This is an online event hosted by CIArb’s YMG, taking place on 26 January 2021. This event is part of the Caribbean & Central America leg of the CIArb YMG World Tour 2021. This event takes place at 5.00pm GMT, 12.00pm ET, please check your local time zone.
WEEK 2, THE CARIBBEAN SERIES: The Caribbean’s unique diversity comprised of numerous sovereign nations offers a vast array of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) forums and frameworks which provide a strong rule of law, allow disputing parties access to justice and serve as a quick, cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation.
Please note that this event will be conducted in English.
Cost(s): Attendance to this online event is free, however pre-registration is required.
CIArb is proud to collaborate with the following ADR institutions in the production of this event:
Paula Gibbs, Senior Associcate, Harneys (British Virgin Islands)
Paula is a Senior Associate at Harneys in the BVI. She is a dispute resolution lawyer with experience in London, Singapore, Hong Kong, the BVI, Australia and New Zealand. She is admitted in England & Wales, New Zealand and the BVI. Her clients include listed companies, international law firms, high net worth individuals and insolvency practitioners.
Paula advises on complex commercial disputes including shareholder disputes, international fraud and asset tracing, cross-border insolvency, asset-tracing and enforcement. She frequently works on urgent injunction applications including freezing injunctions and disclosure orders in support of foreign court proceedings.
Paula has advised on adhoc and institutional arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL rules. Her recent experience includes court applications in support of arbitration and enforcement of arbitration awards.
Paula has appeared as junior counsel in the BVI and as sole and junior counsel in the High Court and Court of Appeal of New Zealand. She has experience in all forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, negotiation and arbitration.
Recent matters include:
- Advising Convoy Collateral Limited on a Black Swan injunction in support of Hong Court fraud Proceedings.
- Enforcing an LCIA arbitration award by appointing a liquidator over the respondent.
- Resisting an application for interim relief in support of unfair prejudice proceedings under section 184I of the Business Companies Act.
- Obtaining a stay of unfair prejudice proceedings in favour of arbitration including confirming the stay at the Court of Appeal.
- Advising the provisional liquidators of a Cayman incorporated HKSE listed company on a fraud claim against former directors and related asset tracing/ preservation.
- Advising a NASDAQ listed company in relation to s238 fair value litigation in the Cayman Islands.
- Advising a multinational on a product liability/ supply chain arbitration worth EUR 1bn.
-Advising on a dispute in relation to the design and build contract for a geothermal power plant including a related business interruption insurance claim.
- Acting for a US investment bank in a SIAC arbitration concerning allegations of financial products misselling worth USD90m.
-Acting for a Singaporean bank in an arbitration related to derivative hedging contracts.
-Acting for investors in arbitrations against the Government of Belize in relation to expropriation and related court proceedings.
Dr. Christopher Malcolm FCIArb LL.B. LEC LL.M. PhD Partner, Malcolm Gordon Attorneys-at-Law (Jamaica)
Dr. Malcolm is a Former Attorney General, British Virgin Islands; Director, Mona Law Institutes Unit, Deputy Dean for External Affairs, and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law at Mona, University of the West Indies; Executive Director, Street Law Caribbean; Secretary General, Mona International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation; Member, Caribbean ADR Chambers; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Caribbean Branch; Member, Technical Advisory Group, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT) Project, which is concerned with Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
Dr Malcolm is an alumnus of Munro College; the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill; the Norman Manley Law School; the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University London; and the UNCTAD Virtual Institute, in collaboration with the Universities of Barcelona and Chile, where he examined Legal Instruments of Economic Law and Regional Integration.
Dr Malcolm has published several peer reviewed and other journal articles. He has also presented at or facilitated local, regional, and international conferences, the most recent include: the 2011 Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Hyderabad, India; the 2013 Cambridge Economic Crimes Symposium at Jesus College; the 2013 Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Cape Town, South Africa; the 2nd Annual Arbitration & Investment Forum in Nassau, Bahamas, January 2014; and the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT) Symposium to consider a Model Arbitration Law for CARICOM Member States, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 2015.
Dr Malcolm has represented both public and private sector persons and entities generally, as well as more specifically in relation to Arbitration and ADR. He is available to accept appointments as an Arbitrator or Mediator, and to serve as party representative, concerning private as well as public sector matters. While the scope of Arbitration, Mediation and other services that Dr Malcolm is able to provide is broad, he has special interest in matters involving Banking and Finance, Insurance and Securities, Corporate and Commercial, Construction and Real Estate, Administrative Law and Employment, general Contract and related matters.
Rose Rameau FCIArb JD LLM, Partner, RAMEAU International Law (U.S.A.)
Rose Rameau is the Founding Partner of the RAMEAU INTERNATIONAL LAW, a boutique firm specializing in public international law and white-collar defense investigations. Recipient of the 2020 ABA International Law Section Mayre Rasmussen Award for the Advancement of Women in International Law; licensed to practice law in Paris, France, Republic of Ghana, District of Columbia, New Jersey and Florida; fluent in English, French, and Spanish and Haitian Creole, Rose Rameau is a leading practitioner with over 20 years experiences in international arbitration, investor-state treaty-based dispute, cross border disputes, white collar defense investigations (FCPA, UK Bribery Act and French anti-corruption laws. She advises and represents sovereign states and companies on international disputes resolution and international law and has been appointed by investor and sovereign state as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator respectively in disputes concerning African states and foreign investors. Attorney Rameau recently obtained complete victory for the Federation of Nigeria in an oil and gas dispute of USD 3 billion claim involving expropriation allegations of the investments of an American company with Italian shareholders.
