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

19 February 2018

Barbados High Court reminds parties of the importance of expressing arbitration agreements in writing

In closing a deal, parties to a commercial contract can resemble engaged couples - who prefer not to think about how best to handle a divorce during the happy wedding planning period. However, parties should be careful to ensure their relationship is governed by a final agreement, which outlines their preferred dispute resolution methods.

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06 February 2018

Demystifying Arbitration: Taking the “Alternative” Out of Dispute Resolution for Commercial Clients in the Caribbean

A growing number of economic stakeholders in the Caribbean increasingly value the link between maintaining a stable and efficient justice system and improving (a) local business activity, and (b) the region’s prospects of receiving crucial foreign direct investment (FDI).

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28 September 2017

The Auction Process: Are You Getting It Right?

In their quest to safely clear the hurdle of procuring the best price reasonably obtainable for the mortgaged property, Banks and their Receivers alike often find themselves at the precipice of the mysterious auction process. Very often, selling the mortgaged property by public auction is advised to allay the fear of, and combat, the possible challenge that the mortgaged property was not adequately exposed to the market, and so the sale was at an undervalue.

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21 September 2016

Lending in the Caribbean

In recent times, there is an increased amount of business being done regionally by companies, particularly amongst countries within the Eastern Caribbean, Trinidad, Barbados and Jamaica. This had led to an increased need for cross-border financing.

It is particularly important in a cross-border financing transaction to take into account all the issues that are relevant to the jurisdictions involved. Below are some of the points to be taken into consideration.

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15 September 2016

Cross-border financing involving Barbados

The purpose of this article is to identify and briefly outline some of the considerations to be taken into account where a bank outside of Barbados is granting a secured loan to a Barbados company. In any cross-border transaction, it is important to be aware of such points.


Particularly in Barbados, land is a common form of security that banks look to take to secure their loans to companies, as it if often a company’s most valuable asset.

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