June 16, 2021

*Agenda subject to change.

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM | Dispute Resolution Forum Platform Opens


10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | Opening Keynote - Learning Our ABCs: Thoughts About Commercial Dispute Resolution After Brexit and Covid

 

The Hon. Mrs Justice Cockerill DBE Head of Commercial Courts

 

 

 

 


Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Uncertain Post Brexit World - The Position of UK Courts On The Global Stage

Over the past five years, we have witnessed increasing tension, volatility and uncertainty in markets across the globe. As a result, the complexity and cost of banking litigation investigations and regulatory enforcement will inevitably continue to rise. Financial institutions will thus have to become ever more astute to managing disputes in an unstable environment – but can business really continue as usual? Or should we adapt our approach to dispute resolution? Can London remain a leader in litigation, arbitration and regulation? And what will be the lasting impact of these political matters on dispute resolution for financial institutions?

Sponsored by  


Speakers:
Chris Easdon - Barclays Bank
Frederico Singarajah - Hardwicke
Rahim Shamji - ADR-ODR International Limited
Richard Bamforth - CMS
Barry Fletcher - LexisNexis
Banking Litigation & Regulation

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Managing Regulatory and Enforcement Risks: Preparing for the Impact of COVID-19 (Closed to Press)

The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak has caused disruption across the globe.  As we start to assess the likely medium-term effects of the pandemic on companies as well as horizon-scan as to the future compliance and regulatory landscape in which companies will operate, companies are faced with a number of difficult questions.

In this session, we will consider questions such as whether a company should revisit decisions that it made at the height of the pandemic, the potential new compliance and regulatory challenges resulting from Covid-19, and best practices for mitigating those challenges in a more remote working environment.

Sponsored by 


Speakers:
Mitzi Berberi - Uber
Zoe Osborne - Steptoe & Johnson
Wendy Wysong - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Networking Break & Market Brief Sessions

Grab a cup of coffee, turn on your camera, and navigate to the Market Briefs or Sponsor Channels to join a discussion!


Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

European Shareholder Group Actions – The Role of Economic Analysis

Join this session as our expert speakers share insights on how various techniques from financial economics can be used in shareholder group actions, discuss how the event study and other methodologies can be used to isolate the losses attributable to the alleged misrepresentations and omissions in a specific case. They will also take a deep dive into how these methodologies are commonly misused, leading to damages estimates that are disconnected from the alleged disclosure breaches. 

Sponsored by  

 


Speakers:
Greg Leonard - Cornerstone Research
Ronnie Barnes - Cornerstone Research
Jennifer Marietta-Westberg - Cornerstone Research
Banking Litigation & Regulation

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

The LIBOR Transition: Where are we and what can we expect?

This panel session considers the litigation risks arising from the LIBOR transition process and the extent to which those risks can be mitigated when negotiating replacement rates with counterparties.

Sponsored by 

 


Speakers:
David Quest - 3VB
Lisa Lacob - 3VB
Adam Temple - 3VB

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

1:05 PM - 1:50 PM

Settling Disputes Outside of Court: Risk Management for Business

Why do businesses choose to mediate or arbitrate? The need to preserve relationships or reputations, save time and money costs and avoid Covid-19 backlogs mean that court litigation is often not the preferred course of action for businesses faced with a dispute. 

This session will ask in-house counsel from a variety of different industries how, when and why they decide not to litigate. Do they use mediation, or arbitration (or something else?). How do they gain stakeholder engagement for a different course of action? And once decided, how do they prepare?

Sponsored by  


Speakers:
Fiona Meany - JLL
Simon Bourn - PRS for Music
Terra Potter - Hexcel Corporation
Rebecca Clark - IPOS
Emma Emery - Capita
Helen Barrett-Hague - Doncasters Group
Henrietta Jackson-Stops - IPOS Mediation
Banking Litigation & Regulation

1:05 PM - 1:50 PM

The Pandemic & The Perfect Storm For Financial Crime

Recent cases from the past year have shown us that regulators are increasingly focusing not only on whether processes are followed, but also on the quality of judgements surrounding financial crimes. In this session, we round up the most important cases from the past year, drawing up the key lessons to take away from each case and discuss how the use of technology such as AI and Machine Learning could help the battle against financial crime.

