This practice team works with dealers and issuers of securities to achieve greater understanding and compliance with a web of laws and rules affecting this industry.

Our firm has advised clients on all facets of the industry including the Securities Act, Companies Act, Financial Services Commission Act and the Rules of the Jamaica Stock Exchange.

The securities team assists companies wishing to offer debt or equity instruments, by way of private placement, initial public offers of shares, secondary sales or mutual funds. We also act for the international underwriters of Government of Jamaica sovereign debt-as well as companies engaging in cross-border repurchase agreements, netting arrangements and margin financing.

Our clients are frequently insurers, dealers and brokers who need to understand and comply with various local licensing and registration requirements.

The team works closely with the principal local regulator of securities dealers, insurance companies and the Financial Services Commission.