Matthew A. Hogarth (LL.B. Hons.)

Managing Partner

Matthew Hogarth is the Founding and Managing Partner at MH&CO. specialising in the areas of banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and governance, taxation, trusts, real estate and business advisory. 

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Matthew Hogarth is the Founding and Managing Partner at MH&CO. specialising in the areas of banking, finance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate structuring and governance, taxation, trusts, real estate and business advisory. 

Throughout his career, Mr. Hogarth has handled some of the largest Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), private equity, private debt, corporate bank loan and merger and acquisition transactions for numerous international blue-chip companies. He has additionally handled numerous cross-border matters including the management and strategy of insolvency and receivership assignments, including advising the Liquidator or Receiver on legal issues.  Mr. Hogarth also has considerable experience with both residential and commercial real estate transactions, including real estate investment vehicles and structures and lease and buy-back transactions (including hotels).

Mr. Hogarth has a reputation for being solution-oriented, detailed, thorough and for his proficiency at creating practical corporate structures that marry business and the law.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Jamaican Bar Association
  • British Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Barbados Bar Association
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • INSOL International - International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals
  • Legal Counsel – Listed Companies Committee of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica

Education

Education

  • Norman Manley Law School, Certificate of Legal Education, 2001
  • University of Liverpool, LL.B. Law (Hons.), 1999

Admissions

Admissions

  • New York State, Admitted 2001
  • Jamaica, Admitted 2001
  • British Virgin Islands, Admitted 2005
  • Saint Lucia, Admitted 2012
  • Barbados, Admitted 2018

Board Appointment & Memberships

Listed Companies

  • Jamaica Stock Exchange. Mr. Hogarth is a member of its Listing Committee, Rules Committee, the Member Dealer Committee, the Compensation Committee and is Chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee.
  • Carreras Limited (British American Tobacco). Mr. Hogarth is a member of its Audit Committee, Nomination Committee, is Chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee and was appointed as a Sponsor Trustee of its Pension Fund.
  • Barita Investments Limited. Mr. Hogarth is Chairman of its Corporate Governance Committee and Chairman of its Conduct Review Committee.

Private Companies

  • Marander Industries Limited
  • Janus Strategic Marketing Services Limited

 

  

Bazil-Lee A. Williams LL.B. (Hons.), BSc. Political Science (Hons.)

Senior Associate

Mr. Williams joined the firm in 2015 after successfully completing his certification at the Norman Manley Law School.  Mr. Williams has been involved with numerous finance transactions including IPOs and other listings on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, private debt, private equity and commercial banking transactions.  Mr. Williams has also been involved with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and numerous residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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Mr. Williams joined the firm in 2015 after successfully completing his certification at the Norman Manley Law School.  Mr. Williams has been involved with numerous finance transactions including IPOs and other listings on the Jamaica Stock Exchange, private debt, private equity and commercial banking transactions.  Mr. Williams has also been involved with mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring and numerous residential and commercial real estate transactions.

During his time at the firm, Mr. Williams has demonstrated a proficiency for being solutions-driven and detailed-oriented and has employed this in his practice at the firm.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Jamaica Bar Association

Education

Education

  • Norman Manley Law School, Certificate of Legal Education, 2015
  • University of London, Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), 2013
  • University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Science in Political Science (Hons.), 2008

Admissions

Admissions

  • Jamaica, Admitted 2015
  

Vanessa J. Young LL.B. (Hons.), BSc. Political Science (Hons.)

Senior Associate

Vanessa Young joined the firm in 2019, five years after successfully completing her certification at Norman Manley Law School. Mrs. Young has a background in Litigation with a specialization in Commercial Litigation, as well as a vast knowledge in business management giving her a unique perspective in the Commercial Law arena. Prior to joining MH&CO., Mrs. Young served as an Assistant Crown Counsel in the Litigation Department at the Attorney General’s Chambers, followed by two years as a Junior Associate at a private commercial law firm.

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Vanessa Young joined the firm in 2019, five years after successfully completing her certification at Norman Manley Law School. Mrs. Young has a background in Litigation with a specialization in Commercial Litigation, as well as a vast knowledge in business management giving her a unique perspective in the Commercial Law arena. Prior to joining MH&CO., Mrs. Young served as an Assistant Crown Counsel in the Litigation Department at the Attorney General’s Chambers, followed by two years as a Junior Associate at a private commercial law firm.

Mrs. Young has been involved in numerous real estate transactions, finance transactions including IPOs, private debt and private equity transactions and corporate restructuring exercises.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Jamaica Bar Association

Education

Education

  • Norman Manley Law School, Certificate of Legal Education, 2014
  • University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), 2012
  • Mona School of Business, Diploma in Business Management (Hons.), 2008
  • University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Science in Political Science (Hons.), 2007

Admissions

Admissions

  • Jamaica, Admitted 2015
  

Shontol S. Harris (LL.B. Hons.)

Associate

Shontol Harris joined the firm in 2018, after successfully completing her certification at the Norman Manley Law School. Ms. Harris brings with her excellent research and communication skills after being selected in 2017 as one of seven in the Caribbean to be a LexisNexis Student Associate where she trained students and legal professionals. During her legal education, Ms. Harris developed a track record for her strong leadership and organisational skills fostered through her extensive involvement in student leadership and voluntary initiatives. 

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Shontol Harris joined the firm in 2018, after successfully completing her certification at the Norman Manley Law School. Ms. Harris brings with her excellent research and communication skills after being selected in 2017 as one of seven in the Caribbean to be a LexisNexis Student Associate where she trained students and legal professionals. During her legal education, Ms. Harris developed a track record for her strong leadership and organisational skills fostered through her extensive involvement in student leadership and voluntary initiatives. 

Since joining the firm, Ms. Harris has been involved with cross-border corporate and commercial transactions as well as private debt, private equity, initial public offerings (IPOs), commercial banking transactions, corporate restructuring and real estate transactions.

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Jamaica Bar Association

Education

Education

  • Norman Manley Law School, Certificate of Legal Education, 2018
  • University of the West Indies, Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), 2016

Admissions

Admissions

  • Jamaica, Admitted 2018

MH&CO.

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Jamaica, West Indies

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