This plenary session will consider the carbon footprint of international disputes lawyers and whether there are appropriate ways to reduce it. For example, should disputes lawyers reduce face-to-face meetings and use technology for efficiency? And is it necessary to print thousands of pages when most people now read from a screen?
The session will also consider the responsibilities of international disputes lawyers regarding environmental (including climate change) and social issues. For instance, is the Green Pledge the right way forward or are there any alternatives? Do disputes lawyers discharge their social responsibility duties in an adequate fashion and, if not, what more can they do? Are there examples of good practices?
This plenary session will bring together legal practitioners, in-house counsel and experts from across the globe to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of litigation, arbitration, ADR and other dispute resolution […]
This breakout session will hear from legal professionals across the world about how they have raised their profile on an international level, how they deal with the various time zones […]
In this breakout session, experts of advocacy will consider whether oral advocacy is necessary, comparing the civil and common law approaches, and will consider how advocacy is best conducted. Enjoy […]
This roundtable session will bring together corporate counsel from all over the world. Its speakers will address how in-house lawyers see the current challenges in international dispute resolution, what they […]
This plenary session, which marks the 125th anniversary of the Commercial Court in London, and is presented in conjunction with the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts, will look not […]
This plenary session will consider the carbon footprint of international disputes lawyers and whether there are appropriate ways to reduce it. For example, should disputes lawyers reduce face-to-face meetings and […]
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 […]
This breakout session will examine how the legal profession interacts during the life of a dispute – from our clients through to the judiciary. Controversially, the panel will also examine […]
This breakout session will consider the use of evidence in international dispute resolution, including the Disclosure Pilot Scheme in the English Business and Property Courts, the review of witness statements […]
This breakout session will explore the pricing and funding options available for dispute resolution users. One of the main concerns of dispute resolution users is the potentially high costs. It […]
This breakout session will look at how human psychology and behaviour impacts dispute resolution for parties, counsel and decision-makers (for example, judges and arbitrators). The study of ‘behavioural law’, which […]
This breakout session will focus on how lawyers in multi-jurisdictional disputes can work with colleagues who observe different ethical or professional codes. Such work may result in challenging ethical scenarios: […]
The final session of the LIDW2020 Conference will consider a wide range of issues about how technology is affecting the business of law as well as about how the law […]
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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