Last Updated: 15 July 2019
has been one of the pre-eminent law firms in the Bahamas since 1950. The firm operates four offices located throughout the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The firm is well-regarded for its work with high net worth private clients, providing tailored advice, with internationally recognised ... expertise in trusts, foundations, private trust companies, wills and estates; this underpins the firm's successful practices in family law, offshore financial centres, banking and capital markets. Graham Thompson's key practice areas include: private clients, trusts and estates (estate and trust structuring, foundations, trust company licensing private trust companies); banking and finance (real estate financing, asset leasing and financing, corporate finance, restructuring, financial services law and regulation, loans, debentures and mortgages, receivership); corporate, commercial and securities (capital markets, joint ventures, restructuring, liquidation and insolvency, mergers and acquisitions, pension schemes, private equity funds, unit trusts, investment funds, IPOs); property and development (hotels, resorts and mixed-use developments, condominiums and time shares, government approvals and exchange control, private and commercial mortgages, real property taxes, subdivision planning and structuring, second home acquisitions and sales, title insurance and opinions); and insurance (captive insurance, domestic and external insurance).
is a leading offshore, full-service commercial law firm providing services to clients in relation to Bahamian and British Virgin Islands law. As one of the Bahamas’ largest law firms, with 26 attorneys, it provides a comprehensive range of legal services including: litigation; insolvency and ... restructuring; investment funds; trusts and foundations; banking and financial services; securities; real estate; resort development; corporate and commercial; private client; wealth management and shipping. A succession of long-term client relationships and landmark cases has earned the firm recognition as one of the top firms in the Bahamas. Its well-known expert attorneys are ranked among the best in the region, frequently in demand across the international conference circuit, in addition to fulfilling their duties in government and industry-appointed task forces, steering committees and statutory bodies. Lennox Paton assist clients with obtaining licences for the establishment and operation of investment funds, including obtaining investment fund administrator licences, and advise generally in relation to legislative requirements and ongoing obligations associated with holding an investment fund administrator’s licence, including physical presence and reporting obligations. Clients include world-renowned asset managing companies, private equity funds, insurance companies and private banking businesses.