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

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 Keynote From The Hon. Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE

The Hon. Mr Justice Robin Knowles CBE

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

Everywhere you look, the globe is beset by geo-political tensions from Brexit and Donald Trump to armed conflicts, sanctions and the rise of Asia. In a period of such uncertainty and upheaval, can business really continue as usual? Or do we need to adapt our usual approach to dispute resolution and crisis management during these turbulent times?

  • Different dispute resolution approaches to consider during these volatile times
  • Political turbulence and its impact on international arbitration and litigation
  • Managing disputes in an unstable environment
Moderator: Charlie Lightfoot, Managing Partner, Jenner & Block
Robert Court, Managing Director at Global Stakeholder Strategies/Partner at DRD Partnership
Mitzi Berberi, VP and Deputy General Counsel, FOX Networks Group
Suber Akther, Principal Litigation Counsel, Siemens
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10:00 AM - 10:45 AM | Breakout Workshops
Workshop 1

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Cyber Security Breaches: Handling The Most Difficult Practical Issues

Litigators have a key role in dealing with crucial questions that arise during a cyber/data breach, including:
  • Are we obliged to involve the police?
  • Do we need to pursue civil remedies for real protection?
  • Can/should we pay a ransom?
  • When do we report to regulators?
  • When do we go public and how do we avoid a PR disaster?
Lawson Caisley, Partner, Allen & Overy
Richard Little, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland
Daniel Ison, Director -  Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement, Barclays
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
Maria Gritsenko, Associate General Counsel, VEON
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
Nicola Chesaites, Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan
Kenny Henderson, Partner, CMS

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM | Networking Refreshment Break

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM | 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
Lord Justice Gross, Lead Judge for International Relations
Justin Williams, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
Gopal Subramanium, 3VB
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11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | 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
Markus Lang, Global Head of Wealth, Legal, Deutsche Bank
David McCahon, Global Head of Commercial, Innovation and Technology Legal, Barclays

12:15 PM - 12:40 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. 
Som Mandal, Managing Partner, Fox Mandal 

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM | Networking Lunch Break

1:40 PM - 2:00 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 precedents, what will be the fate of litigation lawyers in this new era of digitalisation?

Moderator: Andrew Ayres QC, Barrister, Arbitration Counsel and Arbitrator, Maitland Chambers

Mary Young, Partner, Kingsley Napley

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 | 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
Davina Given, Partner, RPC
Nicola Woodfall, E-Disclosure Manager, Travers Smith
Sponsored by Lighthouse
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
Professor Alexander Molotnikov, Associate Professor, Moscow State University
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 
Natalie Osafo, Associate, Slaughter & May and President, Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association

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

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM | Psychology Of Decision-Making Process In Dispute Resolution

​Issues to discuss during the session:

• The decision-making process of the brain

• The impact of subconscious bias on decision-making

• Cultural differences in the evaluation of arguments

• Psychological influences on witness testimony

• The application of psychological and neuroscience considerations in developing oral arguments and written submissions

Moderator: Anna Grishchenkova, Partner, KIAP
Tony Cole FCIArb, Reader In Arbitration and Investment Law, Leicester Law School
Ula Cartwright Finch, Managing Associate, Linklaters

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?
Moderator: Hilton Mervis, Partner, Arnold & Porter
Nicholas Bacon QC, 4 New Square
Erin Valentine, Counsel, Chaffetz Lindsey

5:00 PM - 5:25 PM | UK PechaKucha: An Update On The New Litigation Cases

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
Andrew McLeod, Junior Barrister, Maitland Chambers
Hannah Glover, Junior Barrister, 3VB 
Jo Box, Junior Barrister, Brick Court Chambers
Nico Leslie, Junior Barrister, Fountain Court

5:25 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

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