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Miller Simons O'Sullivan

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Senior Partner: Carlos W. Simons Q.C. O.B.E.
Managing Partner: Neil Coles
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 3
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
As one of the longest established firms in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), Miller Simons O’Sullivan (MSO) is able to provide a wealth of legal and practical experience to clients. MSO is one of the larger firms in the TCI, and is therefore able to advise and represent clients in virtually every area of practice, including corporate, banking and finance, commercial and residential real estate, hotel and resort development and operation, international and domestic insurance, inward investment and development, dispute resolution and intellectual property. The firm prides itself in being responsive to clients’ needs in providing informative, understandable and practical advice in a timely manner, whether to an individual private client or to a major commercial organisation.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate:
4 partners, 2 fee earners
Full corporate services are available through its associated fully licensed company manager and trust company, M&S Trust Company Limited. Company establishment in the TCI and elsewhere, provision of registered office facilities, advising on and assisting with all matters relating to company management, filing of annual returns, preparation of minutes of meetings, directors’/shareholders’ resolutions and general corporate advice.

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, 2 fee earners
Acting for banks and private lenders, locally and from outside the TCI, including high value loans relating to substantial commercial properties.

Commercial & Residential Real Estate:
3 partners, 2 fee earners
Advising and acting for purchasers and sellers of real estate within the Turks and Caicos Islands, including undeveloped land, condominiums, luxury villas, estates and commercial premises.

Resorts & Hotels:
3 partners, 3 fee earners
Assisting in the acquisition of property, funding arrangements and establishment of several of the larger and best known hotels and resorts in the TCI, continuing to advise such hotels and resorts on an ongoing basis and liaising with the Government in respect of such developments.

Inward Investment & Development:
3 partners, 3 fee earners
Advising investors in property and residential/hotel/ commercial development projects in the TCI, including dealing with Government agencies with respect to available incentives for potential investors and all other relevant issues associated with such development.

Insurance:
2 partners, 1 fee earner
Advising both domestic and international insurance companies, with particular expertise in relation to captive insurance and Producer Affiliated Reinsurance Companies.

General Commercial:
5 partners, 3 fee earners
Acting and advising in relation to the sale and purchases of businesses, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, and limited partnerships, providing general advice to long-standing well-established commercial clients on an ongoing basis and one off transactions.

Intellectual Property & Trademarks:
1 partner, 2 fee earners
Dealing with the registration and maintenance of trademarks/service marks. Advising and representing clients objecting to or resisting objections to registration of trademarks. Representing clients in challenges to and disputes relating to trademarks/service marks and other matters pertaining to intellectual property.

Compliance & Regulation:
2 partners, 1 fee earner
Advising on all aspects of financial services regulation and compliance, internal and external governance issues, anti-money laundering and prevention of terrorism financing. Advising and acting in regulatory investigations and enforcement actions.

Dispute Resolution:
2 partners, 1 fee earner
Undertaking civil, commercial, regulatory and high value matrimonial work at all levels of court including the Court of Appeal and Privy Council.

Trusts & Private Client:
2 partners, 3 fee earners
In association with M&S Trust Company Limited advising on all aspects of trusts. Undertaking traditional private client work for high net worth individuals and TCI residents.