Mr Lewis Baglietto KC > Hassans > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

Madison Building
GX11 1AA

Work Department

Litigation, Shipping


Lewis Baglietto is the Senior Litigation Partner and Head of Litigation at Hassans. He joined the firm in 1986 and became a Partner in 1993. He was appointed King’s Counsel in 2014.

From an early stage is his career, Lewis has concentrated his practice on international commercial and maritime litigation. He is a highly versatile lawyer, with a solid practice in many other areas of private and public law.  In addition to his many appearances in reported Gibraltar cases, he has appeared as the lead advocate in cases involving EU law issues before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. Lewis also has considerable experience in providing expert evidence on Gibraltar law issues before foreign courts and major international arbitral tribunals.

Apart from the many cases where he has acted for the Government of Gibraltar, Lewis is often instructed by foreign governments and major international organisations to provide his opinion and act in Gibraltar – related matters.

Lewis has held a number of public appointments and has, since 2012, been the Chief Charity Commissioner of Gibraltar.


English and Spanish fluently and a working knowledge of Italian and French.

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Dispute resolution

(Hall of Fame)

Lewis Baglietto KCHassans

Gibraltar > Shipping

(Leading individuals)

Lewis Baglietto KCHassans

Shipping is one of Hassans‘ core areas of expertise, in which it offers a ‘depth of resources’ to handle asset finance, insurance matters and vessel registration, including on the recently expanded registration of all types of pleasure yachts. On the contentious front, the team maintains a busy practice acting in collision claims, maritime employment-related issues and charter party issues. Lewis Baglietto KC has over 25 years’ experience in wet and dry shipping. Yvonne Chu lends her expertise on shipping finance and maritime-related security transactions.