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The Firm

Founded in 1985 by Abraham Levy and Levi Attias, the firm has grown steadily and is now one of Gibraltar’s larger law firms.

Its reputation has been built on the delivery of quality, service and discreet legal advice to a wide-ranging clientele.

While the firm practices over diverse areas its traditional strengths have been in the areas of property, financial services, trusts, private client work, corporate structuring, civil & commercial litigation, conveyancing and shipping.

Its responsive approach allows it to meet the demands of a discerning and wide-ranging portfolio of international and local clients.

“Your Justice Is Our Priority”

Practice Areas

Admiralty

Complementing the work of the firm’s commercial shipping lawyers is the admiralty practice with practitioners handling a diverse range of dry and wet shipping work.

The admiralty jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar is based on similar procedural rules applicable in England and the courts in Gibraltar have a long tradition of dealing with bills of lading, charterparty arrangements, cargo claims, collisions, salvage, pollution and mortgagee claims among others.

The firm’s lawyers have acted for cargo-owners, underwriters, P & I clubs, mortgagees, necessariesmen, ship-owners, charterers and crew over the last few years.

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    Blockchain/ DLT/Fintech/ ICOs

      The Firm established a dedicated DLT Department in 2017 which provides legal and regulatory advice and services to the Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology/Fintech/Initial Coin Offering Industry. Gibraltar became one of the first jurisdictions in the world to regulate distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) providers. Under legislation effective 1 January 2018 (“DLT Regulatory Framework”) any firm carrying out by way of business, in for from within Gibraltar, the use us DLT for storing value belonging to others, will need to be licensed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”). The DLT Regulatory Framework was designed to provide an efficient, safe and innovative regulatory framework which is principles based. In addition to the DLT Regulatory Framework, Gibraltar has announced its intention to regulate initial coin offerings/token launches which we refer to as Initial Token Offerings (“ITOs”). It is expected that, during the course of 2018, Gibraltar will introduce a complementary regulatory framework covering the promotion, sale and distribution of digital tokens and secondary market activities (“ITO Regulatory Framework”). GFSC has announced that the ITO Regulatory Framework will be aligned with the DLT Regulatory Framework. It is therefore expected that the ITO Regulatory Framework will be principles based and that the regulatory principles that apply to all DLT Providers will be adapted to cater for ITOs. The Firm is seeing an immense interest in both DLT Provider licence applications and ITOs from the cryptocurrency sector. The Firm has an appetite for accepting instructions only from entities and professional colleagues who demonstrate a keen desire to provide DLT services or conduct ITOs to very high standards.

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      Levi Attias

      Carol Haw

      Sunil Chandiramani

      Emma Labrador

        Corporate & Commercial

          Gibraltar offers a number of advantages as a jurisdiction for a variety of Corporate & Commercial law and private client purposes. Our Corporate & Commercial team have a wealth of experience in a wide range of fields, including:

          • International Restructuring projects
          • Capital Duty and Tax Planning projects
          • Asset and Project Finance
          • Structured Financing
          • Mergers and Acquisitions
          • Holding company structures
          • International Tax Planning projects
          • Commercial Contracts
          • Joint Ventures
          • Intellectual Property
          • High Net Worth Individuals Category 2 Status. For more information please visit our HINWI page.

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            Company Formation, Management & Structuring

            Partners Levi Attias, Abraham Levy and Peter Triay have years of experience in the fields of company formation, management and structuring of assets and corporate vehicles. They advise numerous private and corporate clients. Gibraltar is a mainstream finance centre with an attractive fiscal regime. Gibraltar companies can be incorporated swiftly and efficiently. Gibraltar has a robust Anti Money Laundering (“AML”) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (“CFT”) framework. Attias & Levy treats its obligations in relation to AML and CFT very seriously. Company incorporation, registered office, secretarial and associated services are provided via the firm’s company management arm, A & L Corporate Services Limited.

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              Financial Services

              The firm’s regulatory team is dedicated to advising the financial services sector and dealing with establishment and licensing, compliance with Gibraltar’s regulatory regimes including corporate governance and compliance generally and assistance with the drafting all associated legal and related documentation. Our financial services team have experience in the areas of Fiduciary Services, Investment Services, Gaming, Insurance, Payment Services, Pension Institutions, etc and the firm has a separate Funds Department and Digital Currency Department dedicated to these specialist areas of Gibraltar’s financial services industry. For more information please visit our Blockchain/ DLT/ Fintech/ ICOs page

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                    Funds

                    The firm’s Funds Department was established in 2010 and is dedicated to Gibraltar’s rapidly growing Funds Industry.  Gibraltar is now being considered as an ideal Funds jurisdiction and is now being considered as a domicile of choice along with the more traditional Funds jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, Ireland and Malta.

