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11-15 March, 2024

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BVI ARBITRATION WEEK 2024 WELCOME

BVI Arbitration Week is curated by the BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC) as a biennial week of events centered on arbitration enrichment, global networking, and promotion of the British Virgin Islands as a premier location for international arbitration.

BVI Arbitration Week 2024 will attract thought leaders worldwide and will focus on the Construction, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy and Fintech industries in the Caribbean.

Over the past ten years, these industries have been the subject of phenomenal growth because of direct investment from American and European investors with whom the Caribbean shares long standing economic ties. Asian and African investors who have recently entered the Caribbean market have added further growth.

WHY ATTEND?

Content

Roundtables and panel discussions where you can become part of the conversation

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Speakers

Trailblazing experts who are changing the face of international arbitration

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Networking

Quality networking opportunity via a boutique style conference

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Opportunities

Learn first-hand about growing opportunities in the Caribbean region

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BVI ARBITRATION WEEK 2024 CONFERENCE AGENDA

8:30am - 9:00am

Registration, Coffee & Tea

9:00am - 10:00am

CARIBBEAN CONSTRUCTION ROUNDTABLE

Opening Remarks and Introductions

The Caribbean construction industry faces a unique blend of opportunities and challenges. Our roundtable discussion is a dynamic forum where industry experts, professionals, and stakeholders convene to address pressing issues and collaboratively create solutions for a more efficient and harmonious construction landscape.

 

Participating in this roundtable allows participants to collaborate, share experiences, and contribute to the collective knowledge needed to manage construction disputes in the Caribbean. The goal is to identify challenges and forge solutions that benefit the entire industry collectively.

Roundtable Chair: Shan Greer – CEO of the BVI IAC Arbitration Centre

10:00am - 11:15am

Insights into the Current Landscape, Legal Framework, and Resolution Strategies for Construction Disputes in the Caribbean

The construction world is no stranger to disputes, whether they stem from contractual ambiguities, regulatory complexities, or differing stakeholder expectations. To successfully navigate this intricate terrain, understanding the current state of construction disputes, the legal and regulatory framework, and effective resolution mechanisms is paramount.

Session topics

1. Current State of Construction Disputes: A comprehensive overview of the current state of construction disputes, including the most common types of disputes, their causes, and their impact on the industry.

2. Legal and Regulatory Framework: An exploration of the legal and regulatory landscape governing construction disputes, addressing regional and international standards, as well as their influence on the resolution process.

3. Contractual Issues: An examination of the critical role of contracts in construction disputes, focusing on key elements such as ambiguities, delays, changes in scope, and payment disputes, as well as the role of international and regional banks in contract selection.

 

Speakers:

  • Salma Rahaman, Law Chambers
  • Gregory Pantin, Risk Management Group

8:30am - 9:00am

Registration, Coffee & Tea

9:00am - 9:45am

Welcome Remarks

Chair of the Board of the BVI IAC - John Beechey CBE

9:45am - 10:15am

Keynote I: Fintech and Blockchain Trends in the Caribbean

Topic: Crypto Assets Trends

We look at current trends in innovative financial technology, including the increasing use of digital assets by several jurisdictions and the rise in demand for regulation with a focus on the BVI and the wider Caribbean.

 

Speaker:

  • Hon. Lorna G. Smith, OBE, Deputy Premier Of the British Virgin Islands

8:30am - 9:00am

Coffee & Tea

9:00am - 10:30am
Session I: Bots or Brains: The AI Dilemma in Arbitration

Session I: Bots or Brains: The AI Dilemma in Arbitration

Conyers

In this topical session, our diverse panel of experts will discuss the increasing use of artificial intelligence in international arbitration, including the numerous opportunities it currently offers and the potential threats it might present.  Each of our speakers will provide thought-provoking analysis and insights into a particular aspect of AI’s role in arbitration, including in the appointment of tribunals, in gathering and evaluating evidence, as an aid to tribunals and cyborg tribunals, as well as the impact of AI on the independence and impartiality of arbitrators.  An interactive discussion will follow with our panellists responding to questions from the audience.

 

Moderators:

  • Mark Forte, Conyers
  • Dr Jane Fedotova, Conyers

Speakers:

  • Dmitri Evseev, Legaltech Entrepreneur
  • Professor Tania Sourdin, University of Newcastle Law School
  • David Blayney KC, Serle Court
  • (Amb.) (ret.) David Huebner, Huebner Arbitration

10:30am - 11:00am

Coffee Break

6:00am - 8:00am

Morning Hike

Embark on the Pineapple Fields Hiking Trip and create an unforgettable memory in the heart of the British Virgin Islands. Whether you are an experienced hiker or a nature enthusiast seeking a unique experience, this activity hosted by BVI HIKE is perfect for all skill levels. Participants will enjoy a local breakfast choice of salt-fish, avocado, and fried dumplings, served in calabash bowls along with a cup of fresh lemonade.

Dress Code: BVI Arbitration Week T-shirt + Hiking Attire

Max Capacity: 60

9:30am - 10:00am

Coffee & Tea

10:00am - 11:00am

Session I: The Arbitrability of Offshore Financial Centre Disputes

This session will generally discuss key issues in the offshore sector including:

  • The impact of the Privy Council judgement in FamilyMart and UKSC judgment in Mozambique;
  • The arbitrability of investment fund disputes, trust disputes, shareholder disputes, professional liability disputes.
  • Offshore jurisdictional differences concerning arbitrability

Moderator:

  • Andrew Pullinger, Campbells

Speakers:

  • Peter Mason, Arbitra International
  • Henry Tucker, Harneys
  • James Petkovic, Harneys

8:30am - 9:00am

Coffee & Tea

9:00am - 10:00am

Session I: The Future of Sports Arbitration in the Caribbean and Latin America

 

Moderator:

  • Daniel Brantes, Center for Mediation & Arbitration

Speakers

  • Tyrone Marcus, University of the West Indies
  • Carol Roberts, Sports Dispute Resolution Centre
  • William Sternheimer, Sports Law

 

Format: Remote/In Person

For remote participation, please register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/840263208877?aff=oddtdtcreator

 

1:00pm - 5:00pm

Arb Sail

Experience the ultimate boating adventure during BVI Arbitration Week 2024 with our highly anticipated excursion to Norman Island. Embark on a journey that promises to leave you captivated by the beauty of the British Virgin Islands and the excitement of the open sea.

 

Known as the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous novel, “Treasure Island” – this destination is steeped in mystery and allure. Be sure to wear your beach attire under your provided BVI Arbitration Week T-shirt. You will need to take a swim in the crystal-clear turquoise waters or simply bask in the sun.

 

Dress Code: BVI Arbitration Week T-shirt + Beach Attire

Lunch is included

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BVI ARBITRATION WEEK 2024 OUR SPEAKERS

Elise Donovan

CEO, BVI Finance

James Petkovic

Counsel, Harneys

Jane Fedotova

Senior Associate, Conyers

Maria Eugenia Ramirez

Partner, Hogan Lovells

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Deputy Premier Hon. Lorna Smith OBE

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