Mark-Paul Cowan, JP, FCIArb

Partner

Mark-Paul is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department where he provides robust representation for clients and relishes taking on difficult and novel cases. Since first joining the Firm in 2014, Mark-Paul has successfully advocated in the Parish Courts, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Jamaica and has appeared before specialist tribunals such as the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).

Mark-Paul has a commercially driven practice and advises key institutional and individual clients on a wide range of areas including: contractual disputes, insurance defence, corporate governance, property law, personal injury claims, industrial relations and employment law, alternative dispute resolution, judicial review and remedies.

In 2020/2021, Mark-Paul gained experience whilst engaged to a specialist Cayman Islands Law Firm where he advised a diverse client base on the formation and regulation of private equity and mutual funds, anti-money laundering laws, commercial transactions and corporate structures and procedures.

In his downtime, he enjoys watching sports, jogging, going to the gym, and relaxing on the beach.

He is a graduate of the famed St. George’s College and a Commonwealth Scholar. Mark-Paul is a Justice of the Peace, a Fellow at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Jamaican Bar Association and an Associate Tutor at the Norman Manley Law School where he conducts Mock Trial Coaching.

Email: mcowan@nsdco.com

Education

University of the West Indies

BA in Literatures in English, 2010

University of the West Indies

LL.B. (Hons.) – Bachelor of Laws, 2012

Norman Manley Law School

LEC – Legal Education Certificate, 2014

University of Exeter

LL.M – Master of Laws, 2018, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom Fellowship - 2020

Practice Areas

Civil & Commercial Litigation
Personal Injury & Insurance Litigation
Land Use and Zoning
Employment & Labour Relations
Insolvency & Debt Collection
Administrative, Public & Regulatory Law
Mediation and Arbitration

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