Name: Joseph E. Triay (MELO)
Firm Name: Triay & Triay
Jurisdiction: Gibraltar
Practice Area: Financial Services

Telephone: (+350) 200 72020
Fax: (+350) 200 72270

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Professional Biography:

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Called to the Bar: 1982

Melo is a Director in the firm and heads up both the Financial Services and Private Client teams.

As a recognised leading individual in the banking and finance sector, Melo is heavily involved in financial services related work and regularly advises the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. He also advises all aspects of Financial Services including the establishment of collective investment schemes and funds incorporated in Gibraltar as well as banks and insurance companies. Melo is a former member of the Financial Services Commission and former chairman of the Bar.

Melo is also an internationally recognised leader in the field of Private Client practice, advising numerous clients in relation to legal matters affecting their wealth, taxation or estate planning. In particular he is very active in advising trustees, professional and private, in the conduct and fulfillment of the terms of the trust and matters affecting such trusts.

Melo is recognised as a leading individual by Legal 500 in the Banking and Finance, Private Clients and Tax sectors; he is also in the Legal 500 Hall of Fame which recognises individuals who have “received constant praise by their clients” and are “at the pinnacle of the profession”. He has been described as “exceptional” and a “mature, calm lawyer with a lot of experience” in Chambers Global.

Firm Description:

The firm traces its origins to the practice established in Gibraltar in 1905 by the late Arthur C. Carrara CMG, KC a friend and colleague of Sergio Pelayo Triay QC (the grandfather and great grandfather of the Triay brothers and family). Sergio Triay joined Arthur Carrara in practice in 1926. Arthur Carrara died in 1949 which was the same year when JJ Triay joined his father in practice. After Arthur Carrara’s death, the practice was then run by S P Triay KC and his son and became known as Triay & Triay. JJ’s brother J E Triay QC joined the firm in 1952 when Triay & Triay was already in full swing under his father’s leadership. JE Triay QC became the senior lawyer of the firm in 1972.

In 1991, Triay & Triay merged with Vasquez Benady, a firm which incorporated the practice of Samuel Benady CBE, QC and Sir Alfred J Vasquez. CBE., QC, MA (Cantab). Both JE Triay QC and Sir Alfred Vasquez QC sadly passed away in 2012.

Today the firm remains true to its family origins – all of JE Triay QC’s sons are lawyers in the firm as are Sir Alfred’s son Robert Vasquez QC and his nephew Freddie Vasquez QC with JE Triay QC’s eldest son Melo now the firm’s senior lawyer.

Our clients range from international businesses to private companies, governments, charities and private individuals. Due to our commitment to maintaining the highest standards and ethics in our profession; building strong relationships with our clients and our ability to deliver practical and proportionate legal solutions, we remain at the forefront of the profession in Gibraltar with a tried and trusted reputation for legal excellence amongst our clients and peers.

Our Expertise

We offer expert advice and knowledge across a variety of sectors and legal practice areas. The firm is divided into 6 practice areas namely Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Financial Services, Private Client, Property and Shipping & Admiralty.

We also offer advice on matters of Spanish law through our offices in Marbella and Sotogrande.

Gibraltar is a well-recognized and regulated EU finance centre and accordingly a large part of the firm’s practice is devoted to finance centre related work, both local and international.

The firm is recognised as a leading business firm in Gibraltar and a number of the firm’s practitioners are recognised as leaders in their chosen fields by independent sources such as Chambers, Legal 500, IFLR and Practical Law. Lawyers at the firm practice as part of the fused profession in Gibraltar and the vast majority of our practitioners are English qualified in the first instance.

Through its associated company, T&T Management Services, Triay & Triay is able to offer company management and professional trust services to clients.

The firm also belongs to a number of legal networks including the Association of European Lawyers (AEL) and Globalaw. These networks are further recognition of the firm’s international standing and serve to assist clients worldwide.