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

Philip Hamel-Smith

Partner Emeritus

Philip Hamel-Smith, Partner Emeritus at M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 384 6856

Bar Admissions

1971: Trinidad & Tobago

1971: United Kingdom

2003: St. Kitts/Nevis

Areas of Practice:

  • Real Estate
  • Trusts and Estates


Philip specializes in international business transactions and Investment Syndication Law. He has extensive experience in these areas and encourages companies to set up business operations locally by recommending the appropriate organizational structures to ensure their commercial viability.

Mr Hamel-Smith is a former Government Senator and served as Vice President of the Senate over the period 1995-2000. In this capacity, he actively participated in drafting and amending legislation pertaining to Trinidad & Tobago and served as a member of the Government’s Legislative Review Committee. He is the Author of Financial Systems in Trinidad & Tobago (Euromoney Publications, 1991.)

Mr Hamel-Smith is also a member of the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Law Society (United Kingdom). He is currently on the Board of Directors of Guardian Asset Management and Investment Services Limited, several local Corporate Boards and has served as a Director of Lex Mundi, the world’s leading Association of Independent Law Firms. He is also an External Examiner on Business Law for The University of the West Indies (Institute of Business).

Professional Memberships

  • Past Director of Lex Mundi representing the Central and Caribbean region
  • Former Director of American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago
  • Member of American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Lex Mundi (College of Mediators)
  • Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce
  • Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers’ Association
  • Member of The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago
  • The Law Society (United Kingdom)
  • International Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


Author of “Financial Systems in Trinidad & Tobago,” Euromoney Publications, 1991;
“Trinidad & Tobago a Place to Invest” and “Investment in the Trinidad & Tobago Energy Sector,” – Investors Guide to Trinidad & Tobago.


“Hospitality, Tourism & Resort Development: Legal and Business Trends in the Caribbean” – August 2002, Caribbean Law Conference – Bahamas