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Lex Caribbean

General Business Law

4 ranked lawyersBand 1BarbadosGlobal 2021 View ranking table

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Lex Caribbean maintains a strong regional presence, with a strong office in Barbados that works closely with its colleagues in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica. The team is accomplished in a variety of corporate, commercial and finance matters, with particular expertise in restructuring and insolvency, conveyancing and property development. One source also praises the firm's litigation department as "the best" in the market.

Garth Patterson QC is renowned for his litigation capabilities. He leads the firm's commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency group and is equally well placed to act for multinationals and government entities on contentious issues.

Founding partner Mary Mahabir QC heads the firm's corporate, commercial and finance team in Barbados and is described by commentators as a "market-leading" lawyer. She is also qualified to practise in Trinidad and Tobago and offers extensive expertise in commercial agreements, corporate finance and real estate matters.

Melanie Jones is currently acting as managing partner of the firm's Barbados office. She is acclaimed for her representation of international corporations and financial institutions in cross-border transactions. Sources say she is an "excellent lawyer" who has "great experience in the commercial and offshore sectors."

Vidisha Hathiramani is an increasingly prominent practitioner in the corporate finance and real estate spheres. Her clientele includes entities from both the public and private sectors. One source praised her for being "commercially focused," adding that she is "respected" for her skills in transactional matters.

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Barbados

General Business Law


Garth Patterson QC
Band 2
Mary Mahabir QC
Band 1
Melanie Jones
Band 2
Vidisha Hathiramani
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