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.
REPRESENTED HINDUJA GLOBAL SOLUTION
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
following the amalgamation of RBTT Financial Holdings Limited and RBC Holdings (Trinidad & Tobago) 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
PSOJ Corporate Governance
Jamaica Customs Agency Advisory Board
Board of Tax Administration Jamaica – 2016 to 2021
Board of Tax Administration Jamaica – 2013 to 2021
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
CONSISTENTLY RANKED HIGHLY REGARDED
by IFLR 1000
by Chambers Global