The independence and impartiality of an arbitral tribunal are crucial to the legitimacy of the process. In this presentation, first delivered virtually at the CADRIn Connect Webinar on 2 September 2020, Tammi C. Pilgrim, Partner, LexCaribbean, Barbados, discusses arbitrator independence and impartiality in the cultural context of the Commonwealth Caribbean, particularly in cases of known associations, whether the test applied in cases of judicial disqualification in the Caribbean mirrors that applied in relation to private arbitration tribunals, and, finally, how attorneys and arbitrators alike can support a culture of tribunal independence and impartiality.
Ms Pilgrim's written paper, with case law citations, is available to view and download here:
Contributor: Tammi C. Pilgrim
Tammi C. Pilgrim is an international arbitration and dispute resolution specialist, and the lead partner for arbitration at Lex Caribbean. Her practice focuses on arbitration (domestic and international), as well as commercial litigation in contract disputes, shareholders’ and investment disputes, construction disputes, insurance and restructuring matters, finance disputes, and cross-border relief/assistance matters. She has participated in investment treaty and commercial arbitration proceedings under the ICSID, ICC, LCIA and LMAA arbitration rules. Tammi has an LL.M in International Legal Studies (with Distinction) from the Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D.C. She is admitted to practice in Barbados, St. Lucia, New York and St. Kitts and Nevis.