Dr David S Berry, BA (U of Toronto), LLB (UBC), LLM (Queens,
Canada), PhD (Edin), Leg Ed Cert (HWLS), FCIArb,
Barrister & Attorney-at-Law, is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of
the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. From 2012 to 2020 Dr Berry served as the Cave
Hill Dean of Law. From 2012-14 he served
as the first University Dean of Law, and in 2018-20 served a second term as
University Dean of Law.
teaches in the areas of international commercial arbitration, general public international law, regional integration law,
law of international organisations, and international law of Indigenous
peoples. He has written books, chapters and journal articles in the same fields. His most notable book is Caribbean Integration Law (OUP, 2014). Dr Berry’s current research interests include
international commercial arbitration, regional integration, and law of the sea
(including marine governance and marine biological diversity in areas beyond
practices in various areas of international law, primarily serving Governments
and regional and international organisations.
He been involved in treaty drafting, international legal advisory services,
and international litigation, including serving as counsel or Deputy Agent in
cases before tribunals such as the arbitral tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations
Convention on the Law of the Sea for the maritime boundary arbitration between Barbados
and Trinidad and Tobago, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the
Caribbean Court of Justice. Dr Berry
served as an arbitrator for an ICSID tribunal in the case of RSM v Grenada (2005-2009) and trained and acted as counsel at the London Court
of International Arbitration in August 2007.
Dr Berry is a Fellow of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators (2019) and is a member of the International
Commercial Arbitration Committee of the International Law Association
(2015-present). He has delivered
a keynote speech and five conference/workshop papers on ADR since 2006,
including papers on arbitration and mediation at the British Institute of International
and Comparative Law Investment Treaty Forum (London), the Annual Mediation
Symposium (Trinidad and Tobago), the Centenary Conference of the Chartered
Institute of Arbitrators, Caribbean Branch (Jamaica), the Caribbean Commercial
Law Workshop (Jamaica, The Bahamas), and at the MonaLaw
4th Annual Symposium on Law, Governance & Society (Jamaica).