Senator Anthony Vieira
Mr. Anthony D. Vieira is an Independent Senator in the Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago.
Mr. Vieira has been a practising attorney-at-law since 1983 in civil, industrial, family and criminal law. He is a graduate of the UWI Faculty of Law, the Hugh Wooding Law School and the Institute of International Relations and is a certified advanced commercial mediator. In the British Virgin Islands, he worked as senior crown counsel in the Attorney General's chambers, where he prosecuted serious and complex criminal offences and worked closely with the Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies in the regulation of off-shore financial services.
Mr. Vieira has served on numerous committees and held various appointments, including legal consultant to the Minister of Education; member of the committee responsible for the review and drafting of the Telecommunications Bill 2000; and member of the Code of Ethics Grievance Committee of the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
Mr. Vieira is counsel to many performing artistes and is legal counsel to the National Carnival Bands Association. He has also worked extensively in the field of intellectual property protection, beginning as a member of the Ad Hoc Committee established to review the intellectual property laws of Trinidad and Tobago in 1993, and continuing up to 2010 when he served as a member of the committee constituted by the Minister of Legal Affairs to make recommendations for the protection, commercialisation and intellectual property management for the sports industry.
Mr. Vieira was a member of the ministerial committee appointed to implement the draft National Intellectual Property Policy. From 2010 to 2014 he was the representative of the Law Association on the Mediation Board of Trinidad and Tobago and was attached to the law firm of Mair and Company from 1996 to 2017. From 2021 to 2013 he serves as Vice-President for the Sub-Region of the Caribbean ParlAmericas Network on Climate Change.