Tony Provasoli specialises in financial services and has been legal adviser to the Gibraltar Government on privatisation of the telephone and water departments, as well as on the transposition into Gibraltar law of telecoms-related European Union directives and other matters related to wireless telegraphy.
Tony has also been legal adviser to Gibtelecom, a corporate entity that provides telephone services within Gibraltar and with Spain. Tony was instructed by the International Telecommunication Union (UN) to investigate and report on the general state of telecommunications in the British Virgin Islands and Anguilla.
Tony has long experience in acting on international banking matters and heads the team that established and now acts for the majority of credit institutions operating in the jurisdiction. He was a Member of Gibraltar’s Financial Services Commission, the regulatory body and independent supervisor of the financial section, for a period of eight years from its inception in 1991.
He was Vice Chairman of the Bar Council of Gibraltar from 1999 to 2001 and Chairman from 2001 to 2005. He was Chairman of the Finance Centre Council from 2002 to 2005. Tony was a member of the Gibraltar Investor Compensation Board in 2002 and 2004 and the Admissions and Disciplinary Committee of the Bar between 2008 and 2010. He was also the Chairman of the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation of Gibraltar between 2008 and 2012 and has been on the board of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority since 2013.
Tony graduated from University College Cardiff in 1975 and attended the College of Law in London. He became a Partner of Hassans in 1982. He was called to the Bar in both London and Gibraltar in 1976.