Since joining the firm in 2016, Roy’s practice has primarily consisted of general corporate work and advising initial coin offerings/token sales and Distributed Ledger Technology (“DLT”) related projects as part of the firm’s emerging FinTech team. Roy has worked closely with Partner Anthony Provasoli on a number of international token sales conducted by FinTech start-ups and DLT licence applications under Gibraltar’s ground-breaking DLT framework. Roy also advises local small businesses on licensing matters.
In addition to advising on general corporate & commercial work, Roy has been working closely with Anthony Provasoli (Tier 1 Fintech Lawyers, Chamber & Partners), Partner in the corporate and commercial department and co-head of the FinTech Team, and has been specialising in financial services (including financial technology) being involved in securing five DLT licences and one e-money licence, as well as advising clients on a number of token offerings including ICOs, STOs and IEOs.
Roy, together with Anthony Provasoli, gave a presentation at the Blockchain Hub Kyiv about the Fintech opportunities in Gibraltar for businesses in Eastern Europe.
Additionally, Roy is developing his experience in advising on corporate and personal tax matters and has advised a number of clients about the tax implications of licensing software and carrying out algorithmic trading activities in Gibraltar. Roy also advises local small businesses on licensing matters.
A University of Salford graduate, Roy proceeded to complete a specialist International Business Law Master’s Degree at the University of Leeds. Roy then completed the Bar Professional Training Course at The City Law School London. Roy is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2016.