Michael Adamberry

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Expertise

Michael graduated from University College London with an LLB degree in Law with Hispanic Law. He then attended BPP University Law School in London where he undertook his Legal Practice Course. Years later, Michael went back to BPP University to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course, seeking to be dually qualified.

Prior to joining ISOLAS, Michael worked as a Regulatory Officer in the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”), before moving to the Private Sector where he worked for a large Trust & Company Services Provider (“TCSP”).

As a former regulator, Michael has acquired experience in Risk Management, and within the private sector, he has been involved in corporate structuring of international private and multi-national clients, including significant brand names in the manufacture, retail and energy sectors. In addition to this he has assisted private clients and high net worth individuals on trust administration matters, concerning ownership of diverse asset classes held in a variety of jurisdictions.

During his training contract Michael assisted the ISOLAS FinTech team, working with distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) firms and the regulatory aspects surrounding these, as well as assisting with initial coin offerings (“ICOs”).

What is Michael up to these days

Michael’s niche area of expertise is Data Protection & Privacy Law, on which he has written a number of articles and participates in the EU consultative process on legal reforms in these areas.

With a strong background in regulation, Michael is also called upon for his expertise in Regulatory work, AML and Financial Services. Within Financial Services, he is looking to expand his knowledge on Funds, Investment Firms, and Credit Institutions.

What they say about Michael

     "Mike joins the team at ISOLAS LLP at a key moment for both the firm and the jurisdiction. With the various challenges coming down the line in the shape of the implementation of the GDPR and the massive growth in the cryptocurrency space, not to mention the looming and as yet unresolved uncertainty relating to the the UK's Brexit negotiations with the EU, we're banking on talent like Mike and other practitioners to help us maintain and growth further the momentum of recent years - i'm excited to have him on board." Selwyn Figueras, ISOLAS LLP

What they don't say about Michael.

Michael is actively involved as an Award Leader and Trainer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Gibraltar, where acts as a mentor to young people hoping to achieve their Award and trains new adult volunteers.

Michael sat on the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as International Youth Representative of the Europe, Mediterranean and Arab States Region from 2010-2014, and continues to be involved in the work of the International Award Foundation.

Michael currently lectures Contract Law at the University of Gibraltar as a CILEX Tutor.

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives - GCILEx (Graduate Member)

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Gibraltar Bar Council

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Background

2017 – Associate, ISOLAS LLP