Profile - Gregory Pantin - M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Attorney Profile

Gregory Pantin

Partner, Dispute & Risk Management Group

Gregory Pantin, Partner at M. Hamel-Smith & Co.
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Phone: 868 299 0981
Mobile: 868 389 6812

Bar Admissions

2002: Trinidad & Tobago

Areas of Practice:

  • Construction
  • General Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Product Liability
  • Admiralty
  • Employment and Labor Law
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law


Gregory’s core practice includes advising clients and assisting them in managing legal disputes and potential disputes involving commercial litigation, shareholders’ remedies, industrial relations and employment law, personal injuries, enforcement of foreign judgments. As Instructing Attorney, he has been involved in drafting of Court documents including Pleadings, Applications, Affidavits, Skeleton Arguments, Evidence and Arguments.

He began his career at Hamel-Smith shortly after being admitted in October 2002. He has represented clients as Counsel at the High Court and Industrial Court, the Environmental Commission, and also appeared as counsel in Arbitrations within the energy and construction sectors. Gregory is a certified Arbitrator, a member of Shiparrested and is certified by Lloyd’s Maritime Academy.

Rankings and Accolades – Chambers Global 2012-2022:  The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Gregory Pantin has a range of experience spanning trade and employment cases as well as personal injury disputes. He is well known in the market as a sound choice to handle both litigation and arbitration. Clients value his “…very laid-back and relaxed advocacy style – people like working with him.” – 2022

Gregory is “a good, articulate lawyer.” He has a range of experience spanning trade and employment cases as well as personal injury disputes. He is well known in the market as a sound choice to handle both litigation and arbitration. – 2021

Gregory Pantin provides representation in a wealth of contentious mandates, including before the Caribbean Court of Justice. He is an expert in general commercial litigation and has also assisted with tax appeals. – 2020

“is well versed in commercial disputes, having frequently represented clients in employment, personal injury and environment cases. He also has experience in shipping and energy matters.” – 2019

“Market sources attest to the good quality of his work”. – 2018

“new to the rankings, he has been developing a strong name for litigation”. – 2012

“his strength is his pre-emptive approach – he is always thinking through all scenarios and strategies.” – 2013

Chambers and Partners – Gregory Pantin

Current Involvement

  • Appearing as Counsel at the Court of Appeal and High Court with a focus on commercial litigation.
  • Appearing as Counsel in relation to Industrial Relations Disputes and Employment Law disputes at the Industrial Court concerning issues related to dismissals and disciplinary action, breaches of Collective Agreements, promotions, challenges to Retrenchment processes.
  • Advising clients in relation to Redundancy and Retrenchment processes and managing the various legal risks sensitive to clients’ commercial sensitivities and concerns.
  • Advising clients in relation to industrial relations practice, occupational safety and health, equal opportunities.
  • Advising clients in relation to construction disputes and case preparation for representation at Arbitrations.
  • Advising clients in relation to Director’s duties, breaches of fiduciary duties, shareholders remedies including the Oppression Remedy, corporate management issues.
  • Advising and representing clients concerning insolvency and winding-up of Companies.
  • Advising clients in relation to the regulatory framework for development projects and assisting in managing legal risks for development projects including environmental compliance.
  • Advising and representing clients in relation to aspects of construction and development disputes.
  • Advising and representing clients in relation to aspects of Oil & Gas contractual disputes.

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Past member of the Legislative Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad and Tobago (from 2004 – 2009)

Past member of The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago.  Served on the Council of the Law Association as Junior Ordinary Member – 2007/2009

Hugh Wooding Law School, Associate Trial Advocacy Tutor for final year students.

Professional Memberships

The Law Association of Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad and Tobago Sailing Association

Trinidad and Tobago Energy Chamber


Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) 


Workshops and Seminars

2021: Guest speaker – “Lights. Camera. International Arbitration, Caribbean.” Webinar; International Arbitration Centre

2019: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy: Certificate in Commercial Risks in Shipping

2015: Lex Mundi Institute – Foundations of Management Programme, Monterrey, California, U.S.A.

2008: Certified Information Security: Advanced Interview Techniques for Investigation Internal Fraud and Abuse

2007: Advanced Legal Writing and Editing: Beyond logic and Precision to Coherence and Strength

2007: Premier Quality Services Limited:  A Practical Approach to Implementation and Compliance with the OSH Act

2003: Stitt Feld Handy: Advanced Mediation Skills Training

2002: Dispute Resolution Centre of Trinidad & Tobago: Basic Mediation Skills


2002: L.E.C. (Hugh Wooding Law School)

2000: LL.B (Hons.) University of the West Indies