Recognizing the importance of generating meaningful thought leadership on the myriad of legal issues encountered in our practice, Lex Caribbean’s attorneys combine a shared Caribbean heritage with training and experience gained in several financial centres around the world to generate rich, relevant and timely insight. Here follows a sample of our most recent publications

15 April 2020

COVID-19 – What Can Businesses Do to Reduce Labour Costs While Preventing Disputes with Employees

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus known as COVID-19, several countries have implemented measures, such as a lockdown of borders and curfews, to contain the rate of infection. Such measures have caused the wheels of the tourism industry to grind to a halt since leisure travel has ceased and planes are grounded.

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03 February 2020

Barbados: A modern data protection regime

Barbados is much closer to the implementation of a modern data protection regime. The Data Protection Bill 2019 ('the Bill') was passed by the Senate on 24 July 2019 and by the House of Assembly on 6 August 2019. Whilst it is not yet passed into law, it is forthcoming. Bartlett D. Morgan, Senior Associate at Lex Caribbean, discusses the scope of the Bill and what its next legislative steps are.

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06 September 2018

Demystifying Arbitration: Drafting Arbitration Clauses without Tears

Increasingly, commercial parties and their legal counsel are exploring arbitration as a feasible alternative to litigation. More often than not, critics of domestic arbitration in Barbados cite issues of delay, expense and doubt about the process to support continued reliance on the courts as the first choice in the menu of options for resolving disputes.

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23 August 2018

Court of appeal denies freezing order, finding Chief Justice Misapplied Mareva Injunction Principles

Over thirty years after the Barbados High Court granted its first Mareva injunction, the Court of Appeal has finally pronounced on the principles applicable to a grant of a freezing order in Barbados in Parris et al v CLICO International Life Insurance (Civil Appeal No. 8 of 2016). The Court of Appeal unanimously declined to uphold the freezing order granted by the Chief Justice sitting at first instance.

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23 July 2018

Delay sinks minority shareholders' injunction request in class action suit

In Kenneth Went et al v Cable & Wireless (Barbados) Limited et al the Court considered the grant of an injunction in an oppression remedy action by minority shareholders under the Companies Act of Barbados CAP 308 (the “Companies Act”). This decision reminds minority shareholders to act with due expedition in bringing claims, or else lose ground to allegations of delay in applying for “urgent relief”.

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