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Global Guide

General Business Law — Turks & Caicos


Griffiths & Partners - General Business Law Department

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Griffiths & Partners continues to cement its position as one of the dominant law firms in the Turks & Caicos Islands. It possesses an especially strong reputation for contentious work, being regularly instructed on a number of high-profile cases. Outside of litigation, the firm is also noted for its abilities in transactional real estate, with an impressive client list that features a number of leading regional banks, as well as several prominent real estate developers. Other areas in which the team offers expertise include IP, financial services regulatory matters and trusts and estates.

Firm founder Conrad Griffiths QC is held in the highest esteem by fellow lawyers and members of the business community, who rate him as "a lawyer of the highest possible calibre." Sources consistently describe him as an impressive courtroom advocate who is "meticulous and very well organised" and possessed of very good judgement. One client went on to praise his "unbelievable analytical mind," adding: "What I really like about Conrad is he's not quick to jump to litigation - he sees his role as keeping you out of it."

Oliver Chapman is a real estate specialist with a fast-developing reputation. He has experience representing a broad range of lenders, developers and other real estate clients in respect of some of the jurisdiction's most significant residential and resort projects. Clients note his engaging personality as a particular asset, with sources saying: "You always feel you're in safe hands," and "he is very strong on contract negotiation - a very detail-oriented and patient guy."

Sources applaud David Cadman as a "very strong lawyer" who is both "friendly and approachable" and "very thorough in his advice and counsel." He is noted for his expertise in contentious matters, with experience advising clients on major insolvency and judicial review cases, among others. He also assists with transactional work.

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Misick & Stanbrook - General Business Law Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

This firm was founded in 1981 and continues to offer one of the most experienced teams of lawyers in the Turks & Caicos Islands. For much of the firm's existence it has been at the forefront of corporate law issues in the jurisdiction, and it is very highly regarded by sources throughout the market. The team is noted for its litigation work, as well as for advising on the financing, development and sale of luxury resort projects. In addition, the firm is well placed to advise on IP and employment matters, as well as issues in the media and telecoms space.

Senior partner Ariel Misick QC has a long-standing reputation as "one of the brightest and most able lawyers on-island." Clients continue to cite him as both "an incredibly gifted advocate before the court" and an outstanding litigation strategist. He has close to 40 years of experience and is regularly mentioned by fellow practitioners as one of their first choices when referring clients. His extensive experience has seen him handle major disputes of all types, including insolvency and judicial review cases.

Owen Foley is widely known as a gifted and highly experienced transactional lawyer, having advised clients for more than 30 years. Peers note him as one of the most active lawyers in the jurisdiction, describing him as "very much in-demand," while also highlighting the longevity of several of his client relationships. Foley typically advises real estate developers, lenders and other major investors on the corporate and financing aspects of large-scale hospitality projects, with his experience in this arena including the development of several private island resorts. Clients agree: "He's a smart guy and knows the industry well."

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Graham Thompson - General Business Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

The Turks & Caicos office of this leading Bahamian firm was established in 2012 through the lateral hire of partner Stephen Wilson from Miller Simons O'Sullivan. The team maintains its core focus on litigation, handling a number of highly significant cases. It often works closely with the firm's dispute resolution lawyers in the Bahamas on a number of major instructions. The firm continues to expand its non-contentious offering in Turks & Caicos, following the relocation there of one of its property partners from the Bahamas in 2016.

Stephen Wilson QC heads the firm's dispute resolution practice in Turks & Caicos and is singled out as one of the leading advocates in the jurisdiction. Sources particularly note his strong work ethic, and highlight his ability "to assimilate and counter any point raised by the other side very quickly." Peers are also highly impressed by his abilities, with one lawyer being moved to observe: "If I had a code-red referral, Stephen would be at the top of my list." His considerable expertise covers a variety of disputes involving clients in the financial services, hospitality, insurance and construction industries.

Associate Tony Gruchot advises on an array of contentious matters, including insurance, employment and real estate disputes. Sources state that he is "very responsive and very conscientious."

