HKA sponsors London International Disputes Week #LIDW22

Event Details
Date & Time
9 May 2022 9:00 - 13 May 2022 18:00 BST

In-person / Hybrid


HKA is delighted to be a sponsor of LIDW22, taking part in a number of panel sessions and member-hosted events throughout the week  LIDW22 Event Programme

LIDW22, 9-13 May 2022, will be a hybrid event attracting audiences from jurisdictions globally. With its theme: ‘Dispute Resolution – Global, Sustainable, Ethical?’, LIDW22 will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution.

The programme for LIDW22 draws on current global issues facing the sector, including sustainability in dispute resolution, corporate social, ethical and environmental responsibility and related issues, the wellbeing challenges of ‘winning at all costs’, climate change disputes, witness recollection, trade challenges in a digital world, and London’s role in a decentralised world.

This year’s conference will also include, for the first time, an ‘International Day’ on Monday 9 May 2022. This day is dedicated to discussion of dispute resolution across a number of jurisdictions as we “follow the disputes sun” from Asia through to the West Coast of the US as well as our regular member organised events covering a wide range of topics, some familiar and some new for this year, reflecting our changed market.

The LIDW22 conference programme will also be complemented by social events to enable delegates to make new connections and to re-make those that have been lost over the last 2 years, including a drinks reception at a prestigious central London location and an event, featuring the ever popular Law Rocks, organised for our young and young at heart delegates.

Monday 9 May – International Day

13:00-14:30 (BST) – How can London improve its attractiveness/standing and diversity in arbitration proceedings involving African treaties/parties?

Member hosts: Morrison & Foerster, One Essex Court, Stephenson Harwood, Stewarts, White & Case

The session will bring together practitioners and academics who will reflect on diversity issues in the context of international arbitration, and London’s ongoing role in Africa related disputes, with a particular focus on the capacity building role London has or might have for international arbitrations involving African treaties/ parties. What can London do to improve its standing, and the geographic diversity of the pool of arbitrators sitting, in such proceedings or the involvement of more local players and/or suitable procedures?

Speakers: HKA’s Training Academy’s Africa representative Sekai Nyambo will be part of this panel discussion, along with Emilia Onyema – Moderator, SOAS University of London; Tolu Obamuroh, White & Case; Chiraag Shah, Morrison & Foerster; Kamal Shah, Stephenson Harwood; Michael Sullivan QC, One Essex Court; Robert Wheal, White & Case; Daniel Wilmot, Stewarts.

15:00-16:30 (BST) – Latin America: delivering sustainable and ethical infrastructure across key sectors – a disputes perspective.

Member hosts: Herbert Smith Freehills, HFW, HKA, King & Spalding, Twenty Essex

The Latin America region has embraced ethical and sustainable investments across multiple sectors. This session will consider how disputes arising out of those investments are being resolved in key jurisdictions and sectors such as energy, infrastructure, commodities, shipping and insurance.

Speakers: HKA’s  Michael Laming will join Chris Cardona from HFW as Moderator.  They will be joined by Richard Caldwell, Brattle; Manuel Casas, Twenty Essex; Jose Ricardo Feris, Squire Patton Boggs; Cristina Ferraro, Miranda & Amado; Erica Franzetti, King & Spalding; Felipe Ossa, Claro & Cia; Daniela Paez, Herbert Smith Freehills.

17:00 – 18:30 (BST) – Brazil: mega investments, global disputes – London as a jurisdiction of choice for Brazilian international disputes.

Member hosts: Gatehouse Chambers, HKA, Mayer Brown, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

Brazil “is not for beginners”, warned the most famous musician of Latin America’s largest economy. As Brazil continues to show economic resilience and attracting investors, a panel of London and Brazil based disputes experts will identify dispute resolution trends investors should be aware of, and discuss the London’s prominence as a global disputes hub for Brazil related investments.

