Gibraltar is set to become a pioneering jurisdiction, raising the game for quality Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) players, by providing a world class regulatory framework. Beginning on 1 January 2018, nine principles will regulate those DLT firms authorised and supervised by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. These include requiring firms to maintain adequate financial and non-financial resources, have effective corporate governance arrangements and maintain high standards for systems and security access protocols. In combination with the ESMA-recognised Gibraltar Stock Exchange – looking to establish itself as the gateway for EU and global issuers into UK Capital Markets – Gibraltar offers significant advantages to start-ups and established businesses.
As a client of Hassans, you will receive our expertise on all matters related to your DLT/VC business. In addition to regulatory advice and assistance in obtaining the DLT licence, we are able to advise on company formation and management, tax (relating to the corporate structure, beneficial owners and/or employees), property and employment matters, litigation/arbitration and private client business.