Commercial Arbitration in the Caribbean: A Practical Guide


Legal systems in the Caribbean still reflect those of the original European host countries. However, current commercial practice pays no respect to historic boundaries. Inevitably, disputes will arise. The use of arbitration as a method of settling commercial disputes in the Caribbean is gaining ground.

Arbitration as an alternative to our over-stressed court system has the potential to result in the speedy, economic and equitable settlement of commercial disputes. In this layman's guide, Stoppi addresses the tremendous and urgent need for a basic understanding of the process of alternate dispute settlement in the Caribbean. He draws together the various practical and, to a lesser extent, legal aspects of the regional laws, procedures and rules of arbitration and its off shoots: adjudication, mediation and conciliation. Stoppi also takes a comparative look at the different but analogous practices of alternate dispute resolution entrenched in the legal/commercial environments in Europe and the United States.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Kingston, Jamaica
Publication year:
  • 2001


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