Provided by Peter Goldson
Peter is a member of the Firm’s Commercial Department and his practice includes Mergers and Acquisitions (which has included extensive due diligence), Pensions, Intellectual Property and Hotel Sales ,Project Finance, Capital Markets, Security Documentation, Regulatory Advice (including relating to the Jamaica Stock Exchange, the Office of Utilities Regulation, the Financial Services Commission and the Bank of Jamaica). Peter has also been involved with several Public Private Partnerships.
Peter is the former Managing Partner of the firm and head of the Intellectual Property Department.
• Jamaica Bar Association
• Commonwealth Lawyers’ Association
• International Trademarks Association
• Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office
• Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Companies Office of Jamaica
• Deputy Chairman of the Jamaica International Financial Services Authority (JIFSA)
• Dworkin and the Natural Law Connection” U.W.I. Student Law Review, May/June 1984
• “The Reform of Charitable Purposes” West Indian Law Journal, May/October 1988
• “Protecting Bob Marley’s Face: The New Tort of Appropriation of Personality”  55 Cambridge L.J. 56
• “Legal Framework of Non-Profit Sector Organizations” published in “The Gift: Journal of Caribbean Philanthropy”, 2006, UWI
DIVESTMENT OF THE ASSETS OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
MFG represented the client in a bid to acquire the full package of assets of the sugar industry of Jamaica
UWI COGENERATION PLANT
MFG acted for the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in the procurement, and construction of a 7 MW net power facility which is to be powered by LNG.
HARMONY COVE PROJECT
Advising Tavistock, one of 2 joint venture partners in large hotel and casino developent on Jamaica’s North Coast
CABLE & WIRELESS (JAMAICA) LIMITED
Scheme of Arrangement and steps to de-list company from the Jamaica Stock Exchange
UWI STUDENT HOUSING
MFG acted for the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus in its project involving the Finance, Construction, Operation, and Maintenance of 1,584 dormitory rooms at the institution.
ACTED FOR THE TRANSACTION MANAGER IN RELATION TO A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE DIVESTMENT OF LANDS OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA.
CENTURY NATIONAL BANK
Part of team responsible for placing Century National Bank under temporary management under the Banking Act; this exercise involved the review of loan documents and questionable transactions into which the bank entered; also part of litigation team which included final appeals to the Privy Council against the directors and for recovery of non-performing loans
CENTURY NATIONAL BANK
Main Attorney responsible for advising the financial advisers placing Workers’ Savings & Loan Bank into temporary management; reviewing documents and correspondence evidencing bad loans and questionable transactions into which the bank entered.
Part of the legal team advising FINSAC in relation to the restructuring and sale of National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited and other financial institutions given a number of bad loans and poor banking decisions made by the bank and questionable transactions into which the bank had entered; negotiating with the creditors of these financial institutions and preparing for suit against some of them; advising the client generally in relation to the sale of these non-performing loans and sale of some of the under-performing institutions.