ISOLAS secures landmark Gibraltar Insurance & PCC Ruling

26/06/2014 Steven Caetano, Christian Caetano

Gibraltar’s longest established law firm ISOLAS is pleased to announce that it has acted as legal advisors on the first ever transfer of long term insurance business undertaken by a Gibraltar licensed insurance company structured as a protected cell company (PCC).

Associate, Christian Caetano, advised PEL Altraplan (Gibraltar) PCC Limited on its unprecedented transfer of insurance business from Gibraltar to Ireland. The landmark ruling of the Supreme Court of Gibraltar was possible as a result of the provisions of the Financial Services (Insurance Companies) Act and the Protected Cell Companies Act.

“…the first time.”

“This was the first time that the Gibraltar Courts had been asked to approve a scheme for the transfer of a Gibraltar insurer’s long term business, and also the first such transfer from a PCC to a non-PCC entity. This is therefore a highly significant ruling in the areas of insurance and PCCs, and one which will be welcomed locally and internationally. As Gibraltar’s financial services industry continues to thrive, this decision serves to highlight the robustness of our legislation and regulator, as well as reinforce the strengths of the PCC vehicle.” said Christian.

Christian Caetano is an Associate at ISOLAS and a member of the firm’s insurance team. He specialises in insurance, financial services and general corporate law.

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