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Liquidation procedures in the Bahamas

December 15 2017 A structured guide to liquidation procedures in the Bahamas

Restructuring & Insolvency in the Bahamas

December 15 2017 A structured guide to restructuring and insolvency laws in the Bahamas

Guide to purchasing property in The Bahamas

August 27 2020 A second home in The Bahamas has been a highly sought-after commodity for international buyers from time immemorial. The Bahamas is an archipelagic…

Hastings-Bass rule enshrined in law

April 13 2017 The recently enacted Trustee (Amendment) Act has clarified the law relating to trustee indemnities and given statutory effect to the rule in Re…

COVID-19: force majeure and contract frustration

October 1 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted commercial activity on a global scale, challenging contracting parties' ability to fulfil their legal obligations…

Public Procurement Act 2021: obtaining government contracts

June 10 2021 The government has been criticised both locally and internationally in relation to the transparency and procedure surrounding the procurement of…

Homeowners Protection Act - time to revisit

April 1 2021 The Homeowners Protection Act was designed to provide meaningful protection to homeowners by ensuring a true and proper discourse between borrowers…

Real Property Tax Forgiveness Programme 2021: overview

March 19 2021 The Prime Minister recently announced a Real Property Tax Forgiveness Programme which will provide waivers to Bahamian and non-Bahamian property…

CESRA: economic substance reporting deadline extension

January 21 2021 The Commercial Entities Substance Requirements Act (CESRA) 2018 requires all legal entities registered in The Bahamas to comply with economic…

New legislation aims to promote proper use of environment

December 3 2020 In December 2019 Parliament passed a package of environmental bills geared towards developing, reinforcing and strengthening the laws which promote…