Clarke Gittens Farmer was formed in 2002 through the merger of two law firms, whose partners had practiced with some of the oldest and leading firms in Jamaica and Barbados. With the goal of establishing a strong and experienced full-service firm based in Barbados, Clarke Gittens Farmer is staffed by lawyers and consultants admitted to practice throughout the English-speaking Caribbean. Clarke Gittens Farmer has developed a reputation for high quality work in all of its practice areas and provides sound and timely advice to both domestic and international clients.
The firm advises on a range of transactions, from commercial and retail lending, to preparation of residential and commercial mortgages.
Clarke Gittens Farmer has been involved in most of the proceedings instituted to date under the new bankruptcy and insolvency regime.
The firm’s international practice includes advising leading international financial institutions and major corporations in financing and securitisations involving corporate groups whose structure includes a Barbados entity.
The firm’s intellectual property practice group provides advice and registration services in all intellectual property areas, with a strong focus on trademark filings.
Clarke Gittens Farmer has a strong regionally and internationally trained litigation group.
The firm’s real estate practice group advises on matters relating to sale and purchase of real estate, commercial and residential property development, planning, leases and construction. The firm represents both local and non- resident high-net-worth individuals in the ownership and development of property holdings in Barbados.
The firm advises both local and international arrangers in bond and notes issues by domestic entities in the domestic and international capital markets and provides securities law advice.
The firm provides advice on rate hearing applications, contracts and policies arising from renewable energy projects, and issues arising from the use of alternative energy sources.