The Management team is comprised of attorneys who have been providing a high caliber of focused guidance and counsel to both international and domestic clients.
Mr. Stefan Mayers, Chief Executive Officer
Stefan Mayers is an attorney-at-Law with many years of experience in the international business sector, having served as Legal Officer with the regulator for international business for over a decade. During that time he helped to establish the regulatory regime for Corporate and Trust Service Providers and strengthened the overall compliance and regulatory regime for the international business sector. He has also developed several critical business products including Private Trust Companies, Foundations and Incorporated Cell Companies.
Stefan was a member of Barbados' response teams for addressing international tax issues with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and anti-money laundering issues with the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) and is also a trained country assessor with the CFATF. He is well experienced as a Compliance Manager and Anti-Money Laundering trainer.
As CEO of CCSL his focus is on leading the establishment, licensing, corporate governance, structuring, maintenance and management of legal entities in Barbados including those with operations in international trade, insurance, finance, property holding and other investment activities.
Stefan holds memberships in the Barbados Bar Association, the Trinidad and Tobago Law Association, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals (BACP).
As an avid public speaker and presenter Stefan has addressed many stake holders in the international business sector including;
· Barbados International Business Association (BIBA)
· Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB)
· Barbados Association of Compliance Professionals (BACP)
· Society for Trust and Estate Planners (STEP) Barbados Branch
· Invest Barbados LATAM Trade Mission
· Corporate and Trust Service Providers (CTSPs)
Topics have included Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance, International Tax issues including OECD/EU Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) initiatives, international business opportunities and legislative and regulatory updates.
Sir Trevor A. Carmichael, Chairman
Sir Trevor Carmichael is the Founder and Principal of Chancery Chambers, a premier regional law firm which has gained international recognition; it offers a comprehensive legal service to clients with international business and commercial interests.
He is a member of the Barbados Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Inter-American Bar Association and a Committee Member of the Inter-American Bar Foundation as well as an associate member of the Canadian Bar Association. He holds membership in the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and was one of the parties responsible for establishing a Barbados Chapter of the International Fiscal Association of which he is Charter President. Sir Trevor has spoken to a wide range of audiences on international, commercial and tax matters and has also been twice the keynote speaker at the Canadian Condominium Institute's Annual Meetings in Toronto, Canada.
He is the Barbados Country Chairman of the International Litigation Committee on Business Law of the International Bar Association and a former Deputy Secretary General of the International Bar Association. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in the United Kingdom, a Life Member of the Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Association and a member of the International Law Association.
He has authored over one hundred (100) articles and monographs in the areas of Law, Economics and Public Policy, and he serves as a Panel Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes of the World Bank in Washington. He is also a Certified International Arbitrator with the International Centres for Arbitration, and a Vice President of the International Institute of Association and Foundation Lawyers, as well as a Member of the International Council of Environmental Law.
Mr. Andrew C. Ferreira
Andrew Ferreira is at present the Head - Commercial and Tax at Chancery Chambers, where he has worked for over 20 years. Chancery Chambers is a premier regional law firm which has gained international recognition; it offers a comprehensive legal service to clients with international business and commercial interests.
Andrew Ferreira is a member of the Barbados Bar Association, and the Trinidad and Tobago Bar Association. He holds membership in several international organizations, including the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and British Institute of International and Comparative Law; and participates at the Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration sponsored under the auspices of the ICC, the AAA and ICSID.
Incidental to his primary areas of legal practice which includes the legal aspects of economic development, Andrew Ferreira has been involved in several international projects, advising governments, regional and international organisations as well as development banks; he has provided legal consulting services to these agencies and worked on feasibility and pre-feasibility studies commissioned directly by these agencies.
His professional work and interests reflect a developed knowledge of international law and of issues related directly and indirectly to the commercial aspects of project finance transactions.
Mrs. Angela R. Robinson
Angela Robinson was born in Barbados and educated at the University of the West of Indies, Cave Hill Barbados where she pursued a Bachelor of Laws degree. She received her professional legal training at the Hugh Wooding Law School Trinidad and was subsequently called to the Bar in Barbados in November 2009. Angela is a senior associate with Chancery Chambers and has focused her work in the ambit of Commercial and Corporate Law and Corporate/Business organizations. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries on Canada and the UK. Prior to Mrs. Robinson’s legal education she gained her accounting degree and worked for Ernst & Young.
Mr. Giles A.M. Carmichael
Giles Carmichael is a graduate of Durham University in England where he studied law. He was called to the New York Bar after obtaining his Masters in Law from Suffolk University Law School in Boston. After working at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York as a corporate legal analyst in Mergers & Acquisitions, Insurance and Real Estate, Mr. Carmichael completed his MBA at the IE Business School in Madrid. Since then he has worked in domestic and Caribbean law firms as well as the Bank of New York Mellon. He is also a consultant to Chancery Chambers, a law firm in Barbados, where he works on corporate and commercial matters. Mr. Carmichael is admitted to practice law in New York and Barbados.