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Friday 14 May 2021 – Member and sponsor hosted events

In addition to the core conference, LIDW21 is proud to be complemented by a number of official LIDW member and sponsor hosted events on a wide range of topics spanning different sectors and forms of dispute resolution. Please see below the sessions for the afternoon of Friday 14 May 2021. For any more information, please visit our FAQs page

Maritime arbitration in London – present and future challenges in a changing world| 12:30 – 14:00 (BST)

Hosted by

HFW, LMAA, Reed Smith and Twenty Essex.

What the session will cover

Maritime arbitration in London – present and future challenges in a changing world

HOST
Jonathan Webb, Partner HFW

CHAIR
Lord Hamblen of Kersey, Justice of the UK Supreme Court

SPEAKERS
Ian Gaunt, Immediate Past President, LMAA
Are virtual hearings the future?

Karen Maxwell, Barrister, Twenty Essex
London maritime arbitration: what’s new?

Nick Austin, Partner, Reed Smith
What legal developments are emerging from arbitrating shipping disputes in London?

Jean Koh, Partner, HFW
Cargo misdelivery claims – to pay or not to pay?

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Arbitration and insolvency – an inescapable clash of cultures | 13:00 – 14:30 (BST)

Hosted by

CMS and Queen Mary University of London.

What the session will cover

This webinar is offered under the auspices of LIDW, as a member event, hosted by QMUL and CMS in cooperation with Arbinsol. The webinar will explore the interaction of arbitration and insolvency and the inevitable clash of cultures. Following an introduction to the theme, a roundtable discussion will explore different perspectives from the viewpoint of different stakeholders and in a comparative law setting.

Welcome: Professor Loukas Mistelis, QMUL and Richard Bamforth, CMS

Setting the Scene by Dr Stefan Riegler, Wolf Theiss, followed by a Roundtable Discussion featuring Kushal Gandhi, Partner, CMS, Professor Stefan Kröll, Bucerius Law School, Dr Vesna Lazic, Utrecht University and Asser Institute and Felicity Toube, QC, South Square. The discussion is moderated by: Ishaan Madaan and Prakhar Chauhan, ArbInsol.

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Emerging markets and India – arbitration and mediation | 13:00 – 14:00 (BST)

Hosted by

CEDR, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), Nishith Desai Associates and Norton Rose Fulbright LLP.

What the session will cover

The session will discuss why the emerging markets and India have always chosen London as a seat for arbitration and centre for mediation for the resolution of high value disputes. The session will cover (i) emerging markets/India and its nexus with England; (ii) the universally recognised value of English law, its systems, its judiciary, its arbitrators, its mediators, and the bar; and (iii) the rise of institutional arbitration and mediation (including the Singapore convention) in developing economies and India.

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Avoiding the failure of the failing firm defence  | 15:00 (BST)

Hosted by

AlixPartners

What the session will cover

Covid-19 and the failing firm defence. This session will cover the key issues associated with bringing such a defence, including what business turnaround and restructuring evidence is required to satisfy the EC’s and UK’s criteria.

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Climate Change, Public International Law and Disputes – Too Hot A Topic? | 15:00 – 16:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Clifford Chance, Jones Day and Queen Mary University of London.

What the session will cover

The Paris Agreement signed by 195 countries in 2015 enshrines a commitment to limit the increase in global temperature to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The upcoming COP26 summit will urgently address measures to be taken by States to meet this commitment in light of the continued rapid rise in global temperatures. But the scale of regulatory change and commitment required will test state policy-making and impact across business communities. This session will address the issue of climate change disputes from the perspective of public international law and specifically cover recent and potential climate change-related claims against states, including investor-State disputes, and the prospect of reform of investment treaties, such as the ECT, to accommodate climate change objectives.

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The arbitration of international trust disputes: the next frontier in international dispute resolution? | 15:00 – 16:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Fox Williams LLP, Macfarlanes LLP and Withers LLP.

What the session will cover

In many ways, arbitration is ideally suited to the resolution of disputes in international trust matters. There are some aspects of trusts, however, which do not fall easily within the current conception of arbitration, such as the applicability of an arbitration clause to an unborn beneficiary. This panel will discuss the issues arising in the arbitration of international trust disputes; and it will consider whether the English Arbitration Act should be changed in order to more readily facilitate the arbitration of trusts disputes, and thereby further enhance London’s stature as a centre for the resolution of international disputes.

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Construction disputes in a post-COVID world | 15:00 – 16:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills, HKA and Norton Rose Fulbright.

What the session will cover

HKA together with Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills and Norton Rose Fulbright will hold an interactive discussion of the Construction Disputes landscape post COVID. Hosted by Gerry Brannigan, Head of HKA’s Forensic Techincal Services practice, the panel will explore the implications of the pandemic on the future state of construction disputes in International Arbitration, Litigation and Adjudication.

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