Roy W.M. Sweeting

Partner

Email: rsweeting@gsolegal.com

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

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


Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas

Co-founded GSO in: 2005

Admissions: England & Wales, 1997 | The Bahamas, 1997

Education: University of Buckingham – England (LLB – First Class Honours) | Holborn College – England

Membership: Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn | The Bahamas Bar Association | The Bar of England & Wales

Areas of Expertise:

Roy Sweeting is a founding partner of Glinton Sweeting O’Brien and manages the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. He specializes in commercial litigation with a particular focus on insolvency and employment law. He also advises his clients on commercial agreements and transactions and the litigation-related issues that arise in connection with them.

Roy has extensive experience in insolvencies, including liquidations, receiverships and personal bankruptcies. He and the practice group have advised and represented liquidators and receivers as well as secured and unsecured creditors in many contentious liquidations. He and his practice group also have a growing practice in trust litigation. He has worked with corporate and financial service institutions of all sizes on involuntary dissolutions, client disputes and compliance with the legal and regulatory requirements of the Bahamian financial services industry.

Roy holds an LLB with First Class Honours from the University of Buckingham. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales and The Bahamas Bar in 1997. He completed his pupillage and was employed at a large Nassau firm, rising to partnership there in 2003 before leaving to form GSO in 2005.

 

Community Support:

Fight Against Cancer

Education

Every year Roy leads GSO in the Ride for Hope, an annual event of which GSO is a major sponsor. The Ride For Hope is a charity bike ride that raises funds and awareness for the early detection, treatment and prevention of cancer in The Bahamas.

Roy is also a strong advocate for education, one of GSO’s key focus areas in the community, and would like to see vast improvements in the public education system to better our society. GSO contributes to various scholarship funds as part of these ongoing efforts.


“Clear communication, being consistently responsive and available and providing real, practical solutions to problems, are what makes any lawyer a genuinely valuable resource for his clients.”