Name: Christopher Wells
Firm Name: Wilson Wells
Jurisdiction: Turks and Caicos Islands
Practice Area: Real Estate Law


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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Christopher Wells as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Turks & Caicos Islands. If you wish to get in touch with Christopher, please use the contact information provided above.

Christopher Wells specializes in real estate transactions and conveyancing, sales and structuring for both high-end and private client matters and large commercial transactions.

His practice covers mortgage-backed financing and loans, property title due diligence and opinions, title insurance, subdivision, resort and hotel planning development and operation, commercial and residential leases and related tax matters and issues and in advising on and applying for all governmental and requisite approvals. He is based in the firms Turks and Caicos islands office and works on both Turks and Caicos and Bahamas based matters.

Christopher Wells is recognised by the prestigious London-based Chambers and Partners with their Chambers Global 2020 “Up and Coming” rankings distinction, in the area of General Business Law.

Recent engagements include:

  • Representing the developer of a planned residential gated community (258 lots and 80 townhouses) in all matters of master planning and sales.
  • Representing a major international debt fund as local counsel in a debt-for-equity swap of approximately US$ 170 million, concerning a major Bahamian resort property and related joint venture interests, which included obtaining requisite multi-departmental Bahamian Government approvals for the acquisition, the assumption of casino management licenses, and a numerous relevant operating licenses.
  • Advising investors and developers on the acquisition and sale of exclusive developments throughout the Bahamas.
  • Providing advice to global financial institutions on commercial loan transactions, including numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions involving groups of international banks.

Practice Areas

  • Banking & Finance
  • Property Development

Education

  • University of Kent Law School, Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • The College of Law, Guildford, United Kingdom

Admissions

  • Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands, 2016
  • Bar of England and Wales, 2005
  • The Bahamas Bar, 2005

Awards

  • Chambers and Partners, Band 3 Attorney, Chambers Global – General Business Law: Real Estate (2023)
  • Chambers Global “Up and Coming” ranking, General Business Law (2022, 2021 and 2020)
  • Named to Citywealth Magazine‘s “Bahamas Future Leaders” List, 2014

Community Involvement

  • Avid martial arts enthusiast holding instructor certificates in both Krav Maga and Kali

Memberships

  • The Turks and Caicos Bar Association
  • The Bahamas Bar Association

Firm Description:

Our team of experienced attorneys has a track record of delivering results for our clients, whether they are facing complex legal disputes, require comprehensive advice on resort and hotel planning development, navigating the intricacies of business law, or simply needing representation on a straightforward property transaction. We understand that the legal landscape can be daunting, and we’re committed to making the process as smooth and stress-free as possible for our clients.

Instead of adopting the approach taken by most lawyers of addressing what they see as clients’ ‘legal issues’, we understand that our clients actually come to us with business or personal problems. As a result, we approach every case with a focus on finding practical, cost-effective solutions that meet our clients’ goals. We work closely with each client to understand their unique needs and tailor our approach accordingly. Our goal is to help our clients achieve their objectives in a way that minimizes risk and maximises value.

Whether you are looking for assistance with a one-time legal issue or ongoing legal counsel, we are here to provide the solutions you need. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how we can help you achieve your goals.

 

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