Gaela Fitzgibbons acts as a Consultant to the Investment Funds team in the Cayman Islands.

Gaela specialises in the formation, operation and restructuring of alternative investment funds and vehicles, including trusts, partnerships and Cayman companies. In addition, she advises the firm’s financial services clients on matters relating to the conduct of business, licensing and regulatory reporting and approvals in the Cayman Islands.

Gaela also advises on general corporate matters, including restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Gaela has over 10 years’ experience in a broad range of corporate and compliance matters, and has significant privacy and data protection expertise. She trained in the London office of Sidley Austin before practising as Counsel in the corporate department of leading Washington based law firm Crowell & Moring. Prior to joining Higgs & Johnson in 2011, she worked as in house counsel for Credit Suisse in Grand Cayman, where she gained valuable insight into Cayman’s investment funds industry.

Education

University of Wales, College of Cardiff (LL.B.) (Hons), Wales

Bar admissions

  • England and Wales, 2001 (non-practising)
  • New York, 2003
  • Cayman Islands, 2011

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Cayman Islands Law Society

Gaela Fitzgibbons acts as a Consultant to the Investment Funds team in the Cayman Islands.

Gaela specialises in the formation, operation and restructuring of alternative investment funds and vehicles, including trusts, partnerships and Cayman companies. In addition, she advises the firm’s financial services clients on matters relating to the conduct of business, licensing and regulatory reporting and approvals in the Cayman Islands.

Gaela also advises on general corporate matters, including restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance.

Gaela has over 10 years’ experience in a broad range of corporate and compliance matters, and has significant privacy and data protection expertise. She trained in the London office of Sidley Austin before practising as Counsel in the corporate department of leading Washington based law firm Crowell & Moring. Prior to joining Higgs & Johnson in 2011, she worked as in house counsel for Credit Suisse in Grand Cayman, where she gained valuable insight into Cayman’s investment funds industry.

Education

University of Wales, College of Cardiff (LL.B.) (Hons), Wales

Bar admissions

  • England and Wales, 2001 (non-practising)
  • New York, 2003
  • Cayman Islands, 2011

Professional memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Cayman Islands Law Society