May 10, 2023

Nassau, The Bahamas The law firm of GrahamThompson in The Bahamas is top-ranked once again, receiving the 2023 Band 1 Global ranking in General Business Law, from the London-based Chambers and Partners. The firm’s Turks and Caicos Islands office received the ranking agency’s Band 2 distinction. The Bahamas office was also Band 2 ranked in Dispute Resolution practice area.

Several of GrahamThompson’s attorneys also received Chambers and Partners top ranking and other distinctions for 2022. Including Sean McWeeney KC, Michelle Pindling-Sands, and Christopher Wells in the area of General Business Law; Stephen Wilson KC, in General Business Law – Dispute Resolution; and Alistair Chisnall, Dana Wells and Craig Roberts in the area of General Business Law – Real Estate.

General Business Law

Sean McWeeney KC, a senior partner in GrahamThompson, and head of the firm’s corporate and financial services practice group was once again recognised with Chambers and Partners’ top Band 1 Global ranking for 2023. He is also a Band 1 ranked HNW attorney, and has appeared in the agency’s rankings for twenty-three years.

Chambers Review: Sean McWeeney KC, has a distinguished reputation for his work on wealth management, as well as trusts and estates. He is well regarded for his advisory practice and consistently receives the highest praise from sources in the market. He has hailed in the market as “cerebral and insightful with a real ability to identify solutions to problems”.

Michelle Pindling- Sands, who is also a member of the firm’s corporate and financial services practice group, received Chambers and Partners Band 2 2023 Global recognition, improving on her 2022 Band 3 ranking. She has appeared in the rankings for five consecutive.

Chambers Review: Michelle Pindling-Sands heads the firm’s shipping group and is highly regarded for her practice in the space, and her expertise in shipping finance in particular. She additionally advises financial institutions and lenders on other transactional matters.

Christopher Wells, a partner and member of the firm’s real property practice group, also saw his ranking rise in 2023. From the Chambers Global 2022 “Up and Coming” ranking to the esteemed Band 3 ranking.

Chambers Review: Christopher Wells is a highly regarded lawyer in Turks & Caicos. He is well equipped to assist with commercial property transactions and planning, including tourism and hospitality property as well as conveyancing

General Business Law – Dispute Resolution

Stephen Wilson KC, who heads the firm’s Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands office, and leads that office’s litigation and dispute resolution practice is also Band 1 ranked. He has appeared in the agency’s rankings for the past eleven years.

Chambers Review: Stephen Wilson KC is regarded as a stellar litigator with a broad-ranging practice which sees him handle cases in the real estate and tourism sectors, with further expertise in banking, corporate, employment and IP disputes.

General Business Law – Real Estate

Alistair Chisnall, a partner and member of the firm’s real property practice received the Chambers Global 2023 Band 3 ranking. This is Alistair’s second consecutive appearance in the international rankings.

Chambers Review: Alistair Chisnall is a well-known real estate lawyer. His work covers a wide range of sale and purchase transactions concerning both residential and resort properties. “His knowledge, skill and accessibility are second to none. He is a detail-oriented and highly efficient conveyancer. 

Dana Wells, Consultant Counsel of GrahamThompson, and multi-year Chambers Global top ranked, Band 1 attorney, received the distinguished Senior Statespeople Global 2023 ranking.

Chambers Review: Dana Wells is one of the stand out names in real estate. He is well recognised for his stellar land law practice, and is regularly sought out for his counsel on commercial, residential and hospitality property development mandates.

Craig Roberts, also a Consultant Counsel of GrahamThompson, and multi-year Chambers Global top ranked, Band 1 attorney, likewise received the 2023 Global distinction of the Senior Statespeople ranking.

Chambers Review: Craig Roberts is one of the most senior figures in the Bahamas’ real estate space. He has a wealth of development and conveyancing experience, in addition to handling all manner of property transaction.

Top Ranked – Band 1 – High New Worth Firm

GrahamThompson is also a Chambers and Partners 2022 top ranked firm – Band 1 – in the High Net Worth (HNW) Offshore Trusts Sector. This prestigious HNW recognition includes individual honours for Sean McWeeney QC, who received the Band 1 ranking, and Trusts expert and Band 2 ranked attorney, GrahamThompson Partner Tanya Hanna.

Chambers and Partners is prominently regarded for its deeply researched, peer review-based rankings of the best-of-the-best in the legal profession around the globe. The agency’s rankings have a reach that covers 200 jurisdictions worldwide.