Join us for a complimentary workshop on practical implications for litigation and arbitration of recent expansions of international sanctions.


EVENT DATE:       

Monday 7 November 2022,  4.45–6.30pm (BVI time). Registration from 4.30pm. Networking Reception 6.30-8pm


BVI International Arbitration Centre, 3rd Floor, Ritter House



The Honourable Barry Leon, Independent Arbitrator with Caribbean Arbitrators; former BVI Commercial Court Judge

Dancia Penn OBE KC, Dancia Penn & Co; Independent Arbitrator with Caribbean Arbitrators



Keynote Speaker


Khawar Qureshi KC, Head of McNair International


His Excellency Governor John Rankin CMG, British Virgin Islands

The Honourable Dawn J. Smith, BVI Attorney General

Fiona Forbes-Vanterpool, BVI Attorney General’s Chambers

Brodrick Penn, Director of Enforcement, BVI Financial Services Commission

Sjoerd Koster, President, BVI Bankers Association

Natalia Petrik, Deputy Secretary-General, The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce


The keynote presentation is by Khawar Qureshi KC, a Commercial Litigation and International Law Counsel with very extensive experience of multi-jurisdictional disputes. Before taking Silk in 2006 he was a UK Government “A” Panel Treasury Counsel who has advised State and commercial entities extensively on UK, EU and US sanctions, and has appeared in courts, as well as arbitral tribunals, all over the world including the BVI. A panel of eminent speakers will discuss practical consequences of sanctions in the BVI and other Caribbean / Offshore jurisdictions, and possible solutions. Questions and discussion will be welcome.


The event will be held both in-person (for those within the BVI) and online.


To register to participate in-person, please click here

To register to participate online, please click here