NAMALCO Construction Services Limited v Estate Management & Business Development Company Limited

24th Nov 2017

Stephanie Barwise QC represented Government entity Estate Management and Business Development Company (EMBD) in its defence to claims brought by a Trinidadian contractor for > $100m, allegedly due under six contracts (FIDIC) for the construction of roads and other infrastructure. Stephanie successfully resisted application in the Trinidadian High Court for interim payment of $100m and successfully applied to stay two of the contracts to enable consolidation with another action for fraud arising out of a cartel of which Namalco was a member. Stephanie has appeared in the Trinidad Court of Appeal to uphold the Judge’s refusal of the stay to arbitration. Won appeal in the Trinidad Court of Appeal Judgment (24 November 2017). To view the initial judgment dated 27 July 2017 click here. Media coverage:

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