                    Attias & Levy’s Funds team advises Promotors and Private Clients wishing to create Gibraltar Funds and Funds Managers on the establishment or re-domiciliation and structuring of Funds and also on establishing a presence in Gibraltar themselves. The firm is dedicated to providing an independent legal advice, upholds the highest standards and works closely with other independent Funds service providers to provide a quality and bespoke service. The Funds team places great importance on compliance with Gibraltar’s regulatory regime and high standard of corporate governance.

                    Experienced Investor Funds, Private Funds and UCITS Funds comprise the types of Fund vehicles which Gibraltar offers through a variety of legal entities including limited liability companies, public companies and protected cell companies.

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                          Property & Conveyancing

                          The Property development and Conveyancing Department is led by partner Dustin Joyce

                          Property development and conveyancing form a mainstay of the firm’s legal services and is spearheaded by Partner, Dustin Joyce. The Firm acts for a number of estate agents and developers as indeed for landlords, management companies, tenants, vendors and prospective purchasers thereby providing clients with a wealth of experience in the area of property law. Our Partners and Associates have also acted for banks, building societies, financiers and developers in several of the large residential or commercial developments that Gibraltar has seen over the last ten years. The firm is well placed to represent a variety of clients in relation to new developments in Gibraltar.  It is active in advising property developers, financial institutions and property purchasers.

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                                  Litigation (Commercial & Civil)

                                  The Litigation Department is led by partner Stephen Catania

                                  In litigation, the firm has built a solid reputation for its dispute resolution practice. While it has a heavy emphasis on financial services, commercial litigation, trusts, property and judicial review the firm is also busy in the fields of clinical negligence, personal injury and human rights matters. The firm has handled cases at the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and Privy Council in London.

                                  “Reputed as a tenacious litigator, who frequently approaches his cases from an unexpected angle, Stephen conducts a wide variety of contentious matters including, commercial, contractual, construction disputes, professional negligence financial services, licensing appeals and public law cases. Stephen has had numerous cases reported in the Gibraltar Law Reports during his long career, and regularly receives high ratings in major external legal directories. Complex real estate and commercial transactions also form part of Stephen’s practice and he is regularly asked to advise developers and lending institutions”. Chambers Global 2012

                                    Our expertise includes:

                                  • Commercial litigation
                                  • Financial Services and regulatory matters including investigations and civil proceedings
                                  • Insolvency
                                  • Construction disputes
                                  • Public law matters
                                  • Professional negligence
                                  • Personal injury
                                  • Licensing appeals
                                  • Fraud
                                  • Trust disputes
                                  • Judicial review
                                  • Litigation
                                  • Personal Injury

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                                          Litigation (Criminal & Matrimonial)

                                          The Litigation Department is led by partner Stephen Catania

                                          Corporate-&-Commercial Headed by litigation partner Stephen V. Catania, the firm’s Criminal and Matrimonial practice also includes several Associates who appear at all levels of Courts, Tribunals, statutory inquiries or inquests. The firm undertakes all areas of:

                                          • Criminal matters including fraud and financial crime
                                          • Family cases including legal separation, divorce, custody disputes, care proceedings, etc
                                          • Employment disputes and Industrial Tribunal claims
                                          • Inquests
                                          • Statutory inquiries

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                                                  Ship & Yacht Registration & Finance

                                                  Gibraltar has a category 1 Red Ensign Register outside the United Kingdom. This is an important and privileged position when it comes to providing commercial shipping services through Gibraltar.

                                                  Due to its geographic and very strategic location, Gibraltar is now a major bunkering port in the Mediterranean and sits on the very gateway to one of the world’s busiest commercial shipping and yachting thoroughfares. Equally the climate and berthing facilities make Gibraltar an attractive yacht visit port. The growth in calls by merchant shipping, cruise vessels and yachts over the last few years has been exponential.

                                                  Registration of vessels in Gibraltar is an agile and competitively-priced transaction. The firm’s practitioners have wide-ranging experience in registration of vessels as indeed in financing and other maritime matters. The firm’s clients include owners of vessels, mortgagees, crew members and charterers.

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                                                            Small Business

                                                            We provide a range of legal services to assist small businesses with their day to day requirements. From registering a business name, to filing business licence applications.

                                                            We also offer advice and assistance with all employment and contractual matters.

                                                            We ensure that the solutions provided to our clients are as innovative as necessary to meeting their objectives, whilst at the same time being practical and cost effective.

                                                            Our philosophy is to bring significant experience coupled with a personal and attentive problem-solving service.

