Ben Beaumont secures progress towards the establishment of an arbitration centre on Antigua and Barbuda.
Dr Leslie Thomas QC of Garden Court Chambers and Ben Beaumont met with Attorney General Benjamin of the islands of Antigua and Barbuda on 5th September 2016. The meeting was the result of discussions between the two barristers and Her Excellency the High Commissioner of Antigua and Barbuda.
The attorney general directed that a draft arbitration act modelled on the UNCITRAL model Arbitration law be prepared for the review of the government by the first week of November 2016. The Attorney General also directed that a proposal for the constitution of an international arbitration centre for Antigua and Barbuda be submitted in conjunction with the draft arbitration act.
Dr Thomas and Ben Beaumont confirmed that they were willing and able to carry out these tasks. These proposals, when implemented, will assist the government in the promotion of the islands as a centre for international arbitration surrounded by a strong and able corpus of experienced professionals and an established infrastructure.