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Profile – Mukta Balroop

Attorney Profile

Mukta Balroop

Associate

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Address:

P.O. Box 219
Eleven Albion
Cor. Dere & Albion Streets, Port of Spain
Trinidad & Tobago

Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 395 3768

Bar Admission:

2014:  Trinidad & Tobago

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Secretarial

Profile:

Prior to joining the firm in February 2019, Mukta spent three years as a Judicial Research Counsel, at the Judiciary of Trinidad & Tobago. In that role, he gained valued experience at the appellate level in a wide range of civil matters. This experience equipped him with specific insight into deconstructing and creating legal arguments as well as helping to hone his research, writing and analytical skills. In 2017, Mukta pursued his LL.M in Media Law, having won a prestigious Chevening Scholarship; he studied modern topics such as EU Data Protection law and Cybercrime. He then went on to experience the compliance aspects of data protection, as a Data Privacy consultant in the Privacy Practice of an international consultancy firm, where he supported multinational clients with their compliance of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation and other related laws. Mukta is also a Certified Information Privacy Professional and takes a keen interest in privacy related laws, regulations and practices.

Current Involvement:

  • Advising external companies on registration requirements, local laws and issues including on data protection and privacy;
  • Advising clients on corporate restructuring and corporate governance, and providing support in M & A transactions;
  • Providing corporate secretarial support to foreign and local clients;
  • General research and legal opinions.

Publications

Presentations

2020 – Presentation on “Data Protection – Why is data protection a phenomenon and what is the Caribbean’s position in relation to the world?”, hosted by the Hugh Wooding Law School – February 10, 2020;

2019 – Panel Discussion on “Managing Cyber Risks in the Digital Age” at the Rethink Risk Conference hosted by The TSL Group and AMCHAM Trinidad & Tobago – October 24, 2019;

2019 – Presentation and Panel Discussion on “Raising the Curtain on Beneficial Ownership of Companies: Part 2” event hosted by the Caribbean Corporate Governance Institute regarding compliance under the Companies (Amendment) Act, 2019 – October 26, 2019.

Professional Membership

The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago

International Association of Privacy Professionals

Education

2018:    LL.M Media Law (Distinction) – Queen Mary University of London

2014:    L.E.C. – Hugh Wooding Law School

2012:    LL.B (Hons.) – University of the West Indies