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



Telephone Number

+350 200 79000


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Nigel is a barrister admitted to the Gibraltar Bar. He has practised law full-time since 1993. Nigel has a strong international client base and has worked with some of the biggest names in the finance sector. He has also been a pioneer and a driving force in the protected cell company space, not just in Gibraltar, but also internationally. His professional experience combines regulatory, legislative drafting and transactional work. Nigel is the author and co-author of several books including “Protected Cell Companies: a Guide to their Implementation and Use” which was in May 2015 cited in Pac Re 5-AT v. AmTrust N.A., Inc., No. CV-14-131-BLG-CSO, 2015 a decision of the Federal Court of Montana (USA). He also writes on a wide range of topics on his Mondaq author page and on LinkedIn.

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. Nigel was also formerly a Visiting Professor at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University.

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

Expertise: Tax Financial Services
Chambers Global:
"...praised by market sources, who report that he is "good in financial services" mandates" - Tier 2 Leading Lawyer, Chambers Global/Europe 2020
"...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:
"particularly knowledgeable about insurance passporting and the structuring of insurance companies and protected cell companies" Hall of Fame - Legal 500 EMEA 2020
"...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" - Legal 500 EMEA 2018

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