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HKA is sponsoring and co-hosting several member-hosted events at London International Disputes Week #LIDW

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Date & Time
10 May 2021 - 14 May 2021
Location

London

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HKA is proud to sponsor London International Disputes Week (LIDW) taking place from 10-14 May 2021.

Engaging with the theme of this year’s conference ‘Looking forward: change, challenge and opportunity’, we are delighted to be co-hosting and participating in several virtual member- hosted events throughout the week.

The conference will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution. There will be 16 virtual sessions that will provide many opportunities to network with clients, colleagues and friends from around the world.

HKA is co-hosting the following events:


Monday, 10 May 2021

How can London remain a forum of choice for parties to MENA disputes? | 09:00 – 10:00 (BST)

Hosted by: HKA and Herbert Smith Freehills.

What the session will cover

Speakers: Sara Koleilat-Aranjo, Partner, Al Tamimi; Craig Tevendale, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills; Dyfan Owen, Partner, Ashurst; Roula Harfouche, Partner, HKA.

The panel discussion will include: 1) the popularity of London for MENA dispute resolution; 2) what London could do better to alleviate the concerns of MENA parties; 3) the MENA seats and institutions to watch; and 4) recent developments in the MENA region that London practitioners should know about, including in light of the Covid pandemic.

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The evolving role of the digital advocate | 14:00 – 15:00 (BST)

Has the art of persuasion changed for good? Expert advocates (and those who the advocates appear before) will look at whether we now need to adhere to new approaches and standards when conducting advocacy online and the changes that have occurred since this became the norm rather than the exception. The session will cover dos and don’ts for the effective digital advocate in conducting oral advocacy, cross-examination and re-examination and the cultural and ethical contrasts in international disputes.

What the session will cover

Speakers: Mrs Justice Cockerill (chair), Judge in Charge of the Commercial Court; Matthew Hardwick QC, Barrister, 3 Verulam Buildings; Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA; Eva Kalnina, Partner, Levy Kaufman Kohler; Ann Ryan Robertson, Partner, Locke Lord.

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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

English law, London arbitration and Latin American parties: can the mix be improved? |18:00 – 19:00 (BST)

Hosted by: HKA and Clyde & Co.

What the session will cover

Speakers: Alejandro Garcia, Partner, Clyde & Co; Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA; Elisabeth Eljuri, Arbitrator

  • Overview of economic trends, in particular investments in Latin America that may be channelled through London
  • The use of English law in agreements involving Latin American parties
  • Common law and civil law approaches: chasm or convergence?
  • Are Latin American parties selecting London as an arbitral seat?
  • LCIA arbitration and Latin American parties
  • Calculation of damages under English law: are Latin American parties in for a surprise?

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Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Climate change and commercial risks |17.30 – 18.30 (BST)

Hosted by: BP, Clyde & Co, HKA and White & Case

What the session will cover

Speakers: Wendy Miles QC, Twenty Essex; Samantha Bakstad, Senior Legal Counsel, BP International Limited; Richard Power, Partner, Clyde & Co; Colin Johnson, Partner, HKA

  • How can clients draft contracts in order to minimise the risk of climate change related claims and ensure such claims are dealt with efficiently?
  • Will the global push for net zero result in a new wave of investor-state claims?
  • How are existing commercial contracts exposed to climate change-related litigation risk and are there any trends that can be identified in this regard?
  • Are damages awards part of the drivers toward net zero or just a result of it?

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Friday, 14 May 2021

Hindsight – is there an increasing reliance on the use of hindsight in valuations, if not should there be as a result of COVID-19? | 09:00 – 10:00 (BST)

Hosted by: HKA and Fountain Court Chambers.

What the session will cover

Speakers: David Saunders, Partner, HKA; Jonathan Humphrey, Partner, HKA; Anneliese Day QC, Fountain Court Chambers

This panel discussion will look at issues of the use of hindsight in assessing damages or in valuations. Should the rules on hindsight be universally applied, or are there times when hindsight should or shouldn’t be considered? We will look at some recent judgements and the panel will also present the views of both counsel and those who sit as arbitrators.

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Construction disputes in a post-COVID world | 15:00 – 16:00 (BST)

Hosted by: HKA, Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills and Norton Rose Fulbright.

What the session will cover

Speakers: Gerry Brannigan (Chair), Partner, HKA; Helen Collie, Technical Director, HKA; Kate Corby, Partner, Baker McKenzie; James Doe, Partner and Global Head of Construction Disputes, Herbert Smith Freehills; Donald Warnock, Partner, Norton Rose

HKA together with Baker McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills and Norton Rose Fulbright will hold an interactive discussion of the Construction Disputes landscape post COVID. Hosted by Gerry Brannigan, Head of HKA’s Forensic Technology Services practice, the panel will explore the implications of the pandemic on the future state of construction disputes in International Arbitration, Litigation and Adjudication.

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Event Details
Date & Time
10 May 2021 - 14 May 2021
Venue

London

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