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Corporate and Commercial

Banking and Finance
The Firm is a well established player as counsel in banking and finance transactions with extensive experience in this area ranging from bilateral facilities to complex syndicated structured financings.

Our team has expertise in all principal financing techniques used in the asset finance and project finance industries, and we often advise on large commercial projects, debt restructuring, capital market transactions, derivatives as well as synthetic asset securitizations.

Our experience as counsel in banking and finance transactions include the drafting of documentation related to these matters such as loan agreements, debentures, mortgage debentures, bond documentation, trust deeds and commercial paper for domestic and international banks, financial institutions and lending agencies.

Joint Ventures, Mergers, Acquisitions & Amalgamations
We have represented numerous companies in connection with acquisitions and cross-border M&A transactions and have far-reaching knowledge and experience in this area. We can handle all aspects of an acquisition transaction, including the negotiations on the appropriate structure, the drafting of the definitive agreements, the due diligence investigations and the closing of the transaction. Our experience in this area extends to the acquisition of publicly listed companies and financial institutions.

Corporate & Commercial
The Firm has extensive capabilities in providing commercial and corporate legal services to local, regional and international clients including major financial institutions. We are also experienced in the areas of construction law, mutual funds, private and public equity and regulatory matters, restructuring and insolvency matters.

Our experience also involves drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, including distribution agreements, agency agreements, franchise agreements, supply agreements, employment contracts and independent contractor agreements.

We regularly advise our clients on issues relative to publicly-held corporations as well as privately-held companies. These include director’s liability, minority shareholders' rights, corporate governance issues, preemptive rights, rights of first refusal, tag-along rights and drag-along rights. We also may provide corporate secretarial support to clients.

Our lawyers are proficient at negotiating and drafting articles of incorporation, by-laws, shareholders' agreements, voting trust agreements, proxies, resolutions, subscription agreements and other complex corporate documentation and record, and at advising clients with respect to directors’ and shareholders’ meetings.

Intellectual Property
We provide a comprehensive and reliable service for the registration and maintenance of trademarks in Trinidad and Tobago. We advise our domestic and international clients on all areas of intellectual property, including copyright, trademarks, industrial designs and patents and have been involved in numerous opposition matters on behalf of our international clients. We also have extensive experience in intellectual property litigation having acted in passing-off and trademark infringement actions.

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