Dominique Pepin

Dominique Pepin is an attorney-at-law with a Master in taxation. She was formerly a Tax Partner with Ernst & Young in Barbados and founded Tailored’s group in 2015.

Dominique served as a director on the Board of the Barbados International Business Association (“BIBA”) until recently and was Chair of BIBA’s Tax Committee for several years. She was a member of the Task Force which advised Government on the new tax regime implemented in January 2019. Dominique still represents BIBA on the Barbados Treaty Negotiating Team.

Dominique has gained wide and in-depth knowledge in Barbados and Caribbean tax matters generally. Her experience includes advising on cross-border transactions, international, regional and local corporate structuring, assistance with audits conducted by the tax authorities, relocation of High Net Worth Individuals, etc.

Dominique has authored a number of articles on various tax topics. Her extensive experience has allowed her to be a speaker at many conferences in Barbados, Latin America and Canada.

Firm Description

Tailored Tax Solutions is a boutique firm specialised in tax and immigration matters. Our team is composed of experienced legal and accounting professionals, who can assist you with all tax aspects in relation to your activities in the Caribbean. Specifically, our services include, but are not limited to:

a) Tax advisory services, including, corporate and personal tax, withholding tax, value added tax, property transfer tax and stamp duty;
b) Assistance with Immigration matters, including applications for Special Entry Permits and Work Permits;
c) Preparation of corporate and personal tax returns as well as Value Added tax returns and assistance with other compliance matters;
d) Assistance with tax audits, objections and appeals; and
e) Generally, provide tax advice in respect of Barbados tax law and practice.

We also render tax services in regard to other Caribbean countries such as, but not limited to, Antigua, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

As a member of Prime Global, we have access to resources in over 80 countries, which allow us to provide seamless global solutions.

 

E. Jamila Rawlins

Jamila received her Law Degree with honours from the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom in 2003. She became a member of the Honorable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in 2003 and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2004. She completed and received her Legal Education Certification from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 and was called to the Barbadian Bar in June, 2006. Thereafter, Ms. Rawlins began her private legal practice in non-contentious and litigious matters in the High Court, Court of Appeal of Barbados and the Caribbean Court of Justice. She served as an active member of the Barbados Bar Association from 2006 to 2008 and the Child Care Board of Barbados from 2008-2010. She was admitted to the OECS Bar, St. Lucia Circuit in 2012.

Her practice areas include the law of succession – will drafting, distribution and administration of estates, resealing; property law including sales and acquisitions; civil law and litigation – personal injury, appointment of receiver, debt recovery, landlord and tenant disputes; commercial law including mortgages, residential and commercial leases, joint venture agreements, trademark and copyright registration, construction contracts; employment contracts and corporate law.

  • Contract Law
  • Employment Law
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate & Mortgage Transactions
  • Succession & Estates
  • Personal Injuries

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Wolverhampton
  • Bar Vocational Course, Northumbria University
  • Legal Education Certificate, Hugh Wooding Law School

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Member, Linclon’s Inn (UK)
  • Member, Barbados Bar Association
  • Member, St. Lucia Bar Association

 

Karen A. Perreira

Karen has over 25 years’ experience as a practicing Attorney at Law, in the Caribbean. She spent her first seven years in the field of law in her native country, Guyana, South America at the law firm deCaries Fitzpatrick and Karran where she became a partner. In the year 2000, she migrated to Barbados and joined the law firm Aequus Chambers in Bridgetown Barbados where she specialized in banking, property, offshore and trust and estate matters. She then merged with Hastings Attorney-at-law until 2011 when she started her own firm, Perreira Law that in 2015 rebranded and is now known as InterCaribbean Legal.

Karen has developed a very large commercial litigation and international business practice. She has attracted a clientele of individuals, family businesses and private and public companies. She works for various financial institutions advising on banking law and loans for both domestic and offshore borrowers and private investors. Her portfolio of clients includes international insurance companies, large construction companies, property developers, and HNWIs seeking investment opportunities in Barbados.

Her area of specialties are Trust and Estate Planning, Compliance (AML), Securities; Private Banking; Loan Documentation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate Transactions and Construction Contracts; Intellectual Property; Commercial Contracts; Procurement; Commercial and Trust Litigation; Licensing (regulatory and compliance); Maritime Law and Arbitration and Mediation.

She obtained a Diploma in International Trust and is currently the only practicing Attorney in Barbados who can boast of holding a STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes. This invaluable qualification has equipped her with the expertise to advise and safeguard international clients and investors in the preparation of trust instruments, structuring and administration of trusts.

She is also a certified anti-money laundering specialist with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and has obtained a CIArb Certificate in the Introduction to International Arbitration.

She is a member of the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and an executive Committee member of the Barbados Branch. She joined the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2015 she also became a member of the Barbados International Business Association and the Barbados Bar Association.

  • Trust and Estate Planning
  • Compliance (AML)
  • Securities
  • Private Banking
  • Loan Documentation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Real Estate Transactions and Construction Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Procurement
  • Commercial and Trust Litigation
  • Licensing (regulatory and compliance)
  • Maritime Law and Arbitration and Mediation.

