Kareen Cole is a seasoned practitioner with over fourteen years post qualification experience, Kareen provides legal consultancy services to enterprises and companies with aggressive growth objectives. Her practice focuses on: Corporate Governance; Compliance, Data Privacy and Governance, Intellectual Property, Contract Negotiation and Documentation; Research and Opinion Writing.
Kareen obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree with Upper Second Class Honours from the University of the West Indies in 2002 and and her Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School in 2004. She completed her Masters in Law in Corporate and Commercial Law at Queen Mary’s College, the University of London and obtained Certificate in Advanced Corporate Governance from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London), cementing her academic girding for a corporate law practice.
She was a commercial advisor for Shell Western Supply and Trading Limited, a global oil trading entity, and developed general commercial advisory expertise in a dynamic environment where she honed her key skill sets: researching issues and supplying actionable advice within limited time frames; and making recommendations in the absence of good or reliable information with appropriate attention to detail and time management. These skill sets have proven particularly useful, as her clients range from enterprises that operate internationally to local smaller commercial operations where success depends on her provision of industry appropriate counsel without much lead time.
A published author, Kareen relishes adding to the local legal literature and co-wrote the first ever book length juridical treatment of police powers in Barbados. She is never far away from her next manuscript.