Martin Cornish joins Hassans International Law Firm as Consultant

28 Jun, 2013

Hassans, Gibraltar’s largest international law firm, is delighted to announce the addition of leading fund management lawyer Martin Cornish as a Consultant to the firm. Martin has a distinguished reputation as a lawyer in fund management, financial services regulation and derivatives – sectors that are also at the core of Hassans’ identity.


Martin’s appointment will assist the promotion and development of Gibraltar as a specialised fund centre in Europe, a campaign that has been driven by Hassans and GFIA (Gibraltar Funds and Investments Association) during past years. This appointment also underlines Hassans’ efforts to reinforce their expertise in fund structuring in order to provide the best service to its clients.


Martin has had a lengthy career in the legal profession having been a partner at several leading UK and US law firms, European Legal Director at a US investment bank and running his own independent London based practice.


James Levy QC, Senior Partner of Hassans Law Firm said “This appointment is crucial in driving forward our ambitious plans for the funds team and demonstrates the quality of candidate Hassans  attracts. Hassans has been instrumental in creating the funds market in Gibraltar and is therefore in a prime position to further reinforce its place as a European fund destination. I have known and worked with Martin for many years and am delighted he is joining the Firm. I wish him all the best in this role and look forward to working with him in the future.”


James Lasry, Partner of Hassans Law Firm, commented on the appointment: “Martin is an exceptional addition to the Hassans family. His expert knowledge and experience will help us to further establish Gibraltar as a leading specialized investments jurisdiction and will also enrich the expertise that we offer at Hassans.”


Martin Cornish said: “I am looking forward to working with Hassans.  Gibraltar has the ambition to become one of the main fund centres in Europe and recent changes in its regulations coupled with the likely increase in popularity of onshore funds makes this is an exciting time to work with the leading law firm in Gibraltar “ 

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