Mrs Michelle Deveaux > McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
MAREVA HOUSE, 4 GEORGE STREET
PO BOX N-3937
NASSAU, BAHAMAS
Bahamas

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Position

Partner,
Trusts and Private Client, Competition Law, Labour & Employment Law

Career

Michelle Deveaux is a lawyer of 19 years She was first called to the Bar in 2001 having obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1999 and attended The Sir Hugh Wooding Law School. Michelle also obtained a Master of Laws degree from UWI in the area of Corporate and Commercial Law and has previously served on the faculty of both of her alma mater Universities. Having developed a robust   practice across several jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Guyana and The Bahamas, she became a partner of the Firm in 2019. Michelle regularly represents and advises high net worth individuals, institutional fiduciaries, banks and corporate clients on trust and estate administration matters, insurance and property disputes inclusive of cross-border litigation. She also leads the Firm’s competition law practice and represents the regulator in The Bahamas.

Languages

English

Memberships

Trusts and Private Client, Competition Law, Labour & Employment Law

Education

Masters of LawS, LL.M – University of the West Indies (UWI) (2006)

Bachelor of Laws, LL.B – University of Guyana (1999)

Legal EducatioN Certificate – Sir Hugh Wooding LAW SCHOOL (2001)

Leisure

Dance

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes fields ‘a very knowledgeable team of local attorneys’, which has ‘a good spread of expertise’ encompassing commercial and trust disputes, insolvency and restructuring work and financial services, private client, IP and corporate cases; the team is also regularly involved in alternative dispute resolution. John Wilson QC heads up the practice and also leads the trust and private client groups, while Sean Moree focuses on insolvency, restructuring and banking disputes alongside an active arbitration practice. Michelle Deveaux heads up the firm’s competition practice group, Vanessa Smith is vice chair of the trust and private client group, and Kevin Moree handles tax disputes. At associate level, Erin Hill , Knijah Knowles and Berchel Wilson are key individuals.

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

The corporate and commercial transactions group at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes is a key name in the jurisdiction for offshore trust and private client work, and works closely with the firm’s litigation team on commercial disputes. The team is also particularly active in advising on liquidations and insolvencies, regulatory matters, contractual work, financings, investment management and fund work, and restructuring mandates. Key names in the practice include group chair Kimberley Rolle, who handles commercial, corporate, real estate and project finance work; practice vice-chair Alexander Christie, senior partner John Wilson QC, Campbell Cleare III, who leads the foreign and local investment practice group; Sean Moree, who heads up the trust and private client team, and Michelle Deveaux, who is also part of the firm’s competition practice. Clients also praise senior associate Gia Sands, who handles foreign and local investments and corporate transactions; and Kevin Moree, who has notable expertise in the Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act.