Marc Francis Ramsay, Partner
Practice areas: mergers and acquisitions, finance, securities, corporate and commercial, corporate governance, property law
Marc is called to the Bar in Barbados, Jamaica, and Belize and is a Professionally Accredited Corporate Secretary and Professionally Accredited Director (GovStrat). He has a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the West Indies, and has read the private and public international law courses at the Hague Academy of Law at the International Court of Justice, The Hague, Netherlands.
Marc’s practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, financing, international trade, employment law, and human rights to range of blue chip clients in Jamaica and internationally. He served as a Consultant to the Caribbean Council in London, UK, and prior to founding Marc Francis Ramsay & Company (the predecessor firm to RamsaySmith) served as Crown Counsel - International Legal Affairs in the Government of Belize, where his practice included public international law, commercial law, and international trade and negotiations. His international law litigation experience includes instructing in the landmark Shanique Myrie v Barbados case before the Caribbean Court of Justice (Original Jurisdiction). Marc also served as a consultant to the Directorate General of Trade in Belize, drafting the country's new Geographical Indications Bill, the first of its kind in the region.
Marc has served on several company and government boards, including serving as Chairman of Aeronautical Telecommunications Limited and as a Board Member of the Jamaica Civil Aviation Authority and Teacher Service Commission since 2016. He has also served as Chairman of the Kingston and St. Andrew Parish Library Service Advocacy Committee. Marc currently serves as a Director of the regions only publicly traded venture capital company SSL Venture Capital Jamaica Limited.
Committed to service, Marc has been coach of the Norman Manley Law School Jessup Mooting team for several years and previously lectured at the Faculty of Law, University of the West Indies in public international law, advanced legal writing, and governance.