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Bahamas Arbitratation Branch gear up for Arbritration and Investment Summit in The Bahamas
By Azaleta Ishmael-Newry
Jan 22, 2019 - 1:14:41 PM

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Shown in the photo from left to right are: (Seated) Michael Diggiss, second vice-chair and public relations, Peter Maynard, chair, and Cherise Cox-Nottage, first vice-chair. (Standing): William Higgs, chair of education and training, Magistrate Rengin Johnson, CIArb Freeport, Shellyn Ingraham, assistant secretary, Justice Rubie Nottage (retired), Ryan Pinder, partner, Graham Thompson and Co. Photo by Azaleta Ishmael-Newry.

Nassau, Bahamas - The Charter Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Bahamas branch held a luncheon to discuss the latest developments in the field of arbitration and mediation and to prepare for an upcoming Summit. The 7th Annual Arbitration and Investment Summit will be take place on Friday, January 25, 2019 at the Baha Mar Convention Centre.

"Several times a year, The Bahamas Branch of CIArb offers training courses in mediation, arbitration and construction adjudication in Nassau and in Freeport,” said Williams Higgs, Chair of education and training. “The cost is comparable to the London-based courses and we expect to offer courses within the first quarter of 2019 and will share the details as soon as they are confirmed," he said.

“In the meantime, a great educational and networking opportunity will take place at the upcoming Arbitration and Investment Summit,” said Peter Maynard, FCIArb, Head of Law Department, University of The Bahamas and senior partner, Peter D Maynard, Counsel and Attorneys who is also a speaker.

Other speakers at the event include the Hon. Sir Dennis Byron, Former President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, President of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, the Hon. Barry Leon, Arbitrator and Mediator, Former BVI Commercial Court Judge, Anette Magnusson, Secretary-General at the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Sweden. For more information, please contact Maynard Law Firm at 242-325-5335.

The Charter Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Bahamas is one of 37 branches of professional arbitrators and mediators. CIArb supports more than 15,000 alternative dispute resolution practitioners in 133 countries around the world. CIArb Bahamas remains committed to: promoting intelligent debate regarding arbitration; developing international arbitration as a core competency of the Bahamian legal profession; and building a critical mass of properly trained, accredited and experienced Bahamian arbitrators. CIArb is a not-for-profit, U.K. registered charity and it is governed by a Council of 15 members, coming from all sectors of the country including Freeport, Grand Bahama. More information can be found at www.ciarb.org.

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