Georgia Gibson Henlin QC

Georgia Gibson Henlin is our exclusively recommended IT Law expert in Jamaica on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Georgia directly using the contact details listed above.

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.

In 2002 she was awarded a Master of Laws Degree in Innovation Law and Policy from the University of Toronto where she specialised 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.

Georgia 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.

Georgia 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.

Georgia Gibson Henlin 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 organisation published in January 2009.

Simone Bowie Jones

Simone Bowie Jones is our exclusively recommended Competition Law expert in Jamaica on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Simone directly using the contact details above.

Simone 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 organisation with a mission to expose, empower and educate youths from underprivileged and marginalised communities.