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Commercial Contracts and Changes in Circumstances in the Bahamas

A failure by a contractual party to anticipate a change in circumstances before entering into a contract, could adversely affect their...
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Commercial Contracts: Are Oral Discussions Binding in The Bahamas?

Negotiations are a vital part of the process of agreeing the terms of a commercial contract, but when will such discussions have a binding...

Bribery: How the UK Bribery Act Affects Bahamas Businesses

How is bribery in the commercial context dealt with by the courts, and how is it relevant to businesses in The Bahamas? Prosecutors are taking a...

Termination of Contracts in the UK: Will Reasons Later Argued Suffice?

Commercial contracts can be broken by either party in certain circumstances, but when can a party justify termination by a new reason given...

Company Shares and Forgotten Agreements in the Bahamas

The sale of company shares where an agreement in relation to those shares had been forgotten, was found to be valid in an important ruling in...

Arbitration Clauses: Do They Trump Other Requirements?

A recent ruling in the UK’s High Court highlights the importance of arbitration clauses and agreements in commercial disputes, and clarifies...

Compulsory Marine Liability Insurance

If you are involved in the maritime and shipping industry, you will be only too familiar with the wealth of legislation and regulation with...

Commercial Contracts: Beware Signature Blocks

Correct execution of commercial contracts is an important step to ensure the terms of the contracts are legally binding on the parties. How will...

Shipping Arbitration Agreements

Drawing up effective contracts is an essential part of carrying out a thriving and successful shipping business. But even with the best...

Shipping Contract Disputes

A recent contract dispute demonstrates the need to secure expert shipping law advice as soon as possible, particularly if the contract in...

Implied Contract Terms: Leases and Rent Refunds

Parties to commercial leases should appreciated and understand the extent of their rights and responsibilities to commercial landlords, to...

Applying for a Mareva Injunction to Freeze your Debtor’s Assets in the Bahamas

Do you suspect there a risk your debtor will disperse his assets to frustrate a future judgment in your favour and prevent settling his debt? If...

Age-Related Issues in Employment Situations in the Bahamas

Discrimination in the work place is often a high profile and issue, whether relating to sex, race, religion, disability or age. And it’s the...

Have You Lost a Loved One After a Fatal Accident in an Industrial Accident or Traffic Collision - Bahamas

The media often covers the tragic death of someone at an industrial workplace, in a traffic collision or at sea. In June this year, a US cruise...

The Advantages of Trading Through a Limited Company in the Bahamas

Is your business trading in the most cost effective way and is your legal status adequately protected? Choosing the best legal ‘vehicle’ through...

Defamation and the Internet in the Bahamas

A defamatory comment can destroy both a person’s character and professional reputation. But a ruined reputation can be salvaged with expert...

Maritime Liens and Ship Arrest by Crewmembers in the Bahamas

Shipping claims frequently require immediate, aggressive action. If you need urgent legal advice in relation to arrest of a vessel or exercising...

Security for Costs in Litigation - Bahamas

Are you defending a legal action, or do you anticipate court proceedings may be commenced against you in the near future? If so, you may be...

Wills: Avoiding DIY Wills - Bahamas Probate Issues

None of us can avoid life’s eventual certainty of death, but you can avoid substantial problems arising on death by making a Will. One of the...

E-Business and E-Commerce in the Bahamas

The law has had to adapt and change to meet the needs and demands of businesses and consumers as modern technology has advance. And it will keep...

The Advantages of Bahamas Immigration Status

Although mention of the Islands of The Bahamas will typically evoke images of sun sand and sea, these 700 sun-kissed cays mask an...

Acquiring Copyright - Bahamas

Copyright confers on the owner economic rights, for example, the right to grant an exclusive license to third parties of the rights of ownership...

Trademark Registration in Bahamas

A Trademark is a distinctive sign, mark, or design such as a logo used in the branding of goods or services and is both visible and registrable.

Work Permit Applications in the Bahamas

  By Lex Justis
The archipelago’s immigration policy remains that no expatriate may be offered a position that a suitably qualified Bahamian is able to fill....

Bahamas Sales Representative Permit

  By Lex Justis
A traveling agent conducting business physically within The Bahamas on behalf of a corporate entity will require a Sales Representative Permit,...

Structures for Doing Business in the Bahamas

  By Lex Justis
The Bahamas is also an established corporate and financial hub which is regularly used by both private individuals and corporate entities as a...

Obtaining an Annual Residence Permit in the Bahamas

  By Lex Justis
If you are interested in residing in The Bahamas on an annual basis, applying for an Annual Residence Permit may be the more efficient means of...

Expected Closing Costs Associated with Real Estate Transactions in the Bahamas

  By Lex Justis
First time home buyers and even some foreign investors wishing to purchase real estate are always shocked at the additional or closing costs...

Bankruptcy Laws in Bahamas

  By Lex Justis
The assertion that the Bahamas laws on bankruptcy may be used as a double edged sword can be derived from section 10 of the Bankruptcy Act 1870,...

Private Trust Companies of the Bahamas

  By Lex Justis
In The Bahamas, PTCs have become a preferred tool in the structuring of the estate and inheritance planning needs of families with substantial...

Memorandum on Forming a Bahamas IBC

Information Required To Incorporate Under The International Business Companies Act


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