Welcome to InterCaribbean Legal

Experienced.Reliable.Ethical

We are a full-service Barbados Law Firm and Trade Mark Agent located in Bridgetown, Barbados, with affiliates throughout the Caribbean. We also offer company formation (domestic and international), regulation and maintenance through our Corporate Service Division, InterCaribbean Corporate Services

International Financial Services

Providing comprehensive wealth management solutions for discerning investors in Barbados. We have extensive experience in Foundations, Captive Insurance, IBC's, Trusts, Bilateral Treaties and Double Taxation Benefits.

Intellectual Property

We work closely with the Barbados Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office, to ensure your intellectual assets are securely protected. Your inventions & ideas are our business. Keeping your Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights safeguarded.

Trust & Estate Planning

With a collective 30+ years of experience, we are best positioned to advise you as to the most effective solutions for you and your family's best interest.

Company Formation

Through our affiliate InterCaribbean Corporate Services, we specialise in company formations. Some of the most commonly formed companies include: Companies with Foreign Currency Permits (formerly called International Business Companies), Regular Barbados Companies (RBC), Exempt Insurance Companies, International Banks, and domestic/local companies.

Real Estate

Real Estate is a substantial part of our legal portfolio. We have worked closely with the island's top Real Estate agencies and individuals, providing legal guidance for new developments, hotels, office buildings, utility projects and residential accommodations.

Why us?

With the growing need for family offices, we work in conjunction with wealth managers, private banks, tax planners and real estate agents to provide specialised services to suit our clients' needs.

Our clients

Multinational corporations and local businesses - including major financial institutions; insurance companies; trust services companies; High Net Worth Individuals and various property developers operating in Barbados.

Our Affiliates

InterCaribbean Legal offers Corporate Services (domestic and international), regulation and maintenance through our affiliate InterCaribbean Corporate Services Ltd. Additional affiliates include law firms and compliance specialists not only in Barbados but regionally and Internationally.

Services

Meet Our Attorneys

For Your Legal Needs

Phone: Call us: (246) 228-7504
Fax: (246) 228-1591
St. Michael, Barbados, BB11113
28 Pine Road, Belleville
Karen A. Perreira
LL.B (Hons.), TEP, CAMS, MCIArb

Admissions

Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago.
A licensed Patent Agent in Barbados.

Profile

Karen has over 25 years’ experience as a practicing Attorney at Law, in the Caribbean. She spent her first seven years in the field of law in her native country, Guyana, South America at the law firm deCaries Fitzpatrick and Karran where she became a partner. In the year 2000, she migrated to Barbados and joined the law firm Aequus Chambers in Bridgetown Barbados where she specialized in banking, property, offshore and trust and estate matters. She then merged with Hastings Attorney-at-law until 2011 when she started her own firm, Perreira Law that in 2015 rebranded and is now known as InterCaribbean Legal.

Karen has developed a very large commercial litigation and international business practice. She has attracted a clientele of individuals, family businesses and private and public companies. She works for various financial institutions advising on banking law and loans for both domestic and offshore borrowers and private investors. Her portfolio of clients includes international insurance companies, large construction companies, property developers, and HNWIs seeking investment opportunities in Barbados.

Her area of specialties are Trust and Estate Planning, Compliance (AML), Securities; Private Banking; Loan Documentation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate Transactions and Construction Contracts; Intellectual Property; Commercial Contracts; Procurement; Commercial and Trust Litigation; Licensing (regulatory and compliance); Maritime Law and Arbitration and Mediation.

She obtained a Diploma in International Trust and is currently the only practicing Attorney in Barbados who can boast of holding a STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes. This invaluable qualification has equipped her with the expertise to advise and safeguard international clients and investors in the preparation of trust instruments, structuring and administration of trusts.

She is also a certified anti-money laundering specialist with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and has obtained a CIArb Certificate in the Introduction to International Arbitration.

