The last session of LIDW’s two-day main conference saw a panel of world-renowned international dispute resolution experts turn the spotlight on London as a leading centre for international dispute resolution. The panel was composed of Sylvia Noury QC (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer), David Falkenstern (Kroll), Michelle MacPhee (BP), Poonam Melwani QC, (Quadrant Chambers), and Laurence Shore (BonelliErede). The panellists offered a…

On the fourth day of the LIDW22, the session on “Changes in construction and infrastructure disputes: 2022 and beyond” looked at how construction contractors and employers have found ways to either avoid liability or impose extended liability on their counterparties. It also examined how English law has responded to these new developments. The conference was…

On the second day of the 2022 LIDW, LIDW members gathered in the Westminster Hall Center to discuss this year’s topics: Dispute Resolution – Global, Sustainable, Ethical?   The Keynote Address The keynote address was given by Lucy Greenwood, (Greenwood Arbitration, Campaign for Greener Arbitration), Jenny Hindley, (Mishcon de Reya, Greener Litigation) and John Sturrock QC, (Core Solutions,…

London International Disputes Week continued on 11 May 2022, with a session focused on ESG – regulatory, practice, and risks.   First Panel Discussion:  Key global trends: The new frontiers of business ethics and corporate accountability The first panel, moderated by Heather Gagen, Chair, Partner, Travers Smith, focused on discussing the contours of business ethics and…

On the first day of the 2022 London International Disputes Week, Herbert Smith Freehills, HFW, HKA, King & Spalding, and Twenty Essex organised a panel on “Latin America: delivering sustainable and ethical infrastructure across key sectors – a disputes perspective”. The panel was composed of Richard Caldwell (Brattle), Dr Francisco González De Cossío (Gonzales de…

As part of the 2022 London International Disputes Week, McCarthy Tetrault, Queen Mary University London, Clyde & Co, Hughes Hubbard, and Fountain Court Chambers organized a conference on “What is the role of London for North American disputes? A North American perspective on London as an international dispute hub.” The panel was composed of Remy…

The first day of the LIDW main conference began with a short introduction by Richard Bamforth, Chair of the LIDW Strategy Group, and partner at CMS. Bamforth reiterated the theme of LIDW 2022 reminding those in attendance that there is a question mark at the end of theme: “Dispute Resolution-Global, Sustainable, Ethical?” This means, as…

London International Disputes Week 2022 (LIDW) 2022 kicked off yesterday with outstanding sessions and panellists in a hybrid format all around the city, centred around this year’s theme: Dispute Resolution: Global, Sustainable, Ethical?. Each year, the LIDW concentrates on several hot topics and controversial issues in international dispute resolution from all over the world. Yesterday’s…

Since the first edition in 2019, Kluwer Arbitration Blog has partnered with London International Disputes Week (LIDW) for the live coverage of an exceptional week addressing topical issues related to the resolution of commercial disputes. The first panel on 9 May 2022, on London as a dispute resolution hub for disputes involving parties from Ukraine…

As part of the 2022 London International Disputes Week, Arbitration Chambers, Clyde & Co, Hausfeld, Jones Day and LexisNexis organized a conference on “London as an international disputes hub for Dubai, UAE and region disputes: arbitration and the courts – is it still safe to arbitrate in Dubai, and other hot topics”. The panel was…