London International Disputes Week 2023

London International Disputes Week 2023

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LIDW23: 15 - 19 May 2023: Adapting to a changing world

Stevens & Bolton is a proud supporting member of London International Disputes Week (LIDW), and we're delighted to be co-hosting four member-hosted events throughout the week.

LIDW brings together in-house counsel, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators and other legal professionals to discuss the future of dispute resolution from sectors across the world.

With its theme: Adapting to a Changing World, LIDW23 will follow up on last year’s theme “Global, Sustainable, Ethical” and look not only at what progress has been made in the dispute resolution world over the last year, but also at what we can expect over the next year and beyond as the world’s economies hit some well publicised headwinds.

We will be co-hosting the following events:

Decrypting Crypto – Reading the Runes

Wednesday 17 May 2023, 8:30 - 10:00
Telling the fortune of cryptocurrency over the next few years, including predictions as to its nature, legal status and likely regulation in London and more widely around the world.

Sarah Murray, Partner and Head of Commercial Litigation, Stevens & Bolton - UK
Saima Hanif KC, 3 Verulam Buildings - UK
Nick Dunne, Partner, Walkers Global - Cayman Islands
Joanna Bogdańska, Partner, KW Kruk and Partners - Poland
Joseph Rome, Attorney, Sequor Law - USA


Structures for Modern Families: Adapting to the 21st Century

Wednesday 17 May 2023, 16:30 - 17:30
How trust and asset-holding structures must change to meet the requirements of the “modern family”.

James Lister, Partner and Head of Private Wealth Disputes, Stevens & Bolton
Edward Cumming KC, XXIV Old Buildings


Mediation in the Litigation Process – An International Perspective

Thursday 18 May 2023,15:00 - 16:30
An international analysis of the diverse mediation approaches adopted across different jurisdictions worldwide, as the UK gradually moves towards mandatory mediation.

Catherine Penny, Partner, Stevens & Bolton - UK
Hannah Fry, Barrister, 39 Essex Chambers - UK
Yuankai Lin, Partner, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain - Singapore
Benjamin Wilson, Partner, Holland & Knight - USA
Gabriel Hannotin, Counsel, Gide – France


International Commercial Courts and International Arbitration: competitors or bedfellows?

Thursday 18 May 2023, 18:00 - 19:00
The roles of International Commercial Courts and International Arbitration in resolving international disputes, analysing whether they compete or complement each other and discussing their future in a rapidly changing world.

Dame Elizabeth Gloster DBE, PC, Chair
Michael Frisby, Partner, Stevens & Bolton
Frederico Singarajah, Barrister, Gatehouse Chambers
Alastair Farr, Senior Managing Director, Head of Europe Construction Solutions, FTI Consulting
Kevin Nash, Registrar, Singapore International Arbitration Centre


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