Olivia L. dos Santos joined the Barbados office of Lex Caribbean as an Associate in the Commercial Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency Department in March 2020. As an experienced litigator, Olivia is mainly involved in the negotiation and litigation of diverse commercial disputes on behalf of financial institutions, corporate entities and governments.

With a general practice background, Olivia honed her advocacy skills predominantly in the areas of personal injury and fatal accident claims. Since 2015, she appeared before the High Court and Court of Appeal in over 40 personal injury claims and successfully negotiated the out-of-court settlement of several of those claims.

Olivia has also refined her negotiating capabilities in a commercial law setting. Notably, in the third year of her practice, she engaged in the negotiation, and preparation, of a FIDIC “Design & Build” contract agreement and the associated project financing arrangement on behalf of a high-profile commercial client in the Caribbean.

In addition, Olivia has provided advisory services to clients in respect of a wide range of matters involving the planning of construction projects, project consultancy arrangements, project financing, trusts, torts, intellectual property, directors’ duties and insurance.