London International Disputes Week 2023: Twenty Essex
London International Disputes Week (LIDW) runs from 15-19 May this year, and Twenty Essex has numerous members involved in both individual speaking engagements and co-hosted events.
To start the week, we have Rishab Gupta, Sara Masters KC, Guglielmo Verdirame KC, and Charles Kimmins KC speaking on International Arbitration Day, 15 May:
- Rishab Gupta is speaking on ‘Indian disputes’ at Allen & Overy between 11am–1pm.
- Sara Masters KC is a panelist at Herbert Smith Freehills’ event focusing on ‘The UK’s finest export: English Law’ and how widely English Law is used across Asia. 9:30am–11am.
- Guglielmo Verdirame KC is speaking on the Ukraine panel at Mayer Brown between 11:30am-1pm.
- Charles Kimmins KC is speaking on a panel discussing arbitration in Hong Kong and Asia. 2:10pm.
The ‘Core Conference’ of LIDW is held on Tuesday 16 May, and it is our pleasure to say that Wendy Miles KC will be moderating one of the panels. The discussions will consider various dispute resolution mechanisms used by international disputing parties assessing whether they are serving the parties’ needs and desired outcomes.
On Wednesday, Henry Byam-Cook KC, Sir Peter Gross, and Baiju Vasani are taking part in some thought-provoking discussions:
- Henry will be speaking as part of an LIDW Crypto panel on the liability of crypto exchanges in a changing world. We are joining with RPC, 3VB, Osborne Clarke, and Wilberforce on behalf of the Crypto Fraud and Asset Recovery Network. 2-3pm.
- Sir Peter Gross is chairing an event titled ‘Proving Corruption in International Arbitration’ hosted by McNair International and Fladgate. The event will focus on the legal, evidential and practical issues in proving corruption before an arbitral tribunal, and on challenges to awards before the English courts. 8:30am–10am.
- We are co-hosting an event with Pinsent Masons titled ‘Navigating disputes with Russian parties from a commercial arbitration and investment treaty arbitration perspective’ from 4pm. Baiju is speaking as part of the panel.
The penultimate day of LIDW, Thursday 18 May, is a busy one for Twenty Essex as we have multiple events and speaking engagements:
- Wendy Miles KC is a panelist at a BCLP seminar co-hosted with The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). The seminar titled will focus on how technology can be used to make international arbitration more environmentally friendly. 11am–1:30pm.
- From 5:30pm–7:30pm, Twenty Essex, alongside Stewarts, are hosting an event titled ‘The role of third party funding in London in respect of investment treaty disputes’. This in-depth debate will discuss arbitral institutions and states’ interests in regulating third party funding (TPF); London’s specific features as a global hub for TPF; and future trends for TPF in investment treaty disputes and the role of London. Philippa Charles is speaking.
- Clare Ambrose is a panelist at Quadrant Chambers’ event, hosted alongside the LMAA. The panel will discuss the changing regulatory environment regarding greener shipping and decarbonisation. 11am-1:00pm
On the last day of LIDW, we join with UNCITRAL, NetZero Lawyers Alliance, Baker McKenzie and Clyde & Co to host a symposium on climate change. 9:00-13:00pm.
Speaker and events details continue to be updated as we get closer to what is set to be a fantastic week. Check back here for more information on Twenty Essex’s involvement in LIDW.
See the full events programme here.