Christian Caetano

Associate

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Expertise

Christian joined ISOLAS' commercial department in September 2008. He specialises in the fields of Insurance and Financial Services, as well as advising on Gaming, E-Commerce and Corporate law matters.

In 2011 Christian undertook a six-month secondment within the Insurance Supervision Division of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (FSC). During this time he developed his knowledge of financial services regulation and also assisted in the transposition of the Solvency II Directive. Christian was subsequently asked to return to the FSC on a further short term secondment in order to draft a proposal to the

Government of Gibraltar for the establishment of a recovery and resolution regime within Gibraltar’s financial services framework.

In addition to his work in the financial services sector, Christian also works closely with Steven Caetano and Peter Isola on Gaming and general Corporate matters, and has also been recommended by the Legal 500 for his Intellectual Property practice.


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What is Christian up to these days

Christian's recent transactions include the on-going liquidation of two Gibraltar licensed insurance companies, and the first long term insurance business transfer application of a Gibraltar based life insurance Protected Cell Company to be heard by the Gibraltar Supreme Court.

He is also currently advising one of the largest publicly listed Gibraltar gaming companies on a cross border merger, having earlier in the year advised on the acquisition of a Gibraltar general business insurer by a South African conglomerate.

Christian has also recently advised in relation to a new Gibraltar general business insurer’s licence application to the FSC, and is undertaking a professional trustee category licence application to the FSC on behalf of an International QROPS Provider.

Most recently, he has advised the Gibraltar Finance Centre in relation to the development of Gibraltar as an Insurance Linked Securities (ILS) jurisdiction within the European Union, and is busy contributing the Gibraltar chapters of Thomson Reuter’s ‘Comparative Overview of Insurance and Reinsurance Law and Regulation’ publication, as well as Law Business Research’s ‘The Insurance and Reinsurance Review’.

Christian has recently penned the Gibraltar chapter of the second edition of The Insurance and Reinsurance Law Review for 2014. The chapter is available in pdf format - please contact Christian who will be happy to provide a copy of the Gibraltar chapter

What they say about Christian

"Christian Caetano provides broad IP advice, but is particularly recommended for domain name disputes".THE LEGAL 500

What they don't say about Christian.

"Christian, like his colleague and elder brother Steven, is an avid football and Manchester United fan, an allegiance which earns him a considerable amount of ridicule at times within the office. He is also a keen sportsman and particularly enjoys playing football at local league level and with friends." Selwyn Figueras, Associate, ISOLAS

Memberships

  • Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

  • The Gibraltar Bar Council

Background

2008 Associate, Isolas

2008 Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar

Practice areas

  • Banking & Financial Services

  • Gibraltar Gaming and e-Commerce

  • Gibraltar Company Law

  • Trademark Registration

  • gi Domain Names

  • Gibraltar Insurance