General law firm structured into various specialist groups. Involved in most major developments in its jurisdiction. Instrumental in setting-up most of the international banks in the country and continues to act for many of these. Has strong links with major international legal and accountancy firms. Firm Personnel fluent in English, Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese.
The Lawyer Annual Offshore Survey, now in its 6th year reveals Hassans International Law firm moving up the offshore elite by a further 2 places to reach number 9 worldwide.
The survey, based on partner numbers, sees for the first time some rationalization to bring it into line with what has been a rapidly changing offshore market. They have taken out jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, Malta and Switzerland, which are considered to be 'onshore' by both lawyers and clients and also removed staff numbers on the fiduciary side of the business.
The survey also focused on women in leading roles, citing the number of female partners and female equity partners stating that overall, "women [partners] are best represented in Hassans".
Hassans were ranked 11th last year having moved up 4 places, so this new positioning brings it to the top by a further 2 places.
Hassans lawyers advise on first redomiciliation and amalgamation.
Hassans lawyers have acted as legal counsel in the first Gibraltar redocimiliation followed by an amalgamation of two Gibraltar companies (C2 Holdings Limited with C2 (Gibraltar) Limited). The Hassans team was led by partner Nigel Feetham and supported by associate Claire Pizzarello. They were also assisted by David Birnie QC who advised on the Canadian Law aspects of the transactions.
Nigel Feetham said: "We understand that this is the first Gibraltar redomiciliation followed by an amalgamation of two Gibraltar companies. We redocimiled one company into Gibraltar from another European jurisdiction and after it established domicile locally we submitted an application to the Supreme Court for an Order Pursuant to the Gibraltar Companies Act for a Scheme of Amalgamation and Arrangement. The Order sanctioning the Scheme was duly granted amalgamating C@ Holdings Limited with C2 (Gibraltar) Limited (members of same group of companies). Gibraltar is increasingly becoming an important jurisdiction for cross border transactions and we are pleased to have been able to assist our clients in this transaction."
Nigel Feetham is a partner of Hassans and Visiting Professor of Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University. He specializes in cross border transactions and is the author (or co-author) of a number of books and articles on international transactions and taxation.