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OUR VISION

"Human Driven, Technology Enhanced"

Opened in 2022, Cayman International Mediation and Arbitration Centre (CI-MAC) has entered the market to offer modern technology and full-service support in an ideal setting. We provide efficient and flexible dispute resolution services and support for arbitration, mediation. Modern national legislation, a supportive court system, cutting-edge technology, efficient administration, flexibility, confidentiality, and access to high quality arbitrators makes CI-MAC ideal for your next arbitration or dispute resolution proceeding. CI-MAC is dedicated to promoting a sophisticated, bespoke approach to arbitration and mediation, as well as to promoting the Cayman Islands as the jurisdiction of choice.

Our Facility and What We Offer

Located in George Town, CI-MAC is a full-service dispute resolution facility, offering parties effective and efficient hearings with a full range of digital hearing solutions and comfortable, well-appointed rooms, all of which have a view of the Caribbean Sea. We can host multi-party, multi-jurisdictional hearings via in-person, hybrid and/or virtual sessions. We offer a range of hearing, meeting, and breakout rooms that can be customised to suit your needs, all of which are available for mediation and arbitration proceedings, but are also available for meetings, seminars, and conferences.

CI-MAC is a short ten-minute drive from the international airport with nonstop flights from the US, the UK, and Canada. There are numerous first-class hotels and restaurants within minutes of the centre. CI-MAC offers well-appointed hearing and breakout rooms, first-class technology, 24/7 security, extensive catering options, on-site parking and facilities, and a roster of experienced resident and non-resident arbitrators and mediators – all with a view of the Caribbean Sea. CI-MAC’s experienced and attentive staff are available in-person to assist with all aspects of hearings to help ensure smooth and efficient proceedings.

We currently offer two large hearing rooms with additional, multi-use rooms that can be used for board meetings, break-out rooms, and executive offices for arbitrators, mediators, and others. For more information about our rooms, follow the "Facility" tab above, or click here

For more information about our virtual and hybrid hearing solutions, as well as our partnership with Arbitration Place, follow the "Virtual and Hybrid Hearings" tab above, or click here.

Cayman
Legislation, Recognition and Enforcement

ADR IN THE CAYMAN ISLANDS

Located in George Town, CI-MAC is a full-service dispute resolution facility, offering parties effective and efficient hearings with a full range of digital hearing solutions and comfortable, well-appointed rooms, all of which have a view of the Caribbean Sea. We can host multi-party, multi-jurisdictional hearings via in-person, hybrid and/or virtual sessions. We offer a range of hearing, meeting, and breakout rooms that can be customised to suit your needs, all of which are available for mediation and arbitration proceedings, but are also available for meetings, seminars, and conferences.

CI-MAC is a short ten-minute drive from the international airport with nonstop flights from the US, the UK, and Canada. There are numerous first-class hotels and restaurants within minutes of the centre. CI-MAC offers well-appointed hearing and breakout rooms, first-class technology, 24/7 security, extensive catering options, on-site parking and facilities, and a roster of experienced resident and non-resident arbitrators and mediators – all with a view of the Caribbean Sea. CI-MAC’s experienced and attentive staff are available in-person to assist with all aspects of hearings to help ensure smooth and efficient proceedings.

 
Legislation, Recognition and Enforcement

 

The Cayman Islands adopted modern arbitration statute based on the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 1985 (as amended in 2006) and the English Arbitration Act 1996 when it enacted the Arbitration Law 2012. There is a strong history of enforcement proceedings in relation to foreign awards and the Cayman Islands is an attractive location due to the relative ease and speed of obtaining enforcement of a foreign award.

As a party to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention), the Cayman Islands (as an overseas territory of the United Kingdom) has widespread applicability across most jurisdictions in the world, making it a simple process to enforce any arbitral award obtained in the Cayman Islands elsewhere (and vice versa). Additionally, the Enforcement Law gives effect to the provisions of the New York Convention, which allows for foreign arbitral awards to be enforced in the Cayman Islands.

Furthermore, the Arbitration Act goes above and beyond by stipulating that any arbitral award, regardless of where it was made, will be recognized as binding and enforced upon application to the Court, subject to the provisions of the Enforcement Law. This includes arbitral awards from foreign states, not just signatories to the New York Convention, which can be enforced with ease and efficiency in the Cayman Islands.

