COMPANY OVERVIEWBaker Tilly Gibraltar can trace its origins in Gibraltar back to the 1920's. We are the oldest firm of Chartered Accountants in the jurisdiction and provide a full range of services locally in the areas of audit and accountancy, international and local taxation, trust and company administration, business recovery and management consultancy.
As an independent member of Baker Tilly International our mission is to deliver, with integrity and objectivity, superior independent audit, accounting, tax and financial services to clients through global resources and relationships.
At Baker Tilly Gibraltar we are totally focused on providing a superior service for our clients, whether individuals or corporate, and regardless of the size and complexity of the business.
We offer timely, personalized advice, designed to meet our clients changing needs, as their success is our priority.
As part of the Baker Tilly International network, we have the ability to service clients on a worldwide basis, and we can introduce specialists, when appropriate, to provide the right solutions for our clients
Baker Tilly Gibraltar Licensed Entities
We provide services through various local entities, all of which are licensed by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, as follows:
Baker Tilly (Gibraltar) Limited which is registered under the Financial Services (Auditors) Act 2009.
BT Corporate Services Limited (License No FSC00242B)
BT Nominees Limited (License No FSC00244B)
BT Trustees Limited (License No FSC00243B)
Baker Tilly Gibraltar is an independent member of Baker Tilly International.
OPENING HOURSMonday to Friday 9.00am - 5.30pm
EMPLOYEESIan Collinson BSc(Econ) (Hons) FCA FMAAT
A graduate of Hull University, Ian trained as a Chartered Accountant in London, qualifying in 1986. On his return to Gibraltar he joined one of the predecessor firms of Baker Tilly (Gibraltar) Limited and has been a partner/director since 2000.
Areas of Expertise
Ian has extensive experience in general audit accountancy and tax and looks after, amongst other things, the firm’s portfolio of construction and development companies and has been involved in a number of international tax restructures. He also has experience in the preparation of loss of income reports for personal injury claims.
Ian is the deputy President of the Executive of the Gibraltar Society of Accountants.
Ian is the honorary auditor of the Gibraltar Chamber of Commerce and had also been the Honorary Auditor of the Gibraltar Football Association for many years.
Gibraltar is recognised as one of the best regulated offshore finance centres in the world.
Regulation is exercised by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission which is responsible for the licensing and supervision of all companies and individuals who offer financial services or products to the public from Gibraltar. The Commission comprises eight members who are appointed by the Governor with the approval of the Foreign and Commonwealth Secretary of the United Kingdom. The Commission is independent of the local government and finance industry. In addition its workings are subject to independent audit.
The Government of Gibraltar has introduced tough legislation to combat money laundering on an all crimes basis. This legislation is up to UK and EU standards.
These high regulatory standards have been publicly confirmed by the UK government.
The anti-money laundering regime in place in Gibraltar has recently been endorsed by the Financial Action Task Force. The regulation and supervision of financial services was also endorsed by the IMF in a report dated October 2001.
Gibraltar’s law is based on common law and the rules of equity, as in England. The application of these general principles and certain specific enactments of English law are covered by the Application of English Law Ordinance 1962. Statute law is mostly based on ordinances passed by the Gibraltar Parliament. Only UK qualified barristers and solicitors may practice law in Gibraltar. The legal system therefore embodies the advantages and security of English law which is generally regarded as being particularly appropriate for finance centre activities.