefront of developing the regulatory and statutory environment for distributed ledger technology companies and town sales in Gibraltar.
The firm provides expert assistance and advice with all aspects of taxation and regularly advises high net worth clients in relation to issues of residence as well as estate planning given the advantages that Gibraltar has.
Company & Commercial:
The firm offers expert assistance and has extensive experience in a wide range of company and commercial matters including corporate finance, merger, acquisition and takeover, management buy-ins and buy-outs, company formation and structuring, corporate reconstruction and refinancing, agency, distribution and licensing, information technology and telecommunications, electronic business and commerce including e-gaming, intellectual property, EU competition law, commercial contracts, partnerships and joint ventures, employment contracts, insolvency, franchising and trademarks and associated regulatory matters.
The firm’s experience across all spectrums of litigation matters includes asset tracing/interim remedies in aid of foreign proceedings, company and commercial, contract, construction, criminal, employment, family, gaming, insolvency, intellectual property, judicial review, landlord and tenant, personal injury, professional negligence, trademark infringement and trust litigation.
Shipping & Admiralty:
Gibraltar is a British Ship Registry with Category 1 status allowing it to register vessels of all types and tonnage other than fishing vessels. It is therefore a popular place for ship registration and associated ship finance work. The firm has been at the forefront of developing Gibraltar as a jurisdiction of choice for admiralty work.
The firm’s property practice deals in all aspects of property law including conveyancing, landlord and tenant and commercial and residential property development projects. As advisers to a number of international banks in Gibraltar, this has included property financing, security transactions and enforcement.
The firm acts on behalf of a wide variety of clients ranging from private individuals to international corporations including major banks and/or financial institutions as well as gaming companies, public institutions and fintech companies. The firm also acts for a number of non profitable organisations and charities. It is not the policy of the firm to name its clients in publications.