On Thursday 28th February, Joey Garcia will be joining Eddy Travia to speak at Startup Grind Gibraltar's fireside chat at the World Trade Center from 6pm. They will be discussing the Coinsilium business model & relocation to Gibraltar, Advisory & investment of startups and Gibraltar as the jurisdiction of choice for some of their startups and partners. More details and tickets available by clicking the link below.
Joey Garcia is a Partner at ISOLAS LLP in charge of the Fintech/DLT team has been recognised by Chambers and Partners as one of only 12 (twelve) Lawyers around the world in a spotlight table of the leading global lawyers in blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
The listing highlights that Joey Garcia of ISOLAS is a pioneering distributed ledger lawyer, hailed as a “super” practitioner by market sources. He recently advised Gnosis on its ICO, the first time a ConsenSys project was run from Gibraltar, and Xapo on achieving its e-Money licence in Gibraltar. He is also deeply involved in shaping the regulatory environment in Gibraltar, co-chairing the government’s working group on distributed ledger technology.”
He has built up a strong Financial Services practice advising on a variety of structures and solutions to an international client base which includes funds, investment managers, blockchain based businesses and exchanges, e-money institutions, banks as well as family offices and larger private clients. Joey is on the forefront of developments in the digital currency, blockchain and distributed ledger technology in Gibraltar and co-chairs the Gibraltar Government working group/think tank on digital currencies.
Elected as the Chairman of the Gibraltar Funds & Investments Association (GFIA) for the years 2014-2016 and is ranked by Chambers and Partners and IFLR and acknowledged as being 'a highly acclaimed funds expert.' The Legal 500 reports that Joey is 'extremely professional, commercially aware and strongly client oriented.' He has been a speaker on various Seminar Programs and has contributed to a number of Hedge Fund publications including the Reuters European Reference series on Hedge Funds. Joey also sits on the Financial Services Commission (the Gibraltar Regulator) MiFID II working group and previously on the AIFMD working group. He was also the author of the Corporate Governance Code for Gibraltar Collective Investment Schemes and worked on a secondment within the Financial Services Commission during the latter part of 2013 in relation to AIFMD related technical issues.