Agenda

November 5, 2019

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM | Registration and Networking Breakfast


8:45 AM - 8:50 AM | Welcome Remarks

Hilton Mervis, Partner, Arnold & Porter 

8:50 AM - 9:00 AM | Opening Address From The Co-Chairs

Damien Byrne Hill, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution UK and US, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Lawson Caisley, Partner, Allen & Overy

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM | Morning Interview: Q&A With The Hon. Mr Justice Knowles CBE

The Hon. Mr Justice Knowles CBE

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Panel Discussion: Political Risk - Navigating The Volatile Economic And Political Climates In The Modern Era

Brexit and Sanctions upheavals and many other turbulent geo-political climates and shifts have shaken the foundaries of business over the past few years and bought much uncertainty to business decisions. With these turbulences unlikely to fade into the background anytime soon, arm yourself and your business with the latest insights to help navigate these uncertain times.
  • Explore the biggest threats and challenges facing litigation and arbitratiion in 2019
  • Updates on the law: which jurisdictions are considered risky?
  • Interactive poll: ask your questions to a leading panel
Moderator: Charlie Lightfoot, Managing Partner, Jenner & Block
 
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | How To Future Proof Your Data With A Robust Cyber Security Strategy

Threats from cyber attacks are on the rise. Since the roll out of GDPR, protecting your data has never been more important. 
 
What are the unique cyber security challenges faced by those within litigation and arbitration? How should you future proof your data? How should you respond to a data breech?
 
Richard Little, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Hot Topics In Arbitration

How does disclosure work in practice? How can you get the amount of the claim paid as security in advance of the final hearing? 
 
In this session deep dive into the hot topics and most pressing questions to be addressed around arbitration in 2019.
 
James Stacey, Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration Group, Slaughter & May
Steven Gee QC, Monckton Chambers

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | The Rise Of Group Actions (Including Competition Litigation)

Rises in group litigation are only anticipated to increase further, so understanding the appetite of funders and the cases they are interested in is increasingly important. 
  • The current and developing appetite for funders
  • Top tips for minimising costs and risks

10:30 PM - 11:20 PM | Breakout Workshops
Workshop 1

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

How To Future Proof Your Data With A Robust Cyber Security Strategy

Threats from cyber attacks are on the rise. Since the roll out of GDPR, protecting your data has never been more important. 
 
What are the unique cyber security challenges faced by those within litigation and arbitration? How should you future proof your data? How should you respond to a data breech?
 
Richard Little, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Workshop 2

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Hot Topics In Arbitration

How does disclosure work in practice? How can you get the amount of the claim paid as security in advance of the final hearing? 
 
In this session deep dive into the hot topics and most pressing questions to be addressed around arbitration in 2019.
 
James Stacey, Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration Group, Slaughter & May
Steven Gee QC, Monckton Chambers
Workshop 3

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

The Rise Of Group Actions (Including Competition Litigation)

Rises in group litigation are only anticipated to increase further, so understanding the appetite of funders and the cases they are interested in is increasingly important. 
  • The current and developing appetite for funders
  • Top tips for minimising costs and risks

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | Panel Discussion: Will London Still Reign Supreme In 2025?

London is facing ever increasing competition on dispute resolution from other jurisdictions. What will it need to do to reign supreme in 2025? Should London be focused on litigation, arbitration or a combination of the two?
 
Moderator: Ali Malek QC, 3VB
 
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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Panel Discussion: Managing Mental Health Issues Within Your Legal Team: The Role Of Senior Managers

This session will focus on the role that Heads of Legal and Practice Group Heads should play in increasing awareness of the first signs or symptoms of mental health issues and then proactively help affected colleagues and team members. With over one billion people said to be suffering from a mental health disorder worldwide, this problem cannot be ignored. What measures can be taken to ensure approapriate support is given to eradicate the stigma and ensure that lawyers have the self-awareness and confidence to seek help where needed?
 
Moderator: Ed Crosse, Partner, Simmons & Simmons
 
Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO, LawCare

Andrew Wells, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills

Markus Lang, Global Head of Wealth, Legal, Deutsche Bank
 
David McCahon, Global Head of Commercial, Innovation and Technology Legal, Barclays

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM | Just A Minute: What Will Be The Fate Of Lawyers In The New Era Of Algorithms?

As sophisticated algorithms are increasingly able to locate precendents, what will be the fate of litigation lawyers in this new era of digitalisation?
 
