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Funds Team Leader, Partner
English, Spanish, Hebrew, French
James is a Partner and Head of the Funds Team and a member of the FinTech 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-Chairman 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.
"Recognised for his experience in funds and fund development", "an expert in the financial world, which puts him in a very unique place." - Chambers and Partners Global 2019
"James Lasry is highlighted for his work in matters concerning funds, for which clients go to him for his 'commercial strategy.' He additionally handles financial services and tax matters." - Chambers & Partners Europe Guide 2018
"One of the most influential lawyers in the fund industry in Gibraltar …well qualified, intelligent and very strong in funds in Gibraltar."
"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." - Legal 500 EMEA 2019
"Is widely knowledgeable and can come up with a solution to any problem." (2016 Edition)
"…Praised as being ‘a leading investment funds lawyer with first-class knowledge of the local and wider market." (2015 Edition); ...