A qualified Barrister, Marisa joined ISOLAS in 2011, working across a range of the firm’s practice areas. Marisa works closely with Partner Christian Hernandez on matters of corporate finance, as well as in the field of admiralty and shipping. She has worked in large multi-jurisdictional transactions for top banking institutions and has also been instrumental in numerous successful ship arrests acting for both claimants and defendants.
Marisa regularly assists companies and clients alike to set up businesses in Gibraltar, as part of ISOLAS’ relocation services offering. She has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the sphere of business licencing matters, and was successful in Gibraltar’s first appeal under the Fair Trading Act 2015.
Marisa is a member of the Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA), an association created for and made up of young lawyers around the globe. Within this organisation she is also active in various working commissions and presented a report for the Mergers and Acquisition Commission for the 51st AIJA Annual Congress.
Marisa is involved in ship registration, acting regularly for both buyers and lenders, an area which is experiencing growth in the market.
Marisa has attended the Lloyds Maritime Academy Ship Arrest Conference and, on occasion, as a guest speaker on a working panel of experts discussing ship arrests in the global sphere with greater emphasis on arresting ships in Gibraltar, an area in which she has acquired significant experience.
Marisa is a fully qualified Certified Accredited Mediator and continues to build on her expertise and experience in this field. She is also a fully qualified interpersonal mediator, having most recently obtained her practitioner’s certificate as a Certified Interpersonal Mediator and participated in the AIM Awards’ Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner course in 2014.
'Marisa deals with matters decisively and efficiently, with an eye for detail.'
Christian Hernandez, Partner ISOLAS LLP
Memberships & Background
- Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- Gibraltar Bar Council
- AIJA International Association of Young Lawyers
2011: Associate, ISOLAS
2011: Called to Bar of England & Wales
2011: Called to the Gibraltar Bar
2011: Accredited Mediator – (Civil & Commercial) ADR Group
2011: Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)