Harriet Almeida

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Expertise

Harriet’s practice is focused on private client work, in particular from a corporate and financial services angle, although she also deals with residency applications, in particular with regard to Category 2 applications, and tax registration matters.

Harriet completed her training contact at a large Gibraltar law firm where she undertook seats in the Funds, Commercial and Tax departments. Upon completion of her 2 year training contract in 2012 Harriet was admitted to the UK Roll of Solicitors and she qualified into the funds department as an associate before being called to the Bar in Gibraltar. Harriet spent the next few years specialising in the set up and structuring of investment funds within the funds team and is experienced in the set-up of experienced investor funds and private schemes. During her time there Harriet undertook a six month placement as a regulatory officer at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission.

Having spent a number of years in the funds department Harriet moved to another firm where she became involved in working with family enterprises including assisting with the setup of a family office for a high networth family. This included advising the clients on matters of family governance and assisting with the structuring of family wealth through robust structures established to enable easy transition of wealth and knowledge across generations, stimulating growth and preservation of family wealth. Harriet’s experience in establishing private funds as a way of growing family wealth has been utilised in the private client sector.

Having an interest in commercial and corporate matters Harriet has also been involved with a cross-border merger of a gaming company, the acquisition by a leading overseas gaming company of a local gaming platform and has experience in drafting of B2B commercial service agreements.

Harriet joined Legacy Consulting in 2017 until its acquisition by ISOLAS LLP in 2018.

What is Harriet up to these days

Within the private client team Harriet is presently involved in assisting private clients with their business and personal affairs. This includes advising and assisting with their investments into both start-up companies and more established businesses (locally and overseas), as well as assisting and advising on establishing businesses locally, both as licensed entities by the GFSC as well as non-licensed business entities.

What they don't say about Harriet.

Upon completion of her Graduate Diploma in Law, Harriet took a break from her studies upon completion of her GDL and went as a volunteer teacher in a rural village in Malawi for several months.

Background

2018: Associate, ISOLAS LLP
2017-2018: Legacy Consulting
2015-2017: Ramparts International Law Firm
2012-2015: Associate, Hassans International Law Firm
2013: Admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Gibraltar
2012: Admitted to the UK Roll of Solicitors
2010-2012: Training Contract, Hassans International Law Firm