FinTech Lawyers in Gibraltar

FinTech Gibraltar - Hassans International Law Firm

On the first of January 2018, Gibraltar made global headlines by becoming one of the first jurisdictions to enact specific Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) regulations. These regulations, based on 9 core principals, marked a significant milestone for the jurisdiction and represent a turning point for the crypto industry as a whole.

Given the huge increase in popularity of raising funds via token sales, the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission announced plans to bring token sale activity within the regulatory scope, releasing its official Policy Document on Token Regulation in March 2018.

FinTech Advice from Gibraltar’s Leading Law Firm

The Hassans FinTech team consists of 14 experienced practitioners (5 of whom are partners) plus 1 consultant, spanning a range of complementary disciplines, co-led by Partners Anthony Provasoli and Vikram Nagrani.

As a client of Hassans, you will receive our expertise on all matters related to your DLT/ICO business. In addition to regulatory advice and assistance in obtaining the DLT licence, we are able to advise on:

Contact us today to get the benefits of our 79 years’ experience and join the list of leading global brands using Hassans as their trusted FinTech advisors.


“We have been looking for a regulation like a DLT Licence for a while already, as it can positively impact our business. The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission did a great job with clear requirements, responsiveness and valuable feedback. Concerning the application, having Hassans as an advisor definitely makes a huge difference due to their experience in the region and industry.” – CEX

“We are in the process of applying for a DLT Licence with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. We are delighted to have been advised and assisted throughout this process by our Gibraltar lawyers, Hassans International Law Firm, who have been extremely professional and supportive. Our experience of the application process with the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission and dealing with Gibraltar professional service providers has been excellent so far. We are in the process of building a Gibraltar presence and, are looking forward to becoming one of the first companies to be operating in the cryptocurrency space with a Gibraltar licence that is specifically designed for cryptocurrency-related businesses.”  eToro

“We believe that a key to the long term success and growth of token sales will be to have the strongest possible consumer protection. An efficient, safe and risk based regulatory framework is therefore good for the industry. TokenMarket, as a global leading advisor with 30 token sales under its belt, is pleased that our chosen home jurisdiction Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission are taking an international lead in the development of DLT regulation. Hassans International Law Firm’s comprehensive advice, combined with the well communicated guidelines and rules provided by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, has made for an efficient and thorough DLT license application process” – Token Market

Our Clients

Hassans’ status as Gibraltar’s largest law firm, and one of the leading independent firms in the world, is reflected in our client list.  We advise and support a variety of clients, from young entrepreneurs and private investors to local companies and FTSE 100 multinationals.

Below are just a few examples of global brands who employ Hassans as their trusted advisors. Click on a logo to learn more, or, to learn more about what we can do for your business contact Hassans today.

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In addition, our clients include the Government of Gibraltar and the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. We work closely with all relevant authorities in drafting new legislation and ensuring Gibraltar’s continued development as a sophisticated and well regulated financial centre.


  1. Gibraltar’s DLT Regulations
  2. Policy Document on Token Regulation