Michael graduated from University College London with an LLB degree in Law with Hispanic Law. He then attended BPP University Law School in London where he undertook his Legal Practice Course. Years later, Michael went back to BPP University to undertake the Bar Professional Training Course, seeking to be dually qualified.
Prior to joining ISOLAS, Michael worked as a Regulatory Officer in the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”), before moving to the Private Sector where he worked for a large Trust & Company Services Provider (“TCSP”).
As a former regulator, Michael has acquired experience in Risk Management, and within the private sector, he has been involved in corporate structuring of international private and multi-national clients, including significant brand names in the manufacture, retail and energy sectors. In addition to this, he has assisted private clients and high net worth individuals on trust administration matters, concerning ownership of diverse asset classes held in a variety of jurisdictions.
Michael’s niche area of expertise is Data Protection & Privacy Law, on which he has written a number of articles and participates in the EU consultative process on legal reforms in these areas.
Michael currently works within ISOLAS LLP’s dispute resolution team, where he undertakes civil, commercial and criminal litigation. He is also participating in Gibraltar’s new Legal Representative (Duty Solicitor) Scheme.
With a strong background in regulation, Michael is also called upon for his expertise in Banking & Regulatory services, with focus on AML & Financial Crime. He recently edited the anti-money laundering guidance notes for Gibraltar’s legal profession.
TEP member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Gibraltar Bar Council
Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
2017 – Associate, ISOLAS LLP
2017 – Called to the Bar of England & Wales, and the Gibraltar Bar
2016 – Trainee Lawyer, ISOLAS
2013-2016 – Assistant Manager, Corporate Services & Trust Services, Abacus Financial Services Limited, Gibraltar
2010-2013 – Regulatory Officer, Gibraltar Financial Services Commission