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Tuesday 11 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 Tuesday 11 May 2021. For any more information, please visit our FAQs page

Cyber fraud and data breaches in the era of remote working | 17:30 – 18:30 (BST)

Hosted by

4 Pump Court and Stevens & Bolton LLP.

What the session will cover

The abrupt shift to remote working across the world since March 2020 has exposed many businesses to new and increased threats to their data security and trade secrets. Where and how we work has changed rapidly and radically, and with those changes our dependence on technology and exposure to cyber threats has increased. In this panel discussion we will:

  • Share recent experiences of security threats in the post-COVID world from different jurisdictions
  • Look at how the English legal system is adapting to deal with the changing landscape
  • Give practical tips for preventing breaches, addressing the fall out, seeking legal redress and enforcing across jurisdictions.

Please click here to register for this event.

Managing a mixed civil/common law arbitral panel in international construction arbitration | 17:30 – 18:30 (BST)

Hosted by

Atkin Chambers and Keating Chambers.

What the session will cover

Atkin Chambers and Keating Chambers will host a panel discussion and Q&A that seeks to explore the relationship between the different legal cultures in the context of parties facing a mixed civil /common law arbitral panel in international construction arbitration. Panel members include: Veronique Buehrlen QC, Keating Chambers; Andrew Goddard QC, Atkin Chambers (moderator); Paul Lowrie, Partner, Clyde & Co; and Emily Monastiriotis, Partner, Simmons & Simmons.

Please click here to register for this event.

Preparing tomorrow’s disputes practitioner: the future of dispute resolution training | 17:30 – 18:30 (BST)

Hosted by

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Queen Mary University of London and Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners.

What the session will cover

Looking ahead, this event will discuss the education and training needs of future ADR practitioners, particularly in terms of the (i) new, smaller, flatter and faster global dispute resolution landscape in which we find ourselves, (ii) the growth of new technologies and (iii) and how legal frameworks are likely to adapt to these. It will discuss the career prospects for ADR practitioners, future emerging legal skills and new forms of learning, and how academic institutions and professional associations will have to respond or have already responded to these changes.

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

English law, London arbitration and Latin American parties: can the mix be improved? | 18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Clyde & Co and HKA.

What the session will cover

Speakers: Alejandro Garcia, Partner, Clyde & Co; Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA; Elisabeth Eljuri, Arbitrator; Julio Bueno, Partner, Pinheiro Neto

Topics:

  • Overview of economic trends, in particular investments in Latin America that may be channelled through London
  • The use of English law in agreements involving Latin American parties
  • Common law and civil law approaches: chasm or convergence?
  • Are Latin American parties selecting London as an arbitral seat?
  • LCIA arbitration and Latin American parties
  • Calculation of damages under English law: are Latin American parties in for a surprise?

Please click here to register for this event.

Stepping back from the brink: turning from dispute to settlement | 18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by

CEDR, Independent Mediators, IPOS Mediation and Osborne Clarke.

What the session will cover

The battle lines are drawn and your client’s case is taking on a life of its own. But what if you want to step off the litigation train and try to settle the case? How do you get your client from “litigation mode” to “settlement mode”? What are the psychological factors in play in a negotiation? What are the roadblocks to settlement and how can you overcome them? And how do you encourage your opponent to think positively about settlement possibilities? This session, led by an expert in business conflict and four leading mediators with past experience as clients and as instructing solicitors will look at the psychological influences in play, and the tools required, to settle cases.

Speakers: Adrian Lifely, Solicitor and Mediator (Session Chair); James Handley, Chartered Psychologist; Rebecca Clark, Mediator, IPOS; Karl Mackie CBE, Mediator, CEDR; Bill Marsh, Mediator, Independent Mediators.

Please click here to register for this event. If you have any further questions please email [email protected].

The digital era: a look at cryptoassets | 18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Forum Chambers, Kroll and Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP.

What the session will cover

In this webinar, panellists David McIlroy of Forum Chambers, Hugo Hoyland of Kroll and Charlotte Hill of Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP will explore the various uses of digital assets and cryptocurrencies across the globe. They will look at the ways in which cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology continue to expand in importance. They will also consider how such assets may be recovered when they have been used as a means of hiding wealth or in connection with fraud or other criminal activities.

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

Transnational tort claims: responsibilities of the UK parent company post Vedanta | 18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Brick Court Chambers and Jones Day.

What the session will cover

A session highlighting how more than ever, UK parent companies need to ensure they are not complicit in alleged Human Rights breaches in the age of COVID 19. In light of the Vedanta Supreme Court Judgment, the alleged wrongs of foreign subsidiaries or group companies can now be litigated on our home shores. This session will also consider the growing impact of Group Litigation Orders, red flag risks to UK parent companies and steps that UK Parents can take to minimise risks to reduce the risk of transnational tort claims.

To register please click here.

Stronger Together: A Look Back at Remote Community Building and Ahead to the Future for International Arbitration | 19:00 – 20:00 (BST)

Hosted by

Arbitral Women and Vinson & Elkins.

What the session will cover

ArbitralWomen is pleased to lead a virtual networking session premised on the theme of diversity and remote community building. The past year has presented new challenges and opportunities for diversity in a remote working environment. Join us as we reflect on the past 12 months and look towards the future for the international arbitration community.

Each networking session will be led by team members who will facilitate an open exchange among participants. The Chatham House Rule will apply.

We encourage all ages, stages, genders, and backgrounds to join us for a thought-provoking and informative evening.

To register please click here.