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Theo T. Burrows

Theo T. Burrows

Partner

Expertise

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

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Profile

Theo Burrows is a Partner in the firm’s Financial Services, Private Client, Trusts and Estates Practice Group. His practice areas include, private client and wealth management, commercial transactions, financial services, insurance law and regulation.

Theo primarily focuses on  trusts, wills, probate and estate planning, foundations, private trust companies, company law and international commercial law, and regulatory compliance,  providing advice to trust companies on the development of new services, on issues arising in trust administration and regulatory issues for a wide range of domestic and international clients.

Recent engagements include:

  • Overseeing all aspects from a Bahamian law perspective of a commercially sensitive large scale multi-jurisdictional project in which a local trust company purchased the book of trust business from one of its foreign affiliates and successfully transferred about 200 trust structures to The Bahamas.
  • Drafting and advising on template corporate documents for a large continuation project whereby a local trust company successfully continued about 60 foreign corporate structures into The Bahamas.
  • Drafting a high-level regulatory matrix chart for a local trust company outlining regulatory reporting requirement.
  • Conducting due diligence on an existing employee pension trusts of a large hotel and casino resort in The Bahamas whereby a $1.9 billion recapitalization of the hotel and casino resort was successfully complete.
  • Reviewing and advising on the heads of government agreement on behalf of a $3.5 billion luxury hotel resort and casino development in The Bahamas.
  • Overseeing all aspects from a Bahamian law perspective of the approval by the Central Bank of service level agreements within the department.
  • Conducting training and advising local trust companies on the laws and regulations concerning anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism in The Bahamas with respect to their internal governance, policies and procedure.

Bar Admissions

  • The Bahamas Bar, 2012
  • Bar of England and Wales, 2010

Education

Tsinghua University, Beijing China. Chinese Language
Northumbria Law School, Newcastle, England. Bar Vocational Course
University of Kent, Cantebury England. Bachelor of Law Degree (LLB) Hons
College of The Bahamas, Nassau, Bahamas. Associate of Arts Degree (AA) Law and Criminal Justice
Areas of Practice

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

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Recognized by IFLR 1000 – Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms –  as a 2020 “Notable Practitioner”.


The Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) 2018 Millennial of the Year.




Professional Associations

The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn (London, England)


The Bahamas Bar Association (Nassau, The Bahamas)


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) (Affiliate)


STEP Bahamas Branch – Director




Articles

Enduring Power of Attorney - GT News & Insights
Graham Thompson, April 2020

The Enduring Power of Attorney[1](“EPOA”), is an essential estate planning tool available in The Bahamas that is often overlooked. In the latest Legal Update, GT News & Insights Volume 2, Issue 2, GrahamThompson Partner Theo Burrows and Pupil Attorney Alexandria Newton, discuss the“Enduring Power of Attorney”in a piece that provides comprehensive responses to some of the most frequently asked questions...

Estate Planing: Wills
Graham Thompson, March 2020

There is no better time than the present to create and implement an estate plan. Having an estate plan means that you have a plan to protect your property and to effectively dispose of itupon your death. You do not want the law to decide who should get you rproperty in the event of your death but that is exactly what would happen if you do not have an estate plan and, in particular, if you die without a Will (dying “intestate”)...

Additional Articles

Enduring Power of Attorney. GT News & Insights Vol 2, Issue 2, April 2020


Estate Planning and Wills. March 2020


Doing Business In … The Bahamas. Chambers Global Practice Guide, August 2019


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


STEP and Global Law and Business – A Practical Guide to the Transfer of Trusteeships. Third Edition, The Bahamas Chapter, August 2017


Co-contributor, Planning & Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts. Issue 51, The Bahamas Chapter, 2015



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