Premier's Office
Good Governance
Release Date:
Friday, 15 March 2024 - 8:37am

BVI Arbitration Week 2024

Premier Welcome Remarks

Good morning and a warm welcome to the British Virgin Islands!

It is an honour and a privilege to stand before you today in celebration of BVI Arbitration Week. This esteemed gathering brings together arbitrators from around the world, representing diverse backgrounds and expertise. Your presence here is a testament to the growing recognition of the British Virgin Islands as a leading jurisdiction for international arbitration.

As Premier of the British Virgin Islands, I am delighted to extend a heartfelt welcome to each and every one of you. Your participation in this event underscores the importance of fostering collaboration, exchanging knowledge, and promoting the rule of law in the field of arbitration.

The British Virgin Islands has long been recognized as a trusted and reliable destination for international business and dispute resolution. Our commitment to a robust legal framework, coupled with our dedication to maintaining a transparent and efficient arbitration process, has positioned us as a jurisdiction of choice for resolving international commercial disputes.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation and congratulations to the BVI International Arbitration Centre – the CEO, Ms. Shan Greer and her team, this year’s sponsors, and participants who have made this event possible. Your dedication and commitment to advancing the field of arbitration are commendable, and your contributions play a vital role in shaping the future of dispute resolution.

During this week, I encourage you to explore the beauty of our islands, immerse yourselves in our vibrant culture, and connect with our local community. The British Virgin Islands offers not only a favourable business environment but also a rich tapestry of natural wonders and warm hospitality.

Once again, I extend a warm welcome to all the arbitrators gathered here today. May this week be filled with fruitful discussions, meaningful connections, and a renewed sense of purpose as we work together to strengthen international arbitration and uphold the values of justice and fairness.

Thank you and enjoy your time in the British Virgin Islands!