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Lennox Paton

General Business Law

7 ranked lawyersBand 1BahamasGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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Lennox Paton is a top-level Bahamian firm offering a full range of services and whose "legal competency is complemented by strong business acumen and an understanding of the operating environment." The firm possesses particularly strong capabilities in litigation and other strands of disputes work, with a deep bench of practitioners to draw upon for contentious commercial issues. It also assists an impressive list of clients with the full spectrum of transactional matters, with an impressive real estate department offering counsel on property acquisitions, sales and developments.

Senior partner Brian Simms QC is highly esteemed in the Bahamas as one of the jurisdiction's leading litigators. He draws particular acclaim for his work in the financial services sector, and has a wealth of experience handling disputes stemming from insolvency and liquidation proceedings.

Christopher Jenkins is a well-regarded disputes lawyer with a wide-ranging practice. He regularly represents clients in commercial and property litigation, with further expertise in insolvency and asset recovery.

Head of real estate David Johnstone maintains his standing at the fore of the country's property market. He acts for a range of notable international developers, as well as lenders, on the development of commercial and residential property, hotels and resorts, marinas and other types of real estate. He additionally assists with sales, acquisitions, financing and regulatory compliance.

Sources appreciate Metta MacMillan-Hughes for her "absolutely clear" advice and say her "depth of understanding is fantastic." She is additionally earmarked as being "very tenacious and talented." She handles a range of disputes, including those relating to tax, personal injury and insolvency, as well as high-end matrimony disputes.

Commentators highlight Michael Paton as the "dean of lawyers in investment funds," as well as praising him as "solution-driven, approachable and always willing to help." He is also valued by his clients for his "strong accountancy skills." In addition to his investment funds work, he has further expertise in M&A and trusts.

Clients comment that Michelle Neville-Clarke is "technically competent, passionate about the law and goes above and beyond the call of duty." She handles commercial transactions, financing and securities matters, with notable investment funds experience.

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou continues to enhance her already impressive disputes reputation. One source attested: "She is excellent," going on to describe her as "practical" and "meticulous." She is well versed in handling disputes relating to securities fraud, asset tracing and insolvency.

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Overview

Lennox Paton is a leading offshore, full-service commercial law firm advising clients on the laws of The Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. 

The firm's practice areas cover banking and finance, commercial, corporate, dispute resolution, insolvency and restructuring, investment funds, private client, real estate, resort development, shipping and trusts and foundations. The firm has especially strong practices in trusts, commercial, corporate insolvency litigation and investment funds. It also has niches in capital markets work and hotel and resort development. 

Lennox Paton has a vast and diversified private client practice. The firm represents domestic and international financial institutions, banks, trust companies and multinational companies, as well as HNW and UHNW individuals and their advisors worldwide.

General Business Law

Lennox Paton

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Location

3 Bayside Executive Park

West Bay Street & Blake Road

PO Box N-4875

Bahamas

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Bahamas

General Business Law


Michael Paton
Band 1
Michelle E Neville-Clarke
Band 3

General Business Law: Dispute Resolution


Brian Simms QC
Band 1
Christopher Jenkins
Band 3
Metta MacMillan-Hughes
Band 3
Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou
Band 3

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