Dr. Peter Maynard

Dr. Peter Maynard | Bahamas

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Dr. Peter Maynard, Senior Partner of Peter D. Maynard, Counsel & Attorneys, is highly regarded in the fields of international commercial litigation, arbitration, and asset tracing and recovery.  He has practiced law as a litigator for 39 years and acted as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel for over 3 decades.  His bio includes: Member of the Latin American and Caribbean Council of the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Fellow and Chair of the Bahamas Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), and sole, presiding and party-appointed arbitrator, counsel or adviser in domestic and international commercial arbitrations (ad hoc, LCIA,ICC and UNCITRAL) relating to, inter alia, banking, construction, financial services, hotels, labour, maritime, provident funds, resorts, tourism and trusts.

He was acting Bahamas Supreme Court Justice, well known for implementing efficient case management, dealing with cases without delay, and completely eliminating the pre existing backlog of civil and commercial cases before Freeport and the Northern Region of the Supreme Court for which he was responsible.  He is currently Head of the Law Department of the University of The Bahamas, and course director of Arbitration. He was formerly a law lecturer at other institutions such as the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill) and the Eugene Dupuch Law School (Nassau).  He was  also an economist at the United Nations, New York, and later a diplomat there before turning to practice in commercial arbitration and civil litigation.  He was Legal Adviser, Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution Washington D.C., President of the Bahamas Bar Association and of the Organization of Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Associations.

He is past Chair of one of the two Divisions of the International Bar Association (IBA) – the Public and Professional Interest Division – and is Bahamas National President for the World Jurist Association.  He was also a newspaper columnist for 20 years, Vice Chair of the Bahamas Financial Services Board, co-editor of the book “Poverty Justice and the Rule of Law” he prepared in 2013 for the IBA, downloadable free of charge on the IBA website: www.ibanet.org/PresidentialTaskForceFinancialCrisis2013.aspx, and Past Chair of the IBA Working Group on Poverty, Empowerment and the Rule of Law. A frequently referenced article of his: “International and Regional Commercial Arbitration Hubs: Atlantic Tigers or Caribbean Basin Pussycats?” which appeared in the Caribbean Law Review (2014) 20 Carib. L.R. (36-52).