Christel Sands-Feaste

Higgs & Johnson - Bahamas

Partner, Chair of Financial Services and Securities & Investment Funds Practice Groups

Nassau

+1 242 502 5200

Highly regarded

English


Bar admissions:

Bahamas
England & Wales

Jurisdictions:

Bahamas

Practice areas:

Capital markets
M&A

Industry sectors:

Banking
Energy
Financial services
Gaming
Investment management
Oil and gas
Real estate


Christel Sands-Feaste is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with over 20 years expertise primarily focused in financial services, securities and investment funds. 

The firm is committed to advancing diversity and investing in its female attorneys and staff. Higgs & Johnson has the most female partners amongst comparable sized firms in The Bahamas with more than half of them chairing or co-chairing practice groups. We boast of having had a female Co-Managing Partner and currently having females holding senior operational posts, including our Chief Executive Officer and Human Resource Manager respectively.  

  • Lead Bahamian advisor for a public utility and special purpose issuer in a proposed $535,000,000 securitization transaction that, when executed, will be the first of its kind in the Caribbean region.
  • Lead Bahamian attorney in a £85,000,000 refinancing transaction partially secured by a world renowned sporting facility.
  • Lead Bahamian attorney the issuers in a US$45,000,000 letter of credit facility involving a publicly listed company in the energy sector.
  • Lead attorney for the borrower in connection with the refinancing of various loan facilities of approximately $300MM secured by utility related assets.

  • Financial Services
  • Securitization
  • Investment Funds
  • Capital Markets: Debt

  • Financial Services
  • Investment Management
  • Energy
  • Utilities
  • Tech and Telecoms

  • The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Bahamas Bar Association
  • International Association of Gaming Advisors
  • Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (Director and Co-Chair of the Ease of Doing Business Division)
  • The Nassau Chapter of Links Incorporated
  • Bahamas Financial Services Board (former Director)

  • LLB, University of Reading (1997)
  • LLM, London School of Economics & Political Science (1999)