This breakout session will explore how external legal counsel can get the lawyer-client relationship right when amid numerous competing pressures – especially when contentious matters make things tense.  Over time the role of external legal counsel has been evolving in a number of different ways, often depending on the client’s changing internal legal capabilities and requirements.

Involving participation of various stakeholders in the lawyer-client relationship, the session will provide a range of perspectives on the aspects of dispute resolution matters that usually generate difficult conversations and give insights into best practices to take on board as well as mistakes to avoid. Expect plenty of war stories and answers to the key question: what do clients really want from their external dispute resolution counsel?

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Plenary Session I: Corporate Counsel Roundtable on the Dispute Resolution Issues that are at the Forefront of Their Agenda

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Breakout 1B: Dispute Resolution and the Game of Attrition. Is ‘Winning at all Cost’ Really Consistent with Well-being and Mental Health in the Legal Profession?

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Breakout 1D: ‘Drop the pilot’/ Prague Rules/IBA Rules/ Tainted Evidence/Questions about Evidence in Dispute Resolution

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Breakout 2A: Paying for Dispute Resolution Lawyers – Alternatives to an Hourly Rate System Pricing / Fee Structures / Funding of Dispute Resolution

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Breakout 2B: State Parties

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Lunch

Covid-19 Update - LIDW POSTPONED

To all our colleagues, friends and partners in the international disputes community.

In light of Covid-19, the LIDW events that are currently scheduled to take place in September will be postponed until the week of 10 May 2021.

While this is disappointing, we are keen that the international disputes community is able to make the most of the exciting programme of sessions that we have lined up so we can build on the momentum that LIDW2019 created. We look forward to developing that with you when it is safer for us all to be together in person.

We have been greatly encouraged by the response to the programme and look forward to the rescheduled event delivering crucial insights into the future of the business and law of international dispute resolution. Any ticket purchases already made for the 2020 event will carry over to 2021.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event in person in May 2021.

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