TRANSACTIONS

Past Transactions

 

COMMERCIAL

Acting for Government body and private institutions and others in various matters relating to the new Securities Industry Act, 1995 and the Regulations etc. made thereunder.

Local Counsel in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago US$ Eurobond issues for 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996 and 1999.

Local Counsel in the Government of Trinidad and Tobago Yen Bond Issue for 2000.

Local Counsel to large American financial concern advising on developments in the securities industry in Trinidad and Tobago.

Local Counsel to Inter-American Investment Corporation leading to the joint Report to that body and the Inter-American Development Bank with respect to the Establishment of a Securities and Exchange Commission and reform of the Corporate and Securities Laws in Trinidad and Tobago.

Advising an American financial institution in relation to the takeover of a local bank by way of a takeover bid on the Stock Exchange.

Advising local public conglomerate on the takeover of large public beverage company by way of a takeover bid on the Stock Exchange.

Advising various listed companies on matters pertaining to the Stock Exchange and the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Acted as local counsel with large French bank and international consultant in their consultancy advice to a local public utility on the privatisation of this utility funded by the World Bank.

Acted in the acquisition by a large British telecommunication company of substantial minority interest in the national telecommunication company.

Acted for an American energy company in its proposal for the privatisation of a local utility.

Acted for a United States corporation in the establishment of a national on-line lottery in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for an American steel company in its investment in an iron carbide facility in a free zone in Trinidad.

Acted for the British arm of a large Japanese trading house in its US$120 million loan facility to a local oil exploration and production company.

Acted for an American financial institution in its US$96.5 million loan to local oil exploration and production company.

Acted for an International Financial Consortium in the financing of an Ammonia Plant in Trinidad.

Acted for an American beverage company in the acquisition of a local company and investment in Trinidad and subsequently a resale of such Company.

Acted for a Venezuelan paint and coating company, in a Trinidad and Tobago acquisition.

Acted for an American energy company in its investment in a local joint venture company with the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for an American energy company in a joint venture for the development of an LNG Plant in Trinidad as well as negotiations with the Government for Project and Environmental Agreements.

Acted for an American/Spanish joint venture for the expansion of an LNG Plant in Trinidad.

Acted for a syndicate of International banks in respect of the financing of a methanol plant in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for various financial institutions in respect of the financing and leasing transactions of aircraft owned, leased and operated by local operators.

Acted for the Government of Trinidad And Tobago in respect of the leasing and sale of a steel mill in Trinidad.

Acted for the Government of Trinidad And Tobago in respect of the sale of shares in a major methanol company in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for American financers in respect of the construction and financing of a new power generation plant in Trinidad and Tobago as well as in relation to a Government Agreement.

Acted as local Counsel in the Caribbean Stock Exchange Harmonization Project.

Acted on behalf of local Government body for the establishment of a centralized securities depository system.

Member of the Ad Hoc Committee appointed by the Government Of Trinidad And Tobago to advise on new Intellectual Property legislation.

Acted for an American steel company in the incorporation with a local construction company of a joint venture company with Free Zone status under the Trinidad and Tobago Free Zones Act, 1998 for the supply of engineering and drafting services.

Acted for an American subsidiary of major German industrial gas company for the sale of its shareholding and interests in local subsidiary, to a French Industrial Gas Company as part of an international sale.

Acted as local Counsel in the acquisition and sale of its interest in the affiliates of an Italian hose, adaptor and hydraulic company to a Canadian Company.

Acted for a Canadian and a Caribbean financial institution in a merger with a British bank of their affiliates throughout the Caribbean and, in particular, in Trinidad and Tobago, in respect of the sale of shares and initial public offering of a Caribbean based bank.

Acted for an American bond issuer in the financing of a cryogenic air separation plant in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for a local subsidiary of an American bank in the financing of a methanol plant in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for statutory body in the arranging of corporate bond issues in Trinidad and Tobago and sovereign bond issues in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Christopher and Nevis and Grenada.

