Gibraltar- Crypto disputes on the Rock
16 June 2022

Gibraltar: Crypto disputes on the Rock

Dominic Carman


In the first jurisdiction to regulate crypto, litigation seems inevitable

For the 33,000 people who call it home, Gibraltar is a prosperous place. In terms of GDP per capita, its £2.4bn service- led economy is ranked fourth in the world by the IMF. But, as elsewhere, global economic difficulties are causing local lawyers to speculate about an imminent surge in insolvency and restructuring work. Currently, most high-profile disputes in the jurisdiction involve private individuals, blue- chip companies and financial institutions that are engaged in cross-border commercial litigation, alternative dispute resolution, complex liquidations and negligence claims.

From a disputes perspective, the largest flows into Gibraltar come from the City of London matched by an increasing two-way traffic: a litigation and arbitration push from Gibraltar into the UK as local firms work with their colleagues in London on English law mandates.

Related News

November 2022 News

MIND-BLOWING: OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE IPO OF PSYCHEDELICS COMPANIES (OR, HOW TO CHANGE INVESTORS’ MINDS)

Nigel Gordon, capital markets and M&A partner at Fladgate LLP, explores the IPO potential of psychedelics companies

November 2022 News

Private Capital: Regulatory horizons

Geoff Cook, Chair of Mourant Consulting in Jersey, looks at regulatory horizons affecting private capital in the United States, Europe and Asia.

September 2022 News

Private Capital: Navigating the Future

Ben Robins, Partner, and Geoff Cook, Consultant, Mourant examine the change of tone by US Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and the prospect of higher rates amid continued uncertainty

September 2022 News

Branding in the Metaverse: the new big thing

Kate Ellis, Head of the Branding Group at Konexo, considers the implications for brand owners who want to protect, use, exploit and enforce their brands in augmented virtual reality.