Sponsored by  


Speakers:
James MacGregor - Consilio LLC
Natalie Sookhoo - Credit Suisse
James Bewley - Barclays
Danielle Coyle - Revolut

1:50 PM - 2:20 PM | Networking Break & Market Brief Sessions

Grab a cup of coffee, turn on your camera, and navigate to the Market Briefs or Sponsor Channels to join a discussion!


2:20 PM - 3:00 PM | Afternoon Keynote: A Conversation with Lord Charles Falconer

 

Former UK Lord Chancellor and first Secretary of State for Justice

 

 

 

 


Commercial Litigation & Arbitration

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Do Virtual Courts have a Viable Future?

Technology has driven transformation for many areas of the legal profession aiding with tools covering contract management and e-discovery to cloud based systems and big data and analytics. Yet, dispute resolution has yet to feel the full impact of this transformation. With technology becoming more essential what does this look like for courts? What stage are we currently facing? Where will this take us in the next five years? This session will explore how courts could be run and how technology could be utilised, all while examining whether this change is for the good of the industry.

 

Sponsored by 


Speakers:
Daniel Lawrence - Easyjet
Veronica Bradautanu - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Katie Willis - NatWest Group
Jonathan Cary - RPC
Banking Litigation & Regulation

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Financial Services & ESG: Shaping The Future (Closed to Press)

UK and EU regulators have increased their focus on environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG), including the impact ESG and climate-related risks have on financial institutions and what role should be for the financial sector in supporting sustainability. As this grows as one of the key drivers for decisions involving investment, risk and supply chains and the Financial Conduct Authority issues new regulatory guidelines on this matter, we take a look at how this will impact financial institutions and dispute resolution in the forthcoming future. What are the new ESG-related regulatory requirements for financial institutions? How does this impact disclosure and policy? How should you assess your exposure to these risks? What are the litigation risks and how to manage them?

Sponsored by 


Speakers:
Anna Hart - Bank of China
Angela Roberts - Wells Fargo Bank
Melissa Strong - Lloyds Banking Group
Simon Hood - RBS
Matthew Banham - Dechert LLP
John Bedford - Dechert LLP

BREAKOUT A

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

The Declaration of Truth: Managing Witness Statements

With improvements in current practice for factual witness evidence being explored, one question to consider is how remote is the future? The WEWG Statement of Best Practice proposes changes that could impact witness preparation. With witnesses asked to disclose how well they recall the facts, certificate of compliance from legal representatives for each statement and a requirement to describe the process of producing witness statements these proposals should make witness evidence a closer account. However they will impose further obligations on solicitors. This session will discuss the approaches to witness evidence needed to meet the new requirements and discuss the potential unintended consequences.

Sponsored by 

Speaker: Anthony de Garr Robinson - One Essex Court

Amanda Cowell - White & Case LLP

BREAKOUT B

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

The Changing Technology Landscape: How will it shape Disputes in the Future?

Online technologies have the power to transform dispute resolution, from a mediators using AI to comprehensively review digital documents to a court service using video services. Given the potential that technology holds, how can we leverage technology to best assist parties in resolving their disputes? With the world implementing technology in all aspects of our everyday life it is important to adapt or risk disconnecting with people you are trying to help. This session will discuss the potential that advanced technology like AI has to create a positive impact and what the future holds for managing disputes.

Sponsored by 

Speakers: Arrun Harker, Sales Manager, Luminance

Juan Pablo Charris, Associate, LALIVE

Urs Bracher, Legal Tech & Know-how Management, Walder Wyss

BREAKOUT C

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM

Improving Culture & Conduct in the New Era of Financial Services 

We all want good conduct and by now we should all know what the right conduct and culture looks like across financial institutions and the legal profession. However understanding the steps it takes to achieve best practice can be harder to determine and even harder to implement and maintain. In this session, we will explain the practical steps we should take as legal professionals in achieving these positive steps, overcoming the challenges and understanding where it can all go wrong.

Sponsored by 

Speaker: Jonathon Crook, Partner, Shoosmiths


4:20 PM - 5:20 PM | Trivia Happy Hour


*Agenda subject to change.