EDUCATION

  • Certificate in Foundations (STEP)
  • Certificate in Anti Money Laundering (ACAMS)
  • Certificate in Introduction to Arbitration (CIArb)
  • Step Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes (STEP/CLT)
  • Step Diploma in International Trust Management (STEP/CLT)
  • Legal Education Certifcate, Hugh Wooding Law School
  • Bachelors of Law (with Honours), The University of the West Indies

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Chartered Institute of International Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Barbados International Business Association (BIBA)
  • Member, Barbados Bar Association (BBA)

Barry L. V. Gale Q.C.

Barry is an Attorney of 36 years standing, having obtained his Law Degree with honours from the University of Cardiff, in the United Kingdom in 1976. He then joined the Society of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in England in 1977.

Having been admitted to practice in Barbados in 1980 and in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in 1983, he began his practice of law not only as an Advocate/Barrister, but also in non-contentious practice of law. Barry is also admitted to practice Law in Trinidad and Tobago and is generally qualified to practice Law in the English speaking Caribbean.

Barry has extensive experience in the commercial field including, conveyancing, mortgages, incorporations, partnerships, corporate acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, corporate finance, public offerings.

Barry’s Civil Litigation practice includes appearances in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Barbados, the Privy Council in England and the Caribbean Court of Justice. His litigation experience in Court has encompassed virtually all aspects of Civil Litigation, including but not limited to Corporate, Commercial, Banking, Insurance, Personal Injury, Property, Admiralty, Cross-Border and Multi-Jurisdictional Litigation. In addition, Barry has appeared as Counsel in major Arbitration Proceedings. Barry was awarded the honour of Queens Counsel in the year 2002.

He has also been a Director of many public and private companies and previously was a Director of The Barbados National Bank (now Republic Bank) from 1994 to 2004. He is also a former Director of the Insurance Corporation of Barbados, and is currently a Director of several local and off-shore companies.

Barry, also being a Member of Council of the Barbados Bar Association was elected President of the said Association on May 18, 2013. He still remains on Council and also sits as a member of Judicial Council (which has responsiblility for the Law Courts and the administration of Justice) as well as the Rules Committee of the Supreme Court.

The Firms Transactional Experience Includes:

  • International finance transactions involving Swiss Re-insurance Company and Barclays Bank PLC involving US $1.15 Billion.
  • Ship Finance Syndicated loan transaction involving US $119M
  • Finance transactions with Deutsche Bank AG and Landesbank.
  • Re-financing of local Hotel groups involving US $34.5M
  • Syndicated loan transaction between Bank of Nova Scotia, Barclays Bank PLC, CIBC and Royal Bank of Canada involving US $60M
  • Re-financing (syndicated loan) of Courts Group of companies in the UK and the Caribbean
  • Sale of Mutual Bank of the Caribbean
  • Take Over Bids (including the recent Sagicor Financial Corporation and Barbados Farms Limited take over) involving US $40M.
  • Representing and advising Fairmont Hotels on the sale of their prestigious Glitter Bay and Royal Pavilion Hotels by way of corporate sales.
  • Representing the prestigious Apes Hill Development in Barbados in relation to a US$400m real estate development.
  • Counsel for a number of public and private companies.
  • Counsel for three major banks in Barbados in field of securities, corporate and retail.

Hastings Attorneys:

Hastings Attorneys Law Firm is a partnership of Attorneys-at-Law formed in 2008, comprising Barry L.V. Gale, QC and Leodean Worrell as Partners, in addition to 8 associate Attorneys and a complement of 12 other team members. Barry is Senior Partner and Leodean Worrell is the Managing Partner.

Hastings Attorneys offers a wide range of legal services in both the international and local business areas. The practice includes, but is not limited to, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, ship charges and mortgage finance, mutual funds, bond issues, joint ventures and advice on international finance and syndicated loan transactions.

The Firm also advises on the establishment of International Business Companies and Societies and represents a number of large domestic banks and Insurance Companies including FirstCaribbean International Bank (formerly Barclays Bank PLC and CIBC), Republic Bank (Barbados) Limited and Sagicor Life Inc and Sagicor Financial Corporation ( leading regional and international insurance and financial services companies). The Firm also advises on project and real estate finance as well as offering a comprehensive litigation support services for it’s clients.

Sir Richard Cheltenham

Dr The Hon Sir Richard Cheltenham, KA, QC, PhD, JP, is a prominent Caribbean lawyer. He has made many appearances before the judicial committee of the Privy Council (UK).

Born in 1941, Sir Richard received his early education in Barbados and thereafter attended the universities of the West Indies, McGill and Manchester. In addition, he is a member of the Middle Temple and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in July of 1970.

Sir Richard has practised with large success at both the criminal and civil Bars. He appeared in over 100 murder cases, as defence counsel and in recent years, prosecuted a dozen murder cases for the government of St Kitts/Nevis. He has also been retained by both the American and Canadian governments in prosecuting high-profile extradition cases in the Eastern Caribbean.

An acknowledged specialist in Commissions of Inquiry, he has served since 1991 on several commissions in the region, both as counsel or as sole commissioner.

Sir Richard has spent 35 years in the public life of Barbados and served in the House of Assembly for 23 years. He has held ministerial positions in agriculture, tourism and the environment.

A family man with five children, Sir Richard has wide interests including cricket, music, Barbadian history and international affairs. He received his country’s highest honour – Knight of St Andrew – in 2005 for distinguished service to law, public life and community service. For the last 13 years he has been a member of the Barbados Privy Council.