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Private Client Services

Commercial Litigation

Company & Business Matters

Intellectual Property

International Business

Commercial Property

Recourse to the law is often a last resort to our private clients. We aim to provide responsive, reliable and swift service at what can be a stressful time, whether the problem is family-related or an employment matter. Whatever the problem you will be safe in our hands.

  • Accident and personal injury
  • Matrimonial and family
  • Wrongful dismissal and other work related matters
  • Negligence
  • Nuisance
  • Inheritance, trusts and investments
  • Wills and probate, winding up and estate distribution
  • Immigration and residency matters
  • Medical malpractice
  • Residential conveyancing
  • Property lettings
  • Landlord and tennant

Whether you are a private individual or a company, we will work with you to protect your interests, interpreting and advising on the law as it applies to you and pleading your case in Court if necessary.

  • Issuing or defending proceedings in the High court or Magistrate's Court
  • Employment issues, including representation at severance tribunals
  • Arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution
  • Credit control and debt recovery
  • Injunctions
  • Challenging trademark copyright and patent infringements
  • Contract disputes
  • Maritime/Shipping Law

Aware of the changing nature of business, we offer our clients a holistic service in handling their legal and financial requirements, ensuring that no matter how diverse their needs, we are able to respond. Indeed, for the past 14 years, we have represented two major international banks and their financial corporations in Barbados, with advice ranging from drafting security documentation (Bills of Sale, Promissory Notes, Chattel Mortgages, Legal Mortgages, Debentures etc.) right through to delinquent collection and enforcement of arrears through the High Court.

  • Share Transfers
  • Shareholder agreements and debentures
  • Incorporations and setting up of new business ventures, including joint ventures
  • Company acquisitions and/or reorganisations, mergers and amalgamations
  • Franchises
  • Distributor Agreements
  • Taxation and financial restructuring
  • Information Technology law
  • Insurance law
  • Employment law

Sometimes an idea is the most precious thing you own. Hanschell and Company can help you to protect this idea and put it to work, whether you're a private individual or a large company.

  • International representation in North America, Europe,Brazil Australia, and several other countries.
  • Members of the International Trademark Association.
  • Associated with 16 Caribbean Territiories for Trademark and patent registration and copyright protection.
  • Advisors to international copyright agencies.

"In this 21st Century the smooth transition of knowledge and information transfer has become critical. Parallel to this is the comprehensive protection of innovation and new ideas which is at the very core of business and commerce. Comprehensive protection and management requires professional skill coupled with a knowledge of the laws of intellectual property."

We file, handle and prosecute trade mark applications to grant. We handle maintenance and renewals, assignments, licensing, cancellation, filing of oppositions and counterfeit issues. We represent large multinational companies, who are the industry leaders in various business sectors, as well as local domestic companies. We have protected and registered trade marks for goods imported into Barbados such as wines and leather goods from France, perfumes from Italy, motor vehicles out of Japan and Korea, vodka from Poland, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, tobacco and beer from the U.S.A. Hanschell & Company assists you in leveraging the full potential of all your intellectual property rights. We have provided advice in sectors including electronics, computer technology, information technology, e-commerce and pharmaceuticals.

Barbados is party to the following Intellectual Property Treaties:

  • Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property 1883
  • The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works 1986
  • The Nice Agreement concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the
  • Purposes of Registration of Marks 1967
  • The Patent Cooperation Treaty 1970
  • The WTO/TRIPS Agreement on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property

Increasingly, business is becoming global. We can assist our clients in preparing for and operating within this international forum.

  • Formation of International business companies, foreign sales corporations, exempt insurance companies and external companies
  • Tax planning
  • Corporate opinions

For individuals and companies alike, property can be the largest capital investment it's possible to make. Hanschell & Company will help you ensure that the process is as painless and foolproof as possible by offering a variety of appropriate services.

  • Sale and purchase of commercial properties and leases for all types of business use
  • Financing commercial property transactions
  • Drafting leases and negotiating renewals
  • Variation, surrender and assignment of leases
  • Compulsory land acquisitions
  • Building contracts and development projects
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