Rachel Welch-Phillips

Partner, Head of ESG &  Sustainable Finance Practice -
Dentons Delany (Trinidad & Tobago)

Rachel Welch-Phillips is a partner in Denton’s Trinidad & Tobago office, where she is the Head of the ESG and Sustainable Finance practice, and a member of the regional Corporate and Commercial practice group. She focuses on ESG strategy and compliance, mergers & acquisitions, commercial contract drafting and negotiation, project development, debt financing, and regulatory advice across a variety of industry sectors.

Rachel holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and a Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge in Environmental Policy. Rachel holds a deep passion for assisting clients on their ESG journeys both internal and client-facing. She has assisted clients across Europe with access to ESG financing, developing internal ESG strategies, complying with the ESG regulatory landscape in Europe, and embedded their ESG goals into commercial and procurement contracts. Now that she has returned to her home country of Trinidad, Rachel is an active public speaker in the ESG space eager to assist in the national and regional discourse and assist businesses and regulatory bodies with accelerating progress in this space.

Another area of focus and specialization for Rachel is the technology start-up ecosystem. She believes in the power of technology and digitization and advises start-ups, investors, and regulatory bodies on the growth and development of the regional technology ecosystem.

Prior to joining Dentons, Rachel trained and practiced with an international law firm in London where her practice focused on asset financing, commercial contract negotiation, mergers & acquisitions and regulatory advice to the aviation & aerospace, defence & security sectors. Rachel has acted for some of the world’s largest operating lessors, banks, aircraft managers, and airlines in a variety of cross-border aviation transactions.