Experience

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

With more than nineteen years experience as Counsel in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution, Ms. Shan Greer is able to offer excellent insight on issues commonly featured in commercial disputes. Her practice carries a strong emphasis on major building and infrastructure projects and, with a Masters Degree in Construction Law and Dispute Resolution from Kings College London, Ms. Shan Greer is well versed in the nuances of the practical application of construction law.  She provides solutions from a “real world” business perspective derived from legal and business experience as an attorney and dispute resolution specialist. 

Construction

Ms. Shan Greer has acted as Counsel in a wide variety of cases including:

  • An international arbitration involving a Caribbean government entity and an Italian construction company under the Procedural Rules on Conciliation and Arbitration of Contracts financed by the European Development Fund in an extension of time and loss of expense claim.
  • Several domestic and international arbitrations representing a Caribbean construction company on multiple multi-million dollar commercial and infrastructure projects.
  • A multi-million dollar international arbitration relating to a loss and expense/extension of time claim on a shopping mall project in the Caribbean as Counsel for the contractor.
  • A domestic arbitration against a hotel developer for works carried out under a cost plus building contract in the Caribbean under the UNCITRAL Rules.
  • A wrongful termination as well as loss and expense claim by a contractor against a University in Trinidad under the FIDIC Red Book standard form of contract, as Counsel for the University.
  • Two related international arbitrations with respect to the construction of a landfill/recycling project in the Caribbean. The arbitrations consisted of multimillion-dollar disputes between JV partner contractors, an international funder and employer under the FIDIC Red Book standard form of contract for claims involving unforeseen ground conditions, defective design/construction works, loss and expense as well as extensions of time.
  • An international arbitration representing a Miami firm of architects against a British property developer in a claim relating to a project for the construction of a 5 star hotel development in the Caribbean.
  • Two related arbitration claims by a water company against a firm of engineers for professional negligence on contracts based on the NEC standard form of contract in England. 

  • An adjudication by a contractor in a claim for the cost of variations and wrongful deduction of liquidated damages for a Scottish rail franchisee under the ICE standard form of contract.
  • An adjudication representing a developer in a claim for defective works against a contractor under a wind turbine supply agreement in England.
  • A mediation involving a US$1.4 Million dollar dispute under a sub-contract for the dredging of a Marina.

General Litigation 

Ms. Shan Greer spent the earlier part of her career engaged on a wide variety of commercial matters. Some of her responsibilities included:

  • Drafting and advising on several commercial contracts for hotels, property developers, banks and construction companies, including security documents, purchase agreements, time-share agreements, rental pool agreements, JCT, FIDIC, NEC and other construction contracts.
  • Drafting commercial contracts including building contracts, consultant appointments, security documents, lease agreements, joint venture agreements and employment contracts.
  • Preparing, managing, and organising case files from inception up to and including trial. Responsibilities included taking instructions, drafting all pleadings, witness statements, skeleton arguments and submissions and complying with various provisions of the CPR in preparation for trial including attending all case management conferences, Chamber matters and pre-trial review hearings. 
  • Advising on a range of company matters as well as incorporating and preparing company documents for several commercial organisations.
  • Presiding over and executing several deeds for the transfer and mortgage of lands.

EDUCATION

  • Dealing with Difficult People Course, Stitt Feld Handy (2014)
  • Advanced Dispute Resolution Course, Stitt Feld Handy (2012)
  • MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution (Merit), Kings College, London (2006)
  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London (2000)
  • LLB Degree (Upper Second Class Honours), University of London, London (1999)

BAR AND LAW SOCIETY ADMISSIONS

  • Called to the Bar of Belize (2017)
  • Called to the Bar of Saint Vincent (2013)
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England and Wales (2008) 
  • Called to the Bar of Saint Lucia (2000)
  • Called to the Bar of England and Wales (2000)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chair of the Caribbean Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Director of the Arbitration and Mediation Court of the Caribbean
  • President of the Dispute Resolution Association in St. Lucia
  • Member of Arbitral Women
  • Member of the Kings College Construction Law Association.