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22 Dec
Extension of Companies Registry Amnesty

By Legal Notice No. 406 of 2020, the amnesty granted by the Government with respect to late filing penalties imposed by the Companies Act, Chap. 81:01 has been extended from December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021. For more...

21 Dec
BUYER BEWARE – SHOP SAFELY THIS CHRISTMAS

We all want to find the perfect gift for everyone on our Christmas list.  It can be all too easy to get caught up in the frenzy of yuletide shopping, with so many businesses going overboard trying to...

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18 Dec
M. Hamel-Smith & Co.’s 2020 Legal Year in Review

M. Hamel-Smith & Co. is pleased to share its 2020 Legal Year in Review! Subscribe to our Blog to receive notifications of these posts and to keep abreast of legal news and updates in Trinidad and Tobago! ...

14 Dec
The Path to becoming Listed

In his 2021 Budget Presentation, the Honourable Minister of Finance announced heightened incentives for companies whose shares are listed on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Market of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE). These incentives include: ...

14 Dec
DEFAMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The effect of speaking ill about someone has been known since time immemorial, whether through religious text references or Shakespeare's Othello. These effects have become formalized in actionable torts (legal claims) called slander and libel. Whilst a claim for...

14 Dec
CAN YOU SUE OVER A BAD REVIEW?

Navigating customer feedback in the social media age can be a minefield. A single tweet from reality television star Kylie Jenner declaring that she was no longer using the social media app Snapchat caused its stock price to...

14 Dec
CAN YOU OWN A MEME

One simply does not go through life without sharing a meme. Memes are a cultural sensation and they provide a means by which satirical humour overwhelms social media. It is virtually impossible to use the internet without being...

10 Dec
The Essence of Time in Contracts for the Sale of Land

Parties to an agreement for the sale of land are often surprised to discover that the failure of a party to meet the contractual deadline does not automatically result in a fundamental breach of the agreement, entitling the...