AMCC

People

Leadership

chairman

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.  

Education

HARRISON COLLEGE
UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES
POST GRADUATE STUDIES, UK
 

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

Baria Ahmed 

With over 15 years experience in the field, Baria is a UK qualified Barrister and previously the Director of Dispute Resolution Services for CEDR in London. In 2010, she established her own firm offering ADR services and project consultancy to clients across the globe, working closely with international donors including the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation, the European Union, the United Nations Development Program and the UK Department for International Development. Baria undertook a feasibility study for the establishment of an ADR Centre in Barbados in 2014, funded by Compete Caribbean/Inter-Amercian Development Bank, following delivery of which she was invited to come on board as the founding Director General of the organisation in 2017. She has extensive experience as a commercial ADR practitioner and helped resolve disputes involving clients from all over the world. 

Education

KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, UK
INNS OF COURT SCHOOL OF LAW, UK

 

Activities & Affiliations

• Member - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)  
• Member - CEDR International Mediator Panel
• Lead Member - CEDR International Training Faculty

Bar Admissions

• United Kingdom (Lincoln's Inn) 


director

Andrew C. Ferreira 

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.

Education

ST MARY'S COLLEGE  
UNIVERSITY OF WEST INDIES 
NORMAN MANLEY LAW SCHOOL

 

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


director

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 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM, UK
SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, USA  
IE BUSINESS SCHOOL, SPAIN