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Christel Sands-Feaste

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Christel is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with a practice focus on corporate and commercial law, asset financing, mergers and acquisitions, financial services and investment funds.

Christel provides advice on a variety of corporate and commercial matters, including corporate structuring, M&A transactions, securing governmental and regulatory approvals, financing transactions, securities offerings in The Bahamas and international capital markets, securitizations and investment fund structuring and creation.

Christel acts for institutional and private clients in the hospitality, gaming, financial services, utility and life sciences sectors.


Partner since 2009;

Chair - Financial Services Law & Regulation and Securities & Investment Funds practice groups;

Director - Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) - Co-chairperson of its Ease of Doing Business Division;

Member of the Fiscal Responsibility Council;

Member of the Investment Funds Working Group of the Bahamas Financial Services Board;

Former Vice Chairman of the Bahamas Hospitals and Health Care Facilities Licensing Board

Professional Memberships

Bahamas Bar Association;

The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple;

International Association of Gaming Advisors;


BFSB (former Director)


Bahamas Charts a Clear Path - The Bahamas Investor (July - December, 2017)


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