Clarence Antony Nigel Hughes

Clarence Antony Nigel Hughes is our exclusively recommended International Law expert in Guyana on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Clarence directly using the contact details listed above.

Guyana is defined by its dense rainforest. English-speaking, with cricket and calypso music, it’s culturally connected to the Caribbean region. Its capital, Georgetown, is known for British colonial architecture, including tall, painted-timber St. George’s Anglican Cathedral. A large clock marks the facade of Stabroek Market, a source of local produce.

Hughes, Fields & Stoby is one of the largest law firm in Guyana and was established in 1972 by founder Clarence Albert Fitzgerald Hughes.

International law consists of rules and principles governing the relations and dealings of nations with each other, as well as the relations between states and individuals, and relations between international organisations.

Firm Overview:

We strive to provide our clients, local or international, corporate, or individual with the highest quality legal services available. We focus on the unique needs of each client.

The firm has been consistently ranked as #1 law firm in Guyana by Chambers and Partners.

Hughes, Fields & Stoby is also an exclusive member firm of Lex Mundi – the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries worldwide.

Our clients are the driving force behind our long-term success!

Moen McDoom Jr

Moen McDoom Jr. obtained a LL.B (Hons) degree from The University of the West Indies in 1997 and thereafter graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad in 1999 and was admitted into practice in 1999. Mr. McDoom Jnr. specializes in corporate, commercial and civil litigation, including bank foreclosures. His expertise also includes international contracts and negotiations, arbitrations, incorporation of companies, corporate acquisitions & mergers, joint ventures, preparing mortgages and debentures for financial institutions and private lenders, banking law, admiralty, conveyancing, probate of wills, and administration of estates.

He has served as the Chairman of the Ratings Appeals Panel for the city of Georgetown. He is a member of the Legal Practitioners Committee which conducts hearings of complaints by clients against attorneys-at-law.

Mr. McDoom Jr. has advised clients including foreign multinational companies in a wide range of industries, such as Oil and Gas, Financial Services, Mining, Forestry, Manufacturing, Agri-business, consumer products, real estate, telecommunications, and technology sectors.

Firm Overview:

McDoom & Company is a law firm based in Guyana, South America. We focus on Corporate and Commercial Law, Oil and Gas, Gold Mining, Forestry, Quarry Operations, Trademarks and Patents, Civil Litigation, Estate Planning, Probate of Wills, Administration of Estates, and Conveyancing. The team brings over 69 years of high level experience and represents local and foreign private individuals, corporations, financial institutions, and registered businesses.

Hari Narayen Ramkarran

Hari Narayen Ramkarran was admitted to practice in Guyana in 1973, having qualified as a barrister of Gray’s Inn, London, England, in 1972. He became an attorney-at-law when the two branches of the legal profession were merged. He joined Cameron & Shepherd in 1977, became a partner in 1982 and is now the firm’s Senior Partner. He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 1996. Mr. Ramkarran served as a member of the Bar Council for over ten years and is a past secretary of the Guyana Bar Association. He was Chairman of the Constitution Reform Commission in 1999-2000 and was Speaker of the National Assembly of Guyana from 2001 to 2011.

Firm Overview:

Cameron & Shepherd is the oldest law firm in Guyana. It has been in continuous operation as a partnership since 4 April 1901.

Since its inception, the firm has had a substantial commercial and corporate law practice. Records surviving from 1905 and 1910 show in-depth analysis of the principles of those areas.

The law reports of British Guiana and Guyana, and since 1958, the West Indian Reports (WIR), are replete with cases argued by Cameron & Shepherd, including many which have become important precedents.

In one of the landmark cases argued by the firm, unjust enrichment was recognised as a substantive doctrine in the law of Guyana twenty-one years before its acceptance in England.

Another, on carriage of goods by air, has been reported in Lloyd’s Law Reports and twice cited in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales.

In addition, several of the firm’s cases are on course outlines at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad.

Cameron & Shepherd has a large litigation practice which spans debt recovery, enforcement of securities, contracts, tort, admiralty, probate and administration, intellectual property and all the other areas of services which we offer. We advise overseas clients on large scale contracts and perform due diligence studies. Our litigation experience extends to mining and forestry, which are large and growing industries, particularly mining.

The firm acted in the first Guyana constitutional law case appearing in the WIR and is increasingly heavily involved in constitutional and public law cases generally and through its representation of a number of statutory bodies and authorities.

Cameron & Shepherd is the largest conveyancing and intellectual property practitioner in the country and has appeared in all the trade marks and patents cases reported in the WIR.

Established initially by two solicitors to represent businesses engaged mainly in commercial activity, Cameron & Shepherd has grown extensively since 1901 and now offers a far wider range of services and expertise, including to overseas clients who require legal services in Guyana. Our five partners and consultant offer more than 175 years of legal experience and our thirty-five staff are among the best trained in Guyana.