ISOLAS Alternative Investment Funds Law Q&A published in Legal 500 guide  

16/09/2022 Jonathan Garcia, Stuart Dalmedo

ISOLAS LLP has compiled a comprehensive Q&A into the most important points and common questions surrounding alternative investment funds laws and regulations applicable in Gibraltar. This was published as part of the Legal 500 Alternative Investment Funds Country Comparative Guide.

The Q&A tackles a series of questions relating to fund structures and regulation, alongside defining the parameters within which funds in Gibraltar must operate.  It is targeted at key in-house decision makers at investment firms and aims to outline the major points to consider when choosing a jurisdiction in which to domicile. It summarises and clarifies the characteristics which have made Gibraltar a leading jurisdiction in the industry, and covers a wide range of topics from the establishment and running of funds, to their marketing to investors and the use of side letters. The Q&A is particularly timely as Gibraltar was once again named the third preferred jurisdiction globally for the domiciliation of hedge funds in a PwC and Elwood report.

The piece was written by experts from the ISOLAS funds team, Partner Jonathan Garcia, along with Associate Jake Collado, and Partner Stuart Dalmedo, focussing on taxation aspects. ISOLAS team was recognised for its expertise in the fund’s industry at the Hedgeweek Digital Asset Awards 2022, as Best Law Firm in Fund Domicile.

Jonathan Garcia, Partner at ISOLAS LLP said: “The Legal 500 Alternative Investment Funds Country Comparative Guide is a powerful and popular tool for those wanting to set up new funds or redomicile existing vehicles and we are privileged to have contributed to this Comparative guide with the Gibraltar chapter.

“Gibraltar’s strong position as a fast-growing jurisdiction for alternative investment funds and their managers has been highlighted and recognised in recent years. Not only does The Rock offer numerous benefits, but with its evolving regulation, the jurisdiction is strategically well placed to act as a fund domicile, and therefore, continues to attract robust and quality investments. While the Q&A covers the main points; if readers want further insights, myself and ISOLAS funds team would be more than happy to assist.”

The full piece can be read on the Legal 500 website here.  Legal 500 guides are written by some of the world’s leading lawyers and give colleagues in other jurisdictions, as well as in-house decision makers a useful overview of the laws and regulations in key jurisdictions, for specific practice areas. Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world for more than 30 years to better inform decision-makers.

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