Our commercial practice is one of the core services of the firm. We represent institutions in large-scale mergers, restructurings and management buy-outs, and we represent many foreign investors and local business owners in the legal and advisory aspects of establishing and maintaining a business in the Bahamas.

Our areas of representation include the following:

  • Company formation and maintenance by Lex Management
  • Shareholders’ and partnership agreements
  • Business and share sales
  • Corporate restructuring, mergers, management buy-outs/buy-ins
  • Providing Bahamian legal opinions to non-Bahamian clients
  • Obtaining regulatory approvals from the Bahamas Investment Authority, business licences, opening bank accounts
  • Immigration applications for work permits
  • Employee contracts
  • Agency, distribution, funding, and other commercial agreements
  • Drafting commercial contracts, aviation leasing and mortgaging
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency, receivership and corporate winding-up
  • Formation of insurance companies in The Bahamas, insurance advisory work.
  • Trademark, copyright and patent registration and protection; including but not limited to internet domain name and information technology protection.

Investment in The Bahamas by non-Bahamians is an area which is closely regulated by the Ministry of Finance, and which requires legal assistance. The following guideline provides an overview of what to expect.