Hilary Reid


Broadcasting & Telecommunications, Construction, Consumer Protection and Product Registration, Corporate Finance, Energy, Financial Services Regulation, Information Technology & Electronic Transactions, Insolvency, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities, Structured Finance, Trusts


Hilary Reid joined MFG in 1997 and is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Department. She was admitted to practice at the Jamaican Bar in 1997, to the Eastern Caribbean Bar (British Virgin Islands) in 2002 and to the Barbadian Bar in 2022. Hilary practices commercial and corporate law with particular emphasis on local and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, exempt distributions and other forms of corporate and structured financing, insolvency law, securities law and regulation, energy and telecommunications. She was also intricately involved in the drafting of Jamaica’s Insolvency Act. 


Margaritaville Caribbean Group Limited and its subsidiaries

Team Leader

Advised and represented the companies in several corporate financing transactions

Trinidad and Tobago Unit Trust Corporation

Team Leader

Assisted the company in having its related entity registered as an investment advisor in Jamaica and establishing its joint venture arrangements with GK Capital Management Limited for the distribution of mutual funds in Jamaica.

Playa Hotels & Resorts B.V.

Team Leader

Advised and represented the company in the acquisition and disposal of various hotels in Jamaica.

Grace Kennedy Financial Group Limited

Team Leader

Represented the company in its acquisition of the shares in Scotia Insurance Eastern Caribbean Limited from Scotia Insurance Company Limited

Goodwill Gaming Enterprise Limited and Summit Betting Company Limited

Team Leader

Advised majority shareholder in relation to the acquisition of shares in the companies and provided regulatory advice to obtain regulatory approval to commence lottery operations

CWC Cala Holdings Limited – Takeover Offer

Team Leader

Assisted CWC Cala Holdings Limited in its takeover offer for the shares in Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited

Cable & Wireless Jamaica Limited – Scheme of Arrangement 

Team Leader

Advised and represented the company in the scheme of arrangement proposed to shareholders

A major energy infrastructure company and its subsidiaries in Jamaica

Team Leader

Advised the company and its subsidiaries in Jamaica with respect to various corporate financing and other corporate law matters


Guardian General Insurance Jamaica Limited


Coverdale Trust Services Limited and its related subsidiaries,


NCB Insurance Agency & Fund Managers Limited


General Legal Council


Jamaican Bar Association Commercial Law Sub-Committee


Jambar Holdings Limited


Legislation Committee of the Board of Jamaica International Financial Services Authority


Insolvency, Bankruptcy and Restructuring Practice Group of Lex Mundi

Regional Vice-chair (Latin America & Caribbean)



Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Full Member (TEP)


Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School


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


Highly Regarded IN Banking and Finance, M&A

IFLR 1000: View Hilary’s Profile

Band 2 – General Business Law (Jamaica)

Chambers Global : View Hilary’s Profile

Chambers Global 2022

Hilary Reid is a well-regarded lawyer in Kingston with notable strengths in capital markets, insolvency and securities. She is particularly respected for her work as transactional counsel. “She is outstanding; she probably is one of the best local counsel I have worked with in recent years.”

Chambers Global 2021

Hilary Reid is a well-regarded practitioner with notable strengths in capital markets, insolvency and securities. One client praised her quality of service, stating: “She provides sound business advice, she is always available for us and she is willing to accommodate our schedule.”