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Gibraltar is ‘embracing new technology’, say lawyers, as well as regulating it. The British overseas territory introduced a new regulatory package in a move to regulate digital assets.
The government published its 10th Regulatory Principle in April last year. The document elaborates on the responsibilities of crypto businesses in a move that is intended to further develop the region’s regulatory framework.
Other industry developments include Gibraltar FA’s launch of its TV channel and App dedicated to local football. Gibraltar FA TV launched in September and became the new home for Gibraltar Football League.
In legislative developments, Gibraltar published a draft of its new Gambling Act in April last year, with requirements for operators to have a “sufficient substantive presence” in the territory. The law is intended to protect consumers and promote “fair and responsible” gambling, as well as support the “preservation of confidence in gambling markets”.
The region’s legal market structure remains table, with Hassans and Isolas maintaining their Tier 1 position in MLI 2023.
Attias & Levy
Ellul & Co
RANKING AND EDITORIALS
Gaming law specialist Hassans is among the region’s most reputable firms with diverse case coverage. The team 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, the firm also specialises in intellectual property, online gaming and e-commerce.
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.
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. The firm is highlighted by peers for its 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’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.
REGIONS WE COVER
Middle East and North Africa
Central and Eastern Europe