Press Release

BVI Finance
Release Date:
Monday, 10 October 2016 - 4:13pm

The latest in a series of dynamic breakfast forums hosted by BVI Finance provided attendees with new and noteworthy information on the BVI’s world class arbitration services from a distinguished panel of international arbitrators including world renowned arbitrator Mr. John Beechey, CBE.

Co-sponsored by the BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC), the October Breakfast Forum was held on October6, under the theme “International Arbitration: The Economic Impact and Benefits for the BVI and the Caribbean”.Over forty persons from the public and private sectors attended the event and participated in the discussions.

The morning’s moderator was General Counsel of the Financial Services Commission and arbitrator Ms. Dawn Smith, and the panelists included international arbitrators Mr. NiccoloLandi and Mr. Gerard St. C. Farara, QC; Mr. Francois Lassalle, Chief Executive Officer of the BVI IAC; as well as world renowned international arbitrator and Chairman of the Board of the BVI International Arbitration,Mr. Beechey, CBE.

During the event, various topics were explored at length including the BVI as an attractive centre for international disputes, the future of the BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC), and the projected impact of the BVI IAC on the local and regional economy.

Attendees learned that as the BVI IAC sets out to become the regional centre of choice for arbitration one of the main advantages of the centre is the BVI’s stellar international reputation as a jurisdiction with a first class commercial court and political stability.

Additionally, while the BVI IAC administers arbitrations under its own rules, it also offers users of ‘ad hoc’ or other institutional arbitration premises and support services.

The BVI Finance Forum Series providesprivate sector professionals, government officials and other interested persons in the community with an opportunity to join together to learn, share ideas and discuss critical issues affecting the BVI’s status as an international finance centre. To register for upcoming events, visit or more information on BVI Finance follow us @BVI Finance on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.