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Alicia Nicholls, B.Sc.(Hons), M.Sc. (Dist.), LL.B.(Hons)
Alicia Nicholls, a national of Barbados, is a multi-disciplined, multi-lingual, and legally-trained international trade and development consultant. Since June 2016, she has proudly been a Consulting Legal Researcher with FRANHENDY Attorneys, an international firm founded by renowned international tax, trade and investment attorney, Mrs. Francoise Hendy-Yarde. The firm specialises in tax, investment and trade advisory services and is part of the Post-BREXIT Consortium.
Alicia is also the Principal Consultant of her own trade and development consultancy and think tank, Caribbean Trade Law & Development (CTLD Consulting). Alicia has extensive post-graduation experience in international trade research and consultancy for private individuals, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and international organisations. She has written and presented on correspondent banking/de-risking, Brexit, climate change, economic citizenship programmes, and investment law and policy. As a national of a small island developing State, Alicia has special interest in small state and developing country issues.
In the past she has worked as a consultant at the Organisation of American States‘ (OAS) Headquarters in Washington, DC. and as a research consultant at the Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy & Services of the University of the West Indies‘ Cave Hill Campus in Barbados where she contributed to research on the creative industries, migration and the diaspora economy.
Alicia is a Barbados Government Exhibition Winner (2005) and is a proud graduate of the University of the West Indies. She holds a Masters (M.Sc.) in International Trade Policy with distinction, a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Political Science with First Class Honours and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Upper Second Class Honours. Since November 2017, she also holds the FITT Diploma in International Trade credential from Ottawa, Canada-based Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), of which she is a member.
She is also a member of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) and was featured as the Association’s Featured Member of the Month for January 2017. She is also a member of the Michigan USA-based, Academy of International Business (AIB).
Alicia is proficient in French, Spanish, Portuguese and has knowledge of German and Italian.
In her spare time (what little there is these days!) Alicia enjoys reading, cooking, learning foreign languages, travelling and exploring new cultures, and spending time with her loved ones (including her pets).
Alicia’s current research interests include:
- Climate Change
- Correspondent Banking & De-risking
- Economic Citizenship & Residence Programmes
- International Investment Treaties
- Trade Finance
- Trade in Services