Creativity, integrity, uncompromising loyalty and understanding the “bigger picture” that frames the legal needs of our clients, are the key ingredients of the Wilson Wells ethos.
At Wilson Wells we pride ourselves on being a solution-oriented firm. We believe that our clients seek our guidance to assist with problems that require swift resolution, and it is our goal to find the best possible solutions for them.
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.
We represent numerous banks, trust companies and other fiduciary service providers, including public and private companies, domestic and international. Our Banking and Finance Practice includes legal services related to:
- Asset financing
- Lease financing
- Commercial financing
- Residential financing
- Corporate and treasury finance
- Financial services law and regulation
- Project finance
- Loans, debentures and legal charges
- Loan restructuring
- Enforcement of security
- Possession actions
- Bonds and guarantees
We offer specialised advice and related services in the planning, structuring, and execution of diverse and complex corporate transactions for both privately and publicly held entities in the industrial, banking, insurance, hospitality, construction, health care, telecommunications, and ISP sectors.
Our legal team is well versed with all aspects of corporate formations, reorganisations and restructurings, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, liquidations and insolvency.
Our team takes an active role in the Corporate & Commercial sector by writing articles such as the Turks and Caicos Islands’ Chapter of Chambers & Partners’ Global Practice Guide “Shareholders’ Rights”, and attending international seminars and conferences.
Wilson Wells has substantial expertise working with multi-jurisdictional companies and individuals to ensure their compliance with Turks and Caicos Islands’ employment law.
Our team advised most of the leading TCI hotels and resorts as to their rights and obligations to their workforce during the enforced shutdown in 2020 caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been instrumental in advising new companies coming into the TCI labour market including well-known international hotel brands and airlines.
Our dispute resolution team has successfully worked on a variety of complex litigious employment matters. We represent both employers and employees in wrongful and unfair dismissal cases, discrimination, and sexual harassment claims.
We have well-developed knowledge of the nuances of employment contracts including workforce restructuring, non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements.
Our attorneys understand the difficulties of disciplinary and discharge issues, layoffs and redundancies, unfair dismissal, overtime and service charge issues and with over 30 years’ experience in the field, Stephen Wilson KC is seen by almost all of TCI’s large employers, including hotels and resorts, banks and other financial institutions and utility providers as the “go to” employment guru.
We often work with multi-jurisdictional companies and individuals on executive work permit applications. We also assist numerous private clients with domestic work permit applications for their household staff.
We have many years’ experience with the TCI Department of Immigration on a wide array of applications and permits including annual residency, permanent residency, and citizenship applications. We are also one of the few firms who have no hesitation in challenging decisions of the TCI immigration authorities and have represented numerous high-profile clients in judicial review challenges against the TCI Government arising from decisions to refuse work permit and other applications.
Our litigation and dispute resolution team members are internationally recognised for their skill and focus in resolving disputes through litigation, mediation, arbitration or negotiation.
Our attorneys regularly work on matters in the following general areas:
- Asset recovery
- Banking & financial services
- Civil fraud
- Constitutional & administrative law
- Corporate & commercial disputes
- Environmental disputes
- Insolvency & liquidations
- Labour & employment
- Personal Injury
- Planning matters
- Professional liability
- Real estate disputes
- Security enforcement & debt recovery
Wilson Wells has a wealth of experience in the Property & Development area. Our knowledge and experience is enhanced by our extensive relationships with a wide range of domestic and international financial lending institutions as well as leading developers of condotels and exclusive villa developments.
In the tourism sector, we represents the leading hotels and resort developments in the Islands. We have extensive experience negotiating contractual arrangements with Government and other parties for hotels, mixed-use resorts, condominiums and second home development projects and our attorneys regularly act for the TCI Government and public bodies such as the TCI Airports Authority and the TCI Tourist Board
Our expertise in the Property and Development sector includes:
- Sales, purchases and transfers of residential and commercial property
- Negotiations of contracts for ultra-luxury home construction
- Mixed-use developments
- Hotels, resorts and marinas
- Subdivisions and gated communities
- Fractional ownership
- Legal charges, debentures and loan agreements
- Government approvals and licenses
- Residential and commercial leases
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