LXP ranked top for Offshore Trusts in Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2022
Lennox Paton has been awarded a Band 1 ranking in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2022 for Offshore Trusts in The Bahamas.
Chambers HNW guide identifies the leading professional advisers to the Private Wealth market. The publication is specifically aimed at the international private wealth market, and ranks the top lawyers, law firms and other professional advisers to HNW and UHNW clients around the world.
Chambers HNW comments: Lennox Paton features a strong team of experienced lawyers who advise on contentious and non-contentious trust matters for high net worth clients, family offices, trust companies and other institutions. “The team is diverse with a range of expertise, which makes it easy to get all necessary questions answered and action taken.”
“They are a top Bahamian firm and one of the few who do really good work for private clients.”
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Brian Simms QC is a senior partner at Lennox Paton. Simms has extensive experience in all aspects of Bahamian trust law. One of Simms’ peers says: “He is rightly seen as one of the leading counsel. He is very knowledgeable and clearly loves the law, which is great because he’s looking for innovative solutions. He is very user-friendly, responsive and a pleasure to work with.” Another comments: “He is a very strong litigator and one of the best lawyers for contested matters. He can handle trust disputes very well.“ Market insiders further note that “his appreciation of the commercial realities is impeccable and he can balance those with the theoretical legal rights.”
Michael Paton is a“brilliant structuring lawyer,” notes one interviewee. Paton advises high net worth individuals, trust companies and other institutional clients on a wide range of non-contentious trust matters, including the establishment, administration and restructuring of trusts. According to an interviewee: “Michael is highly skilled. His ability to factor in commercial and legal factors, assessing risk and finding bespoke solutions, is a value-add. He is efficient and provides timely responses. He goes above and beyond to ensure that client needs are met.”
Arthur Seligman is the head of the trusts and foundations teams at Lennox Paton. One interviewee notes: “Arthur has extensive experience on trust and fiduciary matters. His expertise is evidenced in the quality of work he delivers to all of his clients.”
Marco Turnquest is a“very good litigator” with an in-depth expertise in advising beneficiaries and trustees in high-value trust disputes.
View the full rankings here: Chambers HNW 2022 Guide