Based in Nassau, Michael Paton is a senior partner of the firm and head of its Corporate and Commercial, Investment Funds and Banking and Finance Groups. Michael’s areas of practice include corporate, finance, banking, securities, mergers & acquisitions, investment funds, trusts and foundations. Michael is former Chairman of the Bahamas Financial Services Board (2002–2004). Michael is also a qualified certified public accountant (non-practising). Michael has spoken at numerous international conferences, has written numerous articles, and has authorised several chapters for practitioner texts on Bahamian legal issues. He is a member of Lincolns Inn, the International Bar Association and the International Tax Planning Association.