Christopher Sieuchand

Partner
Brief info

Academic Qualifications:LLB (UWI | 2003), LEC (HWLS | 2005), MSc (UWI | 2007)
Bar affiliations: Trinidad and Tobago | 2005

Tel. No.: 1 (868) 612-0110 ext. 250
Fax No.: 1 (868) 627-5006


Associations:
Commissioner, Trinidad and Tobago Fair Trading Commission
Member, International Competition Network
Member of the IT Committee, Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago
Member of the Publications Committee, Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago
Country Expert, V-Dem Institute
Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Contributor, World Justice Project


Biography

Christopher has been with our Firm since May 2012, and he became a Partner in February 2016.

Christopher provides dispute resolution and risk management services to the firm’s private and public sector clients. He routinely provides legal advice and opinions to our clients who require assistance with significant, complex and/or urgent matters in a wide range of practice areas.

Christopher has 15 years’ Post Qualification Experience in Civil Litigation, during the course of which he was in public service attached to the Solicitor General’s Chambers. He has appeared in the role of advocate before the Privy Council, the Caribbean Court of Justice, all levels of the Supreme Court, the Magistrates’ Courts, the Industrial Court and several other specialized courts, tribunals and commissions.

Christopher has undergone specialist training in project management, mediation, international law as it relates to the CSME and electronic litigation. He has conducted Advocacy training for Attorneys-at-Law and training sessions for public authorities on Freedom of Information Law.

Christopher tutored at the Hugh Wooding Law School for just over 8 years. He is also a former Member of the Council of Management of Lifeline, an organization committed to protecting the interests of the suicidal and despairing. Christopher is a passionate supporter of the Liverpool Football Club and an amateur illusionist.

Recent Casework:

2020- Digicel (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited v. Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago Limited Civ. Apps. P-260 & P-261 of 2020– Together with Martin G. Daly SC, successfully resisted an appeal from a decision of the lower Court, which decision, among other things, clarified (1) the role of the local Telecommunications Regulator in resolving fair competition disputes between concessionaires, and (2) the Regulator’s power to give interim relief.

2019- Energizer Supermarket Limited v. Holiday Snacks Limited P-096 of 2015– Together with Elton Prescott S.C. and Sonnel A. David-Longe, successfully defended an appeal brought by a company alleging that an agreement made between the earlier owners of nearby lands was unenforceable. [on appeal to the Privy Council]

2019- Port Authority of Trinidad and Tobago v. Daban [2020] 1 All ER 373, (2019) 94 WIR 545– Together with Elton Prescott S.C., successfully defended a claim for constitutional relief brought by a former employee against the Port Authority.