The 11th Annual Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop

Daniel Ferguson, Bradley McLellan, Frank Walwyn
8/16/2009 - 8/18/2009
4:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Loews Miami Beach Hotel, South Beach, Miami, Florida

A very fine team of distinguished academics and legal practitioners we havea ssembled to make presentations at the forthcoming Caribbean Commercial Law Workshop, to be held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in South Beach, Florida, on August 16th to 18th, 2009.

The first panel will discuss: "Drafting the International Agreement: Jurisdiction and Choice of Law", we have Professor JanetWalker of Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada; Mr. Jeffrey Elkinson of Conyers Dill & Pearman of Bermuda; and Mr. Andrew Stephenson of Holland & Knight LLP, Washington, D.C. Our Senior Counsel, Dr. Trevor Carmichael, QC, of Chancery Chambers, Barbados, will serve as Moderator/Commentator.

The second panel will discuss: "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Contractual Disputes", are Professor Winston Anderson of the Faculty of Law, UWI; Mr. Frank Walwyn of WeirFoulds LLP, Toronto, Canada; and Mr. Dave Kissoon of Cozen O'Connor, New York. Mr. Mark Brantley of Daniel, Brantley & Associates, Nevis, will serve asModerator/Commentator.

There will be a Latin American panel that will include Mr. Giancarlo Angelucci of LEXINCORP, El Salvador, and Mr. Gonzalo Biggs of Figueroa, Valenzuela y Cía, Santiago, Chile, to present on "Drafting the International Agreement and the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments: The Latin American Experience". Professor Emeritus A. R. Carnegie will serve as Moderator/Commentator.

Finally, at the close of the first day, the final panel will discuss: "The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Offshore Financial Services Industry in the Caribbean". Making presentations on this panel are: Mr. Bruce Zagaris of Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP of Washington, DC; Ms. Renata Emery of Alberto deOrleans e Braganca of Rio de Janeiro,Brazil; and Mr. David Spencer of Tax Justice Network, New York.

The first panel of day two will consist of, Mr. Peter Darrow of Mayer Brown LLP, New York, and he will present on "The Impact of the Global Crisis on the Financing of Major Projects in the Caribbean". He will be followed by a panel on "Infrastructure Renewal and Development in the Caribbean", by Bradley McLellan and Daniel Ferguson of WeirFoulds LLP, Canada.

This will conclude what will be as exciting, stimulating and productive a Workshop. See you at the cocktail reception on Sunday, August 16th, at the Loews Hotel in South Beach, Florida.


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