She is a member of the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and an executive Committee member of the Barbados Branch. She joined the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2015 she also became a member of the Barbados International Business Association and the Barbados Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E: kperreira@intercaribbeanlegal.com

Rene Butcher
LL.B (Hons.), TEP, CAMS, MCIArb

Admissions

Barbados, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Dominica

Profile

Rene is an experienced Attorney-at-law with a broad civil and commercial practice in Barbados and the OECS, appearing before Courts at all levels in these jurisdictions. His focus is on contractual and property disputes, personal injury claims, contentious probate; employment disputes; fraud, asset tracing, recovery, and enforcement actions; insolvency and restructuring; and director and shareholder disputes. Rene also provides client advisory in corporate financing; insurance and reinsurance; and high-value contractual arrangements in Barbados and throughout the OECS.

Rene previously served as the Litigation Team Leader, at a leading commercial firm in the BVI. He also appeared as lead counsel before the BVI Commercial Court and Court of Appeal in disputes which primarily involved company management, corporate governance, and insolvency.

Rene attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He completed undergraduate courses of study, in Economics and Law. During his time as a student, he actively participated in the public speaking and debating teams. In 2011, whilst at the Hugh Wooding Law School, in Trinidad, he led a team of advocates that won the North-Atlantic Regional Round of the “Fifteenth Annual Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition” held at the Stetson University School of Law in Tampa, Florida.

Rene enjoys writing. He has contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime and to the World Bank’s Doing Business publication, and locally with the Nation’s Business Authority and the Business Barbados online publication.

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E: rbutcher@intercaribbeanlegal.com

Akira J. Husbands
LL.B (Hons.)

Admissions

Barbados.

Profile

Akira attained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2014 from the University of the West Indies with honours. She then attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where she spent 2 years and was awarded a Legal Education certificate in 2016 on the Principal’s Roll of Honour.

During her time at the Hugh Wooding Law School Akira was an active member of the Human Rights Committee which raised funds for charitable purposes. During her second year of studies Akira was selected to participate in the Intellectual Property Law Clinic conducted by the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

Akira was admitted to practise law in Barbados and became a member of the Barbados Bar Association in 2016. Since then her practice areas have included Litigation, Personal Injuries, Estates, Conveyancing, and Intellectual Property.

 

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact Information

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E:ahusbands@intercaribbeanlegal.com

 

Chad Skinner
LL.B (Hons.), TEP, CAMS, MCIArb

Admissions

Barbados

Profile

Chad Skinner graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago in 2020. It was there where he obtained his Legal Education Certificate, held the position as Treasurer of the Cultural and Entertainment Committee, and participated in both the Intellectual Property and Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist clinics. After graduating Chad was awarded the privilege of an internship at The Barbados Supreme Court.

Prior to attending the Hugh Wooding Law School, Chad obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree with Honors from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2018, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Law with Honors from the same in 2016. Whilst at university he was an active member of UWI STAT Cave Hill and held the position of Treasurer of the Guild of Students Union.

Chad’s legal interests are centered around Corporate and Commercial law, Intellectual Property Law, and Conveyancing. Beyond the law his interests include finance, in particular securities and derivatives, science and technology, with a focus on its potential impact on the Caribbean region. His interest in science and technology were further nurtured when he held the post of National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council.

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E: cskinner@intercaribbeanlegal.com

Karen A. Perreira
LL.B (Hons.), TEP, CAMS, MCIArb

Admissions

Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago.
A licensed Patent Agent in Barbados.

Profile

Karen has over 25 years’ experience as a practicing Attorney at Law, in the Caribbean. She spent her first seven years in the field of law in her native country, Guyana, South America at the law firm deCaries Fitzpatrick and Karran where she became a partner. In the year 2000, she migrated to Barbados and joined the law firm Aequus Chambers in Bridgetown Barbados where she specialized in banking, property, offshore and trust and estate matters. She then merged with Hastings Attorney-at-law until 2011 when she started her own firm, Perreira Law that in 2015 rebranded and is now known as InterCaribbean Legal.

Karen has developed a very large commercial litigation and international business practice. She has attracted a clientele of individuals, family businesses and private and public companies. She works for various financial institutions advising on banking law and loans for both domestic and offshore borrowers and private investors. Her portfolio of clients includes international insurance companies, large construction companies, property developers, and HNWIs seeking investment opportunities in Barbados.

Her area of specialties are Trust and Estate Planning, Compliance (AML), Securities; Private Banking; Loan Documentation; Mergers & Acquisitions; Real Estate Transactions and Construction Contracts; Intellectual Property; Commercial Contracts; Procurement; Commercial and Trust Litigation; Licensing (regulatory and compliance); Maritime Law and Arbitration and Mediation.

