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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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.

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.