About Theominique D. Nottage
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). As a result, 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 she received the Legal Education Certificate from the Council of Legal Education’s Eugene Dupuch Law School (Nassau, The Bahamas). Theominique was subsequently called to the Bar of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas in October 2015.
Earlier in 2015, Theominique was competitively selected for the prestigious Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom and in December 2016 she was awarded a Masters of Law with Merit in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution from the top-ranked School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom). Not one to rest on her laurels, in 2017 Theominique was designated as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (“MCIArb”) and joined the Executive Committee of The Bahamas’ Branch (“CIArb Bahamas”). In 2018, Theominique also obtained a Certificate in International Arbitration Award Writing with Distinction from the School of International Arbitration at Queen Mary, University of London (London, United Kingdom).
Besides her academic accomplishments, Theominique has maintained a strong commitment to her professional development. She has served as the Chair of the Young Arbitrators Committee of CIArb Bahamas since 2017. In 2019, she was elected to a two-year term as Co-Chair of Young ICCA, the leading global international arbitration network of over 8,500 members for young practitioners which is organized under the auspices of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”). In the aforementioned roles, Theominique has organized and led webinars, initiatives and projects for the benefit of international arbitration practitioners under 40 years of age both locally and internationally. In addition, Theominique serves as the Vice Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of The Bahamas Bar Association and is a member of the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employer’s Federation ADR Committee, the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum and the London Court of International Arbitration Young International Arbitration Group. As to her civic involvement, Theominique is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Theominique has also published articles on international arbitration and environmental law. Her articles have appeared in the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law E-Journal and most recently in the April 2020 edition of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners Journal.
In August 2020, Theominique joined the Ministry of Financial Services, Trade & Industry and Immigration as an Arbitration Consultant to the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas following a successful stint as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group of a Tier 1 commercial law firm in The Bahamas.