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Hon. Mark J. Golding

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Admitted to practice in Jamaica in 1990. He was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford University and University College London, England. Mark practised as an Associate at another prominent Jamaican firm until he joined HMF in 1993.

He was a founding director of Dehring Bunting & Golding Limited, investment bankers, unit trust managers, stockbrokers and financial advisers (now Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited), and also serves as Chairman of the Mona Rehabilitation Foundation and a director of Caribbean Information & Credit Rating Services Limited (CariCRIS), the first regional ratings agency for the Caribbean, and has served as a Director of GraceKennedy Limited as well as the Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited.

Mark has developed a strong commercial practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking, securities and other financial services, taxation, and property. He has served as the representative of the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica before the Joint Select Committee of the Houses of Parliament and the Select Committee of the Jamaican Senate in considering the new Companies Act for Jamaica. He was appointed by the Minister of Finance & Planning to serve as a member of the Task Force to establish the Financial Services Commission, the regulator of non-deposit taking financial services institutions. He has also served on the Bank of Jamaica's task force, which reviewed the legislation governing the operations of the central bank. He has been a member of the Jamaican Senate since 2007 and served with distinction and excellence as the Minister of Justice for Jamaica between January, 2012 to March, 2016.

He is named as one of the Leading Commercial Lawyers in Jamaica by both Chambers Global and IFLR.