Press Release | Pioneering Legal Innovation in the Heart of The Bahamas

Spencer West Expands Horizons with Launch of Bahamas Office Led by K. Kelly Nottage

Spencer West, the innovative international revenue-share law firm, proudly announces the opening of its latest office in The Bahamas, solidifying its global footprint. The Bahamas office will be spearheaded by esteemed Barrister-at-law, Kelly Nottage, as the founding Partner. 

Kelly brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Spencer West Bahamas. Before joining the firm, Kelly established Sovereign Advisors Bahamas, a boutique legal practice specialising in private client and corporate work having previously held roles as Senior Trust Officer, Trust Manager, and head of the LATAM Fiduciary Desk at Ansbacher (Bahamas) Limited, a renowned trust company in The Bahamas. 

With extensive experience in structuring and administering trusts, foundations, funds, and fiduciary products, Kelly is well-versed in financial and corporate services law. He advises Family Offices, Trustees, Beneficiaries, Broker Dealers, Property Developers, and Digital Asset Enterprises on a wide range of matters, including structuring, licensing, tax, and operational substance within The Bahamas. 

“By joining Spencer West, we aim to offer our clients advice and solutions that cater to the increasingly multi-jurisdictional activities of our clientele,” stated Kelly. “We anticipate collaborating with Spencer West Partners across the globe, particularly in the world’s financial hubs, to create a robust network of services and legal advice.”

Spencer West is pioneering legal innovation in The Bahamas with its unique model. As the only firm globally with offices in the world’s top financial centres, including the Cayman Islands, BVI, Channel Islands, Switzerland, London, New York, Spencer West Bahamas offers a global reach combined with local expertise. 

“Our priorities for Spencer West Bahamas are clear,” stated Kelly. “We aim to establish a premier Private Client practice rooted in excellence and capable of global reach. This includes attracting top talent within the jurisdiction, raising awareness of our services locally and globally, and leveraging our network to deliver optimal solutions for our clients.” 

The Bahamas, a former British colony, achieved independence in 1973 and maintains membership in the British Commonwealth and CARICOM. The legal system, based on British common law, includes Magistrates Courts, Supreme Courts, and Courts of Appeal, with the Privy Council in the UK serving as the final court of appeal. 

The Bahamas shines as a leading jurisdiction for private banking, trusts, funds, and asset structuring. A low-tax environment with no personal income tax and limited corporate taxes, The Bahamas attracts families and businesses seeking residency and financial services in a politically stable and legally predictable setting. 

“Expanding into The Bahamas represents an exciting opportunity for Spencer West as we continue to enhance our robust Private Wealth offering,” explained Antoine West, Managing Partner at Spencer West. “By establishing a presence in this prestigious jurisdiction, we are extending our network of top-tier lawyers, creating a seamless community to serve our clients with tailored legal solutions. The Bahamas’ reputation as a leading hub for private banking, trusts, and asset structuring aligns perfectly with our mission to provide unparalleled expertise and global reach in the realm of Private Wealth. We look forward to leveraging this strategic move to further solidify our position as pioneers in legal innovation, offering our clients exceptional service with an expanded global perspective.” 


Spencer West Bahamas looks forward to serving clients in The Bahamas and beyond, offering tailored legal solutions with a global perspective. 

Antoine West
Managing Partner - Co-Founder
Antoine West is a Partner Solicitor at Spencer West. He specialises corporate and commercial, construction claims, commercial dispute resolution & professional negligence.
K. Kelly Nottage
Founding Partner, Spencer West Bahamas - International Private Client, Trusts and Estates