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AMCC Public Seminar - Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration
6:00 PM18:00

AMCC Public Seminar - Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration

We are delighted to inform you that, with the generous support of the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Canada, the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean (AMCC) will host the first in a series of seminars on Contemporary Issues in International Arbitration on Monday 21st October 2019 at 6:00 pm – 8:00pm at the Courtyard by Marriott, Bridgetown, Barbados.

The seminar will feature a presentation by Mr. Calvin Hamilton, a leading international arbitrator and founder of Hamilton Abogados. Hamilton Abogados is consistently ranked among the top 100 practices by Global Arbitration Review, and Mr. Hamilton is included in the Who’s Who of Arbitration Practitioners. He has also served as the Vice-chair of the Barbados branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

This is a FREE public seminar. All are welcome to attend.

Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at

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Sports Law Masterclass - 14 November 2019 - Courtyard by Marriott
9:00 AM09:00

Sports Law Masterclass - 14 November 2019 - Courtyard by Marriott

We are pleased to inform you that the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean (AMCC) will host a one-day Sports Law Masterclass on Thursday 14 November 2019 at the Courtyard by Marriott, Bridgetown, Barbados. The Masterclass is aimed primarily at lawyers, sports administrators and athletes interested in having an understanding of the complex interaction between law and sport.

The Masterclass, which will be facilitated by Sports Lawyers/Adjunct Lecturers in Sports Law at the University of the West Indies [St Augustine and Cave Hill, respectively] and co-authors of the leading text book, Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law (Routledge, London), J. Tyrone Marcus and Jason Haynes, will run from 9:00am - 5:00pm.

 The Masterclass will address the following topics:
- sports law and its relevance to the Caribbean;
- sports contracts;
- intellectual property rights in sport;
- doping in sport;
- civil liability in sport; and
- criminal liability, ethics and integrity in sport

 Participants will receive an AMCC Certificate of Completion at the conclusion of the Masterclass.

 Only 20 spaces are available!

 Cost: $BBD 650.00 (includes lunch, coffee breaks and certificate of completion).

RSVP: / 1-246-261-5451.

RSVP by: 11 November 2019.

 The Masterclass will be followed by a FREE Public Seminar on Sports Dispute Resolution on the evening of 14th November 2019 (6:00pm - 8pm) at the Marriott. The Public Seminar is funded by the Compete Caribbean Partnership Facility, under the auspices of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Government of Canada. More information on the Public Seminar will follow in a subsequent email.

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12:00 PM12:00

WIPO/AMCC FREE WEBINAR: 3 SEPTEMBER 2019 - 12 p.m - 1:00 p.m

We are delighted to partner with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Centre to deliver a FREE WEBINAR on IP Dispute Resolution, which is slated for 3 September 2019, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (AST).

In this FREE WEBINAR, you will learn about WIPO’s and AMCC's Alternative Dispute Resolution services for a range of intellectual property disputes, including copyright, trademark, patent, designs and domain name, event management, publishing, software, marketing, merchandising, sports and sponsorship disputes.

Please register your interest here:

Who should attend this webinar? IP owners and managers, startups managers, lawyers, in-house counsel, business executives, technology transfer professionals, artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and other IP stakeholders.

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Construction Contracts Masterclass
9:00 AM09:00

Construction Contracts Masterclass

This one-day workshop explores the procedures and applications of the most commonly used standard forms in the Caribbean with a specific focus on the FIDIC Red Book. It uses Caribbean centric case scenarios together with extensive working exercises that encourage participants to use the knowledge taught in a real life context. In addition to putting the FIDIC Red Book in context with the other standard forms, the course also provides guidance on the contract documents that must accompany the standard form as well as the necessary requirements to ensure its successful use.

The session will be facilitated by Shan Greer, a leading regional Construction Arbitrator, Mediator and Lawyer, and the current Chair of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

Fee: BBD $ 750.00 (includes lunch and snacks, course materials and certificate of completion).

