Peter Howitt

Managing Director

Peter has been involved in finance and technology since 2000 when he started his career at another leading international law firm in London. From 2013 to 2020, Peter was the CEO of the Gibraltar Betting and Gaming Association (GBGA), where he coordinated the industry on a wide range of issues, including regulatory, political, and public relations matters.

Peter helped to establish the Gibraltar E-Money Association (GEMA) and has been acting as GEMA’s Secretary since 2012.

Peter advises FinTech, financial services, online gaming, and crypto asset businesses on a wide range of regulatory issues and interactions with the regulator; cross-border regulatory compliance; authorisations and registrations for AML (including VASP registration); cross-border tax issues; data protection; commercial contracts; corporate structuring and the establishment and operation of investment funds (including crypto asset funds).

Areas of Expertise

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance / Betting & Gaming / Commercial / Corporate / Crypto & DLT Providers / EU Law / Foundations and Trusts / Fintech & Payments /  Financial Services / Fund Administration / Regulatory Support & Licensing / Taxation

Experience Advising

A number of major multinational online gaming companies on becoming licensed in Gibraltar and setting up their office and operations in Gibraltar. 

An experienced investor crypto asset fund (NAV >$100m) on the establishment of a protected cell company fund structure for a range of strategies including an open-ended long DeFi cell, an open-ended yield cell, and a closed-ended VC type cell. 

Token issuing entities in becoming registered as VASPs for AML purposes and liaising with US counsel in respect of US securities laws.

A payment service provider on authorisation and regulatory issues in Gibraltar, the UK, and the EU and on various contractual matters.

A crypto asset liquidity provider in respect of market making and loan structure. 

Professional Activities

Ramparts are members of the UK Payments Association, GEMA and GANT.