Georgia Gibson Henlin, QC

Called to the Jamaican Bar in 1993, Georgia has practised in all the courts in Jamaica with her current focus being: Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and the Privy Council. She is also a member of the Ontario Bar since 2002 and a Notary Public for Ontario.

Georgia Gibson Henlin’s practice focuses on Information Technology, Telecommunications, Competition Law, Commercial and complex legal issues. She has wide ranging experience in other areas of the law including Intellectual Property, Family, Estate Planning, Real Estate, Commercial, Finance and Taxation.

In 2002 she was awarded a Master of Laws Degree in Innovation Law and Policy from the University of Toronto where she specialized in the Law of E-Commerce and Information Technology, Legal Issues in Cyberspace, Telecommunications Economics, Wireless Communications (Spread Spectrum), Internet Law and Governance, Entertainment Law, Freedom of Expression and the Press, Intellectual Property in the Digital Era and Intellectual Property in Cyberspace.

She has in the past acted for the telecommunications regulatory authority The Office of Utilities Regulation particularly as it relates to its functions under the Telecommunications Act 2000.

She has worked with one of the major Mobile Telecommunications providers particularly as it relates to Interactive Voice Response (IVR), Short Messaging Services (SMS), numbering issues and competition law issues and the use and misuse of confidential information. She has responded to Office of Utilities Regulations Consultative documents on Universal Service and Dominance in Mobile Call Termination.

She has provided advice on and published papers on competition in communications. She is referenced in the BICSI 1st edition Wireless Design Manual and has authored the 2nd Chapter of the Wireless Design Reference Manual and has co-authored the 2nd Chapter of the 3rd Edition. She has authored a chapter on Legal Issues relating to the Electronic Security Design Professional Manual in the BICSI organization published in January 2009.

Practice:

Henlin Gibson Henlin is a leading litigation law firm specialising in complex commercial and civil disputes before regional and international Tribunals, High Courts, Courts of Appeal and the Privy Council. We represent industry leaders in a broad range of fields including banking, telecommunications, technology and insurance. The firm has been retained to challenge cross-border and domestic issues including internet infringements, tracing proceeds of crime and child abduction and custody.

The firm stands out with its offering of services in the area of information and communications technologies. This distinction comes from specialised training in that field including the practice leader’s Masters from the University of Toronto, and certification as a Computer Hacking and Forensic Investigator and Certified Computer Forensic Examiner.

The firm takes an innovative approach to law and our team interacts with clients to create solutions that work for them. Our involvement has a transformative impact not only on legal development but also on our clients’ respective industry and businesses.

Simone Bowie Jones

Simone Bowie Jones joined MF&G in 2005 and is a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Department. She graduated from the University of the West Indies having obtained a Bachelor of Laws Degree with Honours and then completed her studies at the Norman Manley Law School.

Her practice areas include Banking, Contract Negotiations, Sports and Entertainment Law, Securities, Corporate Finance, Product Registration, Financial Regulatory Advice, Alternative Dispute Resolution and most significantly, Takeovers and Mergers. She was actively involved in three of the major mergers and/or acquisitions that have occurred in Jamaica in recent years, namely, the acquisition of Air Jamaica by Caribbean Airlines, the acquisition of Lascelles deMercado & Co. Limited by Angostura Limited and the merger of the Tortuga franchises throughout the Caribbean into one entity, in which Jamaica Producers Group acquired a majority interest.

Simone has obtained a Certificate in Mediation Practice and Procedure awarded by the Dispute Resolution Foundation of Jamaica. She also presently sits as a Director of a private equity and investment advisory company regulated by the Financial Services Commission. In her spare time she sits on the Executive Committee and volunteers with the Graduates Foundation, an organization with a mission to expose, empower and educate youths from underprivileged and marginalized communities.

Law Firm:

We are a strong, competent group of attorneys. We are bolstered by extensive resources and broad expertise. We are on-island, across-the-pond and everywhere.

As one of the largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean Single Market, we provide every needed and desired resource, but work with resolve to provide personalized and strategized attention.

For over seven decades, Myers Fletcher & Gordon has provided global corporations, government agencies and individuals with progressive and effective legal support.

Our greatest legal capabilities are in Litigation, Corporate and Commercial Law, Real Estate Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law, Property Law, Sports Law, Competition, Aviation and Financial Regulation and Trade.

The industries we serve include Tourism, Transportation, Financial Services, Telecommunications, Mining, Energy and Labour.

Our people are our greatest asset. From Partners to Associates and support staff—we are a firm composed of dynamic, intelligent individuals. Since Jamaica’s independence, MF&G attorneys have served as trustees, Ministers of Government, Special Ambassadors and Ambassadors to the United States. Several Partners currently serve as directors of Jamaican companies, including publicly-listed companies, government entities and leading charities.

Joanne E. Wood

Joanne is currently a member of the board of the Creative Production and Training Centre Limited (CPTC), and a member of the Intellectual Property Law Sub-Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and is the firm’s designee to the International Trademark Association (INTA). Joanne served on the Online Use Subcommittee of the INTA Internet Committee for the 2012 – 2013 committee term as the leader of the Online Use working group. She is recognized as a leading trade mark specialist in the 2014 WTR 1000 rankings of trade mark practitioners by the World Trademark Review.
IP Law Practice:

The team offers general services in this area with special emphasis on patents, industrial designs, copyright, trade and service marks, rights to confidential information, as well as rights arising from new technologies, the media, entertainment and the arts.

We are committed to providing owners, creators and licensed users with the best commercial advice with respect to protecting and exploiting their Intellectual Property assets

DunnCox:

DunnCox is one of the oldest and largest law firms in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Founded in 1942, this full service firm provides the highest quality service in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including civil litigation, industrial disputes, conveyancing and administration of estates. With a specialized approach to practice, DunnCox has an established reputation for the integrity and professional skill of its attorneys, for delivering sound advice and value added service to clients who include major listed and unlisted public companies, large private international companies, international funding agencies, banking and other financial institutions and government agencies.

The firm’s commercial group includes practitioners who are well-known for their great skill in dealing with complex commercial issues. Amongst other things, the team advises on the incorporation and organization of companies, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting of commercial agreements, mergers and acquisitions, securities, amalgamation and reorganization of companies, corporate finance, franchising, bankruptcy, insolvency, pensions, intellectual property rights and issues, banking, finance/capital markets and project financing.

Members of the firm’s litigation group have successfully litigated many high profile cases, including several landmark decisions. Our litigation team is led by one of Jamaica’s foremost Queen’s Counsel. The team advises and represents clients through various levels of advocacy at Jamaica’s Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, Jamaica’s court of final appeal. Our litigators are known to combine trial and appellate capabilities with an in-depth understanding of business and commercial imperatives.

Our Conveyancing/Real Estate group has vast experience in all aspects of real estate transactions and estate planning including: acquisition and disposal of residential properties, subdivisions and commercial projects; joint ventures; schemes and developments; construction projects and contracts; leases; real estate management; cross-border transactions; mortgages; compliance issues; preparation and interpretation of wills; contentious and non-contentious administration proceedings; and powers of attorney.