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18 November 2015

Charles Russell Speechlys supports 3rd Annual Caribbean Corporate Counsel Summit 2015

The Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel (ACCC) held its 3rd Annual Caribbean Corporate Counsel Summit on 16-17 November 2015, and Charles Russell Speechlys was proud to support this event.

Charles Russell Speechlys is dedicated to the Caribbean region, and getting involved with organisations such as the ACCC offers a fantastic opportunity for us to help develop the professional skills and careers of other legal professionals within the 22 countries covered by the ACCC.

The ACCC, set up by Shelly Mohammed in 2013, is the only Caribbean bar association that provides a dedicated regional forum and a voice for all corporate counsel, helping to promote their interests through training, education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.

Held in Port of Spain, Trinidad, the Summit featured representatives from companies across the Caribbean, as well private practice lawyers from the Caribbean and beyond.

We were pleased to welcome our contact, The Honourable Mr. Stuart R Young MP, Cabinet Minister in Trinidad’s Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, who gave the keynote address about the tough issues in house counsel face today.

The firm was also a strong voice at the conference, with Partners David Berry and Hamish Perry leading discussions on joint venture agreements and mergers & acquisitions, both of which were very well received.

Other hot topics covered at the Summit included Caribbean e-commerce laws, crisis management and negotiation skills.

Hamish Perry, Corporate Partner and Charles Russell Speechlys' representative on the ACCC’s International Advisory Board, said: "The ACCC is a fantastic platform for corporate counsel within the Caribbean to network and continue their professional development. We look forward to contributing to a similar success next year."