Profile of Craig Neil

Craig Neil Attorney-at-Law
12 years experience 0 projects worked Jamaica
$0 earned
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A dynamic and insightful attorney-at-law called to the Bar in 2008, with professional expertise spanning a broad range of functions and industries, with proven capacity to employ vision, strategic thinking, a methodical approach and business acumen to handle a varied portfolio of responsibilities. 

Areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Conveyancing and Land transactions
  • Board Management and shareholder relations
  • Risk Management
  • Estate Administration
  • Joint-Venture & Public Private Partnership (Construction)
  •  Legal research
  •  Court proceedings
  • Team Building and leadership
  •  Government procurement
  • Annual report production
  • Speech writing

Experience

China Harbour Engineering Company Limited, St. Andrew, Jamaica                          Sep 2019 – Sep 2020 Senior Legal Counsel (One Year Contract)

Managed and advised on complex commercial arrangements specific to major national infrastructural works while providing oversight of the litigation portfolio, leading junior counsel and liaising with external counsel.  Noteworthy achievements include successfully negotiating the design contract for the extension of the runway at the Norman Manley International Airport and advising on the construction of 1600 housing solutions at Catherine Estates.

 

Caribbean Cement Company Limited                                                              Mar 2017 – Sep 2019                 Legal Counsel – TCL Group and Caribbean Cement Company & Company Secretary (Caribbean Cement Company, Subsidiaries and CEMEX Jamaica Ltd.)

Recruited to provide corporate governance oversight for CCCL, its subsidiaries and CEMEX Jamaica Limited, manage risk exposure, handle investor relations, deliver sound legal advice, engage and monitor external counsel, draft contracts, oversee legal compliance matters and serve on the Credit Committees of CCCL and Arawak Cement Company Limited, Barbados (an affiliate company) Major accomplishment: Reduced CCCL risk exposure from $380 million to $18 million within a two period

 Housing Agency of Jamaica  – Company Secretary & Manager – Legal Services (Acting)          2016 – 2017

Provided corporate governance and compliance support for the Board, directed all activities of the Board Management Secretariat, maintained the company’s statutory registers, led the legal team, conduct legal research and provide legal advice

 Legal Officer                                                                                                                 2014 – 2016

Managed all conveyancing matters inclusive of carriage of sale on behalf of the Agency, drafted and reviewed contracts specific to FIDIC, joint venture and public-private partnerships, Head – Procurement Unit

 Embassy of the Republic of Korea, St. Andrew, Jamaica                                             2013 – 2014                  

Legal Advisor

 Justice Training Institute, St. Andrew, Jamaica                                                          2013 – 2015

Lecturer – Land Administration

 Hylton & Hylton Attorneys-at-Law, St. Andrew, Jamaica                                        2011 – 2012

Associate – Conveyancing and Probate Department

§  Conducted property sales; drafted wills and applications for probate; provided direction to paralegal staff

National Land Agency (Land Titles Services), Kingston, Jamaica                              2009 – 2011

Legal Officer

§  Approved instruments and documents lodged for registration; directed and advised paralegal staff; provided legal advice and solutions to the Agency’s customers; represented the Agency at seminars, in the media and expositions island-wide

 Companies Office of Jamaica, Kingston, Jamaica                                                         2008 – 2009

Legal Officer (one year contract)

§  Conducted legal research for the office of the Registrar of Companies; advised the public on issues related to the incorporation of companies and registration of businesses; drafted contracts; managed public education seminars island-wide; trained staff and assisted in the formulation of competence tests; stakeholder liaison regarding business registration

 National Land Agency (Land Titles Services), Kingston, Jamaica                              2007 – 2008

Legal Officer (one year project)

§  Supervised the National Housing Trust (NHT) Unit; conducted public education seminars

 Myers, Fletcher & Gordon (MFG), Kingston, Jamaica                                               June – August 2006

Ten (10) week In-Service Training

 Black River Resident Magistrate’s Court, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica                              August 2005

Deputy Clerk of Court – Lay-Magistrate’s Court

 Corporate Area Resident Magistrate’s Court, Kingston, Jamaica                            2004 – 2005

Deputy Clerk of Court – Lay Magistrate’s Court

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