Kurlyn Merchant

Kurlyn Merchant is our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Saint Kitts & Nevis on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kurlyn directly using the contact details listed above.

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Kurlyn is admitted to practice in the Federation of Saint Kitts & Nevis, the British Virgin Islands and the Anguilla Circuits of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. She is also a Notary Public in Saint Kitts & Nevis. She is known as an astute Attorney who guides clients as she consistently seeks the best outcome possible.

Kurlyn has practiced in civil and commercial law attending to land and Real Estate matters, corporate disputes, debt recovery, divorce, child custody and domestic disputes. Her clientele includes financial institutions and businesses locally, regionally, politically exposed individuals, high network individuals and families.

Kurlyn frequently appears before the Court of Appeal, High Court and the Magistrates Court in the Eastern Caribbean and likewise, has attended to matters before the Commercial Court in the BVI.

Kurlyn is the recipient of the prestigious Chevening Scholarship through which she secured expertise in Energy and Natural Resource Law and now stands as one of the few trained specialists in that area in the Eastern Caribbean, competent to navigate in particular the intricacies of renewable energy efforts of various states in the regions.

Firm Overview:

Making sure you get the representation you deserve.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that we take care of all of our clients, and that their legal needs are met and exceeded. We offer high-quality legal work and personal client service. We’re committed to providing you with top notch legal support.

We serve a wide range of clientele, and value every client relationship greatly. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding.

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Dahlia Joseph Rowe

Dahlia Joseph Rowe is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Saint Kitts & Nevis on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Dahlia directly using the contact details listed above.

Joseph Rowe, Attorneys-at-Law is a boutique law firm based in Saint Kitts & Nevis providing personalised legal and corporate service provider services to clients globally. Real estate purchase, sale and development is one of the firm’s primary practice areas.

The clientele includes a premier resort on the island of Saint Kitts during its development and operational phases, and international banks financing a wide range of transactions involving Nevis entities that include property development.

The firm also represents a wide range of individuals worldwide who are desirous of owning a home on the beautiful islands of Saint Kitts & Nevis. The other primary practice areas include citizenship by investment, ship registration and mortgages, civil and commercial litigation, and estate planning. Joseph Rowe is also an authorised service provider for offshore financial services, including international business companies, limited liability companies, international trusts and multiform foundations.

Saint Kitts & Nevis:

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It’s known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches.

Many of its former sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails.

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Adrian S. Daniel

Adrian Daniel is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Saint Kitts & Nevis on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Adrian directly using the contact details listed above.

Adrian is an Associate Attorney and the Compliance Officer at Daniel Brantley. He was appointed as a Notary Public for St. Christopher and Nevis in 2016 by the Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court. He is efficient in representing various clients in different aspects of the law and is known for his astute ability to settle matters in a manner that is acceptable to his clients.

His practice focuses on real estate, probate and estates, debt collection, conveyancing, personal injuries, admiralty & shipping, litigation, and economic citizenship applications. He has been involved in contentious trusts litigation relating to the removal of a trustee, judicial review matters involving hotelier rights to build on beachfront property, the sale of high-end real estate throughout St. Christopher and Nevis with values exceeding US$5 million, the winding up of large Probate Estates some valuing EC$10 million likewise rendering advice to large high-end hotel chain groups in relation to but not limited to operating agreements, management agreements and performance goals. He facilitates the formation of International Business Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Foundations and renders advice on the regulatory framework for those companies.

Adrian read law at Kingston University in the UK and in 2008 obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree with honours. Further, he successfully completed the Bar Professional Training Course at The College of Law (now known as the University of Law) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2009 as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. He subsequently attended the Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica where he obtained his Legal Education Certificate in 2011. He also holds an Associate Degree in Business Management from the University of the Virgin Islands.

In May 2017, May 2018 and February 2019 Adrian was respectively awarded the designation of Chartered Director, Audit Committee Certified and Financial Literacy Certified by the Caribbean Governance Training Institute and is available to act as a Director of any company attending to the corporate governance, legal duties and essential responsibilities of a director. In December 2017, Adrian was elected to the Board of Directors of the Bank of Nevis Limited, an indigenous bank to Nevis.

Adrian Daniel is the son of the late Right Excellent Sir Simeon Daniel, is married and he and his wife have two children.

Firm Overview:

Daniel Brantley is a full service law firm operating in the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis and Anguilla. It has been in existence for over 30 years and services individuals, corporations, governments, non-profits and tribunals domestically, within the Caribbean region and internationally guaranteeing the highest quality of legal services from the preferred legal team. The Legal Team offers a reassuring blend of experience and impeccable academic credentials. The members have between them over fifty years at the Bar and an intimacy with Government and the workings of the law at the highest level. The Firm has associations with leading Law Firms throughout the region and internationally and utilise all moderns forms of technology within its operations.

The Firm is engaged primarily in the areas of Admiralty & Shipping, Banking & Finance, Civil & Commercial litigation, Insolvency, Intellectual Property law, Employment law, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law. The Firm has been and continues to be involved in significant commercial litigation running to the hundreds of millions of dollars. The Firm was involved in the first class action suit brought in the Eastern Caribbean involving some 120 Claimants.

