Guy Stagnetto QC


Guy has a varied practice with particular emphasis on dispute resolution, admiralty and construction law.

His experience and expertise in the field of construction law in Gibraltar is almost certainly unparalleled. He has advised Government, private developers and bankers on most of Gibraltar’s major developments in the last 2 decades.  His experience varies from commercial to residential developments and includes the recently completed Gibraltar Airport Terminal on which he advised Government.  He has been involved for the Government of Gibraltar in the contract and resulting dispute relating to the Gibraltar Airport Tunnel for a number of years.  The ensuing litigation resulted in an important and successful judgment of the Technology & Construction Court in England in April 2014 in favour of the Government of Gibraltar.

Guy is also one of the firm’s leading litigators. He has experience in all of Gibraltar’s Courts and his litigation work ranges from general commercial litigation to more specific areas such as professional negligence, administrative law and admiralty law. He has acted in a number of high profile judicial reviews in which he has represented the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation, The Judicial Service Commission and the Gibraltar Health Authority.  His clients include both private and institutional clients and statutory bodies.

On the Admiralty front Guy is regularly asked to advise on ship arrest work in Gibraltar. He represents a variety of PI Clubs, Banks and ship owners. Various aspects of alternative dispute resolution including adjudication, mediation and arbitration also form part of his work.

Educated at Worth School he went on to read law at Queen Mary College London University and completed his Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law.  He was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in England in 1992 and in Gibraltar in 1993.  Guy took silk in 2016.

Guy has been an elected member of the Gibraltar Bar Council since 1995 and has been a member of a variety of statutory bodies during the past 10 years.  He is regularly identified by legal directories as a leading individual in the firm’s litigation and shipping field and within the jurisdiction as a whole.


Notable cases


HMAG v Gibralcon SA

Desoiza v Judicial Services Commission

Progressive Democratic Party v Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation

Inquest hearing on the death of M Celecia

Inquest hearing on the death of K Rocca

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