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Chancery Chambers

Partners: Sir Trevor Carmichael, QC, Mr Andrew C Ferreira and Mr Giles Carmichael

Number of Attorneys: 10

Languages: English & Spanish

Firm Overview:

Chancery Chambers is one of the more diversified law firms in the Caribbean. Based in Barbados, it provides a full complement of legal services to national and international clients. Its’ pillars of practice are international business law, real estate law and the law relating to charities domestically and internationally. The firm is regularly trusted with client referrals from its strong professional relationships and its international legal networks such as LAW, Terralex and Globalaw. The firm’s stature is enhanced by its substantial public and private sector experience at the national and international level, and its own very strong charitable focus.

The firm is developing beyond the established core competencies. In addition to the structured expansion programme for the existing practice areas, there is a dedicated corporate services division which is responsible for all aspects of corporate administration and management.

Although independently focused on their particular areas of expertise, the firm’s professionals work collectively in cross-disciplinary practice groups to access information and advice to the advantage of clients and the development of the firm’s expertise. The firm’s mission remains to provide personalised service with a high degree of professional competence so as to be of substantial value to clients in the resolution of complex matters.

Main Areas of Practice:

Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation:

The firm provides counsel to clients on areas of Barbados law in complex commercial and investor-state arbitrations some of which have gone before ICSID, AAA and NYIAC. The firm’s founder is a panel member of ICSID designated by Barbados.  The firm has established a bespoke contentious business practice (civil litigation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution) in the name Chancery Advocates, a set of barristers’ chambers, constituted of independent counsel specialising in commercial and financial litigation, arbitration, public law and public international law.

Legislative Advice:

It has provided support for, and assisted in the drafting of legislation in jurisdictions in the Caribbean and Indian subcontinent. The firm has also been engaged as a Member of the Joint Ventures Model Contracts Committee of the International Trade Centre of the Conference on Trade and Development.

Development Consulting:

Advise governments, regional and international organisations as well as development banks; feasibility and pre-feasibility studies are all undertaken by Chancery Chambers.

Banking & Finance:

Chancery Chambers continues to be engaged by many international banks and companies to provide advice and transactional support in secured and syndicated loan transactions and guarantees, structured finance, project finance, leasing and tax-based finance transactions. The partners of the firm are also board members of large banking and finance institutions.

Insurance & Reinsurance:

The firm provides advice to captive insurance, reinsurance and general insurance companies on various formation and transactional matters. It gives guidance on the use of Barbados’ segregated cell legislation which has become attractive to many captive insurance companies.

Mergers & Acquisitions (Corporate Finance):

Chancery Chambers has over the past twenty five years been engaged in rendering advice on merger and acquisition activity locally, regionally and internationally. It is on record as having acted as Deal Counsel to two commercial banks in the Caribbean’s largest banking merger; and in that capacity, it provided open ended advice to both entities from an overall deal perspective.

Taxation:

Chancery Chambers regularly provides tax advice and opinions in international and domestic transactions and in the structuring of investments. It has also been a leader in developing tax advantaged structures working in conjunction with accounting firms and regulatory authorities.

Charities:

Chancery Chambers provides advice to charities and to high net worth individuals and other clients on the formation of domestic charities, many of which have international connections.

Pensions & Employment:

Chancery Chambers is engaged in all matters relating to Barbados’s employment and pension law; and also advises on the use of international pension schemes within the context of the laws of Barbados.

Real Estate:

Chancery’s real estate practice is highly diversified ranging from mortgage and conveyancing work on behalf of young families to the more complex financial and tax structuring of real property acquisitions by high net worth individuals and companies. The firm also advises commercial client on various real estate matters including mortgages, commercial leases, sale and lease back transactions and real estate developments. It continues to act as part of the panel of lawyers of three local commercial banks.

Probate, Trust & Estates:

The firm’s trust practice is deep and extensive covering both international and domestic clients and involving traditional as well as creative estate planning within trust and other structures. One of the partners is the co-author on the leading academic and practitioner’s text on Caribbean Trust Law. The firm’s local probate practice is also longstanding.

Corporate Services: The firm with its’ affiliate, Chancery Corporate Services Limited, offers professional advice and guidance for International and local clients on the use of the appropriate entities such as International Business Companies, Societies with Restricted Liabilities, International Financial Services Companies and Exempt Insurance Companies. It also provides corporate advisory, corporate secretarial and administrative services to local, regional, international and multinational companies.

