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Alexiou, Knowles & Co.

Alexiou, Knowles & Co.

Bahamian Law Firm

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Alexiou, Knowles & Co. places great emphasis on maintaining the highest professional standards and offering skilled and efficient business and legal services, specialization in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, business, banking, corporate, insurance, labour, securities, maritime, trusts and related support services.

The firm has four partners and five associates and roughly 35 support personnel comprising competent secretarial, paralegal, accounting and clerical back-up staff. The firm has offices in Nassau and Abaco. Contact information can be found under the Contact section of this website.

PRACTICE AREAS

Banking
Formation, sale, acquisition and merger of Banks and Trust Companies; securing bank lending to individuals, corporate and unincorporated bodies; advisory work on banking, company law, corporate and personal insolvency; recovery of bank debts; mortgages and repossessions, establishment of private banking relationships.

Corporate
Formation, incorporation and administration of both Bahamian Domestic Companies and International Business Companies (See information on IBCs on Bahamas News & Publications page) and corporate secretarial matters; formation of Limited Duration Companies, Foundations; joint ventures, partnerships, limited partnerships, and shareholders’ agreements; formation of mutual funds; business and shares sales, contested and uncontested takeovers, mergers, management buy-outs/buy-ins, corporate restructuring work; general corporate advisory work.

Commercial
Agency, distribution, finance, funding and other commercial agreements, consumer credit matters; drafting of commercial contracts, aviation leasing and mortgaging.

Debt Recovery
Recovery of banking, credit card and general trade debts.

Immigration
Making applications to the Immigration Department for Certificates of Permanent Residency, Annual Residency Permits, Annual Home Owners Resident Cards, work permits and citizenship.

Insolvency
Bankruptcy, receivership and corporate winding-up; enforcement of foreign judgments; general insolvency advisory work.

Insurance
Formation of insurance companies in The Bahamas; captive insurance; insurance advisory work.

Intellectual Property
Trademark, copyright and patent registration and protection; including but not limited to internet domain name and information technology protection.

Labour / Employment Law
Drafting and interpretation of Employment contracts; Representation of employers and employees at the Industrial Tribunal.

Litigation
Banking litigation, contested debt recovery and mortgage repossession cases; pre-emptive remedies; bankruptcy; general commercial litigation; negligence and personal Injury; insolvency and winding up; obtaining evidence in the Bahamas for foreign proceedings; service of foreign process in The Bahamas.

Notaries Public
General notary services; acting as Notary Publics for US banks and their customers closing US domestic loan transactions in The Bahamas.

Real Estate / Conveyancing
Commercial and domestic conveyancing and leasing; mortgages; property development, including without limitation, hotels, condominiums, timeshare and subdivisions; local and offshore financing; general property work.

Securities (BISX)
Advising both international and domestic companies and mutual fund managers seeking listings on the Bahamas International Stock Exchange (BISX). Advising clients in the course of taking companies public.

Succession and Wills
Wills, probate and administration of estates.

Shipping, Maritime and Admiralty
Registration, mortgaging and leasing of ships and private yachts. Negotiating and litigating all types of maritime claims, obtaining or challenging vessel arrests; exercising maritime liens on cargo to secure freight or demurrage claims.

Trusts
Formation of Asset Protection and other customized Trust Agreements and Declarations of Trust; General advice on the advantages and protections afforded under Bahamian trust law.

This list is by no means exhaustive but is merely intended to give a flavour of the areas in which the firm mainly operates. We do not undertake the defense of criminal prosecutions and do little matrimonial work except for established clients.

 

 

 

 

 



Address:

NASSAU OFFICE St. Andrew's Court Frederick Street Steps P.O. Box N-4805 Nassau, Bahamas

Telephone Number:

(242) 322-1126