What is the ACCC?
The Association of Caribbean Corporate Counsel ("ACCC") is the only Caribbean bar association providing a dedicated regional forum and a voice for all corporate counsel, helping to promote the common professional and business interests of corporate counsel through education, networking opportunities and advocacy initiatives.
Covering 22 countries in the Caribbean, ACCC affords members the opportunity to connect with their peers and provides them with the resources necessary for their personal and professional growth.
What will the ACCC do?
The ACCC will promote networking opportunities and educational initiatives by hosting conferences and seminars each year in each island. Membership will include all corporate and in-house counsel, private law firms and many of the region's largest private companies. ACCC will provide their members with legal resources from each island including, policies and templates, legal updates by country, a definitive guide to the leading business law firms in each country, our ACCC Law 100 (the top law firms in 22 Caribbean countries) and a legal job listing for the region. ACCC will publish a quarterly journal which will be distributed both electronically and in print regionally and internationally. It will be the only legal journal of its kind.
What is our corporate structure?
The ACCC will be made up of the following:
- Group Chief General Counsel
- Board of Directors
- Board of Advisors (International & Regional Law Firm members) and an
- Editorial Board (Selected by the Board of Advisors and the Directors)
ACCC is a limited liability company incorporated in Trinidad & Tobago.
Who are our member countries?
Regional member countries are: Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; the British Virgin Islands; the Cayman Islands; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Kitts & Nevis; Saint Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; the Bahamas; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos; and Puerto Rico.
Will ACCC focus on any particular practice areas?
ACCC will cover all practice areas important to the region.
Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Commercial, Compliance & Ethics, Corporate Governance, Corporate & M&A, Distribution & Franchising, Environment, Energy/Public Utility, Foreign Direct Investment, Government, Hedge Funds, Insurance, Investment Funds, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor, Law Department Management, Litigation, Maritime, Real Estate & Tourism, Private Equity, Project Finance & Infrastructure, Restructuring & Insolvency, Securities, Sport, Entertainment & Media, Tax, Trade and Trusts & Private Client.
When will the organization officially launch?
The organization will officially launch at the end of the year, December 2013. The first annual conference will be hosted in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
How do I become a member?
Download, print and fill out the membership form and send us your form and payment for the required amount to the address listed on the application form or you can wire your payment directly to our USD or TTD account and send us via email the pdf of your membership form.