Senior Partner: Brenda Floissac Fleming
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers (including partners): 8
Floissac Fleming & Associates, originally established in 1960 as Floissac & Giraudy, is one of Saint Lucia’s oldest and most reputable law firms. Over the years the firm has evolved to offer services way beyond the core tenants of civil practice including real estate and property, conveyancing, intellectual property and banking to insolvency, M&A and international cross border transactions. Although the evolution has created specialty areas of practice for its lawyers, the firm’s focus on team work guarantees that specialist knowledge and the experiences of its members provide efficient and knowledgeable solutions to its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Floissac Fleming & Associates provides an integrated approach to intellectual property and the firm boasts a strong and efficient intellectual property practice. Among others, the firm’s robust trademark filing service serves clients ranging from large multinational companies to local entrepreneurs. As members of the International Trademark Association, the firm seeks constantly to refine its skills and harness new resources to better serve its clients. The firm was invited to and contributed to the Saint Lucia chapter of the Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide on trademarks.
Bankruptcy & Insolvency:
Not only does the firm represent and advise liquidators, receivers and judicial managers, but from time to time the firm’s lawyers are appointed to act as insolvency practitioners. The firm has also been retained to advise on cross border insolvency matters that have a local dimension.
Civil & Commercial Litigation:
Floissac Fleming & Associates continues to develop and build on its strong litigation practice by recruiting the very best. The firm provides representation on the full spectrum of civil law matters from personal injury, debt recovery and employment or labour law disputes to complex commercial and insolvency matters focusing on providing quality advice and representation so as to achieve best results while balancing its clients’ commercial and reputational interests.
Alternative Dispute Resolution:
As a compliment to its litigation practice, Floissac Fleming & Associates maintains an established regional presence within the alternative dispute resolution field. Attorneys are not only accomplished in representing clients in mediation, adjudication and arbitration, but are also formally trained ADR professionals who serve as both mediators and arbitrators. The firm represents its clients in a wide range of disputes including multi-million dollar corporate matters with regional and international reach. The firm prides itself in taking a wholistic approach to dispute resolution by counseling clients on how to incorporate ADR into their business practices so as to ensure the cost effective resolution of disputes.
Finance & Banking:
Floissac Fleming & Associates represents all but one of the commercial banks in Saint Lucia. The firm attends to transactions ranging from simple retail lending to advising on and drafting complex security instruments. In addition, as part of larger international teams, from time to time, the firm provides advice and assistance to the world’s largest and most renowned lenders on cross border financing transactions.
Commercial & Corporate:
The firm’s corporate and commercial practice group has experience in advising on the full range of deals involving Saint Lucia companies, whether international business companies or local domestically incorporated companies. Floissac Fleming & Associates has advised on complex cross border deals, high value private transactions, and the full spectrum of mergers and acquisitions and joint venture transactions. The firm provides an integrated incorporation and corporate secretarial service.
Real Estate/Property & Conveyancing:
Floissac Fleming & Associates boasts one of the largest property and real estate law practices in Saint Lucia and the firm’s portfolio of clients include individuals, small and large residential and commercial developers, hoteliers and resort owners and developers.
Floissac Fleming & Associates advises on all property law matters including but not limited to sale and purchase of real estate and residential, commercial and touristic property development. The firm’s property and real estate clients benefit tremendously from the synergies created by the firm’s representation of the commercial banks and other institutional lenders who provide mortgage finance for the developments.