Caribbean Commercial and IP Law Practitioners LLP is a distinguish set of Solicitors/Barristers & Attorneys-at-Law with Chambers located in the Capital City of Roseau, in the Commonwealth of Dominica, The West Indies.
As the sequel to its predecessor law firm which was founded in 1987, Caribbean Commercial and IP Law Practitioners LLP has grown to prominence and is now one of the largest, most prestigious and well established law firms in the Commonwealth of Dominica.
As a member of some of the world's leading association of independent law firms, Caribbean Commercial & IP Law Practitioners LLP is able to offer the latest and most innovative client-focused solutions with the benefit of current and emerging technologies. The firm can boast of enhanced capabilities in dealing with complex and multifaceted cross-border transactions.
Caribbean Commercial and IP Law Practitioners LLP offers a wide range of legal services and we provide our clients with the most modern and sophisticated support and legal research skills available.
Our Dominican law firm is privileged to have the services of one of the finest legal minds in Dominica, a knowledgable, experienced lawyer with extensive banking experience - S. K. M. Isidore.
As a former Banker, Dominica's lawyer S.K.M Isidore, holds professional qualifications in the field of Business Administration from the University of the West Indies and Brunel University. Further, as a Caribbean Attorney-at-Law, he obtained the Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies. His legal studies continued at the Hugh Wooding Law School in St Augustine, Trinidad where he obtained the Legal Education Certificate.
Mr. S.K.M Isidore brings a wealth of experience to the offshore banking sector. In addition to being a qualified practicing Attorney at Law for more than a decade, Mr. Isidore has diverse experience in the cooperate field. Previously, he worked as a Commercial Officer at both the Roseau Cooperative Credit Union Ltd and the Bank of Nova Scotia.
Other than on the Island of Dominica Mr. Isidore has also practiced as an Attorney at Law in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Also as a solicitor and Barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Mr. Isidore has no difficulty in practicing in Jurisdictions like Antigua, St. Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, The British Virgin Islands and Guyana.
Mr Isidore has extensive experience as lead counsel in take-overs and mergers, syndicated loans transactions, cross-border transactions and securitization of long term loans.
At present, Mr. Isidore serves as a director on influential and corporate bodies in the Commonwealth of Dominica, including the Dominica Social Security, Starrin Holdings Group of Companies, and as a commissioner on the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Dominica. He is presently the principal and managing partner in the law firm of Caribbean Commercial and IP Law Practitioners LLP, he having practiced as an active civil advocate at his previous Chambers, Emanuel and Isidore. Mr Isidore is also a former director of the National Bank of Dominica.
Rene Akobi Butcher
Rene Akobi Butcher is a graduate of the Barbados Community College, where he studied Economics and Accounting. At the College he was the recipient of the Most Outstanding Economics student during his two years of study.
Thereafter, Mr. Butcher matriculated into the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), to pursue and completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. During his tenure as an Economics student, Mr. Butcher was employed by the Ministry of Education in the Teaching Department. Upon completion of his second baccalaureate course of study, Mr. Butcher embarked on study of Law at the University of the West Indies and was awarded his Bachelor of Laws degree. Thereafter, Mr. Butcher attended the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. Whilst at this institution, he was an active participant in student politics and served as the Vice-president of the Student Representative Council of the law school.
Mr. Butcher was a member of the team that represented the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School at the North-Atlantic regional round of the “Fifteenth Annual Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition” held at the Stetson University School of Law in Tampa, Florida and won. He has also co-authored an article in the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2011 with Sir Richard Cheltenham Q.C. Mr. Rene Butcher was awarded the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School. He aspires to be involved in both commercial and civil litigation.
He however, understands that his purpose as a member of this honourable profession is to comprehensively represent the interest of his clients, and hopes thereby to make a meaningful contribution to the practice of law wherever he is called upon to serve.
Mr. René Akobi Butcher, an active Barrister at Law, is primarily involved in the Firm’s Litigation, Financial Services and Tax Advisory Divisions. In addition, to Dominica, he is admitted to practice law in the British Virgin Islands and home country Barbados.
Mr. Butcher has appeared as lead counsel before the Commercial Court (British Virgin Islands) on matters involving, company management and insolvency. He has also advised financial institutions in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean on matters involving financial regulation, the management of trusts, corporate restructuring and taxation.
Ernette C. J. Kangal
Ms. Ernette C.J. Kangal, was born in Vieux-Fort in the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. Upon completion of her High School studies, Ms Kangal successfully pursued studies in Accounting and Business Administration at the North London Tutorial College in Hendon, England.
Thereafter, her passion for law propelled her to read for the Bachelor of Laws Degree at the Cavehill Campus of the University of the West Indies where she graduated with Honours. Being as determined as she has always been, she then went on straight afterwards to complete her legal studies at the Hugh Wooding Law School in St. Augustine, Trinidad. Upon successful completion of her studies at the Law School, she was awarded the Legal Education Certificate (LEC) and was enrolled on the Principal’s Role of Honour for her right across the board distinction in all her courses.
Throughout her journey to become an Attorney at Law, Ms Kangal had the privilege of being an intern at the law offices of Stanley Felix; Collin Foster Chambers in St. Lucia where she gained invaluable knowledge and experience which bolstered her legal skills and caused her to develop a more profound appreciation for the law.
Being a St. Lucian by birth Ms Kangal was also admitted to practice as an Attorney at law in St. Lucia. Ms Kangal is currently an Associate at the Law Firm of Caribbean Commercial and IP Law Practitioners LLP, a law firm known for its excellent services in Civil/Corporate Contentious and Non-Contentious Related Matters, and legal opinion and advice on Complex Commercial/Bank Transactions. The firm also has a dynamic International Business Portfolio including IBCs/Offshore Companies formation, Shelf Companies, opening of IBCs Accounts/Offshore Bank Licenses, Second Citizenship/Second Passports, Assets Protection and Trust Formation.
Ms. Kangal is a hardworking Barrister/Attorney at Law who spears no effort in dealing with clients’ business both professionally and efficiently. She is reliable and quite competent in her areas of practice. And we must add that she is a very valuable member of our team and you will quickly prove so with your interaction with her.
Jordanne M. Ebanks
Ms. Jordanne-Marie Ebanks, a Jamaican trained Lawyer is the newest member of our legal team, at Caribbean Commercial & IP Law Practitioners LLP. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus and her Legal Education Certificate from Norman Manley Law School in Jamaica.
She is a keen Corporate and Intellectual Property legal practitioner who is committed to providing proficient service to the firm’s clients with the diligence, care and skill required of her as a Lawyer to meet clients’ legal needs. She always welcome the opportunity to work with the firm’s clients in providing them with well-organized and prompt service; a disciplinarian who works long hours until satisfaction.
Ms. Ebanks has experience in working on an array of complex commercial transactions, both domestic and cross-border. She has a strong appetite for litigation; hence she being an active Legal Practitioner in all the Courts.
Throughout her engagement on any matter, Ms. Ebanks strive to deliver a high quality and responsive service. The services she provides in her professional judgment is reasonably necessary and appropriate to the matters in respect of which the firm has been engaged from time to time. Ms. Ebanks is good fortune to the firm.
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