Our offices will be closed from December 18, 2023, and reopen January 2, 2024

Corporate & Commercial

Our team deals with routine and complex commercial matters in areas such as banking, corporate and structured finance & intellectual property.

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GHR is able to advise banks and other institutions, governed by the Banking Services Act, on their obligations under this, and other legislation, that touch on and concern banking business in Jamaica.


We are able to advise securities dealers and issuers, and other clients on securities laws, including under the Securities Act, Financial Services Commission Act, and the Jamaica Stock Exchange Rules. Our team also advises on, and can assist clients with preparing initial public offers or additional public offers.

Product Contracts & Registration

We advise on the import and export of products, and draft distribution and sale contracts. We will liaise with government and standards agencies for approval of products for registration, product labeling, and other requirements to get products overseas, or on shelves in Jamaica.

Company Incorporation, Business Registration & Compliance

If you need a Jamaican company incorporated, or business registered, let us handle everything. From the name search to the registration certificate in your hand, our team guides clients through the entire process. GHR also handles charity registrations from incorporation to charitable status. Through our sister company, we offer company secretary services, including filing annual returns and recording any changes or updates required to be filed with the Companies Office of Jamaica. We also provide registered address services through this entity.

Corporate and Structured Finance

GHR provides advice, and drafts all the documentation necessary to get your corporate financing transactions off the ground. This includes local and cross-jurisdictional loan agreements, bond agreements, and other funding documents. The commercial and property attorneys of GHR will work together closely where there is any security involving land or other property.

Data Protection

We advise local and international clients on requirements and obligations under Jamaica’s data protection legislation and implications for privacy issues.

Intellectual Property & Entertainment

At GHR, we believe as much in intellectual property rights, flowing from the minds of creatives, as we do in rights in physical property. We advise our clients on all matters concerning copyrights, trade marks, designs, and patents. Our team will register and maintain your intellectual property, and manage any changes such as assignments. We draft releases, and licence and assignment agreements. We advise creatives in the entertainment industry on image rights, draft contracts for the provision of entertainment services, and draft contracts related to brand ambassadors and promotions by influencers.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether companies are joining up, or one is taking over the other, our attorneys are able to advise on the steps and structure of such transactions, and implications in relation to competition law.


Our GHR team is able to guide our clients on the process of liquidation, and the conduct of receivership, and advise on how best to manage arrangements with creditors and distribution of assets.