Speakers: HKA’s Colin Johnson will join Frederico Singarajah, Gatehouse Chambers as Moderator.  They will be joined by Aline Cavalcanti, BHP; Felipe Fantucci, HKA;  Gustavo Fernandes, Tauil & Chequer Advogados in association with Mayer Brown; Karina Goldberg, FCDG; Daniel Levy, Enyo Law; Andre Monteiro, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan; Gisela Mation, Machado Meyer

As the event is part of LIDW, you will need to register centrally on the LIDW website here

By doing so, you will also have the opportunity to register for the full programme of LIDW22 events, and we would strongly encourage you to do so. Attendance at all events is free for in-house counsel and government lawyers.

When expressing your interest in this event on the LIDW website, please indicate whether you would like to attend in person. This does not guarantee in-person attendance but we will do our best to accommodate as many delegates in person as possible. We will then be in touch closer to the event to confirm whether you are able to attend in person, and to provide you with full attendance details.

19:00 – 23:00 (BST) – LIDW’s 2022 party for the young and young at heart

This year’s party for the young and young at heart will take place at a central London location, suitable for all weather.

The night will offer you the opportunity to network with your peers and enjoy a one-night-only Law Rocks “unplugged” performance from three of their most coveted performers.

Tickets are £50 (+VAT), including food and drink tokens. Please note, registration for this event is separate to the main registration.

Thursday 12 May 2022

16:30 – 18:00 (BST) – Changes in construction and infrastructure disputes: 2022 and beyond

HKA’s Franco Mastrandrea will join the panel of esteemed speakers who will debate the latest and most relevant legal and practical issues that have emerged or are emerging in construction and infrastructure disputes, how those issues impact on parties’ rights and obligations, and on the conduct of disputes.

The panel will address new ways in which parties are seeking to avoid contractual obligations, the exercise of new or developed remedies, constraints on the exercise of power under a contract and developments in the law and the evaluation of delay and disruption claims. It will also consider what practical changes parties are facing or may face in international dispute resolution in construction and infrastructure.

Virtual attendees will be invited to dial in at 16.30 BST and the panel discussion will finish by 18.00 BST.

In-person guests will be invited to arrive from 4pm for a 4.30pm start.  Drinks and canapés will be served after the event.

Moderator: Fiona Parkin QC (Chair), Atkin Chambers

Speakers: Julian Bailey (White & Case), Franco Mastrandrea (HKA), James Pickavance (Jones Day) and Jennifer Wild (Keating Chambers).

To register for this event as part of LIDW22, please go to

A virtual ticket (£100) will provide access to all member-hosted events (including those with in-person options). 

Member-hosted events are also open to all those with a ticket to the main LIDW Conference on 10 and 11 May at Central Hall Westminster (which is free for in-house general counsel & government lawyers).

“Changes in construction and infrastructure disputes: 2022 and beyond” is a member-hosted panel event for London International Disputes Week 2022 (LIDW22).  With its theme of ‘Dispute Resolution – Global, Sustainable, Ethical?’, LIDW22 will continue to drive forward the discussion on disputes resolution by bringing together in-house counsel, lawyers, academics, judges, arbitrators and other #legal professionals to facilitate discussions on the future of #dispute resolution.

Friday 13 May

14:00-16:00 (BST) – Back to the future: a look at the future of energy disputes in a post-covid world

Member hosts: Clyde & Co, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, Norton Rose Fulbright, Twenty Essex, Vinson & Elkins

Following the success of last year’s LIDW session on the future of oil and gas disputes, this session will focus on the key issues and trends that are likely to play a role in shaping energy disputes in the both the short and longer term. Our panel will discuss disputes across the full spectrum of the energy industry, from traditional oil and gas projects, to renewables and the implications of ESG concerns. HKA’s Colin Johnson, will join the panel of esteemed speakers.

Speakers: Michael Ashcroft QC, Twenty Essex; Rebecca James, Linklaters; Colin Johnson, HKA; Rachel Lidgate, Herbert Smith Freehills; Richard Power, Clyde & Co; James Robson, Herbert Smith Freehills; Holly Stebbing, NRF; Louise Woods, Vinson & Elkins

See the event programme in full.

Event Details
Date & Time
9 May 2022 9:00 - 13 May 2022 18:00 BST

In-person / Hybrid


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