“We advise major investment and commercial banks, insurance groups and other corporate clients on how to establish tax-efficient EU operations, regulatory issues and various legal structures. We also play a key role in drafting financial services, banking and insurance legislation.
Working at the pace demanded by businesses today, we are known for our innovative approach. We work closely with clients to create new products and vehicles and to find unique solutions that suit their business needs.
We are also the only firm in Gibraltar that combines specialist derivatives regulation expertise with a substantial banking, tax and securitisation practice”.
Our regulatory team sets up and licenses banks in Gibraltar. We then maintain our relationships with these clients, giving them ongoing corporate finance advice on matters such as lending, money-laundering requirements and general banking developments.
We also use our expertise to advise international banks outside Gibraltar on all aspects of their lending to Gibraltar companies. Our investment advice in this area is invaluable as we have both a local and global perspective.
We regularly give corporate finance advice to leading international finance institutions on major derivative transactions. Our vast experience and knowledge give our institutional clients a competitive advantage that helps them to stand out in their field.
Recently, businesses around the world have begun to use new E-Money ‘debit cards’ to make it easier for customers to pay for goods and services. These pre-paid cards are ideal for students, migrants and online payments and allow users to store money and transfer it directly to the supplier. Use of the cards is regulated in accordance with the E-Money Directive 2003, which has now been transposed into Gibraltar’s Banking Act.
Our financial services team advises clients on every aspect of setting up and running E-Money cards, including obtaining licences, monitoring compliance, drafting contracts, reviewing advertising, structuring shareholdings and liaising with EU member states
We set up insurance companies in Gibraltar and take clients through the Financial Services Commission licensing process, from beginning to end. There are now over 60 insurance companies in Gibraltar, many of which we have advised.
We are frequently instructed by financial institutions outside Gibraltar that need advice on funding and capitalisations.
Investment Services Advice
As with our banking and insurance company clients, we have extensive expertise in setting up and obtaining licences for investment firms in Gibraltar.
Even after our client has received its licence, we give ongoing corporate finance advice on all aspects of their operations.
Third parties outside Gibraltar also seek our advice when they want to do business with these entities.
We are the leading law firm in Gibraltar advising on securitisation and repackaging.