Christian is acknowledged as one of the leading lawyers in Gibraltar in the fields of corporate and real estate and shipping finance, banking and financial services. He has been named as a leading lawyer in these fields by Chambers and Partners, the European Legal 500, IFLR 1000 and Global Counsel 3000 amongst others.
He has been the leading partner in a large number of substantial transactions ranging from mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and management buyouts, corporate and structured finance, regulatory issues and enforcement of security. Among others he represents major European and American high street and investment banks, property developers, insurance companies and UK and Irish PLCs.
Following 10 years as a director of the Gibraltar of Commerce, Christian was appointed President in May 2013.
Christian continues to work with a large number of corporate finance instructions from the world’s leading banks and large international law firms as banks continue to seek re-financing and re-structuring of their customers’ debts and relevant securities as well as advising on enforcement in relation to defaulting structures.
In addition to his corporate practice, Christian is recognised internationally for his work in admiralty and shipping law and his portfolio of clients include the International Transport Workers Federation, P&I Clubs, banks and shipowners. Christian is engaged in a significant number of ship arrest matters, a direct consequence of the global economic crisis.
‘Clients highlight his financial knowledge and experience in M&A and regulation.’
‘Undoubtedly one of the heavyweights in the sector.’
THE LEGAL 500
‘Christian Hernandez is highly recommended for real estate finance, banking, structured finance and financial services.’
THE LEGAL 500
‘Christian is user-friendly and gets the job done efficiently.’
‘He knows his market extremely well; I like the way he works and I enjoy working with him.’
Memberships & Background
- Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
- The Gibraltar Bar Council
- The Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies
- President of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce
- Member of the Trade Licensing Tribunal
2017: Partner, ISOLAS LLP
2007: Partner, ISOLAS
2001: Partner, Isola & Isola
1995: Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar