London International Disputes Week (LIDW) is a forward-thinking forum, which aims to drive the future of international dispute resolution and celebrates London as a leading centre for handling the resolution of international disputes.

A collaborative, representative, world-class and forward-thinking body, it demonstrates the UK’s legal community’s commitment to innovation, excellence, upholding the rule of law and diversity.

This year’s fully virtual event will mean that more international audiences can attend. With its theme: ‘Looking forward: change, challenge and opportunity’, it will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution. LIDW21 comes at a significant period for the UK legal sector, in the wake of Brexit, a global pandemic, and amid an uncertain global political environment.

Baker McKenzie, as a corporate member of LIDW, is proud to be participating in several events, outlined below.

In addition to signing up for any of the below, please ensure you also register for LIDW21 as attendance at any LIDW event is limited to LIDW ticket-holders.

The core LIDW programme includes 16 virtual sessions delivered by leading experts in their fields, four unmissable keynote addresses by high-profile dispute resolution figures, and many vital opportunities to virtually network with colleagues from around the world.

To see the full LIDW21 programme, please click here. To purchase a LIDW ticket, please register here. Note that attendance is complimentary for in-house general counsel and government lawyers. All tickets are subject to VAT and a £10 booking fee.

 

Date & Time

 

Topic

 

11 May 2021
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm BST

 

The External Counsel as Strategic Partner

This session will focus on an interactive panel discussion. The panel will include in-house counsel. The discussion will explore the practicalities of what in-house counsel want and need from their ideal strategic partner.

Speakers

Andy Moody
Andy Moody
Partner
Baker McKenzie

Evgenia Loewe
Complexprom

Jane Park Weir
Jane Park-Weir
Osborne Clarke

Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
Hindujah Group

Fiona Lockhart
Rio Tinto
Kim Philips
Kim Phillips
Shell

 

13 May 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm BST

 

Government Intervention and Regulatory Disruption - Recourse for Business and Investors

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.

Speakers

EPoulton
Edward Poulton
Partner, Baker McKenzie

 

Yindi Gesinde
Yindi Gesinde
Partner, Baker McKenzie

 

Ekaterina Finkel
Katia Finkel
Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie

Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris QC
3 Verulam Buildings


Jemima Stratford
Jemima Stratford QC
Brick Court Chambers

 

14 May 2021
9:00 am - 10:00 am BST


 

Are Virtual Hearings and Mediations Here to Stay?

As the pandemic hit in 2020, Baker McKenzie and KPMG UK surveyed civil and commercial court users to explore their experience and perceptions of virtual hearings and mediations. Six months on we explore key issues around this theme. Are virtual hearings and mediations here to stay? What challenges do they present? What advantages might they have?

Join our panel discussion (chaired by Charles Thomson) to hear a range of first-hand views from the perspectives of the judiciary, clients, solicitors, advocates and experts, looking back at the survey findings but also looking ahead as the landscape continues to evolve.

Speakers

Charles Thomson
Charles Thomson
Partner, Baker McKenzie
Henry Garfield
Henry Garfield
Partner, Baker McKenzie

Amanda Brown
Amanda Brown QC
KPMG Law, KPMG LLP

Heather Murphy
Heather Murphy
XXIV Old Buildings

Sarah Murray
Sarah Murray
Stevens & Bolton LLP

 

14 May 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm BST


 

Construction Disputes in a Post-COVID World

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 Technology Services practice, the panel will explore the implications of the pandemic on the future state of construction disputes in International Arbitration, Litigation and Adjudication.

Speakers

Kate Corby
Kate Corby
Partner, Baker McKenzie


Gerry Brannigan
HKA




Helen Collie
HKA

James Doe
Herbert Smith Freehills

Donald Warnock
Norton Rose Fulbright

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please contact Nina Grayson, Disputes BD Manager at Baker McKenzie.

 

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