James Lasry

Every lawyer acts on someone else’s behalf, and has to make their interests his own. The moment he puts himself first, he deserves to lose the client.

Position

Team Leader, Partner

Telephone Number

(+350) 200 79000

Languages

English, Spanish, Hebrew, French

James is a Partner and Head of the Funds Team. He deals with funds and financial services law as well as tax.

James is a highly regarded practitioner who has been instrumental in setting up the majority of Gibraltar’s funds, including the first experienced investor fund and the first protected cell company fund. He is Vice-Chairmain of the Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association.

James advised the Government of Gibraltar on its funds legislation and he was involved in the drafting of the Financial Services (Experienced Investor Funds) Regulations 2005. He is a member of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council and an alternate member of the Gibraltar Investor Compensation Scheme. A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practioners, James advised on a substantial trust in a case involving litigation in Paris, New York and Buenos Aires that was featured in the ‘New Yorker’ magazine, the ‘New York Law Journal’ and on CBS News.

He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Hebrew and he read literature, music and law at Johns Hopkins and Bar-Ilan Universities. James is a member of the Israel Bar Association, the Law Society of England & Wales and the Gibraltar Bar. In his spare time, he serves as Chairman of the Gibraltar Philharmonic Society.

Expertise: Tax Funds
Chambers Global:
"one of the most influential lawyers in the fund industry in Gibraltar…well qualified, intelligent and very strong in funds in Gibraltar."
Legal 500:
‘…praised as being ‘a leading investment funds lawyer with first-class knowledge of the local and wider market’. (2015 Edition); ...'is widely knowledgeable and can come up with a solution to any problem.' (2016 Edition)