Kai-Uwe Karl (co-chair), Global Chief Litigation Counsel, (GE); Professor Loukas Mistelis (co-chair), Queen Mary University of London; Stephan Balthasar, Senior Legal Counsel, Allianz; Glenn Baumgarten, Litigation Counsel, Deutsche Telekom; Alison Pearsall, Senior Group Counsel, Veolia; Teresa Garcia Reyes, Senior Counsel, GE.
This roundtable session will bring together corporate counsel from all over the world and will address how inhouse lawyers see the current challenges in international dispute resolution, what they look for in engaging external counsel, how they decide what to outsource and what they can do inhouse. It will also discuss what dispute resolution methods they prefer and whether, why, and how the perceive London as a dispute resolution hub. The session will also address the pervasive issues of costs and risk management. It will also explore questions of diversity and efficiency and will discuss best practices and what can be done to avoid any likely pitfalls.