TOP RANKED AGAIN, Chambers Global 2022March 7, 2022
Nassau, The Bahamas – The law firm of GrahamThompson in The Bahamas is top-ranked once again, receiving the 2022 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 in General Business Law. For Dispute Resolution, GrahamThompson was awarded the Band 2 ranking honour.
Several of GrahamThompson’s attorneys are celebrated for also having received Chambers and Partners top ranking and other distinctions for 2022. In General Business Law, Sean McWeeney QC, Michelle Pindling-Sands, and Christopher Wells; in General Business Law – Dispute Resolution, Stephen Wilson QC and Tony Gruchot; and in General Business Law – Real Estate Alistair Chisnall, Dana Wells and Craig Roberts.
General Business Law
Sean McWeeney QC, a senior partner in GrahamThompson, and head of the firm’s corporate and financial services practice group is once again Band 1 ranked by Chambers and Partners. A recognition that the former Bahamas Attorney General has received for 17 consecutive years.
Chambers Review: Sean McWeeney QC, 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, receives Chambers and Partners Global Band 3 recognition. The GrahamThompson partner receives the honour for a fourth consecutive year.
Chambers Review: The “brilliant” 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, has been awarded the Chambers Global 2022 “Up and Coming” ranking.
Chambers Review: Christopher Wells continues to build his practice and reputation 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 QC, 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. A recognition that he too has received consecutively for several years.
Chambers Review: Stephen Wilson QC 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.
Tony Gruchot, a partner and member of the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution practice, based in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands office received the Band 3 ranking for a second consecutive year.
Chambers Review: Tony Gruchot is a well-regarded lawyer. His litigation experience cuts across a number of industry sectors, including construction, banking and financial services. He is additionally active handling maritime disputes, as well as those relating to professional liability.
General Business Law – Real Estate
Alistair Chisnall, a partner and member of the firm’s real property practice received the Chambers Global 2022 Band 3 ranking, his first 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, a GrahamThompson Consultant Counsel, and multi-year Chambers Global top ranked, Band 1 attorney, is recognised in 2022 with the Senior Statespeople 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, a GrahamThompson Consultant Counsel, and multi-year Chambers Global top ranked, Band 1 attorney, is also recognised in 2022 with the Senior Statespeople ranking.
Chambers Review: Consultant counsel 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 2021 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 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.