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.

What is Michael up to these days

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.


Recent articles by Michael

Chambers and Partners - Doing Business in Gibraltar Law and Practice /Trends and developments 

5AMLD & 6AMLD: Is AML/CFT A Moving Target?

Virtual Meetings : Good Practice Considerations

COVID-19 | BEAT: What you need to know

Data Protection and COVID-19 – What you need to know

Further social lockdown measures introduced amid COVID-19 concerns. How do the measures affect our citizens and our workers?

The Government of Gibraltar to introduce immediate economic measures to assist Gibraltar businesses amid COVID-19 concerns

What they say about Michael

  • 'Mike joins the team at ISOLAS LLP at a key moment for both the firm and the jurisdiction. With the various challenges coming down the line in the shape of the implementation of the GDPR and the massive growth in the cryptocurrency space, not to mention the looming and as yet unresolved uncertainty relating to the UK's Brexit negotiations with the EU, we're banking on talent like Mike and other practitioners to help us maintain and growth further the momentum of recent years - I'm excited to have him on board.' Selwyn Figueras, ISOLAS LLP

What they don't say about Michael

Michael is actively involved as an Award Leader and Trainer for the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award – Gibraltar, where he acts as a mentor to young people hoping to achieve their Award and trains new adult volunteers. Michael sat on the International Council of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award as International Youth Representative of the Europe, Mediterranean and Arab States Region from 2010-2014, and continues to be involved in the work of the International Award Foundation. Michael currently lectures Contract Law, Probate Law and Probate Practice at the University of Gibraltar as a CILEx Tutor.


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


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