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Managing Partner: Kurt Miller
Number of partners: 13
Number of other lawyers: 8
Languages: English

Firm Overview:
Established in 1919, the firm is one of the oldest and largest commercial firms in Trinidad and Tobago with a well established reputation. It has grown steadily over the years and today has a large client base which includes many major international corporations and financial institutions. It has a broadly based practice organised into five main areas – commercial and corporate (including energy, oil and gas and employment), real estate and land development, banking and finance, advocacy and litigation, probate and intellectual property.

Main Areas of Practice:

Commercial & Corporate:
7 partners, various associates
The firm advises clients in all areas of commercial and corporate law including the incorporation and registration of companies locally, joint ventures, government privatisation and divestment projects, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, public offers and listings, restructuring, tax, and the establishment, operation and funding of major industrial projects. Members of the firm’s corporate practice have also developed a substantial international practice with an emphasis on joint venture agreements, project implementation and government and cross-border agreements on taxation and other incentives. The firm also advises on all aspects of employment law including the creation of the employment relationship, rights, duties and liabilities under local labour legislation and at common law. The firm also has extensive experience in the establishment and operation of pension plans.
Key Clients: International and local enterprises across all commercial sectors.
Contact: Kurt Miller Tel: +868 623 1618 275
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jeffrey Herrera Tel: +868 623 1618 278
Email: [email protected]
Contact:
Mark Ramkerrysingh Tel: +868 623 1618 279
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vishma Jaisingh Tel: +868 623 1618 257
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Cynetta Lai Leung Tel: +868 623 1618 290
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mandisa Regrello Tel: +868 623 1618 273
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jon Paul Mouttet Tel: +868 623 1618 270
Email: [email protected]

Energy, Oil & Gas & Foreign Investment Projects:

2 partners, various associates
This practice focuses on production sharing contracts and licences for upstream exploration and development including advice on rights and obligations under the local petroleum, environment and tax legislation. The firm also regularly advises on petroleum related contracts, transactions and energy projects including major greenfield industrial foreign investment projects.
Key Clients: Local and international energy companies carrying out exploration and development work in Trinidad and Tobago, and international petroleum services corporations operating in Trinidad and Tobago as well as multiple major industrial undertakings.
Contact: Mark Morgan Tel: +868 623 1618 256
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jon Paul Mouttet Tel: +868 623 1618 270
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Land Development:
1 partner, 1 associate, 1 consultant
The firm has one of the largest and most diverse real estate practices in Trinidad and Tobago covering every aspect of industrial, commercial and residential property transactions, with special emphasis on leasing and condominium projects.
Key Clients: Banking and financial institutions, multi-development projects and property developers (commercial and residential)
Contact: Tara Allum Tel: +868 623 1618 263
Email: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
3 partners, various associates
The firm’s financing practice includes project financing, joint ventures, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, banking, international finance, sovereign and commercial bond issues, derivatives, debentures, mortgages, aircraft financing, tax and shipping.
Key Clients: Banks and financial institutions locally and internationally.
Contact: Kurt Miller Tel: +868 623 1618 275
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mark Ramkerrysingh Tel: +868 623 1618 279
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mandisa Regrello Tel: +868 623 1618 273
Email: [email protected]

Advocacy & Litigation:
5 partners, various associates
The firm’s civil litigation practice is one of its traditional strengths. It provides a full litigation service to clients and its members to appear before the local courts, specialist tribunals, commissions of enquiry, arbitrators and mediators for its clients as well as other lawyers. Recent complex litigation in which it has been involved includes multi-party insurance claims, judicial review, banking claims, shareholder and take-over disputes, environmental claims, admiralty claims, fraud, product liability, intellectual property claims, trademark infringement, passing off, and defamation.
Key Clients: Banking, insurance and financial institutions.
Contact:
Mark Morgan Tel: +868 623 1618 256
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Colin Kangaloo Tel: +868 623 1618 258
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Vishma Jaisingh Tel: +868 623 1618 257
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Kaveeta Persad Tel: +868 623 1618 272
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Danielle Nieves Tel: +868 623 1618 269
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property/Information Technology:
1 partner, 1 associate
The firm advises its international clientele on all areas of intellectual property including patents, copyright and trademarks, industrial designs, geographical indications as well as on emerging areas such as e-commerce.
Key Clients: Shell, ExxonMobil, Merck, Wyeth, Bayer Schering, Apple Inc, Baker Hughes, Air Products and Chemicals, Kimberley Clark, Hyundai, Toyota, Diageo, Burger King, Bank of Nova Scotia, Citibank, Celanese Gmbh, Nintendo, Church and Dwight.
Contact: Olive Ramchand Tel: +868 623 1618 254
Email: [email protected]

Taxation:
3 partners, various associates
The firm advises international and domestic clientele on all areas of contentious and non-contentious tax. It regularly appears before the Tax Appeal Board on contentious appeals from assessments by the Board of Inland Revenue and frequently negotiates settlements in respect of same on behalf of its clients.
Key Clients: International and local enterprises across all commercial sectors.
Contact: Mark Morgan Tel: +868 623 1618 256
Email: [email protected]
Contact:
Jeffrey Herrera Tel: 868 623 1618 278
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jon Paul Mouttet Tel: +868 623 1618 270
Email: [email protected]

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48-50 Sackville Street

PO Box 75

Port of Spain

Trinidad

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