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16 Aug

By Catherine Ramnarine Climate change is currently a hot topic - both figuratively and literally - with the World Meteorological Organization predicting that global temperatures will surge to record levels within the next few years. Stakeholders, including non-governmental...

02 Jul
Corporate Structures in Trinidad and Tobago

By Miguel Vasquez The laws of Trinidad and Tobago (‘T&T’) provide for a number of corporate structures that can be utilised for the purpose of carrying on business in T&T. The most appropriate choice of structure for any particular...


COMPANIES REGISTRY ONLINE SYSTEM ("CROS") On or about December 9, 2022, the Companies Registry of the Registrar General’s Department of the Office of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago began experiencing technical difficulties which prevented...

03 Jul
Good Corporate Governance Matters When Investing

With the rise of  ‘start-up culture’, there has been much fascination with charismatic founders who seek to revolutionize and disrupt industries with their innovative products and services. It can be easy for prospective investors to get caught up...

21 Feb
Dissolving a Company: What does it mean and how is it done?

Many countries around the world continue to grapple with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has brought more than its fair share of challenges, Trinidad and Tobago (‘T&T’) being no exception. Private limited liability companies operating within...

26 Sep
The Role and Responsibilities of a Director

Holding a position as a director is typically sought after due, no doubt, to the purported esteem, perks and compensation. Under the Companies Act, shareholders of the company have the power to appoint its directors. Directors are appointed for...

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...

08 Dec

For many persons, scheduling an annual medical has become a ritual. Similarly, checking the health of your company (be it an operating company, a non-operating holding company or one of a group of companies) should be regularly scheduled...