|Education||University of Nottingham (LL.B., with honours, 1998); Inns of Court School of Law, London (Bar Vocational Course, 1999)|
|Admitted||1999, England and Wales and Gibraltar|
|Languages||English, Spanish and French|
Ian is experienced in transactional work involving the use of Gibraltar-based structures, principally for UK and European commercial property investments, and also regularly advises on corporate restructuring and acquisition, joint venture work and on the floatation of Gibraltar companies on recognised stock exchanges. Ian is also admitted to the Bar of the British Virgin Islands, and advises fiduciaries and corporate services providers on all aspects of BVI company law. Ian acted on the corporate and commercial matters involved in the first listing of a Gibraltar company in the top 100 of the London Stock Exchange, and advised on a capitalisation and share contribution scheme leading to the floatation of a large South American steel manufacturer in the New York Stock Exchange. He has also done extensive work in the area of distressed asset purchases, having acted for a US Fund in the purchase of the business of a crystal and porcelain manufacturer and in the restructure of a Bermuda-based property investment group. He also acted for a US Fund on the purchase of a portfolio of European commercial property loans and completed the purchase of a children's TV channel for a major international news group. Other examples of the breadth of Ian's corporate experience are:- * Acting for the purchaser of a large pan-European commercial property portfolio - the largest property transaction of 2007; * Acting for a Gibraltar-based property group on the purchase of two shopping centres and a retirement home complex; * Acting for UK-based commercial mortgage providers on loans granted to Gibraltar and BVI companies; * Acting for a Gibraltar Experienced Investor Fund specialising in the purchase of luxury villas around the world; * Advising sports agents on corporate structuring; * Acting for a Gibraltar-based operator specialising in port waste management; * Franchising work for major UK retail outlets; * Structuring of mining transactions in Africa; * Acting for a major internet-based book and audio retailer; and * Spearheading the use of Gibraltar as a jurisdiction in which to base private jet sale and purchase completions. An LLB (Hons) Graduate from the University of Nottingham, Ian completed his Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London. A member of the Honorable Society of the Middle Temple, Ian was called to the Bar in England and in Gibraltar in 1999 and in the BVI in 2010. He became a Partner in 2006. He is also a director of Line Management Services Limited, Hassans' company management arm.
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