Selwyn Figueras

Senior Associate

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Expertise

Selwyn rejoined the Firm in April 2008 after a short stint in the employed bar, having practised with the firm between October 2003 to December 2005. Selwyn's practice spans a number of fields with a decidedly commercial slant. He has headed up the firm's Business Development Team since returning to the firm, developing a network of strong links with the legal profession in London, Zurich and Geneva, coordinating all other aspects of the firm's marketing and managing the firm's PR. A Member of the Gibraltar Parliament between December 2011 and October 2015 with Shadow responsibility for Justice, Planning, Traffic and Transport, Selwyn contributed to the passing of substantial legislation in the Companies and financial services context, as well as in relation to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2015, which he championed during his time in Parliament.

What is Selwyn up to these days

Selwyn currently spends a lot of his time in London and Switzerland, two centres with which ISOLAS has a strong link and with which it continues to establish new relationships. With the development of the jurisdiction as a conduit for business into the UK post-Brexit as well as a centre for excellence in the growing fintech space, Selwyn continues to take the message of everything Gibraltar has to offer as a modern specialist finance centre to new centres such as Tel Aviv, New York and Asia, as he explores the new opportunities opening up to the jurisdiction.

Elected to the Gibraltar Parliament at a general election held on the 8th December 2011. Selwyn was a member of the elected opposition in the Gibraltar as part of the Gibraltar Social Democrats.

 

What they say about Selwyn

    "Selwyn brings a very creative angle to Business Development, particularly in relation to new media. He has proven to be resourceful and flexible in taking on new tasks and providing solutions to gain access to new markets" Joey Garcia, Senior Associate, ISOLAS

    "Sharp, witty, known by almost all high profile business' in the market. Selwyn is an extraordinary character, with a unique charisma; able to attract high level business and offer outstanding solutions in return." Louis Montegriffo - Director, BMI Group

Memberships

Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

The Gibraltar Bar Council

Background

2011 - 2015  Member of the Gibraltar Parliament

2008 Associate, ISOLAS

2005-2008 Director/In House Counsel

2003-2005 Associate, Isola & Isola

2001-2003 Associate, Hassans

2001 Called to the Bar of England & Wales

2001 Called to the Gibraltar bar