She obtained a Diploma in International Trust and is currently the only practicing Attorney in Barbados who can boast of holding a STEP Advanced Certificate in Trust Disputes. This invaluable qualification has equipped her with the expertise to advise and safeguard international clients and investors in the preparation of trust instruments, structuring and administration of trusts.

She is also a certified anti-money laundering specialist with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) and has obtained a CIArb Certificate in the Introduction to International Arbitration.

She is a member of the International Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, and an executive Committee member of the Barbados Branch. She joined the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists and The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. In 2015 she also became a member of the Barbados International Business Association and the Barbados Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E: kperreira@intercaribbeanlegal.com

Rene Butcher
LL.B (Hons.), TEP, CAMS, MCIArb

Admissions

Barbados, British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Dominica

Profile

Rene is an experienced Attorney-at-law with a broad civil and commercial practice in Barbados and the OECS, appearing before Courts at all levels in these jurisdictions. His focus is on contractual and property disputes, personal injury claims, contentious probate; employment disputes; fraud, asset tracing, recovery, and enforcement actions; insolvency and restructuring; and director and shareholder disputes. Rene also provides client advisory in corporate financing; insurance and reinsurance; and high-value contractual arrangements in Barbados and throughout the OECS.

Rene previously served as the Litigation Team Leader, at a leading commercial firm in the BVI. He also appeared as lead counsel before the BVI Commercial Court and Court of Appeal in disputes which primarily involved company management, corporate governance, and insolvency.

Rene attended the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. He completed undergraduate courses of study, in Economics and Law. During his time as a student, he actively participated in the public speaking and debating teams. In 2011, whilst at the Hugh Wooding Law School, in Trinidad, he led a team of advocates that won the North-Atlantic Regional Round of the “Fifteenth Annual Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition” held at the Stetson University School of Law in Tampa, Florida.

Rene enjoys writing. He has contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime and to the World Bank’s Doing Business publication, and locally with the Nation’s Business Authority and the Business Barbados online publication.

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E: rbutcher@intercaribbeanlegal.com

Akira J. Husbands
LL.B (Hons.)

Admissions

Barbados.

Profile

Akira attained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2014 from the University of the West Indies with honours. She then attended the Hugh Wooding Law School where she spent 2 years and was awarded a Legal Education certificate in 2016 on the Principal’s Roll of Honour.

During her time at the Hugh Wooding Law School Akira was an active member of the Human Rights Committee which raised funds for charitable purposes. During her second year of studies Akira was selected to participate in the Intellectual Property Law Clinic conducted by the Ministry of Legal Affairs of Trinidad and Tobago.

Akira was admitted to practise law in Barbados and became a member of the Barbados Bar Association in 2016. Since then her practice areas have included Litigation, Personal Injuries, Estates, Conveyancing, and Intellectual Property.

 

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact Information

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E:ahusbands@intercaribbeanlegal.com

 

Chad Skinner
LL.B (Hons.), TEP, CAMS, MCIArb

Admissions

Barbados

Profile

Chad Skinner graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago in 2020. It was there where he obtained his Legal Education Certificate, held the position as Treasurer of the Cultural and Entertainment Committee, and participated in both the Intellectual Property and Alternative Dispute Resolution specialist clinics. After graduating Chad was awarded the privilege of an internship at The Barbados Supreme Court.

Prior to attending the Hugh Wooding Law School, Chad obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree with Honors from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2018, and his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Law with Honors from the same in 2016. Whilst at university he was an active member of UWI STAT Cave Hill and held the position of Treasurer of the Guild of Students Union.

Chad’s legal interests are centered around Corporate and Commercial law, Intellectual Property Law, and Conveyancing. Beyond the law his interests include finance, in particular securities and derivatives, science and technology, with a focus on its potential impact on the Caribbean region. His interest in science and technology were further nurtured when he held the post of National Point of Contact for the Space Generation Advisory Council.

Practice Areas

Education

Memberships

Contact

T: +1 246 228-7504
F: +1 246 228-1591
E: cskinner@intercaribbeanlegal.com

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