Session #1 – Introduction to Construction Procurement  

The importance of construction procurement and its role in securing the successful completion of construction projects will be covered in this first half of the workshop. Key topics include:

  • the importance of understanding party needs and expectations as they relate to project scope, cost and time when negotiating commercial terms;

  • the types of risk that commonly impact construction projects;

  • the role of risk assessments in the successful procurement of construction projects;

  • the methods of procuring construction projects with specific reference to traditional, design/build, public private partnership and construction management; and

  • the types of standard forms frequently used in the Caribbean construction industry.  

Participants will engage in practical exercises that illustrate how to identify and categorize risk as well as choose between the standard forms currently available.  More critically, they will be given an opportunity to explore how risk is managed and the impact procurement method selection has on construction projects.

Session #2 – Role of Contracts

In the second half of the workshop, the role of contracts in identifying commercial terms as well as managing and allocating construction project risk will be considered.  Key topics include:

  • the pre-tender checks and securities that are used to avoid and manage risk;

  • the role and responsibilities of Employer, Engineer and Contractor under FIDIC Red Book;

  • the key considerations when completing the Contract Agreement and Appendix to Tender;

  • the importance of correctly identifying the parties and scope of works for a project, particularly when either of the parties is international; and

  • the calculation of delay damages, having regard to the applicable law.

Practical examples will be used to demonstrate the consequences to successful project completion when commercial terms are not adequately considered and recorded in the Contract. 

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12:00 PM12:00

FREE WEBINAR - Introduction to Construction Dispute Resolution

The Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean (AMCC) is excited to inform you about its FREE Webinar on Construction Dispute Resolution!
DATE: 17TH MAY 2019
TIME: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (ECT)
VENUE: Zoom! 
FACILITATOR: Shan Greer, Attorney-at-Law/Construction Arbitrator/Mediator
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Arbitrators, lawyers, students and others with an interest in construction/ADR.
COURSE CONTENT: The nature of construction disputes, construction contracts, dispute resolution clauses and more...!

***** This is a free introductory course. If, following the delivery of the course, you are interested in pursuing a more advanced (one day) construction dispute resolution course, please register your interest at to find out more about fees and practical arrangements. The advanced course in construction dispute resolution will be open to only 20 registrants. It will take place in early July 2019 in Barbados ***** 

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9:00 AM09:00

Negotiation Masterclass: Effective Strategies and Communication

Date: 28th March 2019

Time: 9 a.m - 5 p.m.

Venue: Southern Palms Beach Club, Oistins, Christ Church

Facilitator: Baria Ahmed, ADR Expert

The course will equip participants to:
- Define negotiation and its significance;
- Understand the phases of negotiation;
- Learn and practice key communication skills;
- Recognise and deal with emotions;
- Manage difficult situations, conversations and persons; and
- Reflect on the significance of bias and influence.
- The course will involve a blend of theory and practical exercises.

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3:30 PM15:30

Tea Time Talk: Expert Witness Reports

In partnership with Finisterre Attorneys

An introductory session targeted to non-legal professionals in a variety of disciplines, who may be called upon to provide expert opinion by the Court, an Arbitral Tribunal or other adjudicator on the subject of their field. 

Coffees, teas and light refreshments will be served. 

Please see the event flyer for further information here

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CIArb 3rd International Conference, Guyana

AMCC is pleased to support the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Caribbean Branch's 3rd International Conference due to take place in Guyana in April 2018.

The program includes a number of CIArb courses, including Introduction to Arbitration and Mediation and the Accelerated Route to Membership training, as well as the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) International Arbitration workshop. 

Full details are available here

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6:00 PM18:00

Introduction to AMCC ADR Rules

Please join us at the launch of the AMCC's International and Non-International Arbitration Rules, Mediation Rules, Procedures and Fees Schedules, kindly hosted by the University of the West Indies at the Faculty of Law, Moot Court Room, Cave Hill. 

We are also very pleased to confirm a guest lecture to be delivered by Deloitte's Head of International Tax Advisory, Mr Claus Jochimsen-von Gfug, entitled: 

"Current Trends in Tax, Transfer Pricing and Treaties: A Scope for Emerging Dispute Resolution"

We look forward to seeing you. 


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