Name: Mikhail Charles (Barrister)
Firm Name: Baptiste & Co. Law Firm Inc
Country: Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
Expertise: Business Law


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Professional Biography:

Mikhail Charles is our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Saint Vincent & the Grenadines on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mikhail directly using the contact details listed above.

Mikhail is an experienced litigator across the Caribbean Region with a broad cross-border commercial disputes practice, including insolvency and regulatory litigation. He is intimately involved with the representation of companies and high–net worth individuals globally, in matters relating to trusts, cross– border insolvency, international judgment enforcement and asset recovery.

He has litigated to a successful conclusion several reported cases.

He has substantial international comparative legal experience and consultancy having worked for the Commonwealth Secretariat (headquartered out of London on specific aspects of regulatory and legal reform across many parts of the world. This has included delivery of anti-corruption and related forfeiture training) and the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (as in-house Counsel and sole support lawyer).

He has also lectured at a regional university on matters of corporate and insolvency law.

With Baptiste & Co. Chambers, delivery of fast, effective and commercially driven litigation solutions is our focus.

Firm Overview:

Baptiste & Co. was established by Rene M. Baptiste C.M.G LL.B (Hons);L.E.C. ACIArb as a solo law practice. She was joined by Michaela Ambrose who holds the LLB (Hons) Degree from Wolverhampton University, a Post Graduate Diploma in Law and is a member of Lincoln’s Inn.

Firm is supported by lawyers on staff with Bar admissions in the following jurisdictions:

Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Grenada, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Vincent & The Grenadines, Barbados.

On our Firm’s roster is Ms. Michaela Ambrose, Mikhail Charles, Dr. Jason Haynes.

This Firm’s work focus is complex and often involves cross-border representation both in respect of litigation strategies but also a quite significant element of transactional work reflecting the Head of Chambers’ deep and unparalleled experience with HNI’s, companies, trusts, family offices etc.

Specific to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (“SVG”), the judicial system involves cross-border work to an increasing extent.

Baptiste & Co. take on engagements domestic to SVG where we can add significant value and in respect of which we are ideally positioned to guide demanding consumers of legal services (litigation and transactional) through that process. Our transactional aspect relies heavily on our early positioning since the late 80s as the go-to Firm in respect of high-value real estate, HNI estate planning, inheritance planning etc.. Our disputes focus makes us ideally suited to client positions adverse to domestic and international government and quasi-government bodies. We relish difficult projects requiring creative solutions in often very challenging operating conditions.

Courtroom advocacy at both trial and appellate level involves skills that not only take many years to acquire but also require frequent use in order to stay effective.

Court work throughout SVG and much of the Eastern Caribbean Region is a mainstay of this firm and lawyers on the roster. A skill complementary to those is the giving of expert evidence both on paper as well as by oral testimony, of which we have much experience. We are known as being at the forefront of pro bono advocacy efforts in SVG at both trial and appellate levels.

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