Acted for the local subsidiary of an American bank in arranging corporate bond issues and sovereign bond issues in Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados, St. Christopher and Nevis and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Acted for a local affiliate of a Canadian bank in arranging corporate and sovereign bond issues in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for an American financial institution in the establishment of a subsidiary financial institution in Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for a Canadian energy company through its local subsidiary in a joint venture with local petroleum company for the grant of an onshore exploration and production (public petroleum rights) licence and related farmout, joint operating and other agreements.

Acted for affiliated companies of leading international energy companies. in relation to the grant of production sharing contracts under the Petroleum Act in respect of blocks offshore Trinidad and Tobago.

LAND DEVELOPMENT

Acted on behalf of the Landlord of large cinema and shopping complex in settling leases for new tenants and advising generally on landlord/tenant relationships.

Acted for the Developers of the following residential projects; a 192 unit, high-end apartment complex;– 20 unit luxury townhouse complex;– a 42 lot seaside development

Acted on behalf of the purchasers/owners of an up-market resort condominium development in Tobago dealing with closing issues and handover.

Represented and advised owners of an up-market apartment complex in Trinidad regarding closing issues and handover.

LITIGATION

Successfully represented large land developer in a suit where the plaintiff claimed damages for conspiracy in the original land sale transaction, thereby preventing the development from proceeding.

As part of a multi-attorney team led by English Queen's Counsel, successfully represented several insurance companies in the Court of Appeal in test litigation arising out of the 1990 coup attempt which resulted in the looting and destruction of several businesses in North Trinidad.

Successfully represented international energy company in the first contested appeal before the Environmental Commission.

Represented an international health insurance company in an action against a local insurance company in litigation before the High Court, claiming trade mark infringement, passing off and unfair competition arising out of the adoption by the local company of elements of the plaintiff's logo and successfully negotiated a compromise under which the defendant abandoned the use of these elements.

Successfully represented a large local energy company in multi-suit litigation before the High Court by former employees who were claiming substantial damages in conspiracy against the client and the Attorney-General. (Appeal to the Court of Appeal subsequently abandoned).

In litigation before the High Court, successfully secured the immediate release of vessels owned by an international shipping corporation which had been arrested by a local charterer.

Interlocutory litigation before the High Court, successfully obtained immediate interlocutory injunction on behalf of land-owner preventing development of adjoining land which would have destroyed part of the Plaintiff's property.

Successfully represented an international oil service client before the Tax Appeal Board on a claim involving the tax treatment of foreign exchange losses.

Successfully represented a statutory body before the Tax Appeal Board in its claim to be entitled to carry on its business free of value added tax by reason of the provisions of its incorporating legislation.

Advised several clients on major product liability issues including actual and potential litigation and proposed regulatory regulation.

Advised local client on assistance provided with respect to investigations conducted by the State under the ambit of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1987 including conducting meetings with Police Officers and forensic investigators.

Advised statutory body appointed as liquidator of several failed financial companies on various insolvency issues and as counsel, presently representing liquidator in actions before the High Court.

As independent counsel, in conjunction with local and English Queen's Counsel, advised pension plan of a statutory body on the compromise of ongoing litigation involving a local commercial bank and an insurance company.

Advised substantial local company on joint venture relationship and documentation leading to successful tender of substantial local industrial construction project.

On behalf of a P & I Club, spearheaded investigation using Firm's in-house investigator and third party surveyor into death of a Ship's Officer (from oxygen deprivation) aboard a DRI Carrier.

Advised major banking clients in Trinidad and Tobago on law relating to money laundering and proceeds of crime especially in relation to dealing with Court procedure, Court Orders and negotiations with the Anti-Corruption Unit Officers and the Fraud Squad police in Trinidad and Tobago and other related organisations.

Advised banking clients in dealing with major claims against them related to sophisticated banking fraud, advising on strategy in relation to meetings with the clients and the Anti-Corruption Unit of Trinidad and Tobago.

Acted for a major banking client in the construction of one of its most important agreements affecting retail banking which agreement was struck down by the lower Court but which decision of the lower Court was reversed at the Court of Appeal level thereby preserving seven hundred million dollars of this major client’s retail banking.

Advised and represented clients in major personal injuries litigation and settlement claims.