Valerie’s areas of practice include all aspects of banking, financial services regulation and licensing, advising on international finance transactions and the structuring and reorganisation of credit institutions – both through contract and specialised legislation drafted specifically for clients. She acts for banks on a broad range of Gibraltar and international transactions.
Valerie has also contributed to the drafting of financial services and banking legislation, in particular, in the transposition of EU Directives in these fields. Her work has also involved liaising with regulatory and political bodies for the purposes of devising and ensuring appropriate transposition.
Valerie is also involved in the setting up of Gibraltar’s first electronic money institutions. She also acts for many investment managers and brokers and has acted on their licensing and setting up – she also deals with all their on-going regulatory and transactional matters including MIFID.
Attended Inns of Court School of Law in London, as a member of the Middle Temple, before being called to the Bar in London and then in Gibraltar in 1994.
Speaks English and Spanish.