Mr Arthur Seligman > Lennox Paton > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Lennox Paton
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Work Department

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


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.


Arthur has a working knowledge of French


  • 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.


  • 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)

The highly experienced team at Lennox Paton advises on the full spectrum of corporate, commercial and finance mandates spanning cross-border M&A, regulatory matters, fund work, private wealth and trust structure issues, securitisations, data protection work and fintech matters. The group is particularly active in the financial services sector; it recently advised the Central Bank of the Bahamas on the issuance of a digital currency and the related regulatory issues. Michael Paton heads up the practice and Michelle Neville-Clarke  acts as deputy head; Paton is also deputy chairman of the securities commission of The Bahamas and Neville-Clarke acts for a range of local and international clients. Arthur Seligman  leads the firm’s trusts and foundations group and Castino Sands  is a key contact for fund-related mandates. Clients also praise senior associate Dwayne Whylly for his ‘sophisticated advice‘ and senior associate Laura Harris, who focuses on the shipping sector.