Ramparts Welcomes Emma Azopardi Lejeune and Harriet Rhoda

We are pleased to announce that Ramparts European Law Firm have recently welcomed Emma Azopardi Lejeune and Harriet Rhoda to our growing team. Both, Emma and Harriet, have been working at Hassans International Law Firm since the beginning of their legal careers where they have gained a wide range of experience including corporate, commercial and regulatory.


Emma is fluent in English, French and Spanish and has been acting as Partner at Hassans since 2013 specialising in the private client sector. Emma has been appointed as Ramparts’ Director and will be heading our private client practice.


Ramparts’ Founder Peter Howitt stated: 

“Welcome to Emma and Harriet. Emma has a rare combination of personal and professional qualities that make her a great lawyer and a natural business leader, she is already proving instrumental in our continued development and success. I am delighted that we are all able to benefit from Emma’s involvement in the management and strategic evolution of Ramparts.  Also very pleased to welcome Harriet to the team, Harriet will be supporting our growing corporate, financial services and private client practices. The opportunity for Harriet to work closely with Peter Young, who heads our funds offering was one of the factors that contributed to her joining us, I am confident that with Peter and Emma’s leadership Harriet will be able to develop the skills needed to be a business leader of the future.”


Emma Azopardi Lejeune added:

“I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity by Peter to join this team of dynamic individuals and help with the growth and development of such a thriving firm where the clients’ best interests are the central focal point.  Private client work is a significant offering in Gibraltar’s industry and I am very excited at the prospect of being able to implement through the Rampart’s framework, a bespoke, tailored service to individuals relocating and structuring their affairs through Gibraltar. ”


Harriet, dual qualified in England and Gibraltar, is a corporate and commercial lawyer with experience in cross-border finance and financial services regulation including the establishment and structuring of collective investment schemes. Harriet was seconded to the Funds Department at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission where she worked as a regulatory officer for six months in 2014.


Peter Young, Ramparts’ Director said:

“We are delighted that Harriet is joining us at Ramparts, having worked with Harriet before I know she will bring a high level of energy and focus as well as up to date practical experience in the funds industry.”



Ramparts Profile:


Ramparts is a European law firm based in Gibraltar and in the UK. We specialise in UK, Gibraltar and EU wide legal and regulatory issues. Ramparts provides support for clients in the financial services (e-money, finance and funds), electronic commerce (including payments and e-gambling) and technology sectors. Our clients include individual entrepreneurs, early stage innovation companies and publicly listed multi-nationals.


We have also recently opened a private client practice to support wealthy individuals and families with their personal wealth management matters that will include the establishment and provision of family office and family office services.


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