Moderator: Andrew Ayers QC, Arbitrator, Maitland Chambers

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Networking Lunch Break


1:30 PM - 2:00 PM | International Highlights: An Update On The New Litigation Cases From Around The World

Join us in the main plenary room as we dive into the key litigation cases from around the world over the past 12 months. Each speaker will have 6 minutes to share updates from their jurisdiction. 
 
Moderator: Jack Baughman, Partner, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Som Mandal, Managing Partner, Fox Mandal 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Afternoon Interview: Q&A With Director General of The London Court of International Arbitration

Our afternoon keynote will be with Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof to shed light on the future of arbitration in London and what you will need to have on your radar for the forthcoming years.
 
Interviewer: Artem Doudko, Partner, Osborne Clarke
Interviewee: Dr Jacomijn van Haersolte-van Hof, Director General, The London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Over-Hyped Or Under Valued: The Rise Of Technology For Dispute Resolution

Emerging technologies have demonstrated an abundance of opportunities for improving the processes surrounding dispute resolution. 
 
With the dust settling on the first waves of legal innovations, what has been the impact so far on dispute resolution?
 
What does the future hold for dispute resolution in this technological revolution? Artifical intelligence is already begining to provide valuable assistance with the preparation of brief and case analysis. Yet, many still feel uncertain around its return on investment and implications for the future.
 
Michael Brown, Director EMEA, Lighthouse
 
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2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | The Key Developments In Russia: Updates On The Law

Every year we bring you a spotlight to the developments in Russia and what you need to specifically have on the radar. 
 
Hear from the leading litigators and arbitrators to gain a deep understanding of the current trends, developments and cases from Russia. 
 
David Goldberg, Partner, White & Case

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM | Managing The Generational Gap Within Our Workforce

It is the first time that we have had five generations working together at the one given time. With more milenials flooding into the workforce and Gen Z just around the corner, how do we manage the unique nuances and perspectives that each generation brings with them and leverage the best out of their skills?
 
How do we evade tensions and manage relationships to provide the opportunity for change, a voice to all and support both the newer and more established members of the team? 
 
Damian Bisseker, Managing Director, Head of Litigation EMEA, Credit Suisse 

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM | Networking Refreshment Break


3:45 PM - 4:25 PM | Breakout Workshops
Workshop 1

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Over-Hyped Or Under Valued: The Rise Of Technology For Dispute Resolution

Emerging technologies have demonstrated an abundance of opportunities for improving the processes surrounding dispute resolution. 
 
With the dust settling on the first waves of legal innovations, what has been the impact so far on dispute resolution?
 
What does the future hold for dispute resolution in this technological revolution? Artifical intelligence is already begining to provide valuable assistance with the preparation of brief and case analysis. Yet, many still feel uncertain around its return on investment and implications for the future.
 
Michael Brown, Director EMEA, Lighthouse
 
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Workshop 2

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

The Key Developments In Russia: Updates On The Law

Every year we bring you a spotlight to the developments in Russia and what you need to specifically have on the radar. 
 
Hear from the leading litigators and arbitrators to gain a deep understanding of the current trends, developments and cases from Russia. 
 
David Goldberg, Partner, White & Case
Workshop 3

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Managing The Generational Gap Within Our Workforce

It is the first time that we have had five generations working together at the one given time. With more milenials flooding into the workforce and Gen Z just around the corner, how do we manage the unique nuances and perspectives that each generation brings with them and leverage the best out of their skills?
 
How do we evade tensions and manage relationships to provide the opportunity for change, a voice to all and support both the newer and more established members of the team? 
 
Damian Bisseker, Managing Director, Head of Litigation EMEA, Credit Suisse 

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM | Oxford Style Debate: Recovery Of Costs Kills Access To Justice?

A confrontational issue in regards to contingency issues. Should there be a cost consequence? If they haven't told the truth and if the Court Of Appeal finds it no one's fault you will need to moderate your own costs.
 
The banks and big companies may jump up against this, but with litigation declining, is it time to abolish the cost of recovery?

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM | UK PechaKucha: An Update On The New Litigation Cases Around The UK

For the final session of the day, join us for our high octane PechaKucha session as the speakers battle against auto-advance slides and the clock in order to brief you on the most important litigation cases of the past 12 months. 
 
Ready, set, go... 20 seconds a slide for 6 minutes

5:20 PM - 5:30 PM | Closing Remarks From The Co-Chairs

Damien Byrne Hill, Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution UK and US, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Lawson Caisley, Partner, Allen & Overy

5:30 PM - | Evening Drinks Reception