Jon Paul is a Partner in the Firm’s Commercial Department. He joined the Firm at the end of 2005 and was initially active in both the Litigation and Commercial Departments but now focuses on commercial work, with the notable exception of tax, where he maintains a thriving tax litigation portfolio. Since joining the Firm Jon Paul has cultivated an active practice that focuses on industrial projects, petroleum and tax law.
His clients include, among others, international and local companies involved in oil and gas, industrial and manufacturing processes, power generation, quarrying, service companies and local conglomerates operating in various sectors. Jon Paul regularly provides advice on a wide range of core petroleum and petroleum related issues, industrial matters (including foreign direct investment issues), tax, joint ventures, M&A transactions, industrial regulation (including HSE matters) and other commercial/corporate matters. He also regularly represents both local and international clients before the Tax Appeal Board on contentious appeals against assessments made by the Board of Inland Revenue.
Jon Paul’s work often involves significant interface with personnel at the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries, the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago, the National Energy Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago, The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the Board of Inland Revenue and he enjoys a good working relationship with the various personnel at these State institutions and companies.
Jon Paul is also recognized in Chambers Global, World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, having first been recognized while he was still an Associate.
Jon Paul is a firm believer in developing person to person client relationships and in providing clear and pragmatic advice in a timely fashion. Jon Paul is an avid reader and enjoys exercising and hiking and he can, from time to time, be found on a squash court.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
- Energy, Oil and Gas
- Tax (contentious and non-contentious)
- Foreign Investment
- Health Safety and Environment (HSE)
- Trinidad and Tobago – 2005
- University of the West Indies – LL.B.
- Hugh Wooding Law School – LEC
- King's College London – LL.M.
- Trinidad and Tobago Law Association
- The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators