Fred E. A. Phillips

Lawyer, Caribbean Specialist

Fred E. A. Phillips is a Vincentian lawyer, living in Barbados. He has a Master of Laws degree in E-Business from Osgoode Hall Law School, where he specialized in the intellectual property rights of indigenous people.

Mr. Phillips’ expertise includes corporate and commercial law, focusing on international business companies. He has been the legal advisor on biosafety under the Cartagena Protocol for the U.N. Environmental Program where he has worked advising Caribbean governments on the obligations and benefits of being a party to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety.

Mr. Phillips is fully knowledgeable of investment projects and has specialized in the agricultural industry, particularly, biocides. (Please see the article written by Mr. Phillips on the subject.) Mr. Phillips has been the legal consultant on a multi-lateral project to boost Barbados’ cotton industry to establish it as a profitable and sustainable ongoing commercial enterprise. Mr. Phillips has been an advisor on intellectual property protection of the novel products of biotechnology (including the requirements under the Cartagena Protocol) and certification of trade names/certification marks, based on geographical indications as legal instruments in global trade.

Since May 2017, as a Senior Associate in the International Business Unit at Lex Caribbean in Barbados, Mr. Phillips, advises on various aspects of corporate and financial law relating to international business transactions, including corporate restructurings; acquisition and sale of high value Barbados international business companies (IBCs) and international societies with restricted liability (ISRLs). Mr. Phillips prepares transaction documents associated with, among other things, the entry into various transactions by Barbados IBCs and ISRLs relating to financing structures and international deals such as opinions, resolutions, minutes, security documents, and discharge of security documents.

Mr. Phillips counsels on regulatory issues arising in the context of the provision of financial services and/or products by international institutions particularly in relation to securities; commercial law generally and, specifically, the establishment of businesses in Barbados by foreign investors and entrepreneurs. Last, but not least, Mr. Phillips supports the incorporation, administration, and dissolution of Barbados corporate vehicles.

Barbados and Caribbean Specialization Areas

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Caribbean Investment Projects
  • Environmental
  • Agriculture/Biocides
  • Global Trade


Nagoya – Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol – by Fred E. A. Phillips
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