3 Bayside Executive Park
West Bay Street & Blake Road

+1 242 502-5000

+1 242 328-0566

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Partner, Head of Financial Services: Michael L. Paton
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Partner: Michelle Neville-Clarke
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 30 Attorneys, including 12 Partners and 18 Associates
Network memberships: Multilaw

Lennox Paton is a leading offshore, full-service commercial law firm providing services to clients in relation to Bahamian and British Virgin Islands law. Founded 1986, it is now one of the Bahamas’ largest law firms and covers a comprehensive range of practice areas.

Lennox Paton has the leading financial services practice in The Bahamas. The team advise on the establishment and licensing of banks, trust companies, investment advisors, broker-dealers and ongoing regulatory matters associated with these structures. They also regularly advises on cross-border offerings of securities by international financial institutions, in addition to all aspects of banking and financial transactions including note issuances, derivatives, securitisation including special purpose vehicles and structures. 

Additionally, the team is an industry-leading specialist in the corporate and commercial law of The Bahamas and British Virgin Islands. The team has extensive experience in advising on the establishment of special purpose vehicles in The Bahamas and the BVI, including holding companies, limited partnerships and trusts for the holding and management of real estate, investment portfolios, financial and other assets. The firm also regularly advises on international cross-border M&A work involving Bahamian and BVI vehicles.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project finance
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation