Peter Montegriffo QC

Service ultimately distinguishes one firm from another. You can have brilliant people, international partners, a wonderful location…but unless you can bring them together to create exceptional service, they’re wasted.


Team Leader, Partner

Telephone Number

+350 200 79000


English, Spanish

Peter Montegriffo is a Partner at Hassans and a member of the firm’s Corporate & Commercial team. He is also the team leader of the firm’s Gaming team. On 12 June 2014, Peter was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in Gibraltar.

Peter’s area of expertise is in commercial and private client matters. He has also advised on numerous financial services, regulatory and trust-related matters. Peter was closely involved in the IPOs of various gaming companies established in Gibraltar, which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange. He now advises regularly on commercial, merger and consolidation exercises.

Peter has been closely involved in drafting numerous changes to Gibraltar’s legislation in trusts, financial services and gaming areas. His knowledge of these fields has led him to contribute to a large number of articles and books on Gibraltar’s legal system and financial services sector.

Peter regularly speaks at international conferences relating to these areas of practice. His work frequently requires him to deal with multiple jurisdictions as a result of which the firm has built a considerable bank of international knowledge in tax and private client arrangements.

He is a member of the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization, International Masters of Gaming Law. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law.

Peter was also Gibraltar’s Minister for Trade and Industry, with responsibility for economic development and financial services, between May 1996 and February 2000. Having graduated from Leeds University, Peter attended the Inns of Court School of Law as a member of Lincoln’s Inn. Peter qualified as a Barrister in 1982, becoming a partner of Hassans in 1988.

Chambers Global:
"very well respected"; "very knowledgeable in Gibraltarian law."; "He is a go-to for Gibraltar because he knows the regulators better than anyone." (2020 Edition)
"Highly respected", "figurehead for the firm in the local market", [the] "guru of Gibraltar gambling law", "instrumental in drawing Gibraltar forwards into the regulated space.", "super, a very assured person and very impressive." (2019 Edition)
"Assists clients with capital markets and gaming-licensing matters as part of a broader corporate practice. He is described by clients as 'sharp and astute.' (2018 Edition)
"Peter is an eloquent speaker and a strategic thinker...he is meticulous and has a knack for simplifying complicated issues." (2016 Edition)
"Maintains a tremendous reputation among clients and peers for his strength in corporate and commercial advice to the gaming industry." (2015 Edition)
Legal 500:
"very knowledgeable about trusts matters." (EMEA 2020)
"Peter's area of expertise is in commercial and private client matters. He has also advised on numerous financial services, regulatory and trust-related matters." (EMEA 2019)
"Completely assured" (EMEA 2016)
"Has made the area his own" (EMEA 2015)