Darron S. Pickstock

Partner

Email: dpickstock@gsolegal.com

T: (242) 328-3500   |    F: (242) 328-8008

303 Shirley Street | P.O. Box N-492 | Nassau, Bahamas


Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas

Year joined GSO: 2010

Admissions: The Bahamas, 2006 | England & Wales, 2006

Education: The University of Buckingham – England, LLB | University of the West of England, Bar Vocational Course

Membership: The Honorable Society of Middle Temple | Bar Association of England and Wales | The Bahamas Bar Association | Chairman of the Real Property Tax Appeals Tribunal

Awards, Certifications & Licenses: Named in the 5th feature of Citywealth as a future leader of the private wealth industry in the Bahamas view here

Darron joined Glinton Sweeting O’Brien in 2010 as an Associate Attorney. He practices a full range of corporate and commercial law, specialising in multi-jurisdictional real estate and commercial matters, with a focus in real property tax matters, insurance, financial services and immigration matters. In 2017, Darron was named as a partner of GSO.

Darron holds an LLB from The University of Buckingham, where he was awarded best overall academic performance and actively contributed to the life of the University. He attended the bar vocational course at University of the West of England in Bristol. Darron was called to the Bar of England & Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 2006.

 

Recent Transactions

 

  • Representing major international insurance company in respect of it registration in The Bahamas, including advising on regulatory requirements.
  • Representing world’s largest independent international financial consultancy, with $10 billion under advice and administration, in respect of its registration in The Bahamas, including advising on regulatory requirements.
  • Representing a foreign lender.
  • Acting for the developer in a gated development in South Westridge, New Providence, comprising 60 town-homes and 30 single family lots.
  • Acting for foreign lenders in various secured financing transactions.
  • Acting for numerous vendors and purchasers in the sale and acquisition of properties in various high-end developments.

Community Support:

Arts

Education

Darron is actively involved in the community, participating in a variety of causes focused around the local arts and education. He serves on the Board of Violets Are Blue, a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of life for struggling residents in the inner city areas of Nassau by creating sources of income through the implementation of small businesses, education in entrepreneurship, and providing active on the ground support and guidance.

Darron is also passionate about helping underprivileged children in the country through positive influences at a young age in the areas of arts, education and culture. He participates in various organizations including The Ranfurly Children’s Home and The Boys Brigade, where he gives guidance and encouragement to young men in the community.


“I enjoy helping people and making a difference in their lives by giving those a voice, who otherwise wouldn’t have had one.”


News & Articles

GSO Announces New Partner Darron S. Pickstock

Glinton Sweeting O’Brien (GSO) is proud to announce that Darron S. Pickstock has been made a Partner in the firm. Darron holds an LL.B (Hons) from the University of Buckingham and completed the Bar Vocational Course at the University of the West of England Bristol. ... read more

Important Real Property Tax Updates

If you own real property in The Bahamas, you should be receiving your Real Property Tax Notice of Assessment for 2017 shortly, if you have not received it already. Please note that it is the duty of each property owner to ensure that he receives a Notice of... read more

Impact of VAT on Real Estate Transactions in The Bahamas

There have been a number of legislative changes in 2014/15, one of the most significant being the implementation of Value Added Tax (“VAT”). VAT is a form of indirect consumption tax charged on the supply of goods and services. This article will explore the impact of... read more