Lakera A. McSweeney



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Suite 205, Albany Financial Center, Lewis Drive | P.O. Box N-492

Albany | New Providence | Bahamas

Birthplace: Nassau, Bahamas

Year joined GSO: 2019

Admissions: England & Wales, 2015 / The Bahamas, 2015

Education: College of The Bahamas, AA, Law and Criminal Justice –Distinction; University of Leeds, LLB – Honours; BPP University, PgD, Bar Professional Training Course – Very Competent

Membership: The Honourable Society of The Middle Temple; The Bahamas Bar Association

Areas of Expertise:

Lakera joined Glinton Sweeting O’Brien in October 2019 as an Associate, after gaining 4 years of valuable corporate and commercial law experience at a boutique law firm in The Bahamas. Lakera practices a full range of corporate, commercial and financial services law and regulation, with a primary focus on corporate governance, secured financing transactions and regulatory compliance. Her practice also includes private client and estate planning.

Recent engagements include:

  • Assisting multinational commercial bank in a cross-border merger within its group of companies and establishment of branch operations in The Bahamas.
  • Acting as advisor and assisting multinational professional services firm with its internal corporate restructuring and requisite regulatory licensing in The Bahamas.
  • Acting as advisor and facilitating the deposit of bona vacantia assets with the Treasurer of The Bahamas, on behalf of the joint administrators of a global investment bank.
  • Advising and assisting major telecommunications company with respect to the private offering of its securities in local market.
  • Advising multi-jurisdictional financial institutions with respect to secured financing transactions and enforcement of security interests pursuant to Bahamian law.
  • Advising domestic financial institutions on regulatory and compliance issues, which correspond to their respective licensing with Bahamian regulatory authorities.

Community Support:



Lakera supports a variety of local community causes but is particularly passionate about education and youth empowerment. She is an active member of her church, Salem Union Baptist Church, where she serves as a leader of the young adults ministry, and regularly hosts legal information sessions.

“I enjoy the intricacies of a commercial law practice. Assisting clients in navigating the complexities of the local and international business environment is most rewarding!”

News & Articles

GSO and GSOC support BICA’s Accountants’ Week

During Accountants’ Week 2020, in which a series of webinars were sponsored by the Bahamas Institute of Chartered Accountants, attorney Lakera McSweeney of Glinton Sweeting O’Brien and corporate manager Krislyn Sargent gave a very well received presentation on... read more

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