Valerie Holliday

It takes time, but I believe truly great service comes from knowing a client so well that you anticipate their needs and answer questions before they’ve even asked
Valerie Holliday



Telephone Number

+350 200 79000


English, Spanish

Valerie Holliday is a Partner at Hassans. She is ranked Band 2 by Chambers and Partners Global 2019 and appears in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame 2020.

Valerie’s areas of practice include all aspects of banking, financial services regulation and licensing, advising on international finance transactions and the structuring and reorganisation of credit institutions – both through contract and specialised legislation drafted specifically for clients. She acts for banks on a broad range of Gibraltar and international transactions.

Valerie has also contributed to the drafting of financial services and banking legislation, in particular, in the transposition of EU Directives in these fields. Her work has also involved liaising with regulatory and political bodies for the purposes of devising and ensuring appropriate transposition.

Valerie is also involved in the setting up of Gibraltar’s first electronic money institutions. She also acts for many investment managers and brokers and has acted on their licensing and setting up – she also deals with all their on-going regulatory and transactional matters including MIFID. She attended the Inns of Court School of Law at Grays Inn in London, as a member of the Middle Temple. She was called to the Bar in London and then in Gibraltar in 1994.

Expertise: Financial Services
Chambers Global:
"Acts for banks and other financial institutions on lending and corporate matters. Sources also praise her advice on regulatory issues." - Chambers and Partners 2019
"Specialises in banking and financial services matters, including e-money issues. Clients report: 'She is a highly capable banking lawyer with a very helpful approach. - Chambers & Partners Europe Guide 2018
'[has a] great wealth of knowledge on banking and asset management legislation.' (2016 Edition)
"Focuses on advising clients in the banking sector. She advises on regulatory matters, M&A and finance transactions." (2015 Edition)
Legal 500:
"an expert in international finance transactions, and has also been instrumental in setting up the first e-money institutions in Gibraltar." - Hall of Fame, Legal 500 EMEA 2020
"specialises in the financial services sector and banking legislation" - Hall of Fame, Legal 500 EMEA 2019
"Industry leading expert"; "high level of commercial awareness" - Hall of Fame, Legal 500 EMEA 2018.

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