Contact: Jamar Arthur-Selman, Chief Executive Officer jarthurselman@ccslbb.com

Ancillary Services: Insurance Management and Securities Listing

Insurance management services are offered through the firm’s affiliation with Centurion Assurance Services Ltd., which is a registered insurance management company licensed to provide management services for captive and reinsurance companies. International securities listing services on the Barbados Stock Exchange are offered through Centurion ISM Services Inc., which is a licensed Listing Sponsor for the new International Securities Market platform of the Barbados Stock Exchange.

Contact: Kyle Rudder, Vice President, Centurion klr@centurionassurance.com

Chancery Chambers Contacts:

Sir Trevor Carmichael, KA, LVO, QC – Chairman tac@chancerychambers.com

Mr Andrew C Ferreira- Partner, Head Tax and Commercial acferreira@chancerychambers.com

Mr Giles A M Carmichael – Partner, gcarmichael@chancerychambers.com

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Business Services Legal Services

InterCaribbean Legal

Our Firm – Our Firm specializes in Property Sale and Development, Mortgages (Domestic and Off-shore), Banking and Finance, Trust and Estate Planning, Probate and Administration, Intellectual Property, Mutual Funds, Insurance Law and Pension Plans, Maritime Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Compliance and Regulation and Immigration Law.

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Business Services Legal Services

Harridyal-Sodha & Associates

About Us

Harridyal-Sodha & Associates, also known as LizaLaw is one of Barbados’ leading legal firms, dedicated to servicing primarily international business clients requiring advice on setting up corporate and trust structures in Barbados and other jurisdictions, as well as providing a range of other essential corporate services. The firm also handles a significant number of real property and finance transactions. At LizaLaw, our mission is to provide a highly qualified and efficient service to our clients, and to provide the best legal and corporate services in Barbados.

The international business sector in Barbados is continuing to grow, develop and change, rapidly. In today’s new business and technological advanced environment, clients are demanding sophisticated and timely services from their professional advisors. We are devoted to providing quality and efficient services. We are equipped with the necessary experience and working knowledge to succeed in meeting today’s business demands by providing superior legal and corporate services.

Harridyal-Sodha & Associates is involved in Company and Commercial matters, Incorporation and Licensing of companies, Financing Transactions, Mergers and Acquisitions, Environmental Law, Conveyance, Trademarks, Immigration, Employment Law, the Law of Trusts and Estate Planning.

Liza A. Harridyal, LLB (Hons), LLM, TEP

Attorneys-at-Law
Email: liza@lizalaw.com
Tel: (246) 228-9888 ext 222
Fax: (246) 228-9382

At Harridyal-Sodha & Associates, Liza is involved in Company and Commercial matters, Environmental Law, Tax Planning, Conveyance, Trademarks & Patents, Employment Law and the Law of Trusts.

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Business Services Legal Services

LEX Caribbean Barbados

LEX Caribbean was established in Barbados in 1997. Our vision was to become the first pan-Caribbean law firm providing seamless advice as to the local law of multiple territories in the region. With over 30 lawyers we currently operate from three offices in Trinidad and Tobago (consequent upon a merger in the late 1990’s with DeNobriga, Inniss & Co., a leading firm in Trinidad and Tobago which had been founded in 1967), and from single office locations in both Barbados and Jamaica. We have also formed strategic alliances with respected counsel in several other Islands, consolidating our extensive reach throughout the Caribbean.

In the pursuit of our vision, we offer expertise in the areas of capital markets, commercial litigation, corporate/commercial law, insolvency and restructuring, international business, project finance and property development and conveyancing to clients conducting local and cross border transactions in the Caribbean. We also advise on international business transactions from Barbados and coördinate advice from other international business jurisdictions throughout the Caribbean. Our breadth and depth of skills and experience enable us to provide intelligent, carefully coördinated multi-jurisdictional advice to regional and international clients.

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Advertising Agencies & Consultants Business Services

Clarity Communication

Strategy guides but content connects

Clarity Communication is a corporate communication practice with a strong focus on craft as well as strategy. We believe that top-notch advocacy-based writing has always been – and always will be — the core competence of all corporate communication, marketing communication and public relations.

We also believe that the ultimate purpose of such communication is to lead not mislead.

Our principal has spent more than 30 years helping organisations and their senior executives produce communication designed to establish credibility, build trust and earn stakeholder support for corporate goals and decisions.

