Peter Isola

Senior Partner

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Peter is one of Gibraltar’s most senior and eminent lawyers. He is recognized as an expert in the fields of financial services, corporate and trust law and has spoken at various conferences on corporate, trust, insurance and e-gaming matters.

Peter remains heavily and increasingly involved in corporate governance and advisory activities for the Government, including his positions on: The Board of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission; The Gibraltar Financial Services Working Group, which has been instrumental in advising on the new statutory instruments recently laid before the UK Parliament ensuring that Gibraltar-regulated Financial Services companies can continue to passport services to the United Kingdom; The Government’s Personal Residency Offering Group, which was tasked with considering and evaluating the personal residency offering available in Gibraltar to existing and potential new residents of Gibraltar, particularly those with a high net worth; The board of the Gibraltar International Bank; The board of GENCON Insurance Company Intl Ltd.

Peter also specialises in gaming law and regulation and has been instrumental in the development of the law in this area. In addition to his advisory role, Peter is a director of various regulated entities involved in financial services including banking and insurance as well as telecoms and gaming.

Peter sits on the board of BetVictor Limited, one of Gibraltar’s longest established gaming companies; The Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA) UK Working Group, with respect to the Point of Consumption Tax as external legal advisor to BetVictor Limited.

Peter is also on the board of HM Government of Gibraltar’s Brexit Gaming Working Group, advising on related matters and attending meetings with the UK Gambling Commission and the UK Ministry of Culture Media and Sport, and is a member of the Gaming Review Group, which reported to the Minister on its vision for the continuing success of the gaming industry.

As Chairman of the local branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Peter has also addressed the annual Branch Chairmen Assembly of STEP in London.

Peter has, in conjunction with Adrian Pilcher, written the Gibraltar chapter of Private Client Tax – Jurisdictional Comparisons, published by the European Lawyer reference series. He is also Gibraltar’s contributor to Tottel Publishing’s Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts and International Succession Laws and in conjunction with Jonathan Garcia the Gibraltar Chapter of Insurance & Reinsurance for the same series.

Accreditations

  • 'The man to go to when you want some serious advice.'

    Chambers Global

  • 'An experienced practitioner, he regularly advises on personal tax saving and trust creation and management.'

    THE LEGAL 500

  • ‘A considerable bank of experience in advising the gaming sector, as well as other e-commerce operators.'

    THE LEGAL 500

Memberships & Background

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Chairman of the Gibraltar branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Council Member of The Gibraltar Bar Council
  • President of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce (2002-2006)
  • International Bar Association and International Fiscal Association

Background

2017: Senior Partner, ISOLAS LLP
2007: Senior Partner, ISOLAS
1992: Managing Partner, Isola & Isola
1989: Partner, Isola & Isola
1985: Appointed Notary Public
1982: Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar