Mandisa’s core areas of practice are Banking & Finance, Commercial Law and Corporate Law. She places great value in being a meticulous and knowledgeable legal agent of the highest ethical standards, as counsel to both domestic, regional and international financial institutions, lenders and other significant investors.

With over twelve years’ experience in this area, she is versed in documentation related to international bond offerings, cross-border financing, debt restructuring, syndicated loans, equity financing and associated regulatory issues arising from such transactions. She has experience in financing related to an array of industries including the energy sector, banking and insurance sector, manufacturing industry and large commercial property development.

An area of particular interest for Mandisa is Aviation Finance, where she often acts for aircraft and engine lessors advising primarily on leases and lease financing. Mandisa is a contributing author for four practitioner’s texts, Aircraft Finance: Registration, Security and Enforcement (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018) and Aircraft Liens & Detention Rights (Sweet & Maxwell, 2020), Aircraft Liens Online (Sweet & Maxwell, 2023) Aircraft Finance Online (Sweet & Maxwell, 2024).

As someone committed to excellence and impact in all her endeavours, Mandisa holds a Masters Degree in Law from Cambridge University (2008), graduated at the top of her class in Hugh Wooding Law School (2003) with a Legal Education Certificate of Merit and holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree with First Class Honours from the University of the West Indies (2001). She is an advocate for the empowerment of women and for over six years was a licensed trainer of the award-winning Springboard Work & Personal Development for Women Programme. Outside of work Mandisa will probably be found baking cakes, or reading novels, or travelling (when possible) or spending time with her husband, two boys and pet cat.

 

 

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Banking/Finance
  • Aviation
  • Commercial/Corporate

ADMISSIONS

  • Trinidad and Tobago – 2003

EDUCATION

  • University of West Indies – LL.B.
  • Hugh Wooding Law School – LEC (Merit)
  • Cambridge University – LL.M.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Trinidad and Tobago Law Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Trinidad and Tobago Chapter in Dr. G. McBain and Others (eds.), Aircraft Finance: Registration, Security and Enforcement (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Chapter in Aircraft Liens Online (Sweet & Maxwell, 2020)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Chapter in Aircraft Liens Online (Sweet & Maxwell, 2023)
  • Chambers and Partners, Aviation 2023, Global Practice Guide (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Chapter in Aircraft Finance Online (Sweet & Maxwell, 2024)