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Miller Simons O'Sullivan - General Business Law Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Fielding one of the largest teams in the jurisdiction, this firm is particularly noted for its strengths in real estate and other transactional matters, being regularly seen on some of the largest such matters in the jurisdiction. It is applauded for its smooth handling of high-value, multi-stranded deals as well as for its enduring relationships with a number of leading developers and lenders. IP, insurance and private client work are also among its areas of expertise, and the team possesses a strong track record representing clients in litigation, including at the appellate level.

One client described Neil Coles as "the best on the island for conveyancing and property issues" and "the gold standard for any lawyer." Elaborating further, the source noted: "He's very reliable, efficient, and available whenever I call. On top of that, the paperwork is always pinpoint accurate." Coles advises on the full gamut of conveyancing and property development matters. He is noted by peers as a very active practitioner who is well liked by a number of major clients.

Sources note Adrian Corr as a pre-eminent adviser on international captive insurance, emphasising that he has dominated this field in the jurisdiction for a number of years. In addition to insurance and reinsurance, he also advises on IP, shipping and trusts matters. Commentators state that he is "a very easy-going guy."

Peers regard Jonathan Katan as a major force in the conveyancing market, and a lawyer who is "good with clients and gets the deal done." His practice also covers other areas relating to property, including development matters and non-contentious insurance. Sources describe him as "a very sound and thoughtful lawyer" who is "very calm and remains focused on the real points."

The highly experienced Tim O'Sullivan is respected by sources as "a very sharp, intuitive guy," with interviewees adding that "he is very approachable and has a great deal of technical knowledge." He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in property law in the Turks & Caicos Islands over the last few decades, and the team continues to benefit from his many years' experience.

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Saunders & Co - General Business Law Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

This compact, well-established firm maintains a solid reputation in the market. It is particularly well known for its very active real estate practice, which is regularly called upon to assist with the financing and conveyancing aspects of a variety of major residential and resort sales. The transactional team is complemented by a highly experienced disputes practice which continues to win plaudits from a range of international clients.

Larry Caroe is a respected real estate practitioner who is noted as one of the most experienced advisers in the field. Peers acknowledge his popularity among major real estate clients, while client interviewees say they are very satisfied with his work. One noted: "Whenever we've given him a job he's got on and done it - and done it well."

Monique Allan heads the firm's litigation team and has a particularly strong reputation among clients in the hospitality sector. Sources regard her as a "fearsome advocate who will put her case very strongly and very eloquently," while one client said: "She always gives us the benefit of her honest and genuine opinion. She has a good grasp of the law and can tell us what's possible, what's likely and what isn't."

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Band 1

Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

One client described Neil Coles as "the best on the island for conveyancing and property issues" and "the gold standard for any lawyer." Elaborating further, the source noted: "He's very reliable, efficient, and available whenever I call. On top of that, the paperwork is always pinpoint accurate." Coles advises on the full gamut of conveyancing and property development matters. He is noted by peers as a very active practitioner who is well liked by a number of major clients. 

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Misick & Stanbrook

From the Chambers Global guide

Owen Foley is widely known as a gifted and highly experienced transactional lawyer, having advised clients for more than 30 years. Peers note him as one of the most active lawyers in the jurisdiction, describing him as "very much in-demand," while also highlighting the longevity of several of his client relationships. Foley typically advises real estate developers, lenders and other major investors on the corporate and financing aspects of large-scale hospitality projects, with his experience in this arena including the development of several private island resorts. Clients agree: "He's a smart guy and knows the industry well."

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Conrad Griffiths QC

Griffiths & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Firm founder Conrad Griffiths QC is held in the highest esteem by fellow lawyers and members of the business community, who rate him as "a lawyer of the highest possible calibre." Sources consistently describe him as an impressive courtroom advocate who is "meticulous and very well organised" and possessed of very good judgement. One client went on to praise his "unbelievable analytical mind," adding: "What I really like about Conrad is he's not quick to jump to litigation - he sees his role as keeping you out of it."

