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Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Higgs & JohnsonLyford CrescentWestern Road Lyford CayNassauBahamas

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Thought Leader

Global Leader

Private Client 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Paul Davis is held in high esteem for his "broad international experience" and high-quality advice on legal and regulatory matters surrounding trust and fiduciary services.


Paul Davis is a partner in the firm’s private client and wealth management group. His practice focuses on trusts, private trust companies, purpose trusts, foundations, executive entities, financial services law and regulation, and corporate law. He provides counsel to financial institutions (including trustees), individuals and beneficiaries in the establishment and administration of fiduciary structures.

Paul has excellent insight into the demands of the trust and fiduciary services industry and provides client advice underscored by the legal and regulatory environment and risk management strategy of each client. He also advises clients on compliance issues and offers advice to trust companies on the development of new services and issues arising in trust administration. Paul counsels high net worth families in multiple jurisdictions in tax and estate planning.

Paul is deputy chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (BFSB) and co-chair of the BFSB’s trusts working group, which has a mandate to ensure the regular review of Bahamian trust legislation including the recent amendments to the Trustee Act. He sits on the advisory committee to the government in respect of the implementation of the Common Reporting Standard in the Bahamas.

Paul started his legal career with Higgs & Johnson as an associate in 2008 after being admitted to the Bar of England and Wales. In 2010 Paul left the firm to join the Nassau office of a prominent international trust and fiduciary services group with offices in the Bahamas, Switzerland and Singapore. He ultimately held the position of general counsel and chief compliance officer for the group before rejoining Higgs & Johnson as a partner in 2015.

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