Kevin is a Partner at McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes and a member of the firm’s Financial Services & Regulation, Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Tax & Trade practice groups. In addition to his civil and commercial litigation work, he has created a niche practice which straddles dispute resolution and transactional matters by leveraging his background in finance to specialize in Bahamian tax law. Since the introduction of value added tax (VAT) in 2015, individuals and corporate entities have come to appreciate the importance of obtaining bespoke tax advice. Kevin has developed expertise in this relatively new area of law in The Bahamas and is widely regarded as a go-to resource on tax matters. He is recognized as an attorney with his ear to the ground concerning the island’s tax legislation and its constant amendments.
Kevin advises and represents a wide variety of clients in disputes regarding the VAT, real property tax and business licence tax regimes and frequently provides opinions in connection with the suite of legislation recently passed to ensure The Bahamas is in line with international standards on tax transparency; namely, the Commercial Entities (Substance Requirements) Act, the Removal of Preferential Exemptions Act, the Register of Beneficial Ownership Act and the Multinational Entities Financial Reporting Act. Further, he regularly appears in the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in connection with general civil and commercial litigation matters.
Kevin obtained a Bachelors of Arts (Hons.) Degree from McGill University and then went on to work in the corporate finance sector for a number of years until he departed the well-regarded multi-national firm KPMG Corporate Finance Ltd. to pursue his legal career. Kevin completed his Masters of Law Degree from the University of Bristol and then proceeded to complete the Bar Professional Training Course at the College of Law in London. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in July of 2012 and to The Bahamas Bar just two months after that. Upon returning to The Bahamas, Kevin joined McKinney, Bancroft & Hughes in September of 2012 and has been with the firm since then.
Member of The Bahamas Bar
Member of the Bar of England and Wales
Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Director of the Bahamas Financial Services Board
Co-Chair of the Bahamas Financial Services Board Tax Working Group
Kevin is passionate about giving back to the community and enjoys playing sports, particularly tennis, cycling, and running. He highly values the time he spends with friends and family and always finds a place for them in his busy schedule.
- England & Wales, 2012
- Bahamas, 2012
Kevin Moree was also ranked on CityWealth’s 2018 Leader’s List: https://www.leaderslist.co.uk/