BIO

Dr. Christopher Malcolm, FCIArb

Dr. Christopher Malcolm
Dr. Christopher Malcolm, FCIArb
Senior Lecturer & Director, Mona Law Institutes Unit, Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica

Dr Malcolm is a Former Attorney General, British Virgin Islands; Director, Mona Law Institutes Unit, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law at Mona, University of the West Indies; Founder and Executive Director, Street Law Caribbean; Founder and Secretary General, Mona International Centre for Arbitration and Mediation; Partner, Malcolm Gordon, Attorneys-at-Law; Member, Caribbean ADR Chambers; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Chair, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Caribbean Branch; Member, Technical Advisory Group, Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT) Project, which is concerned with Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

He is an alumnus of Munro College; the University of the West Indies at Cave Hill; the Norman Manley Law School; the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University London; and the UNCTAD Virtual Institute, in collaboration with the Universities of Barcelona and Chile, where he examined Legal Instruments of Economic Law and Regional Integration.

Dr Malcolm is admitted to practice in Jamaica, the British Virgin Islands, Dominica, and St. Lucia, and he has been Head of Legal Unit, Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States. His expertise and academic interests include Regional Integration and Economic Development, Banking and Financial Law, Arbitration and ADR, Construction and Real Estate, and Commercial Law.

He has published several peer reviewed and other journal articles. He has also presented at or facilitated local, regional, and international conferences, the most recent include: the 2011 Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Hyderabad, India; the 2013 Cambridge Economic Crimes Symposium at Jesus College; the 2013 Commonwealth Lawyers Conference in Cape Town, South Africa; the 2nd Annual Arbitration & Investment Forum in Nassau, Bahamas, January 2014; and the Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT) Symposium to consider a Model Arbitration Law for CARICOM Member States, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, March 2015.

Dr Malcolm has represented both public and private sector persons and entities more generally, as well as more specifically in relation to arbitration and ADR. He is available to accept appointments as an Arbitrator or Mediator, and to serve as party representative, concerning private as well as public sector matters. While the scope of Arbitration, Mediation and other services that Dr Malcolm is able to provide is broad, he has special interest in matters involving Banking and Finance, Insurance and Securities, Corporate and Commercial, Construction and Real Estate, general Contract and related matters.