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

McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes
PO BOX N-3937

Work Department

Litigation & Dispure Resolution / Tax & Trade / Financial Services & Regulation


Partner and Co-Chair: Tax & Trade and Financial Services & Regulation practice groups

Co-chair of Tax & Trade practice group: Advise clients on issues related to value added tax, business licence tax and real property tax and represent them in the dispute process associated with the same. Frequently provide opinions in connection with the suite of legislation passed to ensure The Bahamas is in line with international standards on tax transparency; namely, the Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act, the Removal of Preferential Exemptions Act, the Register of Beneficial Ownership Act and the Multinational Entities Financial Reporting Act.

Co-chair of Financial Services & Regulation practice group: Advise clients on regulatory matters associated with the financial services industry including the Banks & Trust Companies Regulation Act, Companies Act, International Business Companies Act, Foundations Act and Investment Funds Act.

Litigation & Dispute resolution: Regularly appear in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in connection with various civil and commercial litigation matters. Experienced with multi-jurisdictional matters involving counsel located around the world and dealing with complex legal issues.


Kevin was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in July of 2012 and to The Bahamas Bar just two months after that. He joined McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes in September of 2012 and made partner in 2019.

A summary of Kevin’s appointments and memberships are below:

Chairman and Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board

Co-chair of Bahamas Financial Services Board Tax Working Group

Director of J.S. Johnson & Company, Limited

Member of The Bahamas Bar since 2012

Member of the Bar of England and Wales sine 2012

Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn




Bar Professional Training Course, 2011-2012
The College of Law, London, United Kingdom

MA in Law, 2009 – 2011
University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) International Development Studies, 2003 – 2007

Double Minor in Economics and Geography
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Lawyer Rankings

Bahamas > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Kevin Moree – McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes

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.

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.