Hughes, Fields and Stoby is Guyana’s leading and largest full purpose law firm. The advent of the commercial discovery of oil and gas in Guyana has seen the establishment of the firm’s representative office in Houston, Texas. The extensive range of legal, commercial services, civil and criminal litigation is unparalleled in Guyana. The firm has consistently, since its establishment in 1972, been one of the country’s leading law firms.
Oil and Gas:
The discovery of oil and gas in commercial quantities in May 2015 has seen a significant increase in international commercial interest and activity in Guyana. The firm has been the premiere destination for the oil and gas majors and minors seeking to do business in Guyana. Hughes Fields and Stoby (HFS) has also been the leader in the promotion of Guyana as an investment destination for oil and gas. In collaboration with the Baker Institute, Rice University, Houston Texas, the firm hosted a highly acclaimed and successful Investment Conference on Guyana at the Baker Institute in February 2019. The firm collaborated with the Maritime Administration of Guyana to host Guyana’s historic and inaugural maritime conference on preparations for a maritime legal and regulatory framework for the commencement of the commercial production of oil and gas. Hughes Fields and Stoby was also the host and premiere sponsor of the very successful Inaugural Guyana Petroleum Summit held in Houston, Texas in May 2019.
Corporate and M&A:
HFS is one of the leading commercial firms which has participated in and advised on most of the international mergers and acquisitions in Guyana. The firm acts as the registered office and agent of several international corporations in commercial, oil and gas and mining industries.
The firm possesses some of the best civil and criminal litigators in the country.
Insurance and Re Insurance
The firm has consistently been a leader in the insurance and re insurance practice areas in Guyana and has consistently represented and advised large domestic and international insurance and re insurance companies.
The firm is the leader in the field of IP. It is a founder member of the Caribbean Intellectual Property Association and the only country member of INTA.
Energy and Mining Law:
The firm has consistently represented the leaders in the industry both domestically and internationally.
The firm’s tax department is one of the lead advisors on tax planning for the oil and gas industry and external investors.
Employment, Immigration and Manpower:
Consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the field.
Guyana Trade and Investment:
In collaboration with the Guyana Office for Investment (GO Invest) the firm has been very active in the promotion of investment in Guyana internationally and was one of three premiere sponsors of Guyana’s inaugural presence at OffShore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston Texas in 2019.