3rd BVI International Arbitration Conference

Venue: BVI International Arbitration Centre, 3/F, Ritter House, Wickham's Cay II, Tortola, Road Town, British Virgin Islands

Business BVI is pleased to convene the 3rd BVI International Arbitration Conference, in partnership with the BVI International Arbitration Centre, from 18 to 22 November, 2019, under the theme Arbitration 2.0. The main conference will take place from Thursday the 21st to midday Friday the 22nd, with side events and lectures throughout the week.

Less than ten years ago, the BVI embarked on the journey to develop as an international arbitration jurisdiction, in that short span of time, it:

  • Enacted a highly flexible and modern UNCITRAL-based legislation;
  • Became a party to the New York Convention;
  • Adapted its immigration and labour laws to welcome and facilitate the business of arbitration in the territory;
  • Most impressively, the Act established the creation of the BVI International Arbitration Centre, which opened a state-of-the-art arbitration facility, published modern rules and selected a world-class Panel of Arbitrators. The institution is now actively administering cases.

The above, together with the globally respected quality of the BVI legal framework and a stable political environment have positioned the territory to become a leading arbitration hub across the Americas and the Caribbean.

Appropriately, the conference programme, under the theme “Arbitration 2.0,” will explore how arbitration has “come of age,” and not just in the BVI. Shifting legislation, rules and practices and an ever-more-diverse roster of players must constantly adapt to the new realities of a changed landscape, both in our region and across the globe. 

For its international roster of attendees, Arbitration Week 2019 in the BVI will offer a kaleidoscope of networking opportunities, including lectures and presentations from an esteemed international cohort of speakers, daily social events and even a post-conference Friday afternoon day sail to experience all the beauty and excitement the Yachting Capital of the Caribbean has to offer.

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