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Renee E. Farquharson

Renee E. Farquharson

Associate

Expertise

  • Property & Development
  • Banking & Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate, Commercial & Securities
  • Private Clients, Trusts & Estates

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Activity

Profile

Renee Farquharson is an Associate in the firm’s Financial Services, Private Client, Trusts and Estates Practice Group.

Renee works on corporate and financial services matters, including regulatory and compliance advice relating to the Securities sector. Her practice has also included real estate and development, comprising both commercial and residential transactions.

Recent engagements include:

  • Assisting with the licensing of a commercial airline by the Air Transport Advisory Board.
  • Assisting with regulatory filing for the issue of a stable coin (a digital asset with a pegged value issued on a blockchain) backed by audited reserves by one of the largest crypto exchanges.
  • Assisting with advising major financial institutions on tax information exchange agreements under Bahamian law.
  • Completion of regulatory surveys on a range of industries including telecommunications, record retention, data privacy and electronic transactions and communications.
  • Assisted with a refinancing matter for a major resort property.

Bar Admissions

  • The Bahamas Bar, 2016

Education

Legal Education Certificate, Eugene Dupuch Law School, The Bahamas
LLB (Hons), University of the West Indies, The Bahamas
BA, English Literature with Minor in Pre-law, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, USA
Areas of Practice

Banking & Finance | Corporate, Commercial & Securities | Private Clients, Trusts & Estates | Banking & Finance | Property & Development

Professional Career

Professional Associations

The Bahamas Bar Association




Articles

Bahamas Summary - Emergency Powers (COVID-19) (No. 2) Order 2020
Graham Thompson, May 2020

To contain the spread of COVID-19, the Office of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas (“the Competent Authority”) has extended the state of public emergency to the 31st May, 2020.  New regulations have been introduced to minimize spread of the virus while allowing for a phased re-opening of the economy. This update summarizes those measures to date...

Legal Requirements Under The Bahamas' Digital Assets and Registered Exchange (DARE) Bill, 2019
Graham Thompson, June 2019

General The Securities Commission of The Bahamas (“SCB’), the independent regulatory body responsible for digital assets and investor protection, has issued the draft Digital Assets and Registered Exchange Bill (“DARE Bill”) for industry consultation. The DARE Bill prescribes the legal requirements for issuance and sale of digital tokens, and the regulation of issuers and those conducting digital asset business in or from The Bahamas...

Additional Articles

Legal Requirements Under The Bahamas’ Digital Assets and Registered Exchange (DARE) Bill, 2019 [May 2019], GT News & Insights, Vol 1 Issue 3


Estate Planning and Property Disposition in The Bahamas, Industry Insight, STEP LATAM March 2019


The Bahamas Country Report, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal Issue 7, 2016 (p159)


“The Problem with Unpermitted Development and Fragmented Environmental Laws”, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal Issue 6, 2015 (p127)


“Access to Environmental Information: Our Right to Know”, The Nassau Guardian, November 19, 2014



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