Clive Stanbrook was a founder member of Stanbrooks Law. Clive was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1972, TCI bar in 1985 and New York bar in 1988.
Clive was actively involved in the development of the TCI for more than three decades. His first court appearance in the TCI was to oppose a US extradition claim(successfully)on a well known local Islander. Subsequently he has advised successive governors and departments of the civil service and private clients on various matters including customs trade and other regulatory matters. He represented the TCI government in the important EU OCTA Association for seven years, three of which he was President of the Group that comprised all the dependent territories of the EU. During this period of time, Clive organized a conference in TCI on the practical, commercial and economic issues of particular relevance to small island economies - attended by more than 20 country delegations.
An experienced international trade and competition lawyer, he pioneered the trade practice in Brussels and has conducted anti-dumping cases and advised on WTO / International trade issues in many parts of the world. Over the years Clive had developed a substantial experience in providing EU law advice in a number of industries, including retailing, pulp and paper, textiles, engineering, chemicals, cement and the services sectors.
With particular expertise in Africa, Clive’s work included the successful defense of Dr. Hastings Banda in the Mwanza trial in Malawi in 1995.
Co-author of"Dumpingand Subsidies", now in its third edition(Kluwer,1996); co-author of"Extradition- The Law and Practice"(nowin its second edition - Oxford University Press, 2000); and co-editor of"InternationalTrade Law and Practice"(Euromoney,1990).
Clive was a former President of the British Chamber of Commerce for Belgium and Luxembourg and was awarded the OBE for services to the British Industry in the EU in 1987 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1989.
Clive passed away on 13 April 2018.