Gina Phillipps Black


Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Trust/Competition, Banking, Corporate Finance, Data Protection & Cyber Security, Financial Services Regulation, Fintech, Insurance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Structured Finance, Tax


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Gina Phillipps Black joined MFG in 1991. She is a Partner and the Head of the firm’s Commercial Department. Gina advises on local and cross border mergers and acquisitions and a range of corporate finance and regulatory matters affecting those in the financial services sector, including anti-money laundering.



Lead Counsel

Sale by Hinduja Global Solution of its worldwide health care business process outsourcing (BPO) services, including inter alia certain assets, contracts and employees by Betaine B.V.

Highway 2000, Phase 1A Refinancing & Phase 1B Financing – Term Loan, Capital Increase and Grantor Financing Restructure.

Lead Counsel

Advised and represented senior lenders International Development Bank , Proparco and International Finance Corporation in refinancing and financing of National Road Operating and Construction Company sponsored Highway 2000 Project under which concession was granted to TransJamaican Highway Limited.

Corporate Restructure of National Commercial Bank Financial Group

Team Member

Advised and represented National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited (NCBJ), to pursue a corporate restructuring by way of a court approved Scheme by which NCB Financial Group Limited (NCBFG) would become the financial holding company of NCBJ and its subsidiaries. The Scheme required several approvals/non-objections including the shareholders of NCBJ and NCBFG, the Jamaica’s Central Bank, Jamaica’s securities commissions and Stock Exchanges of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago. As a consequence of the implementation of the Scheme, the shares of NCBJ were delisted and the shares of NCBFG were listed on the Jamaica Stock Exchange and Trinidad Stock Exchange. 

Paradise Project 

Co-Lead and Local Counsel

Advised Rekamniar Frontier Ventures (a shareholder in Eight Rivers Energy Company Limited (“EREC”)) the lead partner on local project development in respect of the development and financing of a 37MW (50 MWP) Utility Solar PV Plant at Paradise Park, Westmoreland, Jamaica to provide “as available” energy to the national electricity grid. 

Amalgamation of Radio Jamaica Limited and The Gleaner Company Limited 

Team Member

Advised the companies in relation to the amalgamation. The transaction was the first merger involving two publicly listed companies and required the approval of shareholders of both companies, the sanction of the court and approval/non-objection of several regulatory and other agencies covering a range of sectors including broadcasting, competition and securities.

Trinidad Cement Limited Group – Debt restructuring 

Team Member

Debt restructuring undertaking by TCL Group with a view to improving the Group’s long term prospects and provide for full repayment of its indebtedness.

Directors of Dolphin Cove Limited

Team Lead

Advising the directors in relation to their obligations and due diligence to support the initial public offering of Dolphin Cove Limited

The Listing of Shares Caribbean Cream Limited and Consolidated Bakeries (Jamaica) Limited on the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Team Member

Advised and executed transactions where shares of Caribbean Cream Limited and Consolidated Bakeries (Jamaica) Limited were offered to the public followed by a listing on the Junior Market of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

Delisting of RBTT Financial Holdings Limited from the Jamaica Stock Exchange

Local Counsel

following the amalgamation of RBTT Financial Holdings Limited and RBC Holdings (Trinidad & Tobago) Limited. 


GraceKennedy Limited


GraceKennedy Corporate Governance & Nomination Committee


GK General Insurance Company Limited


GraceKennedy Foods (USA) LLC


General Legal Council,  Proceeds of Crime Committee


The Jamaican Bar Association Commercial Law Subcommittee

Committee Member

PSOJ Corporate Governance 

Committee Member

Jamaica Customs Agency Advisory Board


Board of Tax Administration Jamaica – 2016 to 2021

Former Chair

Board of Tax Administration Jamaica – 2013 to 2021

Former Chair



Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School


Bachelor of Laws Upper Second Class Honours), University of the West Indies


2020 IFLR 1000

Women’s Leader for Jamaica

2021 IFLR 1000

Women’s Leader for Jamaica


by IFLR 1000 

2021 RANKED   

by Chambers Global


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