Grantley Wiltshire’s core practice areas are: Oil and Gas Law; Oil and Gas Acquisitions; Energy Project Development; Energy Contracts; Environmental Law. Since 1982 he has been involved in the development of natural gas resources in Trinidad and Tobago during a period of significantly increased utilization of this resource for the generation of electricity, production of steel and most significantly, the production of methanol, ammonia and liquefied natural gas (LNG).
Grantley was an in-house counsel for The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC), a State-owned gas gatherer, pipe liner and re-seller, with increasing levels of responsibility over a period of fourteen (14) years between 1982 and 1996 during which time utilization of natural gas expanded dramatically. He left NGC as Vice-President – Corporate Services. He joined M. Hamel-Smith & Co., in 1996 as a Partner. His knowledge of and familiarity with the petroleum industry in Trinidad and Tobago is well recognized.
Grantley Wiltshire is featured with a No. 2 Ranking among the corporate/commercial lawyers in Trinidad & Tobago. A sample of the commentaries reported by Chambers Global include:
“a specialist in the energy field”. 2016
“extensive experience of transactions and projects”. 2015
“very responsive, with excellent attention to detail,” and provides “both a business and a legal analysis of matters.” 2012
“…distinguished by his immense experience with upstream and downstream oil and gas matters along with ‘good, independent judgment’.” 2011
“Clients praise his “intimate knowledge of the sector and extreme practicality.” 2010
“Accessible and reliable – he’s an excellent lawyer” 2009
“He always does a great job and has fast responses,” 2008
“Technically capable and responsive from a service point of view” 2006
Author: “Investment in the Trinidad & Tobago Energy Sector”
Director: Point Lisas Nitrogen Limited
1982-1996: Legal Adviser, Manager Legal & Commercial Services, Vice-President, Corporate Services and General Counsel of The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited.
1979-1982: Senior State Solicitor, Assistant Chief State Solicitor, Government of Trinidad & Tobago