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Misick & Stanbrook

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Ariel Misick QC has a long-standing reputation as "one of the brightest and most able lawyers on-island." Clients continue to cite him as both "an incredibly gifted advocate before the court" and an outstanding litigation strategist. He has close to 40 years of experience and is regularly mentioned by fellow practitioners as one of their first choices when referring clients. His extensive experience has seen him handle major disputes of all types, including insolvency and judicial review cases.

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Stephen Wilson QC

Graham Thompson

From the Chambers Global guide

Stephen Wilson QC heads the firm's dispute resolution practice in Turks & Caicos and is singled out as one of the leading advocates in the jurisdiction. Sources particularly note his strong work ethic, and highlight his ability "to assimilate and counter any point raised by the other side very quickly." Peers are also highly impressed by his abilities, with one lawyer being moved to observe: "If I had a code-red referral, Stephen would be at the top of my list." His considerable expertise covers a variety of disputes involving clients in the financial services, hospitality, insurance and construction industries.

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Band 2

Saunders & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Larry Caroe is a respected real estate practitioner who is noted as one of the most experienced advisers in the field. Peers acknowledge his popularity among major real estate clients, while client interviewees say they are very satisfied with his work. One noted: "Whenever we've given him a job he's got on and done it - and done it well."

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Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources note Adrian Corr as a pre-eminent adviser on international captive insurance, emphasising that he has dominated this field in the jurisdiction for a number of years. In addition to insurance and reinsurance, he also advises on IP, shipping and trusts matters. Commentators state that he is "a very easy-going guy."

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Band 2

Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

Peers regard Jonathan Katan as a major force in the conveyancing market, and a lawyer who is "good with clients and gets the deal done." His practice also covers other areas relating to property, including development matters and non-contentious insurance. Sources describe him as "a very sound and thoughtful lawyer" who is "very calm and remains focused on the real points."

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Band 2

Kobre & Kim

From the Chambers Global guide

Tim Prudhoe of Kobre & Kim maintains a broad, Caribbean-focused disputes practice from his principal bases in the firm's Turks & Caicos and British Virgin Islands offices. One impressed client noted: "When we get communications from Tim, they are always to the point and clear. In addition, he's a stickler for making sure everything gets done on time." His work has an emphasis on cross-border insolvency, asset recovery and trusts and estates disputes, in addition to assisting with the enforcement of overseas judgments.

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Saunders & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Monique Allan heads the firm's litigation team and has a particularly strong reputation among clients in the hospitality sector. Sources regard her as a "fearsome advocate who will put her case very strongly and very eloquently," while one client said: "She always gives us the benefit of her honest and genuine opinion. She has a good grasp of the law and can tell us what's possible, what's likely and what isn't."

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Griffiths & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Sources applaud David Cadman as a "very strong lawyer" who is both "friendly and approachable" and "very thorough in his advice and counsel." He is noted for his expertise in contentious matters, with experience advising clients on major insolvency and judicial review cases, among others. He also assists with transactional work.

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Band 3

Savory & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Litigator Guy Chapman of Savory & Co remains well liked among his peers in the jurisdiction, who attest to his far-ranging experience in high-stakes litigation and arbitration proceedings. In addition to the Turks & Caicos Islands, he is also admitted to practice in England & Wales, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, and as a barrister in the Australian state of New South Wales.

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Griffiths & Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Oliver Chapman is a real estate specialist with a fast-developing reputation. He has experience representing a broad range of lenders, developers and other real estate clients in respect of some of the jurisdiction's most significant residential and resort projects. Clients note his engaging personality as a particular asset, with sources saying: "You always feel you're in safe hands," and "he is very strong on contract negotiation - a very detail-oriented and patient guy."

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Timothy O'Sullivan

Miller Simons O'Sullivan

From the Chambers Global guide

The highly experienced Tim O'Sullivan is respected by sources as "a very sharp, intuitive guy," with interviewees adding that "he is very approachable and has a great deal of technical knowledge." He is regarded as one of the most influential figures in property law in the Turks & Caicos Islands over the last few decades, and the team continues to benefit from his many years' experience.

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Associates to watch

Graham Thompson

From the Chambers Global guide

Associate Tony Gruchot advises on an array of contentious matters, including insurance, employment and real estate disputes. Sources state that he is "very responsive and very conscientious."

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