Profile - Luke Hamel-Smith - M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Attorney Profile

Luke Hamel-Smith


Luke Hamel-Smith, Partner at M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 389 6817

Bar Admissions

2006: Trinidad & Tobago

Areas of Practice

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • General Commercial Law


Luke joined Hamel-Smith in September 2005 and practised as an Instructing Attorney in the area of intellectual property, with a focus on the prosecution of complex trademark refusals by the Intellectual Property Office.  His main objective was resolving significant commercial disputes, particularly matters involving Intellectual Property, Telecommunications Law; and general litigation.

After ten (10) years in the Dispute & Risk Management Department, Luke joined the Transactional Department where he is now a Partner. Luke has comprehensive experience in dealing with issues relating to general commercial law, banking and financial services as well as telecommunications.

Recent Experiences

  • Advising an international telecommunications provider on the local regulatory implications involved in a global telecommunications merger.
  • Advising an international software provider on local telecommunications regulations and their practical implications for over the top services.
  • Advising a financial technology company on the regulatory environment in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Advising an international financial institution with regard to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act.
  • Assisting a petrochemical company in re-drafting its procurement rules.
  • Assisting an international building material company in the acquisition of shares through a rights issue.
  • Assisting an international insurance provider with regard to the regulatory requirements applicable to an internal restructuring.
  • Representing a local insurance company in the acquisition of an internationally branded hotel.
  • Assisting an international petrochemical company in raising finance for the acquisition of a petrochemical facility.

Professional Memberships

The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago

International Trade Mark Association

ACAMS – Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (2020)


Author: “Blockchain – The Death of a Middle Man” featured in the July 28, 2019 T&T Guardian newspaper;

Author: “New Proposed Trade Mark Legislation in Trinidad and Tobago“, “Raising Capital through Trade Marks”, “Do Patients have a Right to their Medical Records”, and “Court Annexed Mediation Comes to Trinidad & Tobago”


2005:  PgDip. Legal Studies, College of Law, London, U.K.

2002:  Associates Degree in the Recording Arts, Full Sail University, FL. USA

1999:  LL.B (Hons.) University of Bristol, U.K.