(868) 623-4283
Shiva Maharaj

Telephone: 868.623.4283 Ext. 1128
E-mail: shiva.maharaj@jdsellier.com

Shiva Maharaj

Associate

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Practice Areas

Corporate and Commercial laws
General Corporate + Commercial law and related contractual arrangements
Banking + Finance
Acquisitions
Joint Ventures
Intellectual Property Law

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science (BSc.) Agriculture Major, Entrepreneurship Minor, University of the West Indies
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of London International Programme
Legal Practice Certificate (LPC), Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Completed 40 hours of Mediation Training required to become a Certified Mediator with the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago

Admissions

Attorney-at-Law, Trinidad & Tobago – 2015

Experience:

Shiva was a former Patent Examiner at the Intellectual Property Office of the Ministry of Legal Affairs for 6 years during which period he obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the University of London External Programme. He subsequently resigned from the Intellectual Property Office to pursue and complete the Legal Practice Certificate at Staffordshire University in the United Kingdom.

Prior to his stint in the field of intellectual property, Shiva obtained his bachelor’s degree in Agriculture with a minor in Entrepreneurship from the University of the West Indies and has worked in the technical departments of National Flour Mills and Caribbean Chemicals and Agencies Limited.

Shiva has attended several training programmes in the areas of substantive patent examination and trademark classification at the Intellectual Property offices in the Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland and has acquired considerable experience and practical knowledge in research methodology which is critical to conducting trademark and patent searches as well as technology licensing and branding.

Shiva joined our Firm on August 3, 2015 and is attached to our Corporate and Commercial Department. His practice includes the broad spectrum of corporate work for both local and foreign entities, financial institutions and private individuals. Shiva also advises on a wide range of matters, including acquisitions, joint ventures, company incorporation, maintenance and reorganisation, corporate governance, share sales and the drafting of corporate and commercial agreements and leases for properties. His extensive practical experience has added great value to the department and to his clients.

Professional Memberships

Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago

Language

English