Brian M. Moree QC
Senior Partner, McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes (Bahamas)
Mr. Moree is the Senior Partner of McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes and the Head of the Litigation Department. He was appointed one of Her Majesty's Council for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in October, 2009.
His practice includes commercial and civil litigation, insolvency, corporate and trust structuring and financial services. He regularly appears as Counsel in the courts of the Bahamas including on several occasions appearing in the Privy Council. Mr. Moree’s practice includes cross border litigation and international cases involving disputes in Europe, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the United States of America, Canada, South America and Africa. He has been involved in a large number of the major commercial cases which have been litigated in the Bahamas relating to banking, trusts, insolvency, receiverships, companies and partnerships, insurance and re-insurance, compliance, governance and regulatory issues, fraud claims, asset recovery including tracing and proprietary claims, Anton Piller, Mareva and freezing orders, anti-money laundering claims, property disputes, and contracts.
Mr. Moree has acted as a Stipendiary and Circuit Magistrate and a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Bahamas.
In December, 2002 the Prime Minister of the Bahamas appointed Mr. Moree the Chairman of the Financial Services Consultative Forum, which is a policy advisory counsel. The primary role of the Forum is to advise the Government on matters relating to the Financial Services Industry.
Mr. Moree has served on numerous Government Boards and Commissions including the Judicial Salary Review Commission and the Bahamas Electricity Corporation. He has been and continues to serve as a director of private companies, international banks and trust companies, insurance companies and public companies. He was also a director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board.
Mr. Moree was admitted to the Bar of the Bahamas in February, 1979. He previously was the Chairman of the Commercial Law Committee, a member of the Bench Bar Committee and a lecturer and examiner in Civil Procedure.
He was also one of several Chairpersons of the Arbitration Tribunal. Mr. Moree is a regular speaker at local and international conferences and seminars and also has written numerous articles for Journals and legal publications.