Mr. Nottage is a Barrister-at-law and a founding Partner of Sovereign Advisors Bahamas. Prior to forming Sovereign Advisors, Mr. Nottage was manager and head of the LATAM Desk at one of the oldest trust companies in The Bahamas. During his six years as a trust officer and manager, Mr. Nottage was responsible for the structuring and administration of trusts, foundations, funds and other fiduciary products primarily for Latin American clients. Drawing from his legal training and practical experiences applying the law to real life situations, Mr. Nottage is well versed in financial and corporate services law. He advises Family Offices, Trustees, Broker Dealers, Developers and Digital Asset Enterprises on licensing, tax, operational substance and structuring matters within The Bahamas.
Mr. Nottage currently serves as a Director of the Central Bank of the Bahamas and Deputy Chairman of the Board’s Enterprise Risk Sub-Committee. He is a Trustee and School Board Director of Lakefield College School, Canada serving on the school board’s Governance Sub-Committee. He also serves as the CEO and Director of Sovereign Advisors & Partners Limited, a regulated and licensed multi family office and financial services firm headquartered in Nassau, The Bahamas.
A graduate of the University of Western Ontario, Canada and Worcester College, University of Oxford, Mr. Nottage began his legal career as a pupil and associate at a top tier Bahamian law firm where he practiced in its Litigation, Banking and Trust practice groups. He is admitted to the Bars of England and Wales and The Bahamas and he is a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
· Lakefield College School; Ontario, Canada, 2000
· University of Western Ontario, (BA Hons. Political Science & Philosophy) 2004
· Worcester College, University of Oxford (BA Theology) 2006
· Oxford Brookes University (PGDip Law) 2007
· BPP Law School, (Bar Vocational Course – Very Competent) 2008
· Worcester College, University of Oxford (MA Theology) 2017
· University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School (Family Business School: Certificate in Private Wealth Management, LATAM) 2019
· The Bahamas, 2008
· England and Wales, 2008
· Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
· The Bahamas Bar Association
· International Bar Association
Telephone: (242) 325-6096/97
Barry N. Griffin is a Bahamas-based counsel and attorney-at-law. He has developed an impressive reputation for his advice regarding corporate and commercial matters with noted areas of proficiency in financial services regulation, banking and finance, corporate governance, private client, fintech and digital assets, and small and medium size business counsel. He provides both transactional and advisory counsel, and is a well-regarded choice of legal counsel among local and international high net-worth individuals.
Barry has practiced in prominent boutique commercial law firms, distinguishing himself as a sought-after young attorney. He is prominently civically engaged and currently serves as a Government Senator and Vice President of the Senate in the Parliament of The Bahamas. Barry also serves as the Deputy Chairman of the Bahamas Trade Commission and is the Chief Trade Negotiator for The Bahamas.
With policy expertise and close working relationships with decision-makers throughout the country, Barry has also developed a growing practice in the areas of government and public affairs. He routinely assists clients in navigating government and its large bureaucracy, bringing quick and efficient results to clients.