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

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
PO BOX N-3937

Work Department

Trusts and Private Client, Competition Law, Labour & Employment Law; Litigation & Dispute Resolution


Partner, Chair of Competition  Law Practice Group


Michelle I. Deveaux was first called to the Bar in 2001 and 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.




University of the West Indies – LLM 2006

University of Guyana – LLB. 1999

Sir Hugh Wooding Law Schol – L.E.C. 2001



Lawyer Rankings

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

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes‘ corporate and commercial transactions practice advises on a broad range of mandates including international financing projects, M&A, loan agreements and share purchase agreements. The group is also particularly highlighted for its offshore trust and private client work and excels in cross-border transactions, where it benefits from its Lex Mundi membership. Kimberley Rolle leads the practice and Alexander Christie acts as vice chair to the group; Rolle focuses on commercial, corporate and project finance work, while Christie has additional tax expertise. Other key names include Sean Moree KC, who leads the firm’s trust and private client group; senior partner John Wilson KC; Campbell Cleare, III who heads up the foreign and local investment practice; April Turner, who has experience in financial services matters; financial services and regulatory expert Kevin Moree; competition specialist Michelle Deveaux; and newly promoted partner Gia Sands.

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes‘ litigation and dispute resolution practice fields a team of specialists which handles the full spectrum of contentious work including arbitration proceedings. Within its commercial and trust disputes caseload, the group is notably active in insolvency and restructuring matters, private client work, IP claims, corporate disputes, tax litigation and cross-border claims. John Wilson KC  heads up the practice, which also fields Sean Moree KC, who acts for ultra-high-net-worth families and multinational companies; insurance and personal injury expert Genell Sands; tax litigator Kevin Moree; Michelle Deveaux, who handles competition litigation; and Vanessa Smith, who specialises in trust and insolvency claims.