A seasoned Corporate Attorney, Ms. Hoyos commenced her legal career nearly 20 years ago as an Associate at Chancery Chambers where she had responsibility for a portfolio of clients and provided legal advice and corporate secretarial services on a day to day basis to entities in the International Financial Services sector. She also provided advice to other corporate entities on a number of matters including regulatory permissions, exchange control, securities, contracts, financing, M&A, Employment, Trust & Estates, Franchises and Immigration. It was whilst there that she was designated a Trust and Estate Practitioner.
She then went on to the CIBC First Caribbean Banking Group where she contributed over a decade of Senior Executive leadership as Head of Governance & Corporate Secretary, General Counsel and Managing Director Human Resources, leading teams with responsibility for supporting over 20 companies or 3,500 employees in 17 Caribbean Countries. She amassed a wealth of experience whilst leading the banks legal team dealing with mergers and acquisitions, routine as well as complex financial arrangements, securities and debt offerings, intercompany arrangements and complex commercial litigation. She also was involved in managing relationships and accountabilities with ten banking regulators, four stock exchanges, four securities commissions without sanction and twelve trade unions without industrial unrest, even in the face of a major restructuring programme which she successfully led. Her experience on the inside makes her uniquely qualified to understand, manage expectations and assist corporate clients in a efficient and businesslike manner.
A skilled negotiator, trained Corporate Investigator, Mediator, Arbitrator, and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb), her ADR services are particularly tailored to support Executives in dealing with the gritty issues that plague corporate leadership and for parties who want to have some control over their outcomes, preserve relationships, and are interested in self-actualization in a win/win atmosphere.