Disputes in the Caribbean Energy Sector: Past, Present and Future

As part of Paris Arbitration Week 2022, the BVI International Arbitration Centre is proud to partner with EDAC on what promises to be an exciting thought leadership session. Taking place live from Paris on March 30th, 2022 at  2:30 PM to 4:30 PM (GMT), “Disputes in the Caribbean Energy Sector: Past, Present and Future” includes expert guest speakers: Shan Greer, Calvin Hamilton, Conway Blake, Dany Khayat, and Ayse Lowe. Moderators include Elif Duranay and Hana Doumal.

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Hana Doumal

Ms. Hana Doumal leads the Secretariat of the BVI International Arbitration Centre. Hana has served in the arbitration sector at leading international firms and arbitral institutions in Hong Kong, Washington, D.C. and Paris. She has experience in commercial arbitration and investor-State arbitration, working in English, French and Spanish.

Before joining the BVI IAC, Hana was a Registered Foreign Lawyer in the international arbitration practice of Pinsent Masons in their Hong Kong office. She previously worked as a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the arbitration team of King & Wood Mallesons in Hong Kong, and before that, as Counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC). Her experience also includes an externship at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, D.C. In Paris, she was an associate in the International Litigation and Arbitration practice of Foley Hoag, and she completed internships at Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills.

Hana received her Master of Laws in International Legal Studies from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and her Master of Laws in Arbitration and International Business Law, with honors, from the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. At the University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, she received both her Master of Laws in Comparative Law and Arab Countries Law and her Maîtrise in International Law. Hana received her Bachelor of Laws from the University Complutense of Madrid, with honors, after studying at the University of Rouen.


Shan Greer

Shan M. Greer is an independent arbitrator, mediator, and lawyer based on the island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean. She has over twenty years of experience advising clients on a wide variety of commercial transactions and disputes with specific expertise in construction law. Known for a practical and commercially sensitive approach, Shan Greer has successfully handled a wide variety of transactions and disputes across multiple jurisdictions in the Caribbean, Europe and North America. She qualified as a barrister and solicitor in England and has a Master from Kings College London in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution.  She is admitted to practice in Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Belize.   

Shan Greer regularly acts as an arbitrator, adjudicator and mediator in ad hoc, institutional, international and domestic arbitrations in both civil and common law jurisdictions. She is currently named to the roster of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre, Dispute Resolution Centre in Trinidad and Tobago, Dispute Resolution Association in St. Lucia and the Jamaica International Arbitration Centre. Saint Lucia nominated Shan Greer for inclusion in the CARICOM Secretariats List of Arbitrators and Conciliators established under the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas.  Recently, she was appointed by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in an international oil and gas dispute.

Shan Greer is passionate about education.  She not only co-founded the Caribbean ADR Initiative, a nonprofit promoting the use of ADR in the Caribbean, but is a past Chair and current Education Director for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Caribbean Branch. Both these roles have afforded her the opportunity to share her expertise and experience with other Caribbean professionals with the view to building capacity in the region.


Calvin Hamilton

Calvin is a Chartered Arbitrator with more than 30 years’ experience. He has sat as arbitrator under ICC, ICDR, LCIA, Madrid Court of Arbitration, Zurich Chamber of Commerce, Hungarian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and UNCITRAL Rules in a variety of seats located in the Caribbean, Latin America, USA, Africa and Europe. Calvin is a highly regarded Member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. His expertise and knowledge lie in Investor State and Commercial disputes arising from administrative and public law, retail and consumer, energy and natural resources, mergers & acquisitions, crossborder transactions including distribution, agency, franchise and transfer agreements, and acquisition of assets and/or shares. His primary focus is in the Caribbean, Latin America, London, Continental Europe and US. Calvin’s experience includes common law and civil law which he developed in his practice in Spain, the Commonwealth Caribbean, including Guyana and Barbados, and the US. He is fluent in Spanish, proficient in French and has working knowledge of Portuguese. He is a dual national of Guyana and Spain and admitted in New York and Madrid.


Conway Blake

Conway Blake is International Counsel in the International Disputes Group at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, based in London. He serves as counsel in a range of contentious matters, particularly in investor-state arbitration, public international law disputes and commercial arbitrations governed by various substantive laws and conducted under the major arbitral rules. He has been recognised as a leading figure international arbitration and public international law in Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500. He is a visiting lecturer in international commercial arbitration at the University of the West Indies, and has represented corporate and sovereign clients in arbitral disputes in the Caribbean region, particularly in the energy and telecommunication sectors.


Ayse Lowe

 Ayse Lowe joined Bench Walk Advisors in 2018 and is Global Head of Origination, based in London. She has an outstanding reputation in the litigation funding industry, where she originates, underwrites, and monitors funding in various litigation sectors including international and commercial arbitration, insolvency, class actions and global litigation matters as well as law firm and corporate portfolio arrangements and defense funding.

Prior to joining Bench Walk Advisors, Ayse worked as a Technical Manager in Arthur J Gallagher’s dispute resolution team where she worked with international law firms and litigation funders around the world to deliver funding and insurance solutions. She has seven years senior technical underwriting experience with a global funder based in London, where she reviewed over 400 cases a year.


Elif Duranay

Elif obtained her LL.B. from Bilkent University and holds an LL.M in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from the Queen Mary University of London. She is still an LL.M student of private law at Ankara University. After completing her undergraduate degree, she worked in law firms serving many local and foreign energy and mining companies. Afterwards, she served as the in-house legal counsel of one of the biggest conglomerates in Turkey, consisting of companies operating in petroleum (upstream) and gold mining sectors, among other industries. Elif, who has gained experience in international dispute resolution during her career, continues to provide comprehensive legal services with her own boutique law firm, Duranay Law Office, to her clients from the energy and mining sectors. She is also the Vice Secretary General of the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center (EDAC).

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