(868) 623-4283
Barrie Attzs

Telephone: 868.623.4283 Ext. 1136
Fax: 868.627.0811
E-mail: battzs@jdsellier.com

Barrie Attzs

Partner

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Practice Areas

Tax, Litigation

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, King’s College London University (UK)
Certificate of Qualification, Federation of the Law Societies of Canada (equivalent of a Canadian Bachelor of Laws)
Cert. FA (Certified Financial Advisor – Securities, Dealers, specialisation), Institute of Banking and Finance of Trinidad & Tobago
Legal Education Certificate, Hugh Wooding Law School

Admissions

Barrister & Solicitor, Law of Society of Upper Canada – 2002
Notary Public (Ontario)
Attorney-at-Law, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Lucia, Barbados, Grenada, Guyana, St. Vincent

Experience:

Barrie represents clients in the areas of tax law, corporate & commercial law and litigation in the various jurisdictions he has been admitted to practice. He has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of courts. Barrie began his career in Canada at a large “Seven Sisters” international business law firm, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, where he focused on corporate and commercial litigation. He has acted as Assistant Commission Counsel to one of the largest judicial inquiries in the history of the City of Toronto. More recently, Barrie has held the position of Senior Manager and Tax Consultant at Ernst & Young in Trinidad and Tobago and in Barbados, and has held the position of Group Tax Manager at one of the largest regional conglomerates in the Caribbean, Ansa McAL Limited. In these roles, he provided Caribbean tax planning and compliance advice and representation to a number of leading companies in various sectors including energy, financial services, manufacturing, media, automotive and construction in Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, St. Kitts, St. Lucia. He has advised on a range of commercial transactions including corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, new business ventures, private equity transactions and project finance.

Barrie is a graduate of King’s College London University School of Law, wherein he obtained his LLB with Upper Second Class Honours. He subsequently attended law school in Canada and maintained a first-class average in order to obtain the Certificate of Qualification, which is the equivalent to a Canadian law degree.

In 2012, Barrie obtained the Cert. FA designation after having completed a prescribed course of studies in relation to the Trinidad & Tobago Banking and Financing industry.

Barrie regularly publishes articles on developments in Caribbean tax law at www.caribbean-tax.com.

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Upper Canada
The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago, Barbados, St. Lucia, Grenada Guyana and St. Vincent
Institute of Banking and Finance

Language

English

Publications

Insider Trading and The Connected Person: The Implications of the Legislative Amendments – Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter Issue 5 January 2015
Material Change and Disclosure Obligations-Institute of Banking & Finance of T&T Newsletter Issue 2 May 2014
Payments to Non-Residents, Legal Minefields, the Management Charge Restriction, and Canons of Statutory Interpretation.
Tax Planning for Charities: An Oxymoron?
Case Analysis & Comparison: Filing an Amended Corporation Tax Return

In The Media/Other:

Planting Seeds Caribbean: The TV Show Infomercial (June 2016)
Guest Lecturer, University of the West Indies, “The Fiscal Regime for the Trinidad and Tobago Oil and Gas Sector” (April 2016)
“Recent Tax Cases: Implications for Tax Law and Appeal Practice in Trinidad and Tobago”, Published in the Jurist Dicit (March 2014)