Daniel Fitzwilliam

Danny was called to the Trinidad and Tobago Bar in 1979 and his legal career spans over thirty (30) years. He joined the Firm in 1979, made Partner in 1982 and was subsequently appointed the Head of the Commercial Department. Danny retired from Partnership at the end of 2008 but he continues to have an active practice as a Consultant.

Danny is one of the foremost commercial attorneys in Trinidad and Tobago. His practice is particularly focused on Oil and Gas and Foreign Investment in major industrial projects. His clients include international companies involved in oil and gas (upstream and downstream), companies engaged in industrial and manufacturing processes and service companies.

Danny has acted for and advised multiple oil and gas companies concerned with exploration, production and development projects in Trinidad and Tobago both onshore and offshore. He regularly advises on petroleum legislation, petroleum licences and production sharing contracts and has been involved in numerous large scale high profile transactions including multi-party farm-in agreements with split horizons, Government privatisation in the iron and steel industry, joint ventures in the liquefied natural gas , ammonia, methanol, offshore petroleum and construction industries, investments in an iron carbide facility in a free zone, a direct reduced iron plant, air separation plants, a power generation project, proposed aluminium and downstream plastics manufacturing projects, take-over bids on the Stock Exchange, and IPOs and merger and acquisition work over a wide range of industries.

Danny’s knowledge, dedication and eye for detail have earned him an enviable reputation both with his clients and in the legal fraternity and he has been consistently classified as a Leading Individual in Band 1 of Chamber’s World Leading Lawyers, is recognized in the International Who’s Who for Oil and Gas and in the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers and Global Law Experts.

Danny is married and the father of three lovely daughters.


Oil and Gas

Foreign Investment



Trinidad and Tobago – 1979


Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario – B.A.

University of the West Indies – LL.B.

Hugh Wooding Law School – LEC


Trinidad and Tobago Law Association

The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


(868) 623-1618 ext. 277