Christopher J. Wells is a Partner and member of the Property & Development and Banking & Finance practice groups. He joined the Firm in 2005. Christopher has experience in a broad range of matters including the preparation of financing and loan documents, real property acquisitions and sales, property title and opinion work.

In 2016, Christopher moved to the Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands offices of the Firm, where he has quickly established himself as a “go to” attorney for real estate acquisition matters, providing sound advice to international purchasers of luxury vacation homes and time share units throughout the Turks & Caicos Islands.

He has experience in a wide range of real property matters, including resort and hotel developments, 2nd home purchases, and tourism operation matters. Christopher is experienced in domestic mortgages, conveyancing and commercial matters on behalf of local and international clients.  Christopher also undertakes a broad range of regulatory work for his clients.

Recent transactions include:

  • Representing the developer of a planned residential gated community (258 lots and 80 townhouses) in all matters of master planning and sales;
  • Representing a major international debt fund as local counsel in a debt-for-equity swap of approximately US$ 170 million, concerning a major Bahamian resort property and related joint venture interests, which included obtaining requisite multi-departmental Bahamian Government approvals for the acquisition, the assumption of casino management licenses, and a numerous relevant operating licenses;
  • Advising investors and developers on the acquisition and sale of exclusive developments throughout the Bahamas; and
  • Providing advice to global financial institutions on commercial loan transactions, including numerous multi-jurisdictional transactions involving groups of international banks.
Practice Areas
Education
  • University of Kent Law School,
 Canterbury, United Kingdom
  • The College of Law, Guildford, United Kingdom
Admissions
  • Bar of the Turks and Caicos Islands, 2016
  • Bar of England and Wales, 2005
  • The Bahamas Bar, 2005
Awards
Community Involvement
  • Avid martial arts enthusiast holding instructor certificates in both Krav Maga and Kali.
Membership
  • The Turks and Caicos Bar Association
  • The Bahamas Bar Association