Speakers

Dawn SmithGeneral Counsel of the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission

Dawn J. Smith is General Counsel of the British Virgin Islands Financial Services Commission and a member of the Focus Group established to develop new arbitration legislation for the BVI.

A barrister of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) since 1997, Dawn was in private practice with a focus on commercial litigation until she joined the Commission in January, 2013. She also spent a number of years (2006-2009) as the BVI’s representative in Europe based in London.

Dawn is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is a founding member and currently serves as Chairperson of the BVI Chapter and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is also a solicitor of England and Wales (non-practicing) and a member of the BVI Bar Association.

Getting here

Maria's by the Sea

Located in the heart of Road Town, Maria’s by the Sea is perfectly situated on the shore of Road Harbour thus taking advantage of the convenience of being in town while enjoying some of the best views of the harbour and Sir Francis Drakes Channel.

P.O. Box 2364 - Road Town
Tortola, British Virgin Islands VG1110

Diamond Sponsor

Conyers Dill & Pearman

Sponsors

BVI Finance The BVI Beacon The BVI International Arbitration Centre HARNEYS

Supporting Organizations

BVI Finance The International Journal of Commercial and Treaty Arbitration Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Canada International Chamber of Commercen The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)