Mr Arthur Seligman > 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

  • Trusts & Foundations
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Private Client
  • Banking & Financial Services

Position

Arthur is the Head of the firm’s Trusts and Foundations Group and has vast experience of the Bahamian legal system and government departments having commenced his career as an Assistant Crown Counsel at the Office of the Attorney General doing both chambers and court work in relation to a wide range of corporate, property and commercial matters.

Arthur advises on all aspects of Trusts, Foundations, Probate (both contentious and non-contentious) and Estate Planning and has an established local and international clientele consisting of both private individuals and financial and other institutions.  He has written for various publications and regularly contributes articles to the International Law Office newsletter.  Arthur has spoken at conferences both locally and abroad and is a member of the Bahamas Financial Service Board’s Trusts Working Group.

Languages

Arthur has a working knowledge of French

Memberships

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • The Bar of Ireland
  • Member of Bahamas Financial Services Board’s Trust Working Group: 2011- present
  • Served for six consecutive years as an elected member of The Bahamas Bar Council
  • Served as a director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board:  2012 – 2014
  • Honorary Consul for Israel in The Bahamas.

Education

  • University College Dublin: BA (Hons) Greek and Roman Civilisation and English – 1984
  • University College Dublin: Diploma in Archival Studies – 1985
  • King’s Inns Dublin: Diploma in Legal Studies – 1988
  • King’s Inns Dublin:  Degree of Barrister-at-Law 1991

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Corporate law (including banking, finance and M&A)

Led by managing partner Michael Paton, the team at Lennox Paton has an enviable track record in corporate and banking mandates in the region, regularly advising an assortment of large financial institutions, international law firms and high-net-worth individuals. Particularly active in the financial services sector, the department is instructed on a diverse range of matters encompassing complex cross-border M&A, structured and secured financing matters, capital markets issues, regulatory and governmental requirements, securitisations, sophisticated trust structures, tax issues and general corporate and commercial mandates. Elsewhere in the team, deputy head Michelle Neville-Clarke has experience in investment funds, Arthur Seligman specialises in trust and probate instructions, and Castino Sands has particular expertise in investment vehicle-related matters. Another key member of the team is senior associate Dwayne Whylly, who is frequently involved in the firm’s most complex matters.