David Martinez Founder Hempassion & Anthony Provasoli Partner Hassans International Law Firm

Jun 19, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00 PM

World Trade Center Gibraltar, 6 Bayside Road, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA

Hempassion picked up the Innovation Award from the Gibraltar Federation of Small Businesses in March 2019. Founder David Martinez together with partner Naydan Porro launched the business in 2017 selling CBD products online. David together with Anthony Provasoli as the company's legal adviser will be joining us for our June Fireside Chat to talk about this homegrown Gibraltar startup.

In-person event

About this event

Hempassion was founded in 2017 by Gibraltarian budding entrepreneurs David Martinez and Naydan Porro with the aim to provide people with the best quality and range of hemp-based CBD products, at the best prices possible. 

The Gibraltar Federation of Small Business gave them this year's Innovation award to the local company that produces a range of CBD dietary supplements. CBD is a type of cannabinoid, a chemical that’s naturally found in cannabis plants and can be used to help treat symptoms of anxiety and stress, as well as more serious conditions like multiple sclerosis. The company makes oils, creams and e-liquids produced from a list of approved ingredients sourced from farms in the EU. As well as selling products at a number of shops and pharmacies throughout Gibraltar, Hempassion also exports to six countries in Europe.

We will be talking to David and Anthony Provasoli, Partner at Hassans International Law Firm, legal adviser to this startup on the process of building the business locally and the benefits of CBD.

Join us at World Trade Center Gibraltar Wednesday 19th June at 6:00 pm for our Fireside Chat.

  • 6:00 pm Arrival & Drinks
  • 6:15 pm Fireside Chat
  • 7:00 pm Food, Drinks & Networking



David Martinez holds a BA Hons Business with Accounting&Finance, UWE, a budding entrepreneur, who’s established himself as a formidable local businessman, he has always been keen on the vitamins/supplements industry. His capacity to quickly master new areas of business is unparalleled, and when he became aware of hemp’s potential, he launched new business Hempassion.

Anthony Provasoli is a Partner in Hassans International Law Firm and co-leads the firm’s FinTech team. Anthony has been advising on cryptocurrency and blockchain related work since 2014 and has been very involved in promoting the regulation of cryptocurrency related business in Gibraltar. Anthony assisted the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission in preparing the guidance notes for the DLT Regulations and has advised a number of high-profile cryptocurrency businesses and DLT providers.

Anthony is a graduate from Nottingham Trent University and was called to the Bar in England and Wales and the Gibraltar Bar in 2005. He specialises in corporate, commercial and financial services matters and also advises on matters of sports law, intellectual property, e-commerce and telecommunications regulation.

Check out what happened


  • David Martinez



  • Anthony Provasoli

    Hassans International Law Firm

    Partner & Co-Lead Fintech Team



Wednesday, June 19, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


  • Denise Matthews




  • Denise Matthews

    OME - One Media & Events

    Chapter Director

  • Mark Wilson

    MACH Digital


  • Martha Keywood

    Team Member

  • Lianne Wink

    Team Member


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World Trade Centre Gibraltar

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OME - One Media & Events

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Blockchain Innovation Centre

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University of Gibraltar

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