ISOLAS is delighted to announce the appointment of Adrian Pilcher and Jonathan Garcia as new partners in the firm.
Adrian joined the firm in 2005 and specialises in advising private international clients, high net worth families and family offices. His areas of expertise include trust and tax law, on the basis of which Adrian has developed and heads the firm’s pension law practice. Adrian’s technical expertise in the area of trust law led to his instruction by the Authorised Administrator and the Financial Services Commission during the first ever administration of a large institutional professional trustee following the revocation of its financial services license.
Adrian sits on the Legislative Committee of the Gibraltar Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP Gibraltar) which has been responsible for advising Government on the introduction of new Gibraltar legislation in the area of trusts and family offices, and he has been particularly instrumental in the drafting of legislation introducing foundations and private trust companies.
Jonathan joined the firm in 2006 and specialises in funds, investment services and corporate advisory and also advises family offices and larger private clients. Jonathan was extensively involved in connection with the first ever administration of a long established group of company managers and professional trustees regulated in Gibraltar which were subsequently wound up pursuant to the Financial Services Commission Act 2007. Subsequently, he spent six months on a part-time secondment at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.
He also sat on the Company Law Reform Committee which led to a full scale review of Gibraltar’s company legislation. During 2016, he advised HM Government of Gibraltar on the introduction of legislation that allows for Limited Liability Partnerships. He is ranked in Chambers Global 2015, which say: "Jonathan Garcia attracts praise for his work on structuring of investment funds. Clients highlight his ability to "clarify matters" and the fact that "he always responds very quickly to questions."
In announcing the new appointments, Peter Isola, Senior Partner said “It is great news for the firm that we are able to announce that two of our outstanding lawyers have been appointed partners. We regard Partnership as a major recognition of a lawyer's standing and I am delighted to be able to appoint two highly talented individuals such as Adrian and Jonathan to the Isolas Partnership.
ISOLAS CEO Marcus Killick added “These appointments, when combined with the recent appointment of five new senior associates and the forthcoming recruitment of new lawyers on training contracts with us, demonstrate the firm’s confidence in the continued strength of Gibraltar and the need for a vibrant legal sector to support and enhance that strength. The recent announcements further increase our ability to meet our clients’ needs in the current challenging, dynamic and rapidly changing environment.”