Ms Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou > Lennox Paton > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Lennox Paton
3 BAYSIDE EXECUTIVE PARK
WEST BAY STREET & BLAKE ROAD, PO BOX N-4875
NASSAU
Bahamas
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Work Department

Position

Sophia is a Partner in Lennox Paton’s Commercial Litigation department in Nassau, Bahamas.   With over 10 years’ experience she appears regularly as Lead Counsel and Junior Counsel before the Bahamian Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.  Sophia’s overall practice areas include advising clients with respect to liquidations, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, trust litigation, property disputes, fraud and asset tracing Norwich Pharmacal applications, applications for injunctions and other interlocutory relief.  Sophia has a broad range of experience and has represented clients in multi-jurisdictional matters and has been named in ‘Global Restructuring Review’s 40 Under 40’. 

Sophia is a Fellow of INSOL International and nominated for the III NextGen Leadership Program (Class VI).  She has experience in speaking at various international conferences such as the American Bankruptcy Institute, INSOL International and the American Bar Association (Section of International Law).

Sophia has over ten years of experience as an Attorney and represents liquidators, receivers, creditors, debtors, lending institutions, insurers, and investors in all aspects of liquidations and receiverships.  Sophia has recently been involved in several prominent cross-border insolvency cases including the application for recognition of Chapter 11 foreign proceedings commenced by Northshore Mainland Services Inc. (Debtor) and the Baha Mar Companies (In liquidation); an application for recognition proceedings on behalf of Liquidators of Cayman based Caledonian Bank (In liquidation) followed by ancillary winding up proceedings with respect to Caledonian Bank; the liquidation of AWH Fund Ltd. which involves setting aside a clawback claim which is currently being appealed to the Privy Council; and the composition with creditors and bankruptcy proceedings concerning Sir Anthony O’Reilly.

Sophia enjoys legal research and has written articles which have been published in several highly respected legal journals such as Insolvency Intelligence, Sweet & Maxwell, International Insolvency Law Review (IILR), Verlag C.H. Beck, and INSOL WORLD 4th Quarter 2016 Africa and Offshore. She is also the exclusive 2017 Contributor for Lexology’s Insolvency and Restructuring Chapter on The Bahamas.

Career

  • Fellow of INSOL International, Class of 2015-2016
  • III Next Gen Class VI (2017)

Memberships

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Middle Temple
  • INSOL International (Fellow)
  • AIJA (Bahamas National Representative)
  • III (International Insolvency Institute – NextGen)
  • RISA (Bahamas) Founding Board Member
  • IWIRC

Education

  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, Inns of Court School of Law (2006)
  • Bachelors Degree Law, LLB, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK (2005)
  • Bachelor’s Degree Psychology, York University, Toronto Canada (2002)

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Sophia Rolle-KapousouzoglouLennox Paton

Brian Simms QC heads up the litigation and dispute resolution, and restructuring and insolvency groups at Lennox Paton, which are involved in some of the Bahamas’ most high-profile, high-value disputes. ‘Generally regarded as being at the top of its game‘, the large local team has an extensive track record in insolvency proceedings, company disputes, fraud and asset tracing claims, shareholder disputes and arbitration proceedings. In addition to Simms’ wide-ranging practice and Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou’s insolvency and asset recovery expertise, the ‘dynamicMarco Turnquest regularly acts for trustees, personal representatives and beneficiaries in contentious trust issues. A notable recent highlight saw Turnquest and Simms represent Delanson Services Limited in Matteo Volpi v Delanson Services Limited and Gabriele Volpi, a recent Bahamian Supreme Court decision concerning the court’s jurisdiction limits to act in trust-related arbitrations. Other names to note include Metta MacMillan-Hughes, Christopher Jenkins, senior associate Chizelle Cargill and associate Ramonne Gardiner.