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Transition to Polymer Bank Notes

With effect from January 1, 2022, the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago has announced that only the new polymer banknotes will be legal tender for cash payments within Trinidad and Tobogo.


Beneficial Ownership Disclosure Obligations

As a result of the passing of the Companies (Amendment) Act, No. 6 of 2019, (“the Act”) with effect from the 30th day of May, 2019 all Companies are ‘inter alia’ required to disclose to the Registrar of Companies the details of all of the beneficial owners holding an interest in a Company.


Essential Changes for Non-Profit Organisations

The Non-Profit Organisations Act, No. 7 of 2019 (“the Act”) was enacted on June 14, 2019. In light of the new legislation, all existing Non-Profit Organisation (“NPO”) and any NPO incorporated after June 14, 2019, must apply and obtain a certificate of registration.


Trade Marks 2018 | Trinidad and Tobago

Presented by: Ariane Ramnath and Kimberleigh Peterson

May 2016

Behind The Great Firewall Facebook in China

Hoping to quench your thirst with a refreshing ‘face book’ beverage? Although once a possibility for residents of China, this is no longer the case.

March 2016


According to the Trinidad Express on 1st March 2016, the Caribbean Development Bank (“CDB”) has advised that “Trinidad and Tobago’s economic recession will last at least to the end of 2016”.


International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation; published by Global Legal

Trinidad and Tobago has become heavily industrialised in the past 20 years through the development of industrial estates, in particular the Point Lisas Industrial Estate where a large variety of manufacturing plants have been established.


Moving to T&T Made Easy by Gabriella Garcia ( Reproduced with permission from ‘Business Trinidad and Tobago 2015-16)

The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Is well-known as the business hub of the cartbbean. Coupled with beaches, wildlife, and a multicultural society of warm people, our twin-Island state offers numerous opportunities to those seeking a new life In a perpetual summer season.

5 January 2015

Insider Trading and The Connected Person: The Implications of the Legislative Amendments – Institute of Banking & Finance

In keeping with our mandate to promote and advance the banking profession and provide matters of interest to bankers and individuals in other financial institutions, we continue with the second issue of frequently asked questions. We hope the feedback is beneficial.

2 May 2014

Material Change and Disclosure Obligations-Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter

Finance’s Cert. FA proramme in 2012, is an Attorney-at-Law at J.D. Sellier + Co. Barrie represents his banking and financial service clients in the areas of tax, corporate and commercial law and litigation. B

2 February 2014

Recent Tax Cases: Implications for Tax law and Appeal Practice

In February 2014, in a team lead by our Barrie Attzs, J.D. Sellier + Co. successfully represented three of our clients in cases that have very significant implications for tax law and tax appeal practice, in Trinidad & Tobago (“T&T”).

January 2014

The Role of Instructing Attorney-At-Law in the Trial Process

Traditionally in Trinidad and Tobago, lawyers practiced as either barristers or solicitors as we followed the English legal system. The strict application of this division has, for the most part, been dispensed with in our local jurisdiction since 1986.

December 2013

Appropriate Dispute Resolution –The Way Forward

There can be no doubt that the Supreme Court (and the Magistracy) is faced with the daunting task of managing and adjudicating on the numerous matters filed each year.

November 2013

Payments to Non-Residents, Legal Minefields, the Management Charge Restriction, and Canons of Statutory Interpretation

Given the current backlog of cases at the Tax Appeal Board, the length of time it takes for decisions to be issued, the even greater amount of time it takes for those decisions to be published

August 2013

When can I terminate this employee??

Imagine you are an employer and you have an employee who by all accounts has abandoned the job. The employee in question has not turned out to work for several days

July 2013

Tax planning for charities: an oxymoron ?

I know what you are thinking. Charities do not pay tax and therefore do not need to tax plan. Am I right? If I am right, then, sadly, you are dead wrong. Charities actually pay tax on taxable income just like anybody else! They also pay Value Added Tax and..


The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2013. A cross border insight into securitization work

Reproduced with permission from Global Legal Group Limited, London. This article appeared in the 2013 edition of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance; published by Global Legal Group Limited, London.

May 2011

Securities & Finance 2011- Trinidad & Tobago

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Securities Finance 2011 (published in May 2011; contributing editor Mark Greene, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP). For further information

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March 2011

Gas Regulation 2011- Trinidad & Tobago

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Gas Regulation 2011 (published in March 2011; contributing editors Florence Ninane, Alexandre Ancel and Jean-Yves Ollier, Allen & Overy LLP). For further information

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Securitization in Trinidad and Tobago – The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Securitisation 2011

A practical cross-border insight into securitization work (William David Clarke and Donna-Marie Johnson)


Publicity Rights and Celebrity Endorsements in Trinidad and Tobago

Jason Nathu; ExecutiveView.Com Intellectual Property Digital Guide; 2010

May 2009

Stock Exchanges: A Closer Look- Trinidad & Tobago

Stock Exchange in the May 2009 edition of Corporate INTL Contributions by: William David Clarke and Donna-Marie Johnson.

November 2006

Controversial decisions made by the Industrial Court of Trinidad & Tobago- Industrial Relations in Trinidad & Tobago- The Known and Unknown

On the website of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago

Presented by: Frederick A. Gilkes


Primary legislation governing the regulation of the securities market in Trinidad and Tobago.

This article is intended to give a brief overview of the legislative framework regulating the securities market in Trinidad and Tobago. I have also sought to provide insight into some of the catalytic reasons for enactment of the current legislation.

Presented by: Frederick A. Gilkes

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