Theominique D. Nottage is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Theominique’s educational background is diverse having studied in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Spain. As a 2005 Gerace Research Centre Scholarship recipient, she holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree with Integral Honours in International Studies and Spanish from Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY, USA). Theominique has also studied Spanish at Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (San Jose, Costa Rica) and the Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain). She has been certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as having Intermediate High proficiency in Spanish. In 2013 Theominique obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados) and in 2015 received the Legal Education Certificate from the Council of Legal Education’s Eugene Dupuch Law School (Nassau, The Bahamas).

In 2015, Theominique was competitively selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and in 2016 she was awarded a Masters of Law with Merit in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom). In 2018, Theominique also obtained a Certificate in International Award Writing with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom).

As a result of her educational pursuits, Theominique has had the opportunity to be employed within the legal profession in both the public and private sector.

In the public sector, Theominique interned at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana and has worked at the Office of the Attorney General in Nassau, The Bahamas. In the private sector she has worked at several law firms based in The Bahamas. Through her professional experiences Theominique has been able to gain invaluable knowledge as it relates to trusts litigation, civil litigation, asset recovery matters, employment law and commercial litigation. Having joined Higgs & Johnson as an Associate in 2017, this multi-faceted background has proved indispensable in producing the best results for clients. Theominique has effectively assisted senior partners in multi-million-dollar matters including court applications involving trusts and court applications for major commercial financial institutions.

Besides her strong professional accomplishments, Theominique is civic-minded. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. an organization which promotes service to all mankind. Additionally, she has previously been involved with the Environmental Law Clinic of the Eugene Dupuch Law School and the University of The Bahamas providing pro-bono assistance to BREEF and The Bahamas National Trust.

In 2016, Theominique co-authored the Country Report for The Bahamas published in the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal on legislative developments. Today, she regularly contributes to H&J’s FOCUS and was recently published in the April 2020 issue of the STEP Journal.

Theominique was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in October 2015 and is designated as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). In 2019, she was elected to a two-year term as Co-Chair of Young ICCA and also currently serves as Chair of Young Arbitrators (CIArb Bahamas). In addition to the aforementioned roles, Theominique is Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association as well as a member of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce ADR Committee.

Education

  • Le Moyne College (BA with Integral Honors), Syracuse, New York
  • University of the West Indies (LL.B) (Hons.), Cave Hill, Barbados
  • Eugene Dupuch Law School (Legal Education Certificate), Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Queen Mary, University of London (LL.M) (Merit), London, United Kingdom

Bar admissions

Bahamas, 2015

Professional memberships

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Young ICCA (current Co-Chair)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group

Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (Intermediate High) (ACTFL)

Community

  • Caribbean Youth Environment Network
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
  • Chevening Alumni Association (Bahamas Chapter)

Recognition

2015 Chevening Scholar

2019 – 2021 Young ICCA Co-Chair

Publications

  • Arbitration and Trust Disputes, STEP Journal, April 2020
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime: The Bahamas as a Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, FOCUS Vol. 62, Issue 2/2018
  • Sham – To Be or Not To be? A summary of the MezhProm Bank v Pugachev decision, FOCUS Vol. 62, Issue 1/21018
  • Country Report: The Bahamas – Legislative Developments, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal, Issue 7: 2016, p. 159

Theominique D. Nottage is an Associate in the Firm’s Litigation Practice Group.

Theominique’s educational background is diverse having studied in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, The Bahamas, Costa Rica and Spain. As a 2005 Gerace Research Centre Scholarship recipient, she holds a dual Bachelor of Arts degree with Integral Honours in International Studies and Spanish from Le Moyne College (Syracuse, NY, USA). Theominique has also studied Spanish at Centro Panamericano de Idiomas (San Jose, Costa Rica) and the Universidad de Salamanca (Salamanca, Spain). She has been certified by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) as having Intermediate High proficiency in Spanish. In 2013 Theominique obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of West Indies (Cave Hill, Barbados) and in 2015 received the Legal Education Certificate from the Council of Legal Education’s Eugene Dupuch Law School (Nassau, The Bahamas).

In 2015, Theominique was competitively selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and in 2016 she was awarded a Masters of Law with Merit in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom). In 2018, Theominique also obtained a Certificate in International Award Writing with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom).

As a result of her educational pursuits, Theominique has had the opportunity to be employed within the legal profession in both the public and private sector.

In the public sector, Theominique interned at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana and has worked at the Office of the Attorney General in Nassau, The Bahamas. In the private sector she has worked at several law firms based in The Bahamas. Through her professional experiences Theominique has been able to gain invaluable knowledge as it relates to trusts litigation, civil litigation, asset recovery matters, employment law and commercial litigation. Having joined Higgs & Johnson as an Associate in 2017, this multi-faceted background has proved indispensable in producing the best results for clients. Theominique has effectively assisted senior partners in multi-million-dollar matters including court applications involving trusts and court applications for major commercial financial institutions.

Besides her strong professional accomplishments, Theominique is civic-minded. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. an organization which promotes service to all mankind. Additionally, she has previously been involved with the Environmental Law Clinic of the Eugene Dupuch Law School and the University of The Bahamas providing pro-bono assistance to BREEF and The Bahamas National Trust.

In 2016, Theominique co-authored the Country Report for The Bahamas published in the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal on legislative developments. Today, she regularly contributes to H&J’s FOCUS and was recently published in the April 2020 issue of the STEP Journal.

Theominique was admitted to The Bahamas Bar in October 2015 and is designated as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). In 2019, she was elected to a two-year term as Co-Chair of Young ICCA and also currently serves as Chair of Young Arbitrators (CIArb Bahamas). In addition to the aforementioned roles, Theominique is Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association as well as a member of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce ADR Committee.

Education

  • Le Moyne College (BA with Integral Honors), Syracuse, New York
  • University of the West Indies (LL.B) (Hons.), Cave Hill, Barbados
  • Eugene Dupuch Law School (Legal Education Certificate), Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Queen Mary, University of London (LL.M) (Merit), London, United Kingdom

Bar admissions

Bahamas, 2015

Professional memberships

  • The Bahamas Bar Association
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Young ICCA (current Co-Chair)
  • ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
  • LCIA Young International Arbitration Group

Languages

  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (Intermediate High) (ACTFL)

Community

  • Caribbean Youth Environment Network
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated
  • Chevening Alumni Association (Bahamas Chapter)

Recognition

2015 Chevening Scholar

2019 – 2021 Young ICCA Co-Chair

Publications

  • Arbitration and Trust Disputes, STEP Journal, April 2020
  • The Opportunity of a Lifetime: The Bahamas as a Centre for International Commercial Arbitration, FOCUS Vol. 62, Issue 2/2018
  • Sham – To Be or Not To be? A summary of the MezhProm Bank v Pugachev decision, FOCUS Vol. 62, Issue 1/21018
  • Country Report: The Bahamas – Legislative Developments, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal, Issue 7: 2016, p. 159