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Global Guide

General Business Law — Turks & Caicos

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From the Chambers Global guide

Griffiths & Partners has quickly established itself as a dominant firm in the market. Best known for its litigation offering, it handles an increasing amount of non-contentious work, principally in the area of real estate, acting for developers and financial institutions on a number of significant property transactions. The firm also acts for high net worth individuals on a range of matters relating to property investments in the Turks & Caicos Islands. In addition to property work, the team has provided guidance on complex IP and captive insurance issues.

Managing partner Conrad Griffiths QC is widely regarded as one of the most impressive courtroom advocates in the Turks & Caicos Islands. His active litigation practice sees him represent a wide variety of international clients in high-value commercial disputes, appeals and judicial reviews. Sources say: "He is calm, thorough, knows the law extremely well and just gets on with things in a very clear-headed and unemotional way."

Oliver Chapman advises on all aspects of real estate work, including property finance and development matters. A new entrant to the rankings this year, he is regarded by peers as "a solid performer" whose commercial pragmatism is matched by his "strong knowledge of the law."

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第一等

From the Chambers Global guide

Misick & Stanbrook fields one of the largest and most experienced teams of lawyers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Interviewees are unanimous in their praise for the firm, agreeing that it is "a significant force" and "a major player in the jurisdiction." Contentious work is a particular strong suit, with the team regularly sought out for complex and commercially sensitive litigation proceedings. The firm also advises on a number of high-value real estate development projects, with its expertise in this sphere encompassing the full gamut of associated employment, immigration and commercial issues.

Senior partner Ariel Misick QC is a highly experienced advocate who maintains an exceptional reputation in the market. He is frequently appointed to act for clients on the jurisdiction's most significant disputes. One source observed: "He's a charming, very able lawyer and probably regarded as something of the doyen of the Bar in Turks & Caicos."

Peers are quick to acknowledge Owen Foley's considerable abilities in real estate development matters. Highlights from his recent practice include advising the principal investors on various issues relating to major development projects in Providenciales and West Caicos.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Peers view this firm as a particularly strong competitor when it comes to real estate transactions. This area of law remains a key part of the firm's overall practice, alongside banking and finance, captive insurance and general corporate matters. The team's extensive international experience positions it well to act for overseas clients.

Peers agree that Neil Coles is "one of the leading property lawyers" in the jurisdiction, pointing to his "wealth of knowledge" in this sphere. He also maintains a broad corporate and commercial practice.

Adrian Corr is noted for his captive insurance practice. He is a frequent adviser to insurers and reinsurers on corporate structuring and regulatory issues arising from their operations in the Turks & Caicos Islands. He also counsels clients on shipping, trusts and IP issues.

Sources describe Jonathan Katan as a "very strong" commercial adviser. While admitted as a barrister, he also possesses an extensive non-contentious practice, encompassing a range of property and real estate matters.

Tim O'Sullivan has been based in the Turks & Caicos Islands for more than three decades. Peers acknowledge his considerable expertise in real estate matters, noting his regular involvement in some of the largest development projects in the jurisdiction. He also advises on banking and finance matters.

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From the Chambers Global guide

Saunders & Co is noted by sources for its active real estate group. The team remains popular with its roster of repeat clients, regularly acting for developers and real estate agents on a variety of conveyancing and related commercial and residential property issues. The transactional side of the practice is complemented by an experienced litigation team.

Senior attorney Larry Caroe is noted for his considerable understanding of real estate matters, and sources identify him as a popular choice for clients operating in that sphere. Caroe is also admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Canada.

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Griffiths & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Managing partner Conrad Griffiths QC is widely regarded as one of the most impressive courtroom advocates in the Turks & Caicos Islands. His active litigation practice sees him represent a wide variety of international clients in high-value commercial disputes, appeals and judicial reviews. Sources say: "He is calm, thorough, knows the law extremely well and just gets on with things in a very clear-headed and unemotional way."

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Misick & Stanbrook

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Ariel Misick QC is a highly experienced advocate who maintains an exceptional reputation in the market. He is frequently appointed to act for clients on the jurisdiction's most significant disputes. One source observed: "He's a charming, very able lawyer and probably regarded as something of the doyen of the Bar in Turks & Caicos."

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Graham Thompson

From the Chambers Global guide

Stephen Wilson QC heads the Providenciales office of Bahamian firm Graham Thompson. He is a popular choice to handle high-value cases in the jurisdiction and possesses a deep understanding of the issues surrounding disputes in the banking, real estate and hospitality sectors, among others. In addition to his litigation practice, he advises clients on a range of non-contentious matters.

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Saunders & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior attorney Larry Caroe is noted for his considerable understanding of real estate matters, and sources identify him as a popular choice for clients operating in that sphere. Caroe is also admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Canada.

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Savory & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Guy Chapman of Savory & Co is a seasoned advocate who is respected within the market for his detailed knowledge of Turks & Caicos law, and noted by sources for his convivial personality. In addition to his litigation practice, he also has considerable experience acting as arbitration counsel.

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Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers agree that Neil Coles is "one of the leading property lawyers" in the jurisdiction, pointing to his "wealth of knowledge" in this sphere. He also maintains a broad corporate and commercial practice.

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Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

Adrian Corr is noted for his captive insurance practice. He is a frequent adviser to insurers and reinsurers on corporate structuring and regulatory issues arising from their operations in the Turks & Caicos Islands. He also counsels clients on shipping, trusts and IP issues.

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Misick & Stanbrook

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers are quick to acknowledge Owen Foley's considerable abilities in real estate development matters. Highlights from his recent practice include advising the principal investors on various issues relating to major development projects in Providenciales and West Caicos.

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Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources describe Jonathan Katan as a "very strong" commercial adviser. While admitted as a barrister, he also possesses an extensive non-contentious practice, encompassing a range of property and real estate matters.

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Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

Tim O'Sullivan has been based in the Turks & Caicos Islands for more than three decades. Peers acknowledge his considerable expertise in real estate matters, noting his regular involvement in some of the largest development projects in the jurisdiction. He also advises on banking and finance matters.

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Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers Global guide

Tim Prudhoe of Kobre & Kim is described by market commentators as "a tenacious and effective advocate" and someone who "leaves no stone unturned." Prudhoe spearheads the firm's work in the Caribbean, dividing his time principally between the Turks & Caicos and British Virgin Islands.

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Up and Coming

Griffiths & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Oliver Chapman advises on all aspects of real estate work, including property finance and development matters. A new entrant to the rankings this year, he is regarded by peers as "a solid performer" whose commercial pragmatism is matched by his "strong knowledge of the law."

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