Mr Sean Moree > McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes > Nassau, Bahamas > Lawyer Profile

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
PO BOX N-3937

Work Department

Family Law, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Trusts & Private Client, Insolvency & Bankruptcy



Sean N.C. Moree chairs the Trust & Private Client Practice Group and is a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. Moree manages caseloads for multi-national companies and ultra-high-net-worth families. An accomplished litigator, Moree represents clients in a wide range of commercial disputes, including trust litigation, derivative actions, shareholder disputes and third-party claims. His litigation practice also focuses on insolvency, restructuring, and disputes in the banking industry. Moree runs an active arbitration practice and appears regularly before tribunals, both in The Bahamas and internationally. He frequently works on cases that involve multiple jurisdictions, demonstrating prowess at liaising and collaborating with attorneys in other jurisdictions to ensure efficient management of international matters. He cultivates long-term working relationships with his clients, often representing or managing their legal affairs for years in various areas of law.


Joined the partnership of McKinney, Bancroft and Hughes in 2011
Called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003
Called to the Bahamas Bar in 2003

Notable Achievements and Appointments

  • Currently on the Companies Liquidation Rules Review Committee
  • Director of the Office of the Public Defender
  • Leader in the Awanas programme at Calvary Bible Church.
  • Member of the Salvation Army’s executive advisory board
  • Director for The Bahamas National Feeding Network.
  • Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Member of The Bahamas Bar Association.
  • Recognized in 2013 as one of Bahamas’ top 40 professionals under the age of 40 by the Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture.




Bachelor of Law Degree – University of Nottingham, England – 2002
Bar Vocational Course – BPP Law School – 2003
Master of Law (LL.M) – Wake Forest University – 2004


Tennis, Running, Boating

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Sean MoreeMcKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

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.