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Hassans' 'highly engaged team of professionals' has expertise in all types of structures, including experienced investor funds (EIFs) and private funds - Legal 500

In recent years, the fund industry in Gibraltar has seen rapid and impressive growth, and it continues to expand at a phenomenal rate. As a result, Gibraltar has become a serious option for individuals and companies considering where to base investment funds.

Hassans has been at the forefront of this development, advising both the Government of Gibraltar and most of the funds domiciled in Gibraltar. There are many types of funds in Gibraltar including:

Private Funds

A fund that is offered to a restricted class of up to 50 investors, is exempt from any licensing requirements and must remain private for a year from the date of offer.

Experienced Investor Funds (EIFs)

One of the most exciting and competitive innovations in the Gibraltar fund industry is the Experienced Investor Fund (“EIF”). An EIF is a fund which is highly versatile and lightly regulated. Investors in these funds must:

  • be investment professionals,
  • have a net worth in excess of €1,000,000; OR
  • invest a minimum of €100,000 in the fund.

An EIF can be set up in a matter of days and does not require prior regulatory approval.

Protected Cell Companies

The use of a Protected Cell Company (“PCC”) allows a fund to be set up so that assets and liabilities are split between different ‘cells’. Each cell then serves as a sub-fund, which can be used by separate clients or by one client wishing to promote several investment strategies.

There is no limit to the number of cells a PCC may create, and they may be licensed as EIFs or Retail Funds.

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