Name: Charles Gomez
Firm Name: Charles A. Gomez & Co
Jurisdiction: Gibraltar
Practice Area: Construction Law

Telephone: +350 20074998
Fax: +350 20073074
Email: charles@gomezco.gi

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Professional Biography:

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Before qualifying as a Barrister, Charles worked as a baker, a journalist and a barman.

He is an Honorary Professor of International Law and International Relations of the University of Cádiz and a member of the Key Advisory Group for Law at the University of Gibraltar. Charles lectures regularly in Spain, Morocco and Gibraltar.

He is the Chairman of the Safeguarding Commission of the Catholic Diocese of Gibraltar and is the Director for Aid to the Church in Need charity in Gibraltar.

Charles is also a member of the Editorial Board for ReachExtra.com and is regularly interviewed for comments and opinions on local and global legal matters by the media in Gibraltar, UK, Spain and internationally.

A strong emphasis on financial services litigation and regulatory proceedings has led to several settlements but also a successful Court of Appeal Judgement ( re:  Advalorem – Civil Appeal No 10 of 2015).

As well as representing regulated entities before the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, he has represented clients before other professional bodies and active in a regulatory investigation.

In addition he has acted in several cases of mis-selling of investments, all of which have been settled within the ambit of alternative dispute resolution procedures within litigation.

Charles Gomez has made representations to the European Union Enquiry on State Aid.

He represented the ex Chief Justice of Gibraltar in removal proceedings at the Privy Council [2009] UKPC 43.

He has represented the Government of Gibraltar in several successful claims for rectification under the law of defamation and mis-information in the Spanish Courts culminating with the Spanish Supreme Court’s unanimous decision of the 13th September 2017 [2809 of 2016] in which for the first time the Spanish Courts acknowledged the standing and capacity of the Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar to litigate in the Kingdom of Spain.

Recently he acted for the successful Claimant in the high profile unfair dismissal case of Tampin v GGCA Union [IT 3 of 2016].

Education

Sacred Heart Grammar School, Gibraltar

University of London (Honours)

Council of Legal Education (London)

Member of the Gibraltar Bar Association and the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple

Member of the Parliamentary Commission on Democratic and Parliamentary Reform

Other Information

Charles Gomez is an honorary professor in International Law at the University of Cadiz.
Charles is also a columnist for the Gibraltar Olive Press covering Britain’s transition after Brexit in his series Brief.

Charles A Gomez LLB (Hons) of counsel, was called to the Bars of England and Wales and Gibraltar 1982.

Charles is regularly mentioned in the Legal 500 and this year was described as “a leader in judicial review” and “fearless”.

Charles Gomez is an Honorary Professor at the University of Cadiz, organising English Law lectures in Gibraltar and Spain for Spanish undergraduates.

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Firm Description

Established in 1988 Charles A. Gomez & Co is a leading Gibraltar law firm in the fields of general dispute resolution and commercial law.

Experience and a healthy respect for the litigation process inform our principal priorities of negotiation and settlement.  However, “if you want peace prepare for war”. Our track record in the Gibraltar courts with notable successes in several ground-breaking cases assures opponents that a reasonable approach is the best option.

Among the contentious areas of practice which we have been most active in recent times are; financial and telecommunications regulation, professional negligence, complex fraud, insolvency, trust settlements, building construction and contract disputes.

Uniquely, in the Gibraltar legal profession we have no financial interest in any corporate management or trust companies and offer our advisory services on the basis of absolute independence.

We regularly act as agents for overseas lawyers.

Our property department is one of the busiest and competitively priced in Gibraltar. We deal with many transactions on a monthly basis acting for developers, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants.

We are situated next to the Marriages and Passport registries and we are able to provide the Commissioner for Oaths facility.

Charles A. Gomez & Co. provide a dedicated independent service and total loyalty to all our clients

 

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