Offshore top 30 position: 8
Gibraltar firm Hassans remained much the same size in 2012 as in 2011, with a partnership of 30 of which 90 per cent are in the equity. Litigation partner Gillian Guzman became Gibraltar’s first female QC in March.
In 2012 a new management committee was implemented to streamline the firm’s policies and procedures. The firm is led by managing partner Javier Chincotta.
Hassans also set up a business advisory unit to advise clients on issues such as tax and legislative reform last year.
The firm is examining a restructure of its fiduciary business, merging its two fiduciaries: Line Management and Line Trust. It also wants to find premises big enough for both the legal and fiduciary businesses.
Last year Hassans worked on some sizeable transactions, including setting up three publicly traded companies for NYSE-listed Tyco.
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