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Thursday 13 May 2021 – Member-hosted events

In addition to the core conference, LIDW21 is proud to be complemented by a number of official LIDW member-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 Thursday 13 May 2021. For any more information, please visit our FAQs page

Government intervention and regulatory disruption: Recourse for business and investors | 17:30 – 18:30 (BST)

Hosted by

3 Verulam Buildings, Baker McKenzie and Brick Court Chambers.

What the session will cover

Setting the framework for an effective response to state intervention during a period of accelerating changes across industries driven by the pandemic, socio-economic, political and cultural shifts that affect the way that we live, work, shop and socialise and throw into sharper relief the inequities in our society that call to be addressed. Citing various public interest grounds, such as national security or public health, or a mandate such as Brexit, governments are increasingly comfortable taking interventionist measures.

For speaker details, further information and to register, please visit Baker McKenzie’s LIDW webpage. You may, alternatively, register directly by clicking here.

If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact Nina Grayson, Disputes BD Manager (London), Baker McKenzie at [email protected]

Unconscious bias and its effect on dispute resolution | 17:30 – 18:30 (BST)

Hosted by

Addleshaw Goddard LLP and McCarthy Tétrault LLP

What the session will cover

Join Addleshaw Goddard LLP, McCarthy Tétrault LLP and representatives of ArbitralWomen, REAL and Arbitration Place, including The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin and The Honourable Barry Leon, for an interactive roundtable discussion about unconscious bias, the role it plays in dispute resolution and how it might be managed through encouraging and creating behavioural change in the choice of arbitrators and counsel teams.

Please click here for more information and to register for this event.

Arbitration and corruption: Addressing the elephant in the room | 18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Essex Court Chambers and Morrison & Foerster LLP.

What the session will cover

Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP and Essex Court Chambers will host an interactive discussion on the many interfaces between corruption and arbitration. Please sign up for an engaging and topical discussion that will cover, amongst others, the following topics:

  • allegations of corruption as a sword or a shield in international arbitration and enforcement proceedings
  • the role of arbitration stakeholders in ensuring that arbitration is not used as an instrument to conceal corrupt practices
  • the role of supervisory and enforcing courts when dealing with allegations of corruption.

Please click here for more information and to register for this event.

The future of oil and gas disputes| 18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Herbert Smith Freehills and Quadrant Chambers.

What the session will cover

The panel will look at recent trends in oil and gas disputes. They will focus on:

Upstream disputes: Developments in upstream oil and gas contractual disputes, including joint operating agreements.

LNG disputes: A joint ‘legal’ and ‘market’ approach, with perspectives on the LNG global market over the last year and trends in gas price reviews.

Decarbonisation disputes: Governments around the world have committed to decarbonisation targets within limited timeframes. The panel will review the disputes that are likely to emerge from decisions to scale down existing O&G exploration and production rights, to ban certain carbon-intensive activities, or disputes likely to arise in relation to emissions-reporting.

Please click here to register for this event.