Sophia Rolle-KapousouzoglouPartner at LennoxPaton (The Bahamas)
Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou is a partner in Lennox Paton’s commercial litigation department. She appears regularly as lead counsel and junior counsel before the Bahamian Supreme Court and Court of Appeal. With a growing reputation in the field of insolvency litigation, Sophia is described by Chambers Global as a “solid lawyer”. She impresses sources with her industrious approach to the work she takes on, with The Legal 500 Caribbean noting “Sophia Rolle-Kapousouzoglou does an excellent job; she is highly recommended for being extremely professional, efficient and experienced. Working with Sophia is like working with some of the top firms in London.”
Sophia represents a variety of clients in all aspects of liquidations and receiverships and has acted in prominent cross-border insolvency cases, regularly representing clients in multi-jurisdictional matters. She also has experience in shareholder and company disputes and trust litigation.
Her overall practice areas also include advising clients with respect to contractual disputes, property disputes, fraud and asset tracing, Norwich Pharmacal applications, applications for injunctions and other interlocutory relief.
Sophia has been ranked by Chambers Global (2019), The Legal 500 Caribbean (2020) and Who’s Who Legal Asset Tracing and Recovery (2019). She is also recognised in ‘Global Restructuring Review’s 40 Under 40’ and was featured in GRR’s Women in Restructuring 2019.
Sophia is regularly called on to speak at various International Conferences including INSOL, ABA, ABI, and the AIJA with respect to Bahamian law.
Examples of recent work:
- Acting on behalf of ZCM Asset Holding Company (Bermuda) Ltd in a case before the Privy Council in which the Liquidator applied to serve a clawback claim outside of the jurisdiction.
- Acting on behalf of minority shareholders in relation to a just and equitable winding up Petition involving Bahamian Mutual Funds and Delaware Feeder Funds.
- Acted on behalf of customers of a bank in relation to an application for an injunction to prevent disclosure of client information concerning the Automatic Exchange of (Financial) Account Information Act.
- Acting on behalf of Wesley International Ltd.et al, in an application for an injunction against Actis Consumer Grooming Products Ltd. in relation to cross-border litigation involving the Super Max Group of Companies.
- Acting on behalf of UBS (Bahamas) Ltd. (In Voluntary Liquidation) in relation to litigation commenced by Standard Chartered Bank (In Voluntary Liquidation) seeking the return of funds paid to a third-party customer of the bank.