• Legal Framework

    In-depth coverage of the local legal framework for business is an integral part of OBG’s analysis. Working in partnership with a leading local law firm, we review foreign investment laws, ownership restrictions, requirements for local partners and labour laws, among other topics.
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The recent collapse in global commodity prices, in particular oil and natural gas, has caused significant challenges to Trinidad and Tobago as a resource-based economy. As a result we are now forced to undertake a major re-evaluation of our economic priorities in light of the new energy paradigm. The government of T&T has signalled its...

 

Trinidad and Tobago is a vibrant, diverse country that over the past two decades has forged a reputation as one of the leading destinations for direct foreign investment in Latin America and the Caribbean. After the US and Canada, T&T is the third-richest country by GDP at purchasing power parity per capita in the Americas, and as of...

Chapter | Legal Framework from The Report: Trinidad & Tobago 2016

This chapter provides an overview of Trinidad and Tobago’s legal framework, covering a range of topics including civil procedure rules, the Foreign Investment Act, free zones and public-private partnerships, among others. It also features a viewpoint from Kenneth Vieira, Senior Partner, J.D. Sellier.

Although low oil and gas prices in 2015 had a negative economic effect on the Trinidad and Tobago, the current government is pursuing a series of reforms aimed at both strengthening the important energy sector and diversifying the wider economy.

 

Brunei Darussalam is a place of tranquillity and stability, and it has maintained its peaceful and prosperous position due to the wise rule of His Majesty Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.

 

There are two parallel systems of law operating in Brunei Darussalam: statutory laws, which regulate mercantile activities and disputes between persons, and sharia law. Statutory laws are generally referred to as the common law system and are based upon English codified laws. These courts are also known generally as Civil Courts and have...