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HÉLÈNE ANNE LEWIS

HelenLewis-0sm1Hélène is a national of Trinidad and Tobago and English qualified lawyer of more than twenty-five years who has been practising in the BVI since 1990. She is the Founding Partner of SimonetteLewis a boutique law practice that serves as BVI legal advisers to private banks in Europe and Asia as well as to private wealth advisers and high net worth individuals onshore. Mrs Lewis’ practice includes advising on property, trust, probate and corporate matters involving BVI structures. With her Litigation Partner, she has also appeared in several Read More


GARVIN SIMONETTE

DSC00940Garvin currently practices as a commercial lawyer in both contentious and non-contentious matters and is considered by his peers to be one of the senior practitioners in the commercial law arena. Garvin practiced in England (at Nabarro’s and Masons, now PinsentMasons, from 1987 until his return to Trinidad in 1994). He now regularly acts for both major private sector companies and inward investors to the Caribbean as well as Government entities. He appears as Counsel in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal and has conducted major commercial arbitrations. Read More


SANYU RICHARDS

Sanyu practices in the areas of corporate, trusts and probate law, with a focus on our private client portfolio.  She also admits to a keen interest in public law.Prior to joining SimonetteLewis in 2009, she held senior positions in the Attorney General’s Chambers in Uganda and Antigua, at Coventry University in the UK, and as Supreme Court Registrar in Antigua. Sanyu holds academic and professional qualifications from Makerere University in Uganda, the University of Warwick in the UK, the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad, and STEP.  Read More


FAIKAH CARRMUDDEEN

DSC00917Faikah practices in all areas of company/commercial in both contentious and non-contentious matters and appears in both the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Trinidad. She has also appeared before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal. Faikah represents local and foreign individuals and companies in pursuit of their commercial objectives. She acted as local Counsel to the Business Software Alliance, led by Microsoft Corporation. She has also acted for the Government of Trinidad and Tobago in defence of judicial review proceedings as well as in major construction arbitration and litigation. Read more


SOPHIA VAILLOO

DSC00937Sophia Vailloo graduated from the University of London in 2004 with an LL.B (Hons.) and the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom in 2005 where she obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Studies. Sophia was called to the Bar in Trinidad and Tobago in 2006 and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. Sophia practices in the areas of Admiralty, Property Law and Conveyancing, Probate, Construction and Civil Engineering Law, Company, Commercial Law and Oil and Gas Law in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Read More

Experienced
Together the SimonetteLewis team offers significant experience in corporate, commercial, trust, litigation and private client services to clients in the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Latin America particularly with respect to international financial services
Efficient
Our team is committed to being responsive and reliable. Our clients deserve our personalized focussed attention and we are determined to deliver
Effective
We are a solutions oriented practice that consistently meets and exceeds our clients’ expectations