Mr Kevin Moree > 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 & Dispure Resolution / Tax & Trade / Financial Services & Regulation

Position

Partner

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.

Career

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

Languages

English

Education

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

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.