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Graham Thompson

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Managing Partner: Judith Whitehead
Number of partners: 23
Number of attorneys: 36

Firm Overview:
Graham Thompson has been one of the pre-eminent law firms in the Bahamas since 1950. The firm operates four offices conveniently located throughout the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Graham Thompson is at the forefront in serving the two principal sectors of the economy, the tourism and hospitality industry and the financial services and banking sector, and excels at handling all transactional aspects of finance and property. Additionally, the firm has internationally recognised expertise in all areas of the offshore financial arena, particularly in banking, finance, securities and trusts.

The Graham Thompson litigation team is sought after for its experience in handling complex litigation matters, for working with clients on time sensitive matters in all courts through to the Privy Council, and for providing alternative dispute resolution solutions.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
The firm represents leading commercial banks and insurance companies, as well as numerous trust and other fiduciary service providers. The firm assists many hundreds of public and private companies, covering a wide spectrum of local and international business activity, with their legal needs in relation to their financing and banking activities.
Asset Leasing & Project Financing:
Contact: Dana Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Erica Paine
Email: [email protected]
Financial Services, Banking & Regulation:
Contact: Sean McWeeney QC
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ryan Pinder
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Aliya Allen
Email: [email protected]
Commercial & Residential Financing:
Contact: Erica Paine
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Andrew Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alistair Chisnall
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Securities:
The firm offers specialised advice and related services in the planning, structuring, and execution of diverse and complex corporate transactions in the industrial, banking, insurance hospitality, construction, healthcare, telecommunications and energy sectors. The firm also possesses expertise in the offshore financial services industry, whether in relation to investment funds, unit trusts, private equity funds, IPOs, securities or pension schemes.
Corporate Formation:
Contact: Anastasia M. Campbell
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michelle Pindling Sands
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Christopher Wells
Email: [email protected] (TCI)
Corporate Finance:
Contact: Dana Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Willie Moss
Email: [email protected]om
Liquidations, Insolvency & Restructuring:
Contact: Sean McWeeney, QC
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ryan Pinder
Email: [email protected]
Investment Funds & Securities:
Contact: Ryan Pinder
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Aliya Allen
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sarah Packington
Email: [email protected]

Insurance:
The firm’s insurance team advises on the establishment, regulatory, compliance and business aspects of domestic insurance, external insurance captive and reinsurance operations.
Contact: Anastasia Campbell
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s litigators play a leading role in most major disputes in the trusts, estates and financial services industries, the commercial and industrial sectors of the Bahamian economy, and in contentious shipping and aviation matters. The firm also advises on all aspects of divorce and family law and work with a cadre of professional advisers to work through difficult and multifaceted disputes.
Contact: Leif Farquharson
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Robert Adams
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sir Michael Barnett
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stephen Wilson QC
Email: [email protected] (TCI)

Real Estate:
The firm has a wealth of experience assisting clients with the purchase, financing, sale and leasing of property. Its expertise includes residential and commercial property, mixed-use developments, marinas, subdivisions, condominiums, time-share and fractional ownership. The firm has a complete in-house real property microfilm library and online access to the Registry of Records, the Supreme Court Registry and the Registry of Companies.
Contact: Dana Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Craig Roberts
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Andrew Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Erica Paine
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alistair Chisnall
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Christopher Wells
Email: [email protected] (TCI)

Trusts, Estates & Private Clients:
The firm is recognised as a leading law firm in the trust and estate planning area, with expertise in developing sophisticated estate planning structures, including private and purpose trusts, private trust companies, special purpose corporate entities, exempted limited partnerships and foundations and charities.
Trusts:
Contact: Sean McWeeney QC
Email: [email protected]
Estates, Wills & Probate:
Contact: Tanya Hanna
Email: [email protected]
Private Clients:
Contact: Judith Whitehead
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Sean McWeeney QC
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Ryan Pinder
Email: [email protected]

Hotel & Resort Development:
The firm has played a leading role in almost every major transaction involving hotel and resort purchases, sales and financing in the Bahamas. It represents the leading developers in the tourism sector and has extensive experience negotiating contractual arrangements with the government and other parties. Its attorneys are sought after by developers and financiers of mixed use resorts, condominiums and second home development projects.
Contact: Dana Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Alistair Chisnall
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Andrew Wells
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Erica Paine
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Willie Moss
Email: [email protected]

Immigration & Employment:
The firm provides specialist advice on all aspects of immigration including citizenship, work permits, permanent residence and annual residence. The firm has substantial expertise working with multi-jurisdictional companies and individuals on all aspects of Bahamian labour and employment law.
Immigration:
Contact: Anastasia Campbell
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Judith Whitehead
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Willie Moss
Email: [email protected]
Employment & Labour:
Contact:
Dwayne Fernander
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Michela Ellis
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stephen Wilson QC
Email: [email protected] (TCI)

Shipping & Admiralty:
The Bahamas is the third largest shipping registry in the world, with 50 million gross tonnage of ships flying the Bahamas flag around the globe. The firm’s substantial admiralty, maritime and aviation law practice represents the owners of several of the world’s largest cruise ship lines, freight and tanker fleets.
Contentious Admiralty & Shipping:
Contact: Dwayne Fernander
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Stephen Wilson QC
Email: [email protected]
Shipping & Admiralty:
Contact: Michelle Pindling-Sands
Email: [email protected]

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