Senior Partner: Brenda Floissac Fleming
Managing Partner: Geoffrey Du Boulay
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers (including partners): 9
Professional Memberships: Exclusive Member for Saint Lucia: Lex Mundi Global Legal Network
Exclusive Member for Saint Lucia: World Services Group: Multidisciplinary Professional Service Network
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 offers a full range on Intellectual property services including:
■Registration of trademarks and patents
■Licensing and assignment of trademarks
■Renewal and maintenance of trademarks
■Enforcement of trademark rights through oppositions, cancellations and litigation
■Trademark searches and due diligence services
■General intellectual property advice
The firm currently contributes 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. The firm advises financial institutions and borrowers on all aspects of loan and security documentation, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructures, regulatory matters (including disclosure and reporting requirements related to anti-money laundering), debt recovery and litigation. 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. Legal support and practical advice are available from incorporating a company and setting up a business to contract drafting and review, advising on and satisfying licensing requirements, to project negotiation, financing and implementation. 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 also provides an integrated incorporation and corporate secretarial service which attends to compliance with all licensing, legislative and internal corporate regulatory requirements including filing of annual returns, drafting Resolutions, attending Directors’ meetings, recording and keeping minutes and providing general legal advice on all corporate matters.
Real Estate/Property & Conveyancing:
Floissac Fleming & Associates provides specialist support to individuals, joint venture partners, developers, large corporations, banks, public sector bodies in respect of a wide range of real estate and property transactions whether the project is residential, commercial, industrial, condominium or touristic. The firm provides the full spectrum of property services from preliminary evaluation and due diligence to advising on the initial acquisition, corporate structure, development, financing and eventual disposition. The firm’s real estate services include:
■Investment and Finance: Advising on all aspects of investment, including structuring, financing, acquisitions and disposals, lease negotiations, landlord and tenant matters
■Planning and Environment: Advising on planning and environmental issues, including environmental impact assessments and providing advice and representation in respect of appeals to the Planning Appeals Tribunal
■Construction: Advising developers, investors, contractors and consultants on domestic construction projects, drafting and preparing contracts and consultants on domestic construction projects. drafting and preparing contracts and legal documents, providing dispute resolution advice from mediation to litigation