TORTOLA, British Virgin Islands (1 August 2023) – The British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC) is proud to announce that its CEO, Ms. Shan Greer is among the 17-member delegation on a trade mission to Guyana from 30th July to 4th August 2023. The delegation comprises representatives from the financial services industry and various business sectors, highlighting the vast scope of commercial engagement between Guyana and the BVI. The trade mission is being led by the Deputy Premier and Minister for Financial Services, Labour, and Trade, the Hon. Lorna Smith, OBE, TEP, FCG,

Guyana has emerged as an economic powerhouse with an impressive overall growth rate and has been attracting investments from around the world. As a global partner, the British Virgin Islands (BVI) offers a natural alliance for Guyana. With a proven record of accomplishment in facilitating cross-border trade and investment, the BVI is well-positioned to contribute to the burgeoning economic activity in Guyana.

The primary objective of the mission is to present the BVI’s financial services offerings, the advantages of using BVI corporate structures, and its expertise in facilitating global cross-border business.

During the mission, Ms. Greer will speak on the BVI’s sophisticated legal framework and meeting the demands of the international business community for a neutral, impartial, efficient and reliable dispute resolution.

“With Oil and Gas being one of four industries the BVI IAC will be highlighting for BVI Arbitration Week 2024, the timing of the Guyana trade mission could not be more perfect. As a jurisdiction we have a lot to offer Guyana and the wider Caribbean.” – said CEO, Shan Greer



About the British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre:

The BVI IAC was established to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of arbitration users worldwide. The Centre meets the demands of the international business community for a neutral, impartial, efficient, and reliable dispute resolution institution in the Caribbean, Latin America, and at the crossroads of the Americas. The BVI offers a quality legal framework and a stable political environment as a British Overseas Territory Party to the New York Convention. Users of the BVI IAC arbitration clause benefit from arbitration-friendly legislation that improves ease of business and support. The BVI IAC Panel includes arbitrators from over 40 countries, speaking more than 20 languages, and is one of the most gender-diverse panels in the world. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the flexibility to meet the unique requirements of any virtual arbitration, BVI IAC offers world-class facilities for conducting arbitral hearings. For more information, please visit

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