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Specialist Guide to the

Global Leaders in Media Law Practice

GIBRALTAR

Over the past year, Gibraltar has focussed on developing effective regulatory frameworks for the gambling sector as the authorities work to support the industry beyond Brexit.  


In March 2020, Gambling Commissioner Andrew Lyman shared an opinion that the jurisdiction is likely to maintain its status as a prominent

gambling hub, despite difficulties faced by

the sector due to Brexit.


During an interview with SBC News, Mr Lyman said that he expects Gibraltar will maintain its industry presence regardless of Brexit outcomes.


However, lawyers say that Brexit is expected to lead to complicated arrangements given that financial services and online gambling businesses are widely present in Gibraltar.

Other developments in 2020 include the government’s guidance on privacy notices under the EU’s GDPR.


The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority states that notices must include the identity of an organisation as a data controller, contact details and the legal basis for collecting and processing personal data.


The guidance provides clarity on the difference between privacy notices and privacy policies, which is an organisation’s  internal personal data handling arrangements.

TIER 1

Hassans

Isolas


TIER 2

Attias & Levy

Ellul & Co

TSN Law


TIER 3

Ramparts  

Triay & Triay



RANKING AND EDITORIALS

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Gaming law specialist Hassans 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.


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Present since 1985, Attias & Levy 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, TSN Law 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.


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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.

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