BVI IAC at Paris Arbitration Week 2022

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The BVI International Arbitration Centre team heads to Paris, France for Paris Arbitration Week 2022 taking place on March 28th to April 1st. PAW 2022 provides both a virtual and in-person opportunity for attendees to explore the new BVI IAC Rules, along with our hosted panel ...

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ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration

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12/12/2021 to 14/12/2021 BVI IAC Registrar Hana Doumal will be attending the 19th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration "Latam arbitration under scrutiny: a challenge to legitimacy".  The conference features experts in the field as well ...

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International Arbitration in the Caribbean

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Our CEO, Mr. Francois Lassalle, and our Registrar, Ms. Hana Doumal, recently authored an article on International Arbitration in the Caribbean published in The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2022 by Global Arbitration Review (GAR).  GAR is the world's leading...

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Procedural Orders 2.0 for Virtual Arbitration

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Our CEO, Mr. Francois Lassalle, recently authored an article on procedural orders' practicalities for virtual proceedings published in the Jan-March 2021 issue of Corporate Disputes Magazine.  Corporate Disputes is an e-magazine dedicated to the latest devel...

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Virtual Arbitration - BVI IAC

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The BVI International Centre, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, has switched all its services to virtual. The Centre can support clients to transition their existing or new arbitrations, appointing authority cases, fund holding cases and expert determination cases to a virtual platfo...

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Covid-19 Update, BVI IAC

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Response to COVID-19 In light of the continued spread of COVID-19 and more recently, the ‘global pandemic’ declaration by the World Health Organization, we at the BVI International Arbitration Centre have been taking various precautionary measures and adjusting our...

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WHEN LOGIC FAILS: DUE PROCESS PARANOIA

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An increasing number of arbitration users and practitioners criticize the unreasonable increase of procedural complaints related to due process observance, because it has given rise to excessive costs and extended the duration of arbitration proceedings. If you are a lawyer in a ...

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BVI IAC - Arbitration Review of the Americas 2020

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The BVI IAC was pleased to contribute to THE ARBITRATION REVIEW OF THE AMERICAS 2020, via a paper on Arbitration in the Caribbean.  For the full article, please click ont he below: GAR Article Download PDF

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DIVERSITY - TIME FOR DISRUPTION?

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Over the last ten years, the conversation has turned to a serious consideration of diversity in international arbitration. In that context, it has been submitted that the multiplicity of views is fundamental for a fair process and outcome. It has been further posited that widenin...

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PARTICIPATE: Commonwealth International Arbitration Study

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The Commonwealth Secretariat is conducting a Study on challenges to accessing international commercial arbitration across the Commonwealth, and potential solutions. The Secretariat was requested to conduct the study by Senior Officials of Commonwealth Law Ministries at their meet...

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BVI IAC signed a Cooperation Agreement with the PCA

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10 October 2018 BVI IAC signed a Cooperation Agreement with the PCA On 4 October 2018, a cooperation agreement was concluded between the BVI IAC and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA). The agreement was signed on behalf of the PCA by its Secretary-General, Mr Hugo S...

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BVI IAC - Arbitration Review of the Americas 2019

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  The BVI IAC was pleased to contribute to The Arbitration Review of the Americas 2019, via a paper on the Rise of Arbitration in the Caribbean.  For the full article, please click ont he below: BCDR Article Download PDF

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The Importance of BCDR in an Era of Climate Disruption

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Francois Lassalle, CEO of the BVI IAC recently published an article on The Importance of BCDR in an Era of Climate Disruption: Hurricane Irma passed through the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on 6 September 2017 and inflicted widespread damage. Within the following two week...

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UNIDROIT Principles & Commentary

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Prof. Dr. Eckart Broedermann recently published his commentary on the 211 principles of the UNIDROIT Principles of Commercial Contracts, an ingenious tool for cross-border contract drafting and dispute resolution on neutral ground providing a practice-proven bridge between common...

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BVI IAC Welcomes 9 New Arbitrators

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BVI IAC Welcomes Nine New Arbitrators To Its Panel!   The BVI IAC’s arbitration panel features over 200 highly regarded international arbitrators and other dispute resolution practitioners, drawn from both common law and civil law jurisdictions, who will be able ...

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CIArb Caribbean Branch Newsletter Article

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Francois Lassalle discusses the history on the BVI IAC since inception and updates us following Hurricane Irma and gives some thoughts about the year ahead. CIArb Newsletter Article Download PDF

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Find Comfort in Arbitration

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Francois Lassalle discusses the usefulness of Arbitration in resolving disputes and ways for clients and counsel to turn a litigation case into an arbitration in order to have disputes resolved in the quickest and most cost-effective way. Find Comfort in Arbitration Downl...

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GAR - BVI recovers after hurricanes

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GAR published an interesting article about the BVI and the role of the BVI IAC post Hurricane Irma: click here GAR - BVI recovers after hurricanes Download PDF

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IADC Committee Newsletter

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Nicholas Burkill reports on the creation of the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre and its contribution to the international arbitration and business communities. IADC Newsletter October 2017 Download PDF

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Hurricane Irma & Maria Update

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  Hurricane Irma passed through the British Virgin Islands on 6 September 2017 and inflicted widespread damage. Two weeks later on 20 September 2017, Hurricane Maria passed through the territory causing further damage to the already devastated islands. We are delighted to...

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BVI Labour Code Exempting Arbitrators from Work Permit Requirement

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Tortola, British Virgin Islands [July 27, 2017]: The BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC) is delighted to announce that on 20th July 2017, the Government of the Virgin Islands passed the Labour Code (Work Permit Exemption) Order, under which persons coming into the terr...

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British Virgin Islands Launches Int'l Arbitration Centre

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Law360, New York (November 16, 2016, 1:21 PM EST) -- The British Virgin Islands on Wednesday launched its International Arbitration Centre, an institution the territory hopes will become the regional center of choice for arbitration arising from business activity worldwide. The ...

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