Jonathan is a Partner at ISOLAS. He specialises in financial services and corporate advisory and also advises family offices and larger private clients. He has undertaken extensive work on international collective investment schemes, advising on a variety of solutions to an international client base which includes investment managers and banks. He advises regulated entities on day to day legal and regulatory developments affecting them. He is also regularly involved in various forms of corporate and real estate finance, including corporate restructuring, structured financing and corporate refinancing.

Jonathan was extensively involved advising (on secondment-style basis) the Authorised Administrator appointed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) 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. He has also co-advised the GSX Limited, the Gibraltar Stock Exchange through its licensing procedure.

What is Jonathan up to these days

Jonathan spent six months on a part-time secondment at the GFSC. He also sat on the Company Law Reform Committee established by the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council, which led to a full scale review of Gibraltar’s company legislation. He has also advised HM Government of Gibraltar on the introduction of legislation that allows for Limited Liability Partnerships and drafted appropriate legislation. He is authorised by the GFSC to provide directorship services and as an Insolvency Practitioner under the Insolvency Act 2011.

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


Recent articles by Jonathan

Global Banking and Finance Review: The evolution of assets

ISOLAS showcase expertise in Legal 500’s Alternative Investment Funds Country Comparative Guide

Crypto Hedge Fund Managers choose Gibraltar - PwC Elwood Hedge Fund Report confirms

ISOLAS LLP releases new guide for companies in Gibraltar

‘Right touch, not light touch’

A forward look at a forward-looking UK budget for Gibraltar

The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide 



What they say about Jonathan

  • 'Newly ranked partner Jonathan Garcia specialises in finance mandates, with a particular focus on fintech. Garcia acts on matters relating cryptocurrencies and e-money. Clients appreciate that 'he is always available for exchanges with us,' and are impressed by 'his ability to find the best solution.' Chambers Global 2019

What they don't say about Jonathan

'Jonathan is a keen gym enthusiast and can be found working out most evenings. Jonathan also 'attempts' to play squash but does not see himself becoming a professional any time soon.'


Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

The Gibraltar Bar Council

Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSA)


2016 Partner, ISOLAS

2014 Senior Asscociate, ISOLAS

2007 Associate, ISOLAS

2006 Associate, Isola & Isola

2006 Called to the Bar of England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar


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