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

06 February 2018

Demystifying Arbitration: Taking the “Alternative” Out of Dispute Resolution for Commercial Clients in the Caribbean

A growing number of economic stakeholders in the Caribbean increasingly value the link between maintaining a stable and efficient justice system and improving (a) local business activity, and (b) the region’s prospects of receiving crucial foreign direct investment (FDI).

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28 September 2017

The Auction Process: Are You Getting It Right?

In their quest to safely clear the hurdle of procuring the best price reasonably obtainable for the mortgaged property, Banks and their Receivers alike often find themselves at the precipice of the mysterious auction process. Very often, selling the mortgaged property by public auction is advised to allay the fear of, and combat, the possible challenge that the mortgaged property was not adequately exposed to the market, and so the sale was at an undervalue.

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21 September 2016

Lending in the Caribbean

In recent times, there is an increased amount of business being done regionally by companies, particularly amongst countries within the Eastern Caribbean, Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica. This had led to an increased need for cross-border financing.

It is particularly important in a cross-border financing transaction to take into account all the issues that are relevant to the jurisdictions involved. Below are some of the points to be taken into consideration.

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15 September 2016

Cross-border financing involving Barbados

The purpose of this article is to identify and briefly outline some of the considerations to be taken into account where a bank outside of Barbados is granting a secured loan to a Barbados company. In any cross-border transaction, it is important to be aware of such points.


Particularly in Barbados, land is a common form of security that banks look to take to secure their loans to companies, as it if often a company’s most valuable asset.

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29 April 2016

Your Next Move: Entrepreneur’s Seminar Interview with Melanie Jones, head of Lex Caribbean’s Entrepreneurial Business Unit

Lex Caribbean held its first breakfast summit for start-up entrepreneurs at the Marriott in March this year. A packed room of both young and mature business persons eagerly awaited the featured speakers of Andrea King, Erica Smith, Melanie Jones, Tara Frater and Lalita Vaswani who brought expertise and experience to the morning’s proceedings.

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