London International Disputes Week (LIDW) has today launched its 2023 Event website, with tickets for the Core Conference now on sale. Further events over the course of the Week will be added over the next few days and weeks.
LIDW23, now in its fourth year, will take place across five days from Monday 15th to Friday 19th May and will explore how disputes professionals are adapting to a changing world through its series of keynote lectures, panel discussions and networking opportunities. The opening day of LIDW will be marked with an evening reception at the Royal Courts of Justice in aid of the National Pro Bono Centre.
LIDW’s reputation as a leading international disputes week has been cemented with the announcement of the first of two keynote speakers. The Rt Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury will address delegates on Tuesday 16th May during the Core Conference Day at the prestigious 8 Northumberland Avenue in Westminster.
Lord Neuberger’s career is one which reflects the international nature of London’s legal community. Having held positions as Master of the Rolls and President of the Supreme Court from 2012-2017, Lord Neuberger now serves as a Non-Permanent Judge of the Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal, a Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court, and the Chair of the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. As well as being ranked as a leading arbitrator in The Legal 500, he has been Chairman of the Schizophrenia Trust, Governor of the University of the Arts, trustee of MHRUK, Prisoners abroad, and a patron of Sapere.
LIDW’s core conference promises to capture the central issues which matter most to disputes professionals, both those who work in private practice and in-house. The agenda will cover topics such as:
- The evolving role of the in-house disputes lawyer: what are the priorities, and what does it mean for private practice?
- Looking to the future: how will the metaverse and AI change practice?
- Navigating the maze: cross-border data and disclosure challenges.
- As the world changes: the role of the judiciary, in their words (in partnership with the Standing International Forum of Commercial Courts (SIFoCC))
Luke Tucker-Harrison, Co-Chair of LIDW said:
“We are delighted to announce the launch of LIDW23. The core conference this year features unique insight from international judges in addition to looking forward to a world in which technology plays and increased part in the resolution of disputes.
“For the first time LIDW23 hosts an international arbitration day recognising the importance of London for international arbitration. The LIDW23 theme, ‘Adapting to a Changing World,’ reflects the rapidly changing world in which the disputes profession now operate and is intended to challenge us all to look beyond the horizon at how we shall have to assist resolve the disputes of the future.”
Lord Neuberger, on his keynote at the conference, said:
“I am pleased to be opening LIDW23. One needs only to look back to when I last spoke at LIDW, in 2021, to see how quickly the disputes landscape is evolving. In order to get ahead of these changes, the insights gleaned from a diverse range of leading disputes professionals at LIDW should be of great value to industry leaders.
“I am delighted to have been invited to take part in the discussions and debate on the future of disputes in London and will seek to draw on my experiences working around the world.”
Across five days, LIDW23’s core conference, member hosted events, and dedicated international day will address how London can maintain its international as a centre for dispute resolution, whether through its courts or by arbitration, mediation, expert determination, or negotiation.
According to data published by Portland Communications, parties from 75 countries used the English Commercial Courts in 2021/22. Furthermore, English common law forms the basis of the legal systems for some 27% of the world’s 320 jurisdictions.
LIDW will be announcing further topics and the full agenda in due course.
To receive updates on the agenda, follow LIDW’s LinkedIn and Twitter channels. Tickets are available to purchase at https://2023.lidw.co.uk/.
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