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

18 January 2016

Using Barbados to Protect Wealth: China Edition (Part 2)

Barbados’ trust law is based on the principles of English common law, as varied by Barbados statute. It permits the creation of three broad categories of expressly created trust: the international trust, the offshore trust and the domestic trust. Read More

18 January 2016

Using Barbados to Protect Wealth: China Edition (Part 1)

Barbados offers the full compendium of legislation which is now standard in leading international finance centres relating to trusts and corporate vehicles. The Barbados value proposition is however unique when compared to that of other jurisdictions. This is because Barbados has long committed to a strategy based on substance, transparency and international collaboration pursuant to its expanding network of double taxation treaties (“DTT”/“DTTs”) with a number of countries such as Austria, Bahrain, Botswana, Canada, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Finland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland the UK, the USA, Venezuela, and the Caribbean countries which constitute CARICOM.

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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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