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Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 29 Aug 2019

Supreme Court identifies its jurisdictional limits to assist in trust arbitration proceedings

The Supreme Court recently clarified its jurisdictional limits to assist in trust-related arbitrations, ruling that it has no such jurisdiction to


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 22 Aug 2019

Privy Council determines extraterritorial reach of clawback claims in insolvency proceedings

The Privy Council has determined that, notwithstanding the absence of express statutory provisions permitting service out of the jurisdiction of


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 18 Jul 2019

New tax reforms in effect

In the 20192020 Budget Communication the government announced various tax reforms which came into effect on 1 July 2019. Among other things, the cap


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 20 Jun 2019

Extinguishment of purchasers' rights - importance of priority in unregistered land systems

The Bahamas has an unregistered land system that is based on the conveyancing laws of England and Wales issued before 1925. Therefore, deeds and


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 9 May 2019

Register of Beneficial Ownership Act: a new day for beneficial owners

Since 2001 international organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force have pressured offshore financial centres to pass legislation in order


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 20 Mar 2019

Private Banking & Wealth Management in the Bahamas

A structured guide to private banking & wealth management in the Bahamas


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 28 Feb 2019

Bahamian insolvency regime continues to promote judicial efficiency

The Bahamian legislature continues to examine its existing legislation for ways to promote judicial efficiency by amending and implementing new


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 21 Feb 2019

Buying real estate - when to engage an attorney?

After finding the ideal property to purchase, what is the next step? Engage an attorney. An attorney can help to connect real estate buyers with key


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 14 Feb 2019

Foreign direct investment in real estate market

Foreign direct investment (FDI) remains one of the key catalysts to the Bahamian economy's growth and sustainability. The Bahamas National Investment


Lennox Paton | Bahamas | 7 Aug 2018

Supreme Court evaluates scope of trustees' protection in contentious trust litigation

The Supreme Court recently assessed the protection afforded to trustees by virtue of Section 83 of the Trustee Act 1998, which provides that a trustee

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