Local Experts

 

The Cayman Islands offers access to accomplished and experienced arbitrators, lawyers, service providers, financial institutions and investment fund industry participants. 

Technology

 

CI-MAC provides access to cutting-edge technology and support for virtual, hybrid and in-person hearings. CI-MAC has consulted with the Center for the Legal and Court Technology in the United States and technological developments will focus on evidence presentation, the court record, video communication and remote appearances for arbitrators, counsel, witnesses, interpreters, court reporters, and other parties, assistive technology, and other infrastructure with an emphasis on flexibility and ease of use.

Facility

 

CI-MAC offers state-of-the-art facilities consisting of two large hearing rooms and four additional rooms that can be used for breakout sessions or other meetings and a board room. Emphasis will be placed on confidentiality and privacy through the use of double walls and sound proofing. Located in George Town there is easy access to the airport, the courts, world-class restaurants, shopping, hotels, and beaches.

LOCATION

​About Grand Cayman

CI-MAC is located in George Town, on the island of Grand Cayman, surrounded by immaculate beaches and glistening sea. George Town is the capital city and offers a variety of activities from world-class restaurants, duty-free shopping for signature brands such as Versace, Gucci, and Tiffany, farmer's markets, native vendors and craftsmen, rum distillery tours, art galleries, glass bottom boat tours, museums, and much more, just minutes from the award-winning Seven Mile Beach.

From CI-MAC, there is easy access to the beautiful white sand beaches of Cayman and nearby hotels include the Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, Le Soleil d'Or, and The Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman, all offering superior service in luxurious surroundings right on Seven Mile Beach.

Cayman's main airport is Owen Roberts International in Grand Cayman, less than a 10 minute drive from CI-MAC and Seven Mile Beach. Owen Roberts International Airport is serviced by Cayman Airways, Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta, jetBlue, Southwest, United and WestJet with nonstop service available from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and others.

We are happy to help you arrange any part of your trip, please just reach out and let us know what arrangements you need and what your preferences are.

About Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands Arbitration

Our goal is to help develop the Cayman Islands into a well-recognized seat and venue for international and domestic arbitration and mediation in the Caribbean, the Americas, and beyond. Already established as a leading international financial centre, we now see the opportunity to establish the Cayman Islands as a leading international dispute resolution centre, given its financial market expertise, modern arbitration legislation, a highly reliable and supportive judicial system, and world class infrastructure.

The Founders

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Ian Paget-Brown K.C.

Ian Paget-Brown K.C. is an experienced Cayman attorney. Admitted in England and Wales in 1968 and in the Cayman Islands in 1971, Ian has over 50 years of experience and is recognized as a leading expert in Cayman law.

Ian is also admitted a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court, the District of Columbia, Virginia and Colorado, a Certified Financial Crime Specialist 2013 (CFCS - Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist 2003 (CAMS - Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists).

Appointments

Kings Counsel, Acting Magistrate (Cayman Islands) in 1994, Commissioner of the Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission in 2006 and Chairman of the Cayman Islands Law Reform Commission in 2011, for the statutory five-year term.

 

Additional Language

German

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Megan Paget-Brown

Megan has a diverse background in both business and law. Prior to her legal career, she worked for a large market intelligence corporation that focuses on financial information and analytics as its primary business areas.

 

She is admitted in the Cayman Islands, the District of Columbia, Missouri, Wyoming, and as a solicitor in England & Wales. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Business with a minor in International Affairs from Skidmore College, a J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and an LL.M. in International Commercial and Maritime Law from Swansea University.

 

She has experience as a practitioner in the traditional court setting, in both criminal and commercial matters, as well as alternative dispute resolution experience.

The Team

Profiles Coming Soon 

Between our local support staff and our partners abroad, we can offer you 24/7 case management, administrative and technical support, both in person and remotely, and can provide transcription, court reporting, interpretation and translation services upon request.

Additionally, our local team is happy to provide on Island support including airport transfers, hotel reservations, restaurant reservations, and more.

Questions or requests? Just reach out and we would be happy to help. Email us at info@caymanarbitration.com

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