He has worked in Canada, Australia and Barbados, where he has provided companies with services in the areas of employee communication, investor communication, marketing communication and media relations. He is also an award-winning corporate writer and editor, as well as a highly experienced speech-writer and ghost-writer.

Clarity Communication also offers seminars in corporate writing, speech-writing and face-to-face communication for managers and supervisors. To learn more about our services, visit our website or contact our Principal, Richard Thomas.

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Relocation

The Expatriate

The Expatriate

Relocating can be an exciting, yet demanding experience. While embarking on a new adventure, many individuals are uncertain about what lies ahead.
The Expatriate understands this unique challenge and seeks to make the expat’s relocation to Barbados as stress-free and comfortable as possible.

We offer a personalised service to help clients in many areas such as securing a new home, obtaining a driver’s license and car, finding appropriate schooling for expat children and even providing networking opportunities. We partner with individuals throughout the entire process; from the assessment trip until their complete integration into the community. Furthermore, we provide a concierge service while on the island; affording you valuable time to indulge in the things that matter most. It would be our pleasure to take that time-consuming list off your hands!

Our support service can be utilised by Expatriates and Organisations that employ global talent, to achieve a seamless relocation to Barbados. Our team of local experts and partners understand the laws and practices of the country; saving you time and money.

We are your quintessential relocation service!

 

 

 

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Mergers & Acquisitions

STS Capital Partners

About Us

STS Capital Partners is an international, boutique M&A firm focused on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic consulting and advisory services for mid-market businesses in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.

Presence in Over 20 Major Cities

  • 20 Managing Directors
  • 350+ Global Advisors
  • 50+ M&A Professionals and International Project Managers
  • Mid-Market Focus: $100M–$1B+

The name STS stands for Success to SignificanceTM a reflection of the firm’s mission to support successful private business owners and CEOs in planning and executing the major strategic decisions that help them move along the path to true significance.

STS Capital Partners was established in 2003 by a group of successful entrepreneurs, former CEOs and executives.

Why Work With STS Capital Partners?

  • A global team of M&A experts who understand how to maximize value for families and entrepreneurs selling their businesses, or buyers looking for strategic investment opportunities.
  • Deep deal structuring experience across industry verticals and geographies.
  • STS brings the principles of strategy and marketing to the M&A equation, helping to effectively position and promote a company in the global market by Selling to Strategics.
  • Taking business opportunities to international strategic investors can result in higher multiples, and avoids competitive situations when selling businesses locally.
  • Strategies are aligned with clients’ business and personal goals and preferred outcomes.
  • STS’ efficient, flexible process supports quickly identifying value drivers and comprises strict protocols to ensure confidentiality.
  • Outstanding results are achieved for clients, often with industry-leading multiples of expected values.

STS Values

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Prudence
  • Temperance
  • Optimism
  • Enthusiasm
  • Fairness
  • Generosity
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Architects Conference Facilities

Studio Blue Architects Inc.

COMPANY PROFILE

Established in 2002, Studio Blue Architects Incorporated is a Barbadian company providing the full scope of architectural, project management and interior design services within Barbados and the wider Caribbean. We are a diverse team of chartered architects and experienced technicians whose collective interest lie in pushing the boundaries of traditional Caribbean architecture to create contemporary designs that respect and enhance the natural environment.

We recognise that each project is unique and therefore each project is analysed for its specific conditions, constraints and opportunities: the end result being not a preconceived idea but a combination of the client’s needs, the site and the budget. All of our projects employ environmentally sustainable design solutions as part of the design process and in January 2011 we became the first architectural practice in Barbados to achieve Green Business Barbados certification. We believe that good design will produce functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces and buildings that have an enduring quality over time.

We have experience in a wide cross section of sectors ranging from the small scale of furniture and interior design to adaptive re-use / refurbishments, new build residential (including individual houses, villas, town-houses & apartments), healthcare, commercial offices, museums, leisure facilities, retail stores, manufacturing plants and Industrial projects.

