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Graham Thompson

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Managing Partner: Judith Whitehead
Number of partners: 26
Number of attorneys: 37

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 in 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:

Property:
The firm has a wealth of experience acting for clients with the purchase, financing, sale and leasing of all property and in the ancillary Governmental negotiations and approvals. Its expertise includes residential and commercial property, mixed-use developments, marinas, subdivisions, condominiums, time-share and fractional ownership, and all aspects of large industrial project acquisition and development.
■Project development and structuring
■Property acquisition and divestment
■Property project and asset financing
■Joint ventures
■Stamp duty/VAT/real property tax
■Leasing and licensing
■Commercial & Residential Financing
■Assets Leasing & Project Financing
■Title investigations and disputes
Contacts: Dana Wells, Andrew Wells, Erica Paine, Willie Moss, Alistair Chisnall
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Hospitality & Leisure:
The firm has played a leading role in almost every major acquisition and sale of hotel and resort properties in the Bahamas. It represents the leading developers in the hospitality 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.
Contacts: Dana Wells, Andrew Wells, Erica Paine, Willie Moss, Alistair Chisnall, Christopher Wells (TCI)
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Gaming:
The firm’s lawyers advise on the gaming, gambling and leisure sectors on a wide range of gaming and gambling law issues.
Contact: L Ryan Pinder
Email: [email protected]

Financial and Corporate Services:
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 all areas of the financial services industry, whether in relation to investment funds, unit trusts, private equity funds, IPOs, securities or pension schemes. The firm has a multi-disciplinary banking and finance team that advises leading international and Bahamian banks and trust companies, insurance companies and other fiduciary service providers on a wide spectrum of domestic and international business activity from licencing and regulatory issues, financing products, commercial lending, structured finance transactions and cross border securitization, to complex public private sector financing. Advice in this area is multi-layered and involves risk management, outsourcing, employment and the full range of government and regulatory interface and applications.

Corporate & Securities:
Contacts:
Sean McWeeney, QC, Michelle Pindling-Sands, Tanya Hanna, L Ryan Pinder, Anastasia Campbell, Aliya Allen, Sarah Packington
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] com, [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Regulatory Legislation:
The firm is prominent in advising respective governments on new legislation and policy in international and domestic OECD/EU/FATF initiatives.
Contacts: L Ryan Pinder, Aliya Allen
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate Finance:
Contacts:
Dana Wells, Aliya Allen
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Liquidations, Insolvency & Restructuring:
Contacts:
Sean McWeeney, QC, L Ryan Pinder
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Investment Funds & Securities:
Contacts:
L Ryan Pinder, Aliya Allen, Sarah Packington
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Blockchain and Digital Assets:
Contact:
Aliya Allen
Email: [email protected]

Insurance:
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, construction and industrial sectors of the Bahamian economy, and in contentious shipping and aviation matters all aspects of property, divorce and family and insolvency disputes.

Construction Litigation:
Contacts:
Leif Farquharson, Stephen Wilson, QC (TCI)
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Trusts and Estates Litigation:
Contacts:
Sean McWeeney, QC, Leif Farquharson, Adrian Hunt, John Minns
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] com, [email protected]

Real Estate Litigation:
Contacts:
Stephen Wilson, QC (TCI), Dwayne Fernander, Michela Ellis, John Minns, Anthony Gruchot, (TCI)
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Shipping:
Contact:
Dwayne Fernander
Email: [email protected]

Divorce and Matrimonial
Contacts:
Judith Whitehead, Michela Ellis
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Insolvency:
Contacts:
Sean McWeeney QC, Leif Farquharson, Adrian Hunt
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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:
Contacts:
Sean McWeeney QC, Tanya Hanna, Theo Burrows
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Estates, Wills & Probate:
Contacts:
Tanya Hanna, Theo Burrows
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Private Clients:
Contacts:
Sean McWeeney, QC, Judith Whitehead, L Ryan Pinder
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Immigration:
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.
Contacts: Judith Whitehead, Willie Moss, Kendira Turnquest
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Employment & Labour:
Contacts:
Leif Farquharson, Stephen Wilson, QC (TCI), Adrian Hunt, John Minns, Dwayne Fernander, Michela Ellis, Anthony Gruchot (TCI)
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

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 has a substantial shipping and admiralty practice and represents the owners of several of the worlds largest cruise ship lines freight and tanker fleets.

Contentious:
Contacts:
Stephen Wilson, QC (TCI), Dwayne Fernander
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Transactional:
Contact:
Michelle Pindling-Sands
Email: [email protected]

Contributions

Total 4 contributions

Real Estate 2020 Law and Practice in Bahamas

Alistair Chisnall

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Investment Funds 2020 Law and Practice in Bahamas

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Litigation 2019 Second Edition Law and Practice in Turks & Caicos Islands

Stephen Wilson QC, Tony Gruchot, Claire McAvinchey

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

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