Real Estate Purchase and Sale and Development
We are ready to assist you with all your needs relating to the purchase and sale of real estate in St. Kitts and Nevis. We will provide you with professional assistance from locating the ideal property that meets your needs to handling all the legal paperwork required to make your dream of property ownership on St. Kitts and Nevis a reality, including your application for an alien land holding licence (if required).
If your interest is real estate development, whether of condominium units, a resort, hotel, villas, or commercial complex, we are well placed to assist with securing approval for your project. If you would like your project to be pre-approved for the Citizenship by Investment Program we would be happy to liase with the relevant government authorities to obtain such pre-approval on your behalf. We can also negotiate with the government on your behalf in an effort to obtain suitable exemptions and concessions as you may require to make your venture a success.
Citizenship by Investment (Economic Citizenship)
St. Kitts and Nevis is proud to have the longest running Citizenship by Investment Program in the Caribbean. Under St. Kitts and Nevis law your citizenship application must be submitted by an authorized person. At Joseph Rowe we are authorized to submit your citizenship application to the relevant authorities on your behalf. We would be pleased to walk you through the process and respond to any queries you may have. We are here to make your application for St. Kitts and Nevis citizenship hassle-free.
Litigation (Commercial, Civil, Personal injury, Admiralty, Real Property, Contentious Probate)
We are well-equipped to advance your case in Court firmly, fearlessly, effectively and aggressively. We possess a wealth of experience in a wide range of litigation matters such as commercial disputes (including urgent interlocutory applications), breach of contract, torts, personal injury cases, corporate insolvency and admiralty. We are experienced and highly skilled at strategically prosecuting and defending claims, so as to achieve the most favorable results for our clients. Trust our experienced legal team to zealously represent your interests in and out of Court.
Admiralty/Maritime Law (Ship Registration and Mortgages)
The St. Kitts and Nevis Merchant Shipping Act is a relatively new piece of legislation based primarily on English maritime law. We work very closely with the St. Kitts and Nevis International Ship Registry to assist with the registration of vessels and specialize particularly in the registration of mortgages over St. Kitts and Nevis vessels. Our Managing Partner, Dahlia Joseph Rowe, on the request of the Ship Registrar has provided a general opinion on ship mortgages which is posted on the Registry’s website at http://www.stkittsnevisregistry.net
Should any dispute arise with respect to any vessel, we are well-equipped and trained to handle such contentious admiralty matters.
Probate and Estate Planning
We can assist you by drafting your will, establishing a trust or taking whatever steps are best to achieve the results you desire while minimizing the tax implications for your loved ones. We also assist with probate applications and applications for letters of administration, as well as the administration of the estate of the deceased.
In the event that any dispute arises in relation to the proving of a will or on the administration of the estate of the deceased, we can assist with prosecuting or defending contentious probate matters in Court.
Offshore Companies and Trusts
Nevis international business companies (IBCs), limited liability companies (LLCs) and international trusts are excellent tools for asset protection and estate planning. We are a registered service provider who can take care of the registration of your Nevis company or international trust. We make the maintenance of your Nevis entity hassle free. In addition to providing registered agent services which include a local address for service, we are also available should you require any legal support for any transactions involving your Nevis entity.