As a Former Fulbright Scholar at the University of Ghana School of Law from 2014-2016, Ms. Rameau taught Investment law, International Commercial Arbitration, Invertor-State Arbitration, General Principles of Arbitration as well as Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration. Her Fulbright research entitled “Class Action Arbitration: The effective solution for Resolving Human Rights Violations Related to Oil and Gas Industry”, had allowed her to research Ghana’s state responsibility in the management of its natural resources vis-à-vis the right of indigenous people when signing concession agreements with investors. Prior to becoming a Fulbright Scholar in Ghana, she managed her own practice in France and in the United States and worked on special consulting projects at major international law firms. In addition, Ms. Rameau has held academic positions in Paris-France, at the Université Panthéon Assas (Paris II) and Université Paris Est Créteil (Paris12).
Ms. Rameau is trained in both civil and common law. She was the Vice-Chair of the Africa Committee and the International Energy and Natural Resources Committee of the ABA International Law Section for four years. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in the UK as well as Member of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), Paris, France. She is listed as arbitrator at the Cairo Regional Center for International Commercial Arbitration in Egypt (CRCICA), the Kigali International Arbitration Center in Rwanda (KIAC), the Chambre de Conciliation et D’Arbitrage d’Haiti (CCAH), the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Center (BVI IAC), and the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of OHADA, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (CCJA).
Ms. Rameau is also a Board Member of the Jamaica International Arbitration Center and is on the Board of Directors of ArbitralWomen. She is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and is an ICC Court Member on behalf of Haiti. Ms. Rameau was recently appointed Member of the ICC Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration. On July 14, 2020, Haiti appointed Ms. Rameau to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. She is on the CPR Panels of Distinguished Neutrals in particular the Energy, Oil and Gas Panel.
Professor John Rooney FCIArb, University of Miami School of Law (U.S.A.)
John Rooney is an International Arbitrator, Practicing Attorney and Adjunct Professor at University of Miami School of Law where he teaches International Commercial Arbitration and International Business transactions. With both civil law and common law education, Rooney is barred in Louisiana, Texas and Florida.
Rooney’s practice focuses on international commercial matters. His practice and experience as an arbitrator encompasses both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in US, Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and ICSID. He is also the vice-chair of the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS). He has also been, for over a decade, coaching Miami Law students participating in various International Arbitration Moot Competitions including Willem C. Vis. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and teaches the International Commercial Arbitration Seminar and the International Business Transactions course at the University of Miami School of Law.
Theominique Nottage MCIArb
Theominique’s educational background is diverse having studied in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Spain.
As a 2005 Gerace Research Centre Scholarship recipient, she holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree with Integral Honours in International Studies and Spanish from Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY, USA). Theominique has also studied Spanish at Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (San Jose, Costa Rica) and the Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain). As a result, she has been certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as having Intermediate High proficiency in Spanish. In 2013 Theominique obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados) and in 2015 she received the Legal Education Certificate from the Council of Legal Education’s Eugene Dupuch Law School (Nassau, The Bahamas). Theominique was subsequently called to the Bar of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in October 2015.
Earlier in 2015, Theominique was competitively selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and in December 2016 she was awarded a Masters of Law with Merit in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from the top-ranked School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom). Not one to rest on her laurels, in 2017 Theominique was designated as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“MCIArb”) and joined the Executive Committee of The Bahamas’ Branch (“CIArb Bahamas”). In 2018, Theominique also obtained a Certificate in International Arbitration Award Writing with Distinction from the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom).
Besides her academic accomplishments, Theominique has maintained a strong commitment to her professional development. She has served as the Chair of the Young Arbitrators Committee of CIArb Bahamas since 2017. In 2019, she was elected to a two-year term as Co-Chair of Young ICCA, the leading global international arbitration network of over 8,500 members for young practitioners which is organized under the auspices of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”). In the aforementioned roles, Theominique has organized and led webinars, initiatives and projects for the benefit of international arbitration practitioners under 40 years of age both locally and internationally. In addition, Theominique serves as the Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association and is a member of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Federation ADR Committee, the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum and the London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group. As to her civic involvement, Theominique is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Theominique has also published articles on international arbitration and environmental law. Her articles have appeared in the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal and most recently in the April 2020 edition of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners Journal.
In August 2020, Theominique joined the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration as an Arbitration Consultant to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas following a successful stint as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group of a Tier 1 commercial law firm in The Bahamas.
Ishaan Madaan, Founder, Arbinsol (India, U.S.A.)
Ishaan Madaan is the founder of Arbinsol, a platform advancing research, dialogue and thought leadership on the interplay between international arbitration and insolvency. An Indian barred attorney with almost a decade’s experience spanning commercial arbitration, civil and corporate litigation, insolvency and restructuring practice, Ishaan acquired his Masters in International Arbitration from Miami Law as its first FDI Moot Scholar.
Ishaan has advised and represented several international clients through his practice in India on a plethora of issues, and has been certified for admission to the New York State Bar. He mixes his practice of law with academia, and regularly writes and lectures on international arbitration.