Olivaire Watler

Olivaire Watler


Mr. Watler is a Caymanian attorney-at-law who has had keen interest in Cayman Islands constitutional matters for many years commencing with his leading public discussions on the 1999 UK Government White Paper on Partnership for Progress and Prosperity which had set out a number of recommendations on issues such as the constitutional link, citizenship, the environment, financial standards, good governance and human rights in the Overseas Territories. In addition, he served on the Caymanian Bar Association Constitution Review Committee in 2002 and again in 2009. He has written a number of articles concerning the constitutional review process and co-wrote the articles on the Constitution on behalf of the Caymanian Bar Association as a member of its 2009 Constitution Review Committee. 

Industry Associations

  • Former Member, Cayman Islands Constitutional Commission
  • Chairman, Joint Committee of the Cayman Islands Law Society and Caymanian Bar Association to review the draft Data Protection Bill
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Cape Town Convention Working Group
  • Member of the Cayman Islands Law Society
  • Member of the Caymanian Bar Association
  • Past Chairman, Labour Appeals Tribunal
  • Past Deputy Chairman, Planning Appeals Tribunal
  • Past Chairman, Legislation Sub-Committee of the Cayman Islands Government’s E-Business Advisory Committee (in that capacity was instrumental in the drafting of the Electronic Transactions Law)
  • Chairman of the Immigration Appeals Tribunal, 2005 – 2009 
  • Chairman of the Cayman Islands Government Negotiating Team 2005 - 2008 (to negotiate a new legal framework and lower rates for the electricity sector in Grand Cayman and to negotiate new licences for the local utility company, Legal consultant on various projects for the Cayman Islands Government)
  • Caymanian Bar Association’s Constitutional Review Committee 2009

Industry Accolades

  • Recognised in the 2014 edition of Who's Who Legal (aviation)
  • Recognised in the 2011 edition of Legal 500 Caribbean (corporate and commercial)

Mr. Watler was  appointed on 3 October  2019  for a period of 3 years.