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Surinder Deal

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Surinder is an experienced practitioner in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, Banking and Finance Law, Real Estate Law, and Trust Law. She has represented clients in diverse industries such as banking and finance, manufacturing, real property development, hospitality, and gaming.

Surinder has served as lead counsel in mergers and acquisitions, dispositions, debt and equity financing, business formation and structuring, joint ventures, public securities offerings and general corporate governance. She provides advice and counsel to developers, lenders and borrowers on real property purchases and sales and collateral vehicles. She also represents clients in applications for bank and trust company licenses and regulatory issues; finance transactions involving security over vessels; and trust matters.


Associate at chambers of Kumar & Co., Malaysia – 1985; Joined Higgs & Johnson in 1986, Partner from 1992; Co-Managing Partner from 2020. TerraLex positions held include:- Regional Co-Vice Chair Caribbean & Central America, 2004-2008; Regional Vice-Chair of Caribbean & Central America, 2008-2014, Chair of Meetings Committee, 2010-2014; Director Emeritus, 2014-2016; and recipient of the TerraLex Lawyer of Year award, 2014.

Professional Memberships

Bahamas Bar Association; International Bar Association; STEP; The Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.


LL.B. (Hons) degree from the University of Buckingham, England - 1983.