Marc is the Managing Director of Ellul & Co. Limited and of its associated company management firm, Ellul & Co. Corporate Services. He is also a Notary Public.
Marc began practising in London in 1993 and established himself in Gibraltar in 1995. He was a general practitioner during his early career, undertaking criminal, civil and admiralty litigation, property, corporate and private client work. He now mainly practises as a corporate, commercial, funds, tax lawyer, fintech and financial services lawyer and is the Head of the Commercial Department.
He also holds a licence, issued by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, to provide directorships for all types of companies including Experienced Investor Funds. Overall, he has over 25 years’ experience as a lawyer and financial services practitioner.
Marc is currently Chairman of the Gibraltar Finance Centre Council, having been elected in July 2018. Representatives of all of Gibraltar’s financial services industry associations are members of this Council whose objects are to promote the economic interests of Gibraltar by developing the finance centre. The Council meets regularly with the Minister for Commerce, Government officials and the FSC and has an important role in shaping finance centre policy and legislation.
He was also a member of the COVID Economic Liaison Advisory Committee established by the Gibraltar Government to advise on economic support measures put in place to assist business during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In addition, he is a part of the Government’s Treaty Liaison Advisory Committee which advises on the treaty negotiations between the UK and the EU Commission on the extension of the Schengen travel area to Gibraltar.
In 2014 Marc was Chairman of the Council’s Company Law Reform Committee which conducted an in-depth review of the Gibraltar Companies Act and made extensive reform proposals. A new Companies Act incorporating the Committee’s recommendations emerged from this and was enacted later that year.
In 2013, as a member of the Technical Committee of the Gibraltar Funds and Investment Association, he formed part of the team that drew up the Code of Conduct for Directors of Gibraltar Experienced Investor Funds. In 2016, Marc formed a part of the Gibraltar Bar Council team which drew up the anti-money laundering guidance notes for Gibraltar legal practitioners.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Law and Spanish from Cardiff University, which included a year of Spanish law studies at the Universidad Complutense of Madrid. In 2010 he obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice from Cambridge University. In 2018 he was awarded a Professional Certificate of Competence in Gibraltar Tax by the University of Gibraltar which qualifies him to give Gibraltar tax advice.
He is bilingual in English and Spanish