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John Almeida, Legal Director

John represents numerous governments and advisers in the areas of constitutional, general administrative and public law with particular experience of written constitutions and human rights, international arbitrations involving investment, as well as Extradition.

Summary

John practices in the areas of constitutional, general administrative and public law with particular experience of written constitutions. He is also experienced in international arbitrations involving investment, privatisation and infrastructure disputes, as well as in numerous ad hoc arbitrations and, including under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Represents foreign Governments, International Cooperation's. Appears frequently in the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council.

Experience highlights

  • BAES v Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Carlos Hamilton and Jason Lewis v The Queen [2012] UKPC 31
  • Taitt v The State [2012] UKPC 38
  • Pratt & Morgan-v-The Queen
  • N Lewis & Others-v-The Queen
  • F.W Oil-v-The Government of The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
  • Construction Developers Association Ltd v The Government of Jamaica (ICC) Case No. 13448
  • BIMINI Blue Coalition Ltd V Prime Minister of The Bahamas & ORS (2014)
  • UC Rusal Alimina Jamaica Limited and others v Wynette Miller and others [2014] UKPC 39
  • Crociani and others (Appellants) v Crociani and others [2014] UKPC 40
  • The United Policyholders Group (CLICO) v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2016] UKPC 17
  • Steve Ferguson & Others v The Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago [2016] UKPC 2
  • The Attorney General (Bahamas) v Hall [2016] UKPC 28
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