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Higgs & Johnson
P.O. BOX N-3247

Work Department

Commercial Transactions


Chair of the Commercial Transactions group having acted in all aspects of commercial transactions, including large scale structured finance transactions, initial public offerings and private placements of offshore securities, mergers and acquisitions, and the registration and securitisation involving vessels and in real estate transactions.


Called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1991. Joined Higgs & Johnson as a partner in 2000 and has over 25 years of experience in corporate and commercial law.




The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA)


The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London (LL.B.), London, England

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Corporate law (including banking, finance and M&A)

(Leading individuals)

Zarina FitzgeraldHiggs & Johnson

As ‘a comprehensive, knowledge-based firm with expertise in every discipline of law‘, Higgs & Johnsonprovides high-quality and professional services‘ and fields a securities department that is ‘second to none‘. The commercial transactions department excels across corporate and banking work; on the corporate front, the team is noted for its knowledge of cross-border transactions, while the banking and finance practice handles a range of financing projects, agreements and securitisations. The firm also has a notable compliance and regulatory practice and is active in anti-money laundering work. The group is jointly led by aviation and maritime sector expert Vivienne Gouthro in Freeport, and Zarina Fitzgerald and international commercial and financing specialist Christel Sands-Feaste, both in New Providence. Firm co-managing partner Sterling Cooke, tax group head Portia Nicholson and Alexandra Hall, who is head of the government and regulatory affairs practice, also contribute to the practice, as does associate Andre Hill, who is Hall’s deputy.

Comparative Guides

Bahamas: Aviation Finance & Leasing July 2022 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Aviation Finance & Leasing laws and regulations that may occur in Bahamas.