Global Bahamas General Business Law
1Graham ThompsonGeneral Business Law2023 | Band 1 |Graham Thompson remains one of the Bahamas’ leading law firms. A popular choice among insurers, banks and property developers, the team is well regarded for its skills in wealth management, M&A and estate planning. Recent work has encompassed compliance reviews in the financial services industry, debt-for-equity swaps and the restructuring of high-value structured finance facilities. The firm continues to expand its areas of practice, being increasingly active on both contentious and non-contentious tax issues, as well as fintech matters. 1Higgs & JohnsonGeneral Business Law2023 | Band 1 |Higgs & Johnson is widely hailed as one of the most prominent law firms in the Bahamas. It has considerable experience overseeing major commercial transactions, including M&A, financing and capital markets issuances. The firm is equally well versed in assisting with real estate development mandates, while its dispute resolution team is regularly instructed on some of the jurisdiction's most significant commercial cases. Typical clients include international banks and financial institutions, as well as trust companies, cruise operators and real estate developers. 1Lennox PatonGeneral Business Law2023 | Band 1 |Lennox Paton is a top-level Bahamian law firm which provides a full range of services to a client base encompassing well-known international businesses as well as prominent high net worth individuals. The firm possesses particularly strong capabilities in litigation and other strands of disputes work, with a deep bench of lawyers to draw upon for contentious commercial issues. It also advises clients on the full spectrum of transactional and commercial regulatory matters, with an especially notable track record when it comes to bond issuances and revolving credit facilities. An equally impressive real estate department offers counsel on property acquisitions, sales and developments.
2Delaney PartnersGeneral Business Law2023 | Band 2 |Delaney Partners is a respected law firm which maintains a high profile in the Bahamas due to the impressive calibre of its senior lawyers. It has a strong track record in highly sophisticated transactions and commercial regulatory work, having overseen major M&A, lending and fund formation mandates. Alongside expertise in financial services regulation and wealth management, the firm has further strengths in securities and real estate development. The firm's contentious work spans business insolvency matters as well as various competition, employment and breach of contract disputes. 2McKinney, Bancroft & HughesGeneral Business Law2023 | Band 2 |McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes is widely celebrated for its strength in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. It covers a broad range of contentious matters, from IP infringement cases and corporate insolvencies to breach of contract and shareholder disputes. The firm is a go-to adviser for numerous banks, trust companies, hotel owners and real estate developers. In addition to litigation, McKinney also offers comprehensive representation in non-contentious matters including bond issuances, liquidations and business structuring, with further strengths in all aspects of contentious and non-contentious taxation.
- Glinton Sweeting O'BrienGeneral Business Law2023 | Band 3