Hugh Howard

Immediate Past President, AMCHAM T&T

Attorney Hugh Howard and Associates

English trained Barrister-at-Law with thirty-nine years experience in corporate/commercial law and oil and gas law. Currently practising as an international legal consultant in the areas of petroleum law, international construction law, immigration law, contract negotiations, joint venture projects, project financing, loan negotiations, company formation, etc..

Post graduation training include short course in international legal studies at Harvard University, several seminars on international energy law, international commercial law, finance management and business economics in U.S.A., England, Canada, Austria, Switzerland and Holland.

Work experience encompasses, inter alia, Legal Adviser for Shell Trinidad Limited and its regional subsidiaries, General Manager/Counsel for Trinidad and Tobago Oil Company, Consultant to international companies involved in the petroleum, engineering & construction and financial services sectors, from U.S.A., Canada, U.K., Europe and Japan. Services included negotiations, drafting of contractual instruments for engineering and construction, petroleum activities and loan financing.

Served on the board of directors, as Chairman, Deputy-Chairman of several boards in the oil and gas, iron and steel, port operations and shipping sectors.