These advantages are coupled with the security of high regulatory standards which meet EU requirements, a common law legal system largely derived from England and Wales and a jurisdiction that seeks to encourage and facilitate business.
Since the downturn of the global financial markets of 2008 a surprising paradox at first glance has emerged, and Gibraltar, as a financial services jurisdiction has grown exponentially.
Our Financial Services team has been at the forefront of this growth and in particular in developing Gibraltar as a jurisdiction of choice for the establishment of investment services and investment funds.
OUR FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYERS EXPERTISE
Experienced Investor Funds (EIFs)
Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM)
Non – UCITS Retail Funds
Investment Funds Re-Domiciliation
Asset/Investment Management & Brokerage
Investment Fund Administration
Insurance Companies, Intermediaries & Managers
Gibraltar’s leading legal counsel on DLT regulations for Fintech companies
Gibraltar made headlines worldwide on January 1, 2018 when it became one of the first jurisdictions to pass into law a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Regulatory Framework. This means that firms registered in Gibraltar and using DLT, more commonly referred to as “blockchain”, must apply for a licence from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). Its primary objective is to protect consumers, and Gibraltar’s reputation, in a new era of digital technology.
The continually evolving digital revolution has created a new wave of businesses using new and exciting forms of financial technology (“Fintech”) to improve the ways in which traditional financial services providers deliver services and in some cases make the use of their service simpler. This can be evidenced via a simple blockchain-based banking app on a smartphone – seeking to make (the) transactions faster, less costly and more accessible to all (banks more accessible) in this modern age.
Collective investment schemes;
Electronic money providers;
Payment services providers;
Blockchain based/distributed ledger technology start-ups,
Regulatory compliance and advisory;
Regulatory licence applications;
Token generation events;
Commercial technology transactions;