The Firm has a well-established corporate practice and advises international and domestic clients in all areas of corporate law, including the incorporation of local subsidiaries and the registration of foreign enterprises as external companies under the Companies Act, Chap. 81:01.
The Firm has a profound understanding of corporate regulatory requirements and was part of the Cabinet-appointed Committee commissioned to guide the implementation of the current Companies Act which revamped and reformed the entire corporate landscape of Trinidad and Tobago by repealing and replacing the previous Companies Ordinance in 1997. Members of the Firm have also advised on and drafted rules for the Trinidad and Tobago Central Depository Limited, which regulates the clearance and settlement procedures of the local Stock Exchange.
Considerable expertise also exists with respect to Trinidad and Tobago’s financial and insurance regulation and the Firm has been actively involved in advising industry groups on the Financial Institutions Act (which was made law in 2008 and now regulates banks and other financial institutions in place of the Financial Institutions Act of 1993) as well as on the Insurance Bill, which will shortly be laid in Parliament to repeal and replace the existing Insurance Act of 1980.
The corporate team has particular experience in joint ventures, government privatization and divestment projects, public-private sector partnership arrangements (PPPs), mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, mutual funds and other sundry corporate restructurings. The Firm’s corporate practitioners also provide advisory support to the Advocacy, Litigation and ADR Department in court, arbitration and mediation proceedings involving complex corporate issues, including but not limited to, claims related to shareholder disputes, insolvency and audit disputes.
Kurt Miller, Partner | Vishma Jaisingh, Partner | Cynetta LaiLeung, Partner | Mandisa Regrello, Partner | Jon Paul Mouttet, Partner