CLIENTS

  • Barbados Cane Industry Corporation
  • Barbados Light & Power
  • Barbados Ministry of Agriculture / Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
  • Barbados Turf Club
  • Barbados Yacht Club
  • Canadian High Commission
  • Carters General Stores
  • Coconut Court Hotel
  • Codrington College
  • Combined Care for the Aged Inc.
  • Collins Ltd (Pharmaceutical)
  • Cotton House, Mustique
  • CREP – Caribbean Regional Environment Programme
  • Fitzwilliam Stone & Alcazar Attorneys
  • GAIA Inc (Grantley Adams International Airport)
  • Government of St. Lucia – Ministry of Education & Culture
  • Grenada Electricity Services Ltd – “Grenlec”
  • Harris Paints Ltd
  • Just Grillin’ Restaurant
  • Lynch Insurance Brokers
  • Mount Gay Distilleries Ltd
  • Malibu- Kahlua International
  • MSR International
  • Natures Discount / Top Health
  • Oran Limited
  • Prostorage
  • Sustainable Barbados Recycling Centre
  • Trinity Offices
  • Over 70 clients for Private Residences

AWARDS

SPECIAL MENTION – 2012 FCAA Biennale Architectural Competition (Federation of Caribbean Association of Architects) Honourable mention for Inch Cubed Residence

WINNER – 2009 – Barbados Institute of Architects – Award for Architecture & the Environment

WINNER – 2003 – Green Expo’ – Eco-House – Most Innovative Exhibit (in conjunction with SAGE)

DIRECTORS

Neil HutchinsonNeil Hutchinson is the Managing Director and a chartered architect registered in Barbados and England with more than 16 years experience in the profession. He is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and has served as the President and Vice President of the Barbados Institute of Architects (BIA) between 2007 and 2012. Find out more about Neil at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/neil-hutchinson/61/7b4/169/

 

 

Polyana BayleyPolyana Bayley is a Director & Senior Technician / Designer with more than 27 years experience in the industry. Polyana is fluent in both English & Spanish and is a Life Member of the Barbados National Trust. Find out more about Polyana at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/polyana-bayley/62/a55/681

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Business Services Embroidery

Embroidery Stop

Embroidery

Embroidery Stop has over twenty years of embroidery experience. We recently purchased the assets of D’s Embroidery (the longest running embroidery business in Barbados) increasing our capacity significantly.

We specialize in embroidery on dress shirts, polo shirts, T-shirts, caps, blankets, towels, chef jackets, aprons and more. The cost of embroidery is based on the complexity of the design, number of pieces being embroidered and the number of stitches. Therefore a large complex design will cost more. Embroidered designs can have as many colours as required as there are no additional set up costs for different thread colours.

Normal turnaround time is one to two weeks based on the size of the order, and 24 hour rush delivery is available at a higher price. Please email your logo to us in a high resolution jpeg format for a free quotation – info@embroiderystop.net.

Our competitive advantages are:

  • We have no minimum quantities.
  • We digitize your company’s logo or your design in-house, using our specialized software, or we have over 3,000 stock designs to choose from.
  • We use colour fast thread unlike some of our competitors, which means that embroidered items can be bleached.
  • We manufacture dress shirts (in over 15 colours), baby tees, aprons and chef jackets, which ensures consistent quality and fast turnaround times.
  • We can also custom make shirts for persons who do not fit into standard sizes, or wish a particular length, or shape of shirt bottom etc.
  • We do personalizing of individual gifts – towels, bags, cosmetic bags, bath robes, baby blankets etc.
  • We do embroidery on car and door mats.
  • We manufacture cushions, sashes, epaulettes, patches etc. so you can brand your logo on a multitude of items. If it is fabric, we can embroider it!
  • We are conveniently located in Wildey, St. Michael.

Engraving & Embossing

We also offer engraving and de-bossing (foil printing). We engrave on glass, metal, plastic and wood. We de-boss leather and paper.

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Advertising Agencies & Consultants Business Services

Blueprint Creative Inc.

Every brand should have a blueprint for success!

We get it. You need your campaigns to have an impact on your bottom line. It isn’t only about font choices, colours, imagery and copy.  It’s also about developing and implementing design strategy which can help you entice new business, retain your current clients, increase revenues and make your company more profitable.  That’s why the main focus at Blueprint Creative is to use design as a vehicle to help you build your brand and grow your business. We call it the ‘beauty and brains’ approach to design. Our team includes qualified designers, entrepreneurs, problem solvers, idea generators and strategists who have studied, trained and gained experience in the business environments of Barbados, The Bahamas, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, Jamaica and the USA.  We specialise in development and implementation of design-related projects such as marketing campaigns, social media projects, corporate brochures and annual reports. Ready to get creative?  Give us a call today.

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