Sir Trevor Carmichael, KA, LVO, QC 

Sir Trevor Carmichael is the Founder and Principal of Chancery Chambers, a premier regional law firm which has gained international recognition. Sir Trevor has spoken to a wide range of audiences on international, commercial and tax matters and has also been twice the keynote speaker at the Canadian Condominium Institute's Annual Meetings in Toronto, Canada. 

He has authored over one hundred (100) articles and monographs in the areas of Law, Economics and Public Policy, and he serves as a Panel Member of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the World Bank in Washington.  He is also a Certified International Arbitrator with the International Centres for Arbitration, and a Vice President of the International Institute of Association and Foundation Lawyers, as well as a Member of the International Council of Environmental Law.  



Activities & Affiliations

• Member: International Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Association, Inter-American Bar Foundation, Canadian Bar Association, International Law Association
• Membership Held: International Tax Planning Association, International Fiscal Association
• Life fellow of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in the UK; Life member Commonwealth Magistrates & Judges Association

Bar Admissions

• United Kingdom (Middle Temple), Barbados 

director general

Jason Haynes, PhD 

Jason Haynes is an Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in the jurisdictions of Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He has worked as Senior Legal Officer at the British High Commission, Bridgetown, Barbados, as Associate/International Legal Consultant at Baptiste and Co. Law Firm, St Vincent and the Grenadines, and taught Sports Law and International Investment Law at the University of the West Indies Mona Campus, Jamaica.  He is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Authority, having previously taught law at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Durham University, UK. While at Durham, Jason was a member of the Corporate and Commercial Law Institute, and was awarded the Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA) for excellence in teaching. He was also captain of the Ustinov College Cricket Club. He is a Republic of China on Taiwan (ROC) scholarship recipient; an Arklight Foundation Scholarship recipient; a Prime Minister’s National Scholarship recipient from the State of St. Vincent and the Grenadines; a British Chevening Scholarship recipient; a Commonwealth Scholarship recipient; and was runner-up for the Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship tenable at the University of Oxford. He has published widely in peer-reviewed international law journals, including the Journal of World Trade and Investment; Journal of International Dispute Settlement; European Intellectual Property Review; Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal; Statute Law Review; International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Global Sports Law and Taxation Reports; International Sports Law Review; and Common Law World Review, among others. He is the sole author of the book Caribbean Anti-Trafficking Law and Practice (Hart Publishing, Oxford); and co-author of the books Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law (Routledge, London & New York), Commonwealth Caribbean Intellectual Property Law (Routledge, London & New York, Forthcoming) and Foreign Investment Law in the Caribbean (Routledge, London & New York, Forthcoming). He is a WIPO regional expert in Intellectual Property Law (especially Industrial Designs). He has served as consultant on the Canadian funded IMPACT Justice project, and has worked closely with the European Union, CARICOM, UK and US governments on a number of projects. His work is widely cited in books and international law journals globally, as well as by governments and international organisations, including the Council of Europe. Jason has presented at conferences in North America, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.


LLB, University of the West Indies

LLM (International Economic Law), University of Nottingham, UK

PhD (International and European Law), Durham University, UK

Legal Education Certificate, Norman Manley Law School

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Durham University, UK


Activities & Affiliations

• Fellow, UK Higher Education Authority 

 •Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)

•Member, London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group

Bar Admissions

•St Vincent and the Grenadines




Andrew C. Ferreira, QC 

Andrew C. Ferreira is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and of the Norman Manley Law School, and is admitted to practice in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. He is at present a Partner, and the Head of the Commercial and Tax practice at Chancery Chambers in Barbados. He has completed post graduate legal studies in international law and holds membership in several international organisations, including the International Tax Planning Association, the International Fiscal Association and British Institute of International and Comparative Law; and participates at the Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration sponsored under the auspices of the ICC, the AAA and ICSID. 

Incidental to his primary areas of legal practice, Andrew Ferreira maintains a specific interest in the law of international private investment, he has developed an extensive knowledge of arbitration process specifically in respect of investment protection claims. He has been involved in international arbitral disputes, as legal advisor to claimants, and as expert witness in respect in arbitration proceedings. He has also been involved in litigation to protect the immunity of arbitrators and preserve the independence of arbitration institutions; and has contributed to the update of laws by way of review and drafting of model legislation for arbitration in Barbados.




Activities & Affiliations

• International Tax Planning Association
• International Fiscal Association
• Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)  
• British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Bar Admissions

• Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago


Giles M. Carmichael 

Giles Carmichael is a graduate of Durham University in England where he studied law. He furthered his studies by obtaining a Masters in Law from Suffolk University Law School in Boston and completed a MBA from the IE Business School in Madrid. He is admitted to practice in Barbados and is called to the New York Bar and is a Partner at Chancery Chambers LLP, Barbados, working on corporate and commercial matters, advising on regulatory issues in Barbados, including securities, banking and insurance regulation and overseeing overall management of the firm.

Activities & Affiliations

•  Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) 
•  American Bar Association  
•  Institute of Directors
•  International Tax Planning Association
•  New York State and City Bar Associations
•  Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), TEP Designation

Bar Admissions

• New York, Barbados