Peter’s area of expertise is in commercial and private client matters. He has also advised on numerous financial services, regulatory and trust related matters. Peter was closely involved in the IPOs of various gaming companies established in Gibraltar, which have been listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Peter has been closely involved in drafting numerous changes to Gibraltar’s legislation in trusts, financial services and gaming areas. His knowledge of these fields has led him to contribute to a large number of articles and books on Gibraltar’s legal system and financial services sector.
Peter regularly speaks at international conferences relating to these areas of practice. His work frequently requires him to deal with multiple jurisdictions as a result of which the firm has built a considerable bank of international knowledge in tax and private client arrangements.
He is a member of the pre-eminent global gambling law networking and educational organization, International Masters of Gaming Law. IMGL is at the forefront of the latest developments in international gambling law.
Peter was also Gibraltar’s Minister for Trade and Industry, with responsibility for economic development and financial services, between May 1996 and February 2000. Having graduated from Leeds University, Peter attended the Inns of Court School of Law as a member of Lincoln’s Inn. Peter qualified as a Barrister in 1982, becoming a partner of Hassans in 1988.
Hassans International Law Firm:
We are a full service firm with specialisms in corporate, M&A, commercial, financial services, insurance, litigation, funds, gaming, property, private client, tax and shipping law. We have offices both in Gibraltar and in Spain.
Hassans aims to deliver a service consistent with old world values of customer care whilst constantly evolving to embrace new world technology to meet the urgency that today’s world demands.
Together, Hassans and Gibraltar have comprehensive resources and a solid infrastructure to ensure that our legal advice can be executed efficiently. Our expertise extends beyond Gibraltar and covers key jurisdictions around the world.
Our clients are diverse but our approach is consistent: to understand our clients, provide superior advice and get results. Many of our private clients are highly successful entrepreneurs, we help them grow and protect their assets.
As well as individuals, we act for companies, from local businesses to Fortune 100 multinationals that operate in a number of jurisdictions. We use innovative structures to save them time and money. We also advise financial institutions, including the major investment banks and insurance companies, enabling them to set up and run new entities and products.
Our status and expertise allows us to advise the Gibraltar Government on new laws; we have been instrumental in helping to develop local tax legislation and in 2014, aided the delivery of a new Companies Act and Insolvency Act; an important step for Gibraltar’s businesses, marking us out as a mature and modern marketplace.
We strive to help Gibraltar continue to develop as a sophisticated and well regulated financial centre. We welcome measures to prevent money laundering, including initiatives by the EU, Financial Action Task Force and OECD. To this end, we work together with regulators, in particular the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, to ensure that Gibraltar is a leading and respected offshore financial centre.
Hassans is associated with Line Group, an internationally known fiduciary services provider. It is one of Gibraltar´s leading players in the provision of trustee services, and the incorporation and management of corporate vehicles in Gibraltar as well in over 25 other jurisdictions for a worldwide client base.
When you work with Hassans, you work with one of the world’s leading independent law firms. This, combined with Gibraltar’s efficient tax regime and the stability and market access afforded by EU membership, makes Hassans the perfect partner for your business.