N. Patrick McDonald
- Banking, Capital Markets and other Financial Services
- Company Law, Corporate Reorganisation and Restructuring
- Conveyancing, Resort Development and Real Estate Development
- Commercial, Business and Trade Law
- Insolvency and Bankruptcy
- Mergers & Acquisitions, Privatization and Joint Ventures
- Mining and Energy Law
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Admitted to practice in Jamaica in 1993 and in the British Virgin Islands in 1998. He was educated at the University of the West Indies and the Norman Manley Law School. He practised as an Associate at another leading Jamaican law firm, during which time he was assigned to their offices in Tortola, British Virgin Islands. In 1999 he left the private bar and entered the public service joining FINSAC Limited, an agency under the Ministry of Finance & Planning set up by the Jamaican Government to restructure the local financial sector. While at FINSAC, Patrick headed a department which had responsibility for, among other things, monitoring the process of rehabilitation and divestment of local financial institutions. He joined the firm in September 2002.
He is a director of Independent Radio Company Limited, and Portland JSX Limited, and served as a Member of the Office of Utilities Regulation from January 2016 to January 2021. Patrick has also served on a number of other public and private sector boards.
In private practice, Patrick has appeared before courts in Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands on various commercial litigation matters. Since joining the firm, he has developed a practice primarily in the areas of company law, securities, financial services, mergers and acquisitions, and debt and equity capital market transactions.
Patrick is a member of the Commercial Law Committee of the Jamaican Bar Association and serves as the Honorary Legal Counsel for the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica. He has a keen interest in corporate governance and regularly conducts training in corporate governance in association with entities such as the Jamaica Stock Exchange.
He has consistently been named as one of the Leading Commercial Lawyers in Jamaica by Chambers Global.