Dwayne Whylly > Lennox Paton > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

Lennox Paton

Work Department

Dwayne is a Senior Associate in the firm's Banking & Financial Services group. 

He advises on a broad range of corporate and financing transactions, including private M&A, corporate restructurings, joint ventures, private equity investments and secured and unsecured corporate asset and project financing.

His practice also extends to financial services, tax reporting and other regulatory advisory matters, including banking and securities regulation, Commercial Economic Substance (CESRA), FATCA and CRS and foreign direct investment. He is part of the team at Lennox Paton advising on digital assets, currencies and exchanges.

Dwayne regularly advises corporate and financial institutions, as well as private clients and their financial advisors. He also advises clients, including offshore banks, investment funds and fund managers as well as private clients on their compliance with FATCA and CRS.


Senior Associate


  • Bahamas Bar Association


Dwayne studied at Yale University in the United States where he graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree, majoring in Economics and Psychology. He continued his education at Oxford University in the UK, where he received a Bachelor of Law with Honours (LLB Hons.) in 2011.

Dwayne attended BPP Law School where he completed the Accelerated Legal Practice Course before joining the London office of a leading international law firm to complete his Training Contract.

He also spent part of his Training Contract in Moscow, Russia working in corporate and finance departments.

Dwayne qualified as a UK Solicitor in 2014. He joined Lennox Paton in 2014 and was called to the Bahamas Bar in 2015.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Rising stars)

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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.

Comparative Guides

Bahamas: Banking & Finance February 2021 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Banking & Finance laws and regulations that may occur in Bahamas.