Our Corporate Department provides services to domestic and international clients in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, financing, project finance, corporate restructuring, securities law, company law, and corporate entity formation, to name a few.
Gillian Clarke, Partner, heads our Corporate Department, and works primarily with multinational clients in the international financial services sector. Our clients include many of the international banks which provide project finance to mulitnational corporations with interests in a wide range of industries, from mining to shipping to technology research and development and licensing.
Our Corporate team includes associates and experienced corporate administrators who provide paralegal and administrative services, as well as a database manager, responsible for keeping electronic and paper minute books up to date. Our corporate administrators work closely with clients to ensure that their Barbados entities are in compliance in all respects with the licensing and legislative regime in Barbados.
Gillian M.H. Clarke
Joanna M. Austin
Mergers and Acquisitions
Our Corporate Department has wide experience in M&A transactions, from privately negotiated transfers of shares or assets, to the restructuring of corporate groups triggered by public company mergers, amalgamations or take-over bids, representing clients in Barbados and the region as well as international clients with a global footprint.
Our team routinely deals with a wide range of domestic and cross-border legal and business issues and provides strategic legal advice to businesses in multiple sectors, from start-up companies to well established corporate entities.
Our experienced and qualified professionals, through our registered corporate and trust services provider, serve our clients in the core areas of corporate administration, record-keeping and registered office services, provide comprehensive corporate secretarial assistance, ensure compliance with and provide guidance on corporate governance standards, and undertake annual and ad hoc corporate filings on behalf of domestic and international clients.
International Financial Services
Well recognised and established global and international financial institutions, and financial service providers, and their clients, regularly engage the firm for assistance with varied and complex transactions including cross-border and domestic financing, project finance, private placements, and structured financing. We routinely guide clients on the establishment of financial and non-financial services entities, and through the regulatory framework of tax, securities, restructuring and insolvency, and other special areas, as required.
As Barbados’ regulatory landscape continues to develop, we advise on issues relating to corporate governance and on the implementation of compliance programs, and keep our clients updated on the changing requirements of corporate governance legislation and guidelines.
Our team of lawyers have considerable experience with public offerings and also advise local and international financial institutions and corporates on the regulatory framework and listing requirements for Barbados’ domestic and international securities markets.
Insurance and Reinsurance
Our Department advises on the structuring of insurance and reinsurance companies and insurance captives operating over a wide range of industries.