Hassans was founded in 1939 and is the largest Law firm in Gibraltar. It was the first in Gibraltar to structure itself as a modern International Law Firm, with separate departments for different fields of specialization. Its aim is to give a high-quality, personal and effective service to its clients of whatever size or nature. The firm has an international clientele, which it continues to develop. It has links with major London, continental and US Law firms.
Three quarters of the firms work is related to international clients. Many of them use Gibraltar companies and trusts to structure their fiscal, fiduciary or investment requirements, and over the years, strong links have been forged with major multinationals, financial institutions, banks, law and accountancy firms worldwide. Gibraltar’s status as part of the EU is a significant factor in attracting such institutions and businesses. The firm’s international clients come, above all, from the US, the UK, Israel and Europe (in particular Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal). They include major multinationals, banks and building societies.
The funds industry in Gibraltar has seen rapid and impressive growth, and it continues to expand at a phenomenal rate. Hassans has been at the fore front of this development, advising both the Government of Gibraltar and most of the funds domiciled in Gibraltar.
James is a Partner and Head of the Funds Team. He deals with funds and financial services law as well as tax.
Peter is an Associate in the Tax and Overseas Property team. He practises in all areas of UK, Gibraltar and international taxation. Peter studied law at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in September 2000. He was Called to the Gibraltar Bar in 2003.