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Data security and cyber crime have been among the region’s most significant topics as Gibraltar’s legal framework for data protection is derived directly from EU legislation.
With the EU’s GDPR coming into force in May 2018, Gibraltar’s Regulatory Authority (GRA) published its second guidance note on the upcoming legislative changes.
The guidance notes published in May 2017 are aimed at helping organisations improve their practices in preparation for the GDPR.
The measure is also aimed at providing advice on the Lead Supervisory Principle, which was introduced by the GDPR. The principle is known as a “one-stop-shop” mechanism as companies would only have to report to one supervisory authority, allowing for a more cost-effective approach.
Other developments include the threat posed by Brexit to Gibraltar’s gaming industry. The online gaming industry is historically Gibraltar’s strongest segment, a location made attractive by low taxes and access to the European market.
Brexit raises fundamental regulatory questions about server locations, license validity to access EU-based participants and, crucially, questions about tax implications.
After the EU’s confirmation that Britain and Gibraltar will be treated as one entity, there is growing concern about changes to tax legislation and Gibraltar’s post-Brexit position.
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Ellul & Co
Triay Stagnetto Neish
Triay & Triay
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Gaming law specialist is among the region’s most reputable firms with diverse case coverage. Leading lawyer and industry expert Nyreen Llamas advises a range of international gaming companies on data protection, intellectual property, tax and corporate matters. The firm has also been involved in the successful flotation of several gaming groups and has assisted in the corporate restructuring and consolidation of various operators.
Isolas is a leading choice for sports and entertainment law. The team has extensive experience advising local and international sports personalities on contract law preparation and negotiation. With a corporate and business law focus, key practitioner Steven Caetano also specialises in intellectual property, online gaming and e-commerce.
Present since 1985, has built a reputable practice with a broad client base. The team is experienced in dealing with media law cases notably relating to libel and slander. On a local basis the firm acts for clients in connection with libellous online content.
Specialising in gaming law, Triay Stagnetto Neish represents some of the region’s largest online gambling companies. The firm advises on matters ranging from legislative changes and regulatory frameworks to the establishment of a local presence.
Ramparts is one of the few firms focussing on media and entertainment. The practice also assists internet-based service providers and online gaming operators on compliance, marketing and regulation. Founding partner Peter Howitt manages the firm and is highlighted by peers for his advice on the establishment of an online social network for artists. Other focus areas include data protection, licensing, sales and distribution, cloud computing and technology development.
Triay & Triay’s media-related work stems from its corporate and commercial department which works on e-business, online gaming and data protection. The firm is among Gibraltar’s leading in business law, advising domestic and international clients.