Professor Eddy Ventose is a qualified Attorney-at-Law with expertise in corporate and commercial law and is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, having trained at Slaughter and May in London, the UK’s most prestigious law firm. At Slaughter and May, he worked in the finance, tax, corporate, competition and litigation departments. He is called to the Bar in Barbados, Saint Lucia and St. Kitts and Nevis. His main areas of expertise are: intellectual property law, corporate and commercial law, e-commerce law; insurance law, banking law and human rights, constitutional law and administrative law.
He started his career at the Cave Hill Campus as a Lecturer in Law in 2006, was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011 and Professor of Law in 2012, at 35 years of age, making him the youngest person promoted to a personal professorship in the history of the University of the West Indies. Professor Ventose the Campus Coordinator for Graduate Studies and Research and previously held the position of Deputy Dean (Graduate Studies and Research) in the Faculty of Law. He is also the Head, Intellectual Property Unit, Faculty of Law and a WTO consultant on Trade Related aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
Professof Ventose has over 60 publications in leading refereed international journals on aspects of intellectual property law, contract law, patent law, medical patent law, human rights law, constitutional law and administrative law. His first book, Medical Patent Law: The Challenges of Medical Treatment, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2011; the second, Commonwealth Caribbean Administrative Law, was published by Routledge in 2012; and the third, Patenting Medical and Genetic Diagnostic Methods, was published by Edward Elgar Publishing in 2013. His next book, Commonwealth Caribbean Intellectual Property Law, will be published by Routledge in 2015. Professor Ventose was awarded the Principal’s Award for Research in 2011 and was awarded the coveted Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research in 2012.
He has provided his expertise in telecommunications law, administrative law, intellectual property law, e-commerce law, insurance law and intellectual property law to companies, regional organisations, international organisations and Commonwealth Caribbean governments.
Professor Ventose holds an LL.B. (first class honours) from the University of the West Indies (99’) (after receiving a Special Government Scholarship in 1996), an LL.M. (first class honours) from the University of Cambridge (00’) (after receiving a Cambridge DFID Scholarship in 1999), and a D.Phil. in intellectual property law from the University of Oxford (05’) (after receiving a Clarendon Scholarship in 2001). He received the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (04’) and the Legal Education Certificate from the Hugh Wooding Law School (08’).
Professor Ventose graduated from the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College in 1995 and received the subject prizes in Sociology and History. He is also a graduate of the Entrepot Secondary School (1988-1993) where he graduated at the top of his class with subject prizes in Geography, Literature and Food and Nutrition.