Barrie Attzs


Barrie Attzs
  • 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, specialization), 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

  • Practice Areas
  • Tax, Litigation


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 obtain 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

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