In Nevis, the Firm has handled well over US$20 million worth of purchases in the Four Seasons Resort Estates alone and millions of dollars worth of real estate elsewhere on the island. The Firm has also done securitisation work for various international hotel chains well in excess of US$80 million. In Anguilla, the Firm represents several high end clients including liquidators of major resorts. The Firm operates in an environment of political and economic stability on islands that are attractive, comfortable and safe for visitors. Nevis is easily accessible by several daily inexpensive trips by ferry or light aeroplane from the bustling neighbouring island of St Kitts. Additionally, there are the following benefits:

  • Same day arrival from the United States via Antigua, St Maarten, Puerto Rico and St. Kitts.
  • Accommodation at the Caribbean’s only five diamond Four Seasons Resort and historical plantation inns.
  • English-speaking population.
  • Legislation formulated specifically to favour the formation of offshore corporations, trusts, limited liability companies and offshore banks
  • Zero tax on personal income, capital gains, dividends, gift or sales in Nevis.
  • Severe criminal and civil penalties for violation of privacy laws.
  • Courier, fax and e-mail services.
  • Modern telecommunications network.

The Firm is committed to community development and is a frequent sponsor of cultural events within the Federation.

Jackie Hunkins-Taylor

JHT Law Firm was founded by Jackie Hunkins-Taylor in 2007. The firm was initially established to fill a gap in the legal services offered to persons in the International Financial Services Industry. The firm quickly distinguished itself as a niche practice by offering special legal services to clients doing offshore structures. Today, it has grown and is recognised as a leading industry expert in all aspects of corporate, real estate, immigration and intellectual property matters. The firm’s work transcends the borders of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis to other countries in the Caribbean (such as Antigua, Anguilla, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Belize and the BVI) and to the world at large.

Our attorneys and staff have the requisite knowledge and skill. We are responsive, efficient and good natured. We would love to meet you face to face but in the meantime please allow us through this site to introduce ourselves. You may request more detailed information about us and our practice by emailing us at info@jhtlawfirm.com or contacting us by telephone or facsimile. You may also follow us via social media on Facebook, Twitter, Linked In and Instagram. We look forward to serving you.

Firm Overview:

JHT Law Firm is a boutique legal practice which focuses on corporate/ commercial law, offshore law and company formations, real estate transactions, citizenship and immigration, family matters, intellectual property and international investments.

We provide legal services in our selected practice areas commensurate with the quality and expertise of the big firms but in a personalized client-sensitive manner, with an unwavering commitment to responsiveness, efficiency and professionalism. Therefore, we set high standards of customized and innovative service and advice, to tailor to the needs of the most discerning client. Additionally, through our well-known professional networks, we are able to call on the expertise of financial and legal professionals worldwide to better serve each client’s interest.

JHT Law Firm is duly regulated by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association and the Financial Services Regulatory Commission. We are an Authorised Agent for the Citizenship by Investment Programme, Registered Agent for the formation of Offshore Structures and Captives, Notaries Public and Trademark and Patent Agents.

Elizabeth Harper

Elizabeth Harper is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Saint Kitts & Nevis on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Elizabeth directly using the contact details listed above.

Her client base consists of numerous international banks, corporations and corporate trustees whom she advises on various banking, commercial, trust, financial, regulatory and securitisation matters.

Elizabeth’s recent accolades include being in the ranking ‘Leaders in their Field’ for the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2018. Elizabeth has been previously recognised as a leading asset recovery lawyer in the directory Who’s Who Legal: Asset Recovery 2014.

Elizabeth holds a Master of Laws from the University of London, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts both from the University of the West Indies. She is a graduate of the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica. Elizabeth also holds the designation of a Chartered Director from the Caribbean Governance training Institute, is a Notary Public in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.

She practices before the High Court and Court of Appeal and has been involved in numerous high end commercial litigation including a shareholder dispute in a company valued at over US$3 billion; a dispute in an international company of strategic interest in the Russian Federation valued at over US$30 billion; international fraudulent transactions involving bribe payments, secret commissions, and dishonest diversion of monies arising in over US$50 million in damages; and the first class action law suit brought in the Eastern Caribbean under the provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules 2000. She has also handled a wide range of contractual and tortious disputes, and financial services and related matters, both contentious and non-contentious.

She has provided expert written testimony on aspects of the laws of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis in several proceedings internationally.

Elizabeth regularly advises on and attends to the incorporation of International Business Corporations, the formation of Limited Liability Companies, the registration of International Trusts, and the establishment of Multiform Foundations. Elizabeth also has an extensive trust practice which includes her regularly advising and rendering opinions to trustees, protectors and beneficiaries on various trust matters, and where necessary, conducting litigation of claims on their behalf.

She has been involved in several significant trust matters including a major multi-jurisdictional trust dispute concerning several billion dollars of assets and claims for removal of trustees.

Elizabeth is admitted to practice in Jamaica and the Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis. She is a member of the St. Christopher and Nevis Bar Association and the OECS Bar Association. Elizabeth currently serves as a member of the Bar Council of the St. Kitts and Nevis Bar Association.

She is also a full member of STEP, and currently serves as the Vice Chairperson and the Assistant Secretary for the STEP Nevis and sits as a member of the STEP Caribbean Conference Committee and the STEP Caribbean and Latin America Regional Committee.