Mrs Abigail Cornelio > Hassans > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

Madison Building
GX11 1AA

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial.


Abigail joined the firm in 2003 and is a partner of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team. She has a strong background in transactional work involving Gibraltar companies such as mergers and acquisition, joint ventures, corporate governance and financing transactions.

Abigail’s expertise is in private client matters, assisting high net worth individuals and families establish corporate structures, advising on residency matters, family business disputes (pre litigation) and family business governance frameworks. Abigail also assists clients with succession planning, estate planning and cross-border estate matters. In addition to the aforementioned matters, Abigail can also assist with Will drafting, execution of Wills, applications for grants of probate and letters of administration, administration of Estates, lasting Powers of Attorney and naturalisation.

Abigail graduated from University of Hertfordshire. She attended the Inns of Court School of Law as a member of Middle Temple. Abigail is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

She has completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Family Business and Family Business Governance obtaining distinctions in both.


English, Spanish.


Abigail graduated from the University of Hertfordshire and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law, London. She is a member of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar of England & Wales and the Gibraltar Bar in 2003.

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Abigail CornelioHassans

Continuing to dominate the market, Hassans is a popular choice for clients seeking advice on corporate structuring, joint ventures, capital duty and tax planning. James Levy has a substantial private client practice and has frequently been called upon by the Government of Gibraltar to assist and advise in respect of financial services, tax and trusts legislation. Senior partners Michael Castiel and Abigail Cornelio remain leading figures for M&A, corporate governance and financing transactions. Cornelio also advises high-net-worth families on business matters as well as structuring aspects of their business. Other key partners include Peter Montegriffo, Vikram Nagrani and Ian Felice.