Name: Karen A. Perreira
Firm Name: Intercaribbean Legal
Jurisdiction: Barbados
Practice Area: Trusts & Estates Law

Telephone: +1 246 228-7504
Fax: +1 246 228-1591

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Professional Biography:

Leaders in Law endorses Karen A. Perreira as our exclusively recommended Trusts & Estates Law expert in Barbados. If you wish to get in touch with Karen please use the contact information provided above.

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.


  • 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


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

Firm Description:

We are a full-service Barbados Law Firm and Trade Mark Agent located in Bridgetown, Barbados, with affiliates throughout the Caribbean. We also offer company formation (domestic and international), regulation and maintenance through our Corporate Service Division, InterCaribbean Corporate Services.

International Financial Services

Providing comprehensive wealth management solutions for discerning investors in Barbados. We have extensive experience in Foundations, Captive Insurance, IBC’s, Trusts, Bilateral Treaties and Double Taxation Benefits.

Intellectual Property

We work closely with the Barbados Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office, to ensure your intellectual assets are securely protected. Your inventions & ideas are our business. Keeping your Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights safeguarded.

Trust & Estate Planning

With a collective 30+ years of experience, we are best positioned to advise you as to the most effective solutions for you and your family’s best interest.

Company Formation

InterCaribbean Legal specialises in company formations. Some of the most commonly formed companies include: International Business
Companies (IBC), Regular Barbados Companies (RBC), Exempt Insurance Companies, International Banks, and domestic/local companies.

Real Estate

Providing comprehensive wealth management solutions for discerning investors in Barbados. We have extensive experience in Foundations, Captive Insurance, IBC’s, Trusts, Bilateral Treaties and Double Taxation Benefits.