Adrian M. Pilcher


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Adrian forms part of the private client tax team within the firm’s commercial department, and provides advice and solutions on a wide array of issues to an international client base including large institutional clients and high net worth individuals.

Adrian is fully conversant with local tax, financial services and trust law and is regularly involved advising professional trustees (and beneficiaries) on trusts matters, often lending his services to the litigation department on technically complex trust litigation issues.

Adrian’s technical expertise in this area 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.

With his strong background in trust and tax law, Adrian has developed the firm’s pension practice, and is instructed by clients on a wide array of matters including the establishment of occupational schemes for large institutional clients and on pension issues arising from acquisitions or mergers between large corporations.

What is Adrian up to these days

In light of recent developments in Gibraltar in relation to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes (QROPS), Adrian is kept busy advising on the establishment of qualifying schemes and the relevant licensing applications under Gibraltar’s financial services and tax regimes.

Adrian has also been recently instructed by the Ministry of Financial Services to draft legislation introducing Foundations and Private Trust Companies under Gibraltar law.

Adrian was appointed to Partner of ISOLAS in July 2016. Read more...

What they say about Adrian

    "During 2010 I acted as Authorised Administrator of a substantial trust and company management business in Gibraltar. During the course of the administration I and my support team were faced with many unique challenges principally involved with ensuring the business’s clients affairs were safeguarded and transferred to new service providers. Adrian was part of the legal team supporting me and his expertise specifically in the area of trust law along with his commitment and diligence were extremely important to me in the successful completion of my appointment." Frederick White, Grant Thornton, 2014

What they don't say about Adrian.

Adrian is a keen footballer as well as an avid snowboarder in the winter and an enthusiastic kite-surfer and wake-boarder in the summer.


Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

The Gibraltar Bar Council

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Student member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation


2016 Partner, ISOLAS

2007 Associate, ISOLAS

2005 Associate, Isola & Isola

2005 Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar