Marc S. Harrison is the founding partner of Harrison & Harrison, Attorneys-at-Law, located in Kingston, Jamaica. Marc was admitted to the Jamaican Bar in 1996.
Marc’s legal career started at the esteemed Chambers of the Attorney General of Jamaica where he rose to the ranks of an Assistant Attorney General. While in the Commercial Division of the Chambers, Marc was responsible for drafting and reviewing contracts to which the Government of Jamaica was party. He provided vital legal advice to the several statutory bodies of Jamaica and the departments of the Government of Jamaica. He also represented the Government of Jamaica in International Capital Market Bond Issues and in domestic and international commercial litigation matters. Marc later availed his legal expertise in the International Division of the Chambers by providing legal advice on Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements, International Treaties and other international matters involving Jamaica.
When Marc was invited to the private sector as Group General Counsel and Compliance Officer at Jamaica Money Market Brokers Limited Group of Companies (“JMMB Group”, he was vested with the responsibility of pioneering the legal and regulatory framework on behalf of the JMMB Group. He liaised with both local and overseas regulatory bodies, ensured compliance with relevant legislation, represented the JMMB Group in court proceedings and advised on all legal matters. Marc was later appointed Company Secretary for the JMMB Group.
In 2007, Marc transitioned to Harrison & Harrison, which has now become a leading law firm in Jamaica in the representation of securities dealers. As the firm’s Managing Partner, Marc has developed the firm’s practice areas: Securities, Banking, Business/Commercial, Mergers & Acquisitions, Unit Trusts and Pensions.
As the firm’s lead commercial attorney, Marc represents and provides legal advice to major financial houses and securities dealers. In particular he has represented clients in:
- negotiating with international bankers various trading agreements including ISDA Master Agreements, derivatives confirmations, prime brokerage agreements and other financing agreements
- mergers and acquisitions involving both private and public companies
- private placement and public offerings; and
- streamlining internal documentation e.g. account opening documents, credit documentation, standing order instructions etc.
Harrison & Harrison has seen growth in its practice and expertise and continues to experience an expansion year-on-year in its client base and quantum of transactions for which it is retained.
Marc continues to provide the firm’s clients with the benefit of his long and vast legal experience and the business acumen that he has developed during his decorated career.