Karan specialises in corporate and commercial matters with a particular focus on the financial services and technology sectors. He regularly advises international and domestic clients within both the public and private sectors on commercial contracts, corporate structuring & financing solutions and general regulatory issues.

Prior to joining ISOLAS, Karan trained and qualified into the commercial team of Bird & Bird LLP, a large international firm with particular expertise in the technology sector where he advised extensively on corporate and commercial contracts, project finance and development, procurement and general e-commerce matters.

Since joining ISOLAS, Karan has been heavily involved in the firm’s Fintech practice, having been at the forefront of legal and regulatory developments in this space over the past few years. He regularly contributes to local and international publications on the subject of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, helping position Gibraltar as a leading domicile for businesses operating in this space, as well as supporting Joey Garcia on various thought leadership initiatives across the globe.

What is Karan up to these days

Within the Fintech sector, Karan is currently advising various banks, e-money institutions and emerging blockchain start-ups on structuring and financing solutions, commercial contracts relating to tech development and integration, licensing and regulatory matters and dealing with corporate governance issues.

Karan is also a key individual of the firm’s wider Funds and Corporate practice areas, working with hedge funds, investment managers, security issuers and fund administrators on the preparation of offering memorandums and policy documents, listings on the Gibraltar Stock Exchange and corporate re-organisations.


Recent articles & podcasts by Karan

Business as usual – E-signatures can assist

Update on Gibraltar DLT Regulations with Isolas Senior Associate - Karan Aswani Link to Buzzsprout/Spotify here & Link to YouTube here

What they don't say about Karan

Karan is a keen sports enthusiast who enjoys spending his free time playing cricket, football, badminton and trekking in the outdoors. He has represented and captained the Gibraltar national cricket team in international tournaments. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Karan spent two years travelling around the world where he immersed himself in learning new languages and cultures. He speaks English, Spanish, French and Hindi.


The Law Society of England & Wales

The Gibraltar Bar Council


Senior Associate, ISOLAS

2016 - 2018 Associate, ISOLAS LLP

2014 - 2015: Associate, Bird & Bird LLP

2012 - 2014: Training Contract at Bird & Bird LLP

2009 - 2010: Legal Practice Course, College of Law Moorgate

2005 - 2009: LLB in European Law & French, University of Warwick


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