October 25, 2021 Download PDF

Providenciales, The Turks and Caicos Islands – Stephen Wilson QC, and Claire McAvinchey co-authored the recently published 2021 Chambers Global Practice Guide on Shareholders’ Rights & Shareholder Activism, in The Turks and Caicos Islands, by Chambers and Partners. Wilson QC, is a Partner and head of GrahamThompson’s litigation practice in the Turks and Caicos Islands. McAvinchey is the Practice Manager, Legal Services in the firm’s Providenciales office.

The comprehensive Guide highlights the main shareholders’ rights and also delves into a wider scope of issues and circumstances impacting the rights of shareholders. From the Turks and Caicos Islands’ perspective, the Guide defines shareholder activism by the jurisdiction’s legal and regulatory provisions and levels of activism, and discusses activist strategies, while highlighting other core areas. The publication also provides guidance on legal remedies available to shareholders and notes key strategic factors in shareholder litigation.

Chambers and Partners Practice Guides are internationally recognised as “definitive global law guides” that offer “comparative analysis from top-ranked lawyers”.

Stephen Wilson QC, is a 2021 Chambers and Partners Band I ranked attorney, for the Chambers Global, General Business – Dispute Resolution distinction. A recognition that he has received in every year since 2014.

Stephen has appeared in many of the TCI’s headline cases involving disputes in the tourism and hospitality, banking, real estate, insurance and construction/building sectors. He has a broad range of experience with matters in the Admiralty, Shipping and Aviation, Banking and Finance, Corporate and Commercial, Employment and Labour, Insurance, Intellectual Property, and Property and Development sectors. His corporate and commercial work has included complex corporate and commercial disputes comprising multi-jurisdictional claims, multi-party actions, contract breaches, and insolvencies and liquidations involving local and international parties, shareholder disputes, and corporate reorganizations and restructurings. He is also a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation in TCI.

Claire McAvinchey’s litigation practice has involved a number of high-profile commercial disputes in the corporate, real estate, regulatory, banking, employment, and tourism and hospitality sectors; and also includes contentious and non-contentious property and finance matters. Claire’s litigation support extends to enforcement of security and possession actions, corporate matters including insolvency, liquidations, receiverships, corporate formation and reorganisation, and insurance. In the finance sector, her practice has comprised matters with leading financial institutions in secured and unsecured lending transactions.

An online version of the 2021 Turks and Caicos Shareholders’ Rights & Shareholder Activism Practice Guide is available on the Chambers and Partners website via this link, https://practiceguides.chambers.com/practice-guides/shareholders-rights-shareholder-activism-2021/turks-and-caicos-islands.

GrahamThompson is a top-ranked law firm, achieving Band 1 ranking from the prestigious London-based organisation in both Chambers and Partners Global ranking in General Business Law – a  distinction that the firm has held for several consecutive years; and in the agency’s High Net Worth (HNW) Offshore Trust Sector ranking. A distinction held since the award’s inception.