Higgs & Johnson


Ocean Centre
East Bay Street
Nassau N-3247

+242 502 5200

+242 502 5250

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Global Managing Director: Oscar N. Johnson Jr.
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Number of lawyers: 39
Network memberships: Bahamas Bar Association, Cayman Bar Association, International Bar Association, TerraLex
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Bahasa Malaysia, Afrikaans, Mandarin

The law firm HIGGS & JOHNSON (H&J) has more than a half-century of experience and is one of the largest full-service corporate and commercial law firms in The Bahamas, servicing two of the world’s leading offshore financial centres, that is The Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. H&J has been active in the financial services arena and has assisted in reviewing draft legislation for the creation of Private Trust Companies, Purpose Trusts, Foundations, Bahamas Executive Entities (BEE) and Investment Condominium (ICON). Members of the firm have been active in advising the government on various legislative initiatives.

Since 2006, H&J has been ranked as a Tier 1 law firm by independent global directory Chambers Global. In 2011, the firm received the “Dispute Resolution Law Firm of the Year” award for The Bahamas from Finance Monthly and earned the Financial Services Development and Promotion award by the Bahamas Financial Services Board. In 2013, the firm was shortlisted by STEP Caribbean Awards for “Team of the Year”.

Affiliates, H&J Corporate Services Ltd., H&J Corporate Services (Cayman) Ltd. and H&J Management Services Ltd. provide company formation and property management services, respectively. H&J Fiduciary Services Ltd. provides registered representative services for private trust companies in The Bahamas. In addition, H&J Corporate Services Ltd. facilitates formation of foundations and provides administrative services in this regard.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Real estate finance
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Securitisation
  • Trade finance

Lyford Crescent, Western Road
2 Lyford Cay
Nassau, N-3247
T: +1 242 362 6268 
F: +1 242 362 5569
Chancery Court
The Mall
Freeport, Grand Bahama, F 42519
T: + 1 242 351 5050
F: + 1 242 351 4955

WmH Building
East Bay Street
Marsh Harbour, Abaco, AB 20314
T: +1 242 367 3213
F: +1 242 367 3210
Willow House, 2nd Floor
Cricket Square
866, Grand Cayman, KY1-1103
Country Cayman Islands
T: +1 345 949 7555
F: +1 345 949 8492