Publications

Recognizing the importance of generating meaningful thought leadership on the myriad of legal issues encountered in our practice, Lex Caribbean’s attorneys combine a shared Caribbean heritage with training and experience gained in several financial centres around the world to generate rich, relevant and timely insight. Here follows a sample of our most recent publications


30 July 2015

The Public Company Director Checklist - Barbados

This Public Company Director Checklist (the "Checklist")1 has been drafted as a practical guide to the main obligations of directors and procedures pertaining to a listed public company under the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act Chapter 303 of the Laws of Barbados ("the Bankruptcy Act"), the Companies Act of Barbados Chapter 308 of the Laws of Barbados ("the Companies Act"), the Companies Regulations 1984 ("the Regulations"), the Fair Competition Act Chapter 326C of the Laws of Barbados ("the Fair Competition Act"), the Financial Services Commission Act 2010 of the Laws of Barbados, the Income Tax Act Chapter 73 of the Laws of Barbados ("the Income Tax Act"), the Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (Prevention and Control) Act 2011 of the Laws of Barbados ("the Money Laundering Act"), the National Insurance and Social Security Act Chapter 47 of the Laws of Barbados ("the NIS Act"), the Securities Act Chapter 318A of the Laws of Barbados ("the Securities Act"), Take-Over Bid Regulations, 2002 ("the Take-Over Regulations") and the Value Added Tax Act Chapter 87 of the Laws of Barbados ("the VAT Act").

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05 January 2015

Registration of Trademarks in Trinidad and Tobago

Presently in Trinidad and Tobago the legislative regime governing trade marks is the Trade Marks Act ('the Act"). The Act is, to a great degree, similar to the 1938 Trade Marks Act of the United Kingdom. There is under discussion however a Trade Marks Bill which contains provisions similar to those of the United Kingdom Trade Marks Act, 1994. Those discussions are still at a preliminary stage and it is unlikely that new legislation will soon be enacted.

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05 November 2014

Trust Barbados for a Firm Foundation

Barbados has over time distinguished itself as an attractive offshore financial centre owing to its extensive treaty network, prudent regulatory framework, excellent professional services, modern infrastructure, economic and political stability and special incentives for a variety of business structures. Indeed, these features have traditionally offered this small Caribbean island state a competitive edge in the areas of international business and wealth management.

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10 August 2014

Angel Investment: Giving Your Business Wings

As Barbados continues to face retrenchment in the public and private sectors, more people are turning to entrepreneurship as an answer to their financial needs. However, traditional sources of funding for these ventures are for various reasons out of the reach of many. As such, interest in alternate funding sources, such as Angel Investors (Angels), is naturally on the rise...

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