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                                                                      Spanish Property & Spanish Law

                                                                      The Spanish Property and Law department is led by partner Peter Triay

                                                                      Our expertise includes:

                                                                      LITIGATION:

                                                                      • Personal Injury
                                                                      • Debt Claims
                                                                      • Matrimonial
                                                                      • Criminal Law
                                                                      • Mortgage Claims/Repossessions
                                                                      • Property Disputes
                                                                      • Community of Owners
                                                                      • Evictions
                                                                      • Insurance Claims

                                                                      PROPERTY LAW:

                                                                      • Conveyancing
                                                                      • Rentals
                                                                      • Planning and Licences
                                                                      • Land Law

                                                                      FISCAL LAW:

                                                                      • Income and Wealth Tax for Residents & Non Residents
                                                                      • Fiscal representation
                                                                      • Corporate Tax

                                                                      CORPORATE LAW:

                                                                      • Incorporation & Liquidation of Spanish Companies
                                                                      • Transfer of shares
                                                                      • Annual returns

                                                                      INHERITANCE LAW:

                                                                      • Succession
                                                                      • Inheritance Tax & Fiscal Planning
                                                                      • Wills
                                                                      • Spanish Legal Department

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                                                                                Why Gibraltar?

                                                                                A British Overseas Territory with its own Parliament, Constitution, Government & laws

                                                                                A competitive low-tax regime with strong telecommunications infrastructure and a high quality services tradition

                                                                                Ideally situated close to Spain and Portugal and a mere hop from Africa. Frequent daily flights from Gibraltar airport provide the bridge to and from the United Kingdom. Malaga and Jerez airports, in the south of Spain, are only an hour’s drive from Gibraltar and they provide regular flights to many international destinations

                                                                                A well-regulated finance centre that has received a series of ringing endorsements from international regulatory bodies

                                                                                Traditional strengths in banking, insurance and asset-holding activities for corporate and private investors

                                                                                A growing centre for investment services, funds and trusts

                                                                                Our Team

                                                                                The Firm has a talented and robust legal team able to meet your needs. Our practitioners handle an array of legal matters efficiently and effectively. This site sets out the broad services conducted in the various fields by our team and introduces Gibraltar as a place to do business.

                                                                                Whether it is in the area of financial services; commercial and private client work; property or litigation our friendly and welcoming legal team are always happy to assist our wide ranging clientele. Our responsive and caring approach allows the Firm to meet the demands of a discerning and wide ranging portfolio of international and local clients.

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                                                                                Feedback

                                                                                “Attias & Levy’s ‘fine’ corporate and commercial practice is spearheaded by name partner Abraham Levy, regarded in the market as ‘a very skilled lawyer.”

                                                                                Legal 500

                                                                                “The ‘very well-respected’ Levi Attias is highly praised and boasts “solid expertise in banking and finance issues, with clients including both international and domestic corporations, as well as high-net-worth individuals.”

                                                                                Legal 500

                                                                                Steven Catania is “Reputed as a tenacious litigator, who frequently approaches his cases from an unexpected angle, Stephen conducts a wide variety of contentious matters including, commercial, contractual, construction disputes, professional negligence financial services, licensing appeals and public law cases. Stephen has had numerous cases reported in the Gibraltar Law Reports during his long career, and regularly receives high ratings in major external legal directories. Complex real estate and commercial transactions also form part of Stephen’s practice and he is regularly asked to advise developers and lending institutions”.

                                                                                Chambers Global

                                                                                News

                                                                                BEAT COVID

                                                                                21 April 2020 Introduction Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar (“HM GoG”) have enacted the BEAT COVID measures under the Appropriation (Business Employee Assistance Terms COVID-19) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”). The legislation comes after HM GOG issued initial guidance on 25 March 2020....

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                                                                                Exchange of Contracts and Title to the Property

                                                                                05 March 2020 What contracts do I have to sign? First of all, you will have to sign a purchase agreement. This governs the relationship between you and the seller between exchange and completion.  Secondly, you need to sign your Title Deeds. These consist of a Deed of Underlease and Trust Deed....

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                                                                                Gibraltar: High Net Worth Individuals (Category 2 Status)

                                                                                03 Dec 2019 Due to an increase in the international enquiries being received to establish residency in Gibraltar for High Net Worth Individuals from the Far East and in particular from Hong Kong, we are pleased to inform our client base that a team of practitioners led by our senior partner Levi J...

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                                                                                attias & levy

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                                                                                First Floor Suites, 39 Irish Town, PO Box 466, Gibraltar

                                                                                Tel: (+350) 20072150

                                                                                Fax: (+350) 20074986

                                                                                E-mail: info@attlev.gi

                                                                                Web: www.attiaslevy.com

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