A Multi-Faceted Practice
Our Areas Of Competency
Malcolm Gordon Attorneys-At-Law is known for providing result-driven legal services across a diverse array of practice areas. We are here to guide you through all your legal concerns and challenges in Jamaica!
Administrative Law & Judicial Review
This area of law focuses on the relationship between administrative agencies of Government and the public. Here, the law is concerned that due process is followed and that there is accountability and transparency in decision-making and implementation. The requirement for proper administration also extends beyond Government agencies in appropriate cases, and where there is a breach redress may be available with assistance from the court if necessary.
Malcolm Gordon understands the nature of due process, what is required for proper administration, and how redress may be sought. We understand that the best interest of public as well as relevant private sector entities is usually served by the implementation of pro-active measures geared to the avoidance of exposure to unnecessary court action. Accordingly, the service provided by Malcolm Gordon in this area is sensitization and preventative as well as redress-seeking.
Banking & Finance
Malcolm Gordon understands that finance is the heart of the economy from which all other organs take their tone. The firm advises institutional and individual clients in the private sector and public sector entities, including as to Market Regulation and Compliance, Capital Markets transaction, Development Finance, Foreign Investment, and Project Finance. Malcolm Gordon then provides consultation, opines on the law and local practice, assists client negotiation, provides documentation support, reviews contracts and other documents, acts as counsel in Arbitration and ADR proceedings, appears in litigation, and provides training as well as operational support services.
Construction & Real Estate
The construction and real estate industry requires effective contract negotiation and strategic planning based on a sound understanding of local laws and practice. Given also that Arbitration, in particular, and other ADR mechanisms are oftentimes included for the settlement of constriction and related disputes, practitioners in the field should also have a sound understanding of Arbitration and ADR.
Malcolm Gordon understands the construction and real estate industry, understands the local environment, and offers full service client support for Arbitration and ADR. The firm provides consultation, opines on the law and local practice, assists client negotiation, provides documentation support, reviews contracts and other documents, acts as counsel in Arbitration and ADR proceedings, appears in litigation, and also provides training as well as operational support services.
Employment Law & Industrial Relations
Malcolm Gordon recognizes that the employment and industrial relations environment is dynamic. It requires ongoing policy and operational review as well as effective legal support to deal with regulatory and compliance, human resources, financing, settlement of disputes, training and community relations. Malcolm Gordon assists corporate as well as individual clients with negation, documentation and other support that reinforce good employer/employee relations and effective dispute management. Appearance as counsel in mediation, arbitration, before employment and industrial tribunals, and in litigation services are also provided.
Information Technology & Intellectual Property
Malcolm Gordon provides client support for the registration of copyrights, trademarks, and patents. He firm also assists negotiation of licensing, rights claims, and with the settlement disputes in arbitration, mediation, neutral evaluation, and litigation.
Malcolm Gordon provides commercial and civil litigation services at every level of the court system.
Structured Business Arrangements & Asset Protection
Malcolm Gordon assists clients with the structuring of their business arrangements, protection of the assets, and with related transactional support. These services include establishment of International Business Corporations (IBCs), Trusts, Foundations, and with Tax planning.
Trade & Investment
Malcolm Gordon understands the nature and functionality of domestic as well as regional and international trade and investment. The firm provides consultation, opinions, assists client negotiation, including for market access and with cross-border issues, provides documentation support, reviews contracts and other documents, acts as counsel in Arbitration and ADR proceedings, appears in litigation, and also provides region-wide training as well as operational support services to foreign and domestic trading parties and investors.
Arbitration & Alternative Dispute Resolution
Malcolm Gordon provides full-service Arbitration and ADR support, recognizing that while disputes are inevitable consequences of commercial activity how they manifest can be managed through the contracting and carriage of any dispute settlement processes. Knowledge, exposure, and expertise are critical, and Malcolm Gordon is able to leverage these so as to secure least possible project interruption, cost-savings, maintenance of relationships, and other tangible benefits for the client.
Malcolm Gordon provides contract negotiation, documentation and other support as legal counsel, and as arbitrators, mediators, adjudicators, neutral evaluators, and tribunal secretaries in Domestic and International Commercial Arbitration, including Construction Arbitration; Investment Arbitration; Sports Arbitration; Commercial Mediation; and in Employment, Industrial and other Tribunals.
Competition & Consumer Protection
Malcolm Gordon provides full service completion law and consumer protection client support. This includes advising as to unfair trade practices and market access. Malcolm Gordon provides consultation, opines on the law and local practice, assists client negotiation, provides documentation support, reviews contracts and other documents, acts as counsel in Arbitration and ADR proceedings, appears in litigation, and provides training as well as operational support services.
Corporate & Commercial
Malcolm Gordon understands that effective corporate arrangements and commercially viable business solutions are required for optimal economic activity. The firm assists clients with the incorporation of businesses, corporate maintenance and regulatory compliance, legal audits and operational review, negotiation and documentation, Arbitration and ADR services, Litigation, training and community relations.
Family Law & Succession
Malcolm Gordon assists clients to deal with family disputes, including in divorce proceedings, property claims, maintenance, with wills and other estate planning arrangements, and with Probates and Administration of Estates matters.
Law Reform & Legislative Drafting
Malcolm Gordon provides law reform consultancy as well as drafting of legislation and interpretation support services. The support provided includes opining on exiting law, gaps that exit, proposing possible reform, and drafting solutions for identified problems.
Regional Integration & Economic Development
Malcolm Gordon understands the nature and institutional framework for Caribbean integration and economic development, and how the region works. The firm provides consultation, opinions, assists client negotiation for market access and with cross-border issues, provides documentation support, reviews contracts and other documents, acts as counsel in Arbitration and ADR proceedings, appears in litigation, and also provides region-wide training as well as operational support services.
Telecommunications & Utilities
Malcolm Gordon understands the business of telecommunications and utilities. The firm assists clients with negotiation, documentation, dispute settlement, and community relations. Its specific areas of focus include Supply Contracts, Numbering Portability, Licensing and Registration, Industrial Lobbying, Regulatory Analysis and Opinion.