Law News & Publications
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
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.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS IN TIMES OF RECESSION – IS YOUR BUSINESS READY?
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.
Material Change and Disclosure Obligations-Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter
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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”).
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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