Wence M. J. Martin
BAR ADMISSIONS: The Commonwealth of the Bahamas (2007)
PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS: Banking and Financial Services, Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Conveyancing and Property Law, Corporate Law and Governance including Charities and Non-Profits, Private Client (Trusts, Wills, Probate & Estate matters), Labour and Immigration Law, Investments and Regulatory Law.
WENCE'S BACKGROUND: Wence commenced his legal journey as a commercial litigator in 2007. A few years later, he was recruited by a leading commercial bank where he spent more than 12 years in legal risk and compliance management (in The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands). After several years of working as a senior manager in a global wealth management company, Wence decided to return to active legal practice and joined Providence. He is experienced in serving High Net-Worth Individuals as well as domestic and international clients. As a corporate and commercial attorney, Wence provides legal solutions on a myriad of compliance, legal, and regulatory issues. He is also a part-time law tutor within the Law Faculty at the University of the Bahamas.
ACHIEVEMENTS, APPOINTMENTS, and AFFILIATIONS:
Toastmasters International, District 47, Division I Director 2023.
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
Compliance Professional of the Year 2015 - Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers.
Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO).
Bahamas Bar Association, Junior Bar Council & Legal Aid.
Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.
EDUCATION: Master of Laws with Merit (LLM), 2016 Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom; Legal Education Certificate (LEC), 2007 Eugene Dupuch Law School, The Bahamas; Bachelor of Laws with Honours (LLB Hons), 2005 University of London, United Kingdom; Diploma in International Trust Management (TEP) Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)/Central Law Training Intl; UK Certification in International Taxation (CIT), Chartered Institute of Bankers Scotland in association with Bahamas Institute of Financial Services; Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, FL, USA.
MESSAGE FROM WENCE: My practice is predominately in the areas of corporate and commercial law, conveyancing and property matters. In addition to my legal expertise, I often leverage my wealth of experience in the financial services industry, particularly in compliance and risk management to provide holistic solutions to my clients. I also enjoy community volunteer work and assisting people through participating in pro bono legal aid clinics.