Sanya M. Goffe
- Intellectual Property
- Capital Markets
- Corporate Reorganisation, Receiverships and Restructuring
- Commercial Law
- Consumer Law
- Mergers & Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures
- Sports, Media and Entertainment Law
- Tel: (876) 929-9677-8
- Fax: (876) 929-5755
Sanya was called to the Jamaican Bar in 2003 after studying at the Norman Manley Law School and the University of the West Indies (Hons). She was appointed a Notary Public for the island of Jamaica in 2020. Listed in Chambers Global, Sanya’s main areas of practice include Corporate, Commercial, Pensions and Intellectual Property Law.
In the area of pensions, Sanya provides advice to companies and trustees on all aspects of pensions law, including managing pension risk, pension plan restructuring, governance, and general pensions issues arising from on-going activity. Sanya also handles pension regulator applications and intervention, pension disputes and negotiating fund investment management, custody and other third-party agreements. She writes frequently on pension issues and is a regular speaker at pension industry conferences, both local and abroad.
In the area of corporate and commercial law, Sanya handles capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, receiverships, mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.
In the area of intellectual property, Sanya handles trademark and patent registrations, clearances, oppositions and prosecutions; and negotiating, drafting, and advising on various IP-related agreements including licenses, assignments, consents and coexistence agreements.
Sanya is an Eisenhower Fellow (2020). Sanya serves as a Director of NCB Financial Group Limited, National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited, Jamaica Producers Group Limited, the National Insurance Fund, Adult Learning Centres of Jamaica and Chairman of Stratus Alternative Funds S.C.C. She is also President of the Pension Industry Association of Jamaica.
An active member of the Jamaican Bar Association, Sanya presently serves as a member of the Bar Association’s Commercial Law, Intellectual Property Law and Publications Committees. Former appointments include: Member of Bar Council; Convener of the Intellectual Property Committee; Chairperson of the Social Affairs Committee; and Chairperson of the Publications Committee of the Bar Association.
Sanya is also a member of the UK Association of Pension Lawyers and the International Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Association and the 2017 recipient of its Libby Slater Award.
Sanya received the Gleaner Flair’s Distinguished Award in the field of law for 2022.