Nigel Feetham QC

I start from the knowledge that my client knows their business better than anyone. So before I say anything, I listen.
Nigel Feetham



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(+350) 200 79000


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Nigel has set up innovative structures for insurance operations and advised the Government of Gibraltar on ways of implementing specific insurance related legislation (e.g. protected cell company laws).

He is considered a market leader in Gibraltar on ‘insurance passporting’ and the structuring of insurance companies. He is also widely recognised as an expert in the field of Protected Cell Companies, and a driving force behind the growth of the insurance market in Gibraltar, according to Chambers Global 2008/9.

Other growth financial services sectors in Nigel’s area include repackaging and structured finance, where Gibraltar’s position within Europe makes it attractive for those who need to buy commercial paper from EU countries. He has advised international banks, and is ‘considered by peers to have made a name for himself in securities’, according to Chambers’ Global (2002/03). Nigel therefore has wide experience in structured finance transactions, including tax driven work.

In 2005 he was also a member of the Government of Gibraltar Working Group on the modernization of the Gibraltar funds legislation.

He graduated with a First Class Honours degree from Manchester University, and was awarded a Masters degree in law with Distinction at Manchester Victoria University. He was called to the Bar in 1993, and became a partner of Hassans in 1999. Nigel was appointed a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University, with effect from 1 March 2011 for a period of three years. His publications include “Protected cell companies: a guide to implementation and use”.

In 2019 Nigel Feetham acted for Premium Insurance Company Limited in its Redomicilation from Gibraltar to Malta. This is the first Redomicilation of a Gibraltar Insurance Company in over 10 years.

Nigel was appointed to the rank of Queen’s Counsel on Friday 5th April 2019

Expertise: Tax Financial Services
Chambers Global:
"...very well known in insurance" - Chambers and Partners Global 2019
"...well connected in the insurance market in Gibraltar... he is hugely technically knowledgeable on matters of insurance.' (2016 Edition)
"Commercially pragmatic; he doesn't make points for the sake of it but recognises that the client wants to get the deal done.' (2015 Edition)
Legal 500:
"...considered a market leader in Gibraltar on 'insurance passporting' and the structuring of insurance companies... widely recognised as an expert in the field of Protected Cell Companies, and a driving force behind the growth of the insurance market in Gibraltar" - Legal 500 EMEA 2019
"The country's foremost insurance expert"