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Global Guide

General Business Law: Dispute Resolution — Bahamas

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Graham Thompson

From the Chambers Global guide

Robert Adams draws praise for his "thorough, calm and thoughtful approach." A talented litigator and arbitration counsel, he has a wealth of expertise concerning disputes in the areas of finance, real estate and employment.

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Philip C Dunkley QC

Higgs & Johnson

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Philip Dunkley QC holds an impressive reputation for dispute resolution matters. Sources state that he is "very experienced and very respected," with interviewees also attesting to his considerable abilities as an advocate.

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McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Brian Moree QC maintains his excellent reputation in the dispute resolution field. Clients enjoy his combination of "a common-sense approach" with "a tremendous intellect and understanding of the law." Sources add: "His ability to assess and process large volumes of information and boil them down to their salient features is exceptional." He has a depth of experience in cross-border insolvency and asset recovery claims.

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Lennox Paton

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner Brian Simms QC remains "highly regarded" in the market, with peers highlighting his formidable depth of knowledge and experience. One source also remarked upon his "clear and robust" style, noting that "when it came to the trial he was very good." He has acted in a number of high-value asset recovery and trust litigation cases.

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Michael L Barnett

Graham Thompson

From the Chambers Global guide

Former Chief Justice Sir Michael Barnett has a "stellar reputation" in the market, with interviewees commenting that he is an "extremely able" attorney. His current practice has a strong focus on banking, insurance, trusts and insolvency cases.

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Ferron J M Bethell

Harry B Sands, Lobosky & Company

From the Chambers Global guide

"Seasoned litigator" Ferron Bethell of Harry B Sands, Lobosky & Company is well regarded in the market, particularly for his employment work. He has experience representing clients from the property and pharmaceuticals sectors, among others.

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John K F Delaney QC

Delaney Partners

From the Chambers Global guide

Senior partner John Delaney QC is highly regarded in the market, particularly for his expertise in high-value cross-border insolvency matters. He also regularly advises on financial services regulatory work and significant M&A mandates, and is described as "a very solid lawyer" by market sources.

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Gail Lockhart Charles

Gail Lockhart Charles & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Gail Lockhart Charles of Gail Lockhart Charles & Co is praised by market sources as "an outstanding, very tough and very tenacious litigation lawyer." She receives particular acclaim for her expertise in insurance disputes.

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Frederick R M Smith QC

Callenders & Co

From the Chambers Global guide

Frederick Smith QC is the Freeport managing partner of Callenders & Co. He is a much sought-after advocate, greatly admired by interviewees, who say that he "fights tooth and nail" in court and brings a "very energetic" approach to his work. An experienced and successful litigator, he is known as someone who "takes on very challenging cases."

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Glinton Sweeting O'Brien

From the Chambers Global guide

Roy Sweeting oversees the litigation and dispute resolution practice. He maintains a particular focus on insolvency and employment issues. Market sources value his assured handling of cases, with one interviewee stating: "He is smart and conducts himself well in court."

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Tara Archer-Glasgow

Higgs & Johnson

From the Chambers Global guide

Tara Archer-Glasgow is an experienced and well-regarded litigator, representing both domestic and international clients from such fields as banking and aviation. Clients appreciate her responsiveness, while peers admire the fact that "she's well prepared and tenacious, but also rational and polite, which is how you sell an argument."

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Christopher Jenkins

Lennox Paton

From the Chambers Global guide

Christopher Jenkins is particularly noted for his expertise in insolvency, shareholder and construction disputes. Interviewees highlight him as a responsive and "very good younger lawyer."

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Oscar N. Johnson, Jr.

Higgs & Johnson

From the Chambers Global guide

Global managing director Oscar Johnson continues to impress peers and clients alike with his "very business-oriented" approach. Sources go on to say that "he's effective and productive with his time." He represents clients from a variety of industries, including financial services.

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McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

From the Chambers Global guide

Experienced attorney Diane Stewart is a well-regarded litigator typically representing clients in banking, competition and insurance cases. Clients value that "her approach to problems is very methodical. She's very conscientious and careful with even the smallest detail."

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McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

From the Chambers Global guide

"Experienced litigator" John Wilson regularly assists with significant trust and company disputes, and possesses additional complementary expertise in shipping, banking and corporate work. He is also a widely published author on such topics as trusts disputes and Bahamian real estate law.

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Up and Coming

Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou

Lennox Paton

From the Chambers Global guide

"Rising star" Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou has a growing reputation in the field of insolvency litigation. She impresses sources as a "solid lawyer" with an industrious approach to the work she takes on.

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