Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Intellectual Property Office - Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs, Trinidad and Tobago

Trainer

Mr. Courtenay Williams

Courtenay Williams is an Attorney-at-Law who has been in practice for 34 years, most of which have been spent at the private bar, specialising in banking, privatisation, commercial, intellectual property, project financing, capital market and debt restructuring transactions.

Mr. Williams graduated from The University of the West Indies with a Bachelor of Laws Degree (Honours). He also obtained a Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1987. Mr. Williams is a tutor at the Hugh Wooding Law School in the Law of Remedies and has previously also tutored in areas such as Landlord and Tenant, Conveyancing and Registration of Title, Ethics Rights and Obligations of the Legal Profession and Succession.

He was appointed to the Board of First Citizens Bank Limited on June 17, 2014 and subsequently as Deputy Chairman of First Citizens Bank Limited, Chairman of the Boards of First Citizens Depository Services Limited and First Citizens Financial Services (St. Lucia) Limited and a Director on the Boards of First Citizens Holdings Limited and First Citizens Trustee Services Limited.

Mr. Williams, a certified mediator, is currently a Senior Ordinary Member of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago and a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He is also a Commissioner of the Public Services Commission.

Mr. Williams is a past President of the Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago and Deputy Chairman of the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company Limited and Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago.

He currently sits on the Boards of the Bocas Lit Festival, Trincity College Limited and Electrical Industries Group Limited, and is a Consultant with Lex Caribbean, Attorneys-at-Law and Notaries Public.

Mr. Williams has recently updated his training (between July 2019 and December 2021) in intellectual property by completing the programme “Training for Trainers for the National Intellectual Property Training Center of Trinidad and Tobago” which was organised by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in cooperation with the Intellectual Property Office of Trinidad and Tobago, Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Legal Affairs.