Hassans has been shortlisted for the 2016 FT Innovative Lawyers
Awards. Published by the Financial Times and now in its eleventh
year of publication, the FT Innovative Lawyers Report has become
one of the top legal rankings in Europe and the accompanying awards
are widely regarded as the best researched in the market.
FT Innovative Lawyers is a unique programme that assesses
lawyers on their innovation both for clients and in their own
businesses. The programme consists of rankings and awards, based on
independent research from RSG Consulting, a specialist legal market
research company, and robust journalism from the FT.
No entry appears in the FT report or awards shortlists without
thorough research and analysis including robust client,
The results are announced at an awards event and the rankings
are published in print and online in an FT special report.
Javier Chincotta Managing Partner said: "We are
delighted to be short-listed for an award by such a prestigious
institution as the Financial Times. This follows the recent
prestigious award at the Captive Services Awards where we won
'Offshore Law Firm 2016'. A particular strength of Hassans
is our market leading position in the use of innovative structures
for Protected Cell Companies. Through his thought-leadership at an
international level, Nigel has become a leading voice on the
subject of Protected Cell Companies around the world. Last year his
co-authored book "Protected CellCompanies: a Guide
to their Implementation and Use" (Spiramus Press,
2ndedition, 2010, Feetham and Jones), the
leading reference book on the subject of PCCs, was cited by the US
Federal Court of Montana in PAC RE 5-AT v. AMTRUST NORTH AMERICA,
INC., No. CV-14-131-BLG-CSO (D. Mont. May 13, 2015)."
Nigel Feetham partner of Hassans said: "The FT
Innovative Lawyers nomination is once again recognition for our
hard work and demonstrates that being a law firm in a small
European jurisdiction is no barrier to achieving international
recognition in the field of legal innovation. Over the years we
have also acquired a deep understanding of the markets our
insurance clients operate in and this has helped us become a centre
of knowledge development."
The final results will be announced at the awards ceremony at
the Natural History Museum in London on 5 October 2016.
Hassans was founded in 1939 and is the largest law firm in
Gibraltar with 42 partners, over 55 associates and 250 staff in
Hassans was the first firm in Gibraltar to structure itself as a
modern international law firm, with separate departments for
different fields of specialisation and the first outside of the UK
to be accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales to offer
training contracts to aspiring solicitors, this puts them firmly at
the forefront of legal training in Gibraltar.
The firm has an international clientele, links with major
European and US law firms and has consistently been listed as the
leading law firm in Gibraltar by Chambers and Partners and Legal
500 across the majority of its practice areas.
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