An LLB (Hons) Graduate from Kingston University London, Jay was called to the Bar in England and Wales and Gibraltar in 2010. He is a member of the Middle Temple. Jay is a member of the Corporate & Commercial and Financial Services teams.
Jay was called to the Bar in England and Wales and Gibraltar in 2010. Jay has developed a strong reputation as an expert in the funds area and regularly advises prospective funds, investment managers, insurance companies and banks on licensing requirements and regulatory, operational, passporting and distribution matters. Jay is a former member of the Financial Services Commission’s Funds Panel, which was a body created for the purpose of acting as a first point of consultation with the industry. He was elected by his peers to the executive body of the Gibraltar Funds and Investment Association (GFIA). Jay played an integral role in drafting the National Private Placement Rules and Small AIFM Rules in Gibraltar following the implementation of AIFM Directive. He was instrumental in drafting the revised Experience Investor Fund Regulations, the creation of Gibraltar’s alternative investment fund (AIF) regime and the amendments to Gibraltar’s private fund legislation.
Jay also forms part of Corporate & Commercial team. His practice has a strong focus on regulatory matters and as a result he has advised on the establishment of licensed entities, including the drafting of articles of association and shareholders’ agreements; mergers and acquisitions of licensed entities; corporate restructuring; and the negotiation and drafting of commercial contracts for such entities.