London International Disputes Week 2021

Members of 3VB are delighted to be taking part in London International Disputes Week 2021, which will be held virtually from 10-14 May.

LIDW 2021 positions London as a leading centre for international dispute resolution. The programme will draw on current global issues facing the sector. Themes include: the role of London in a decentralised world, digital advocacy, social and environmental responsibility and issues, mental health challenges faced in the legal profession and the role of technology.

The conference programme is supported by collaborative events. Members of 3VB are involved in several member-hosted events throughout the week covering a range of areas of dispute resolution.

More information on our member-hosted events can be found in the links below. The full programme for the week can be seen here.

The evolving role of the digital advocate

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. 3VB’s Matthew Hardwick QC will be speaking at this session.

Monday 10th May 2021, 14:00-15:00 BST

Force majeure, frustration and illegality – rescue remedies for a pandemic?

A discussion on the role that force majeure, frustration and English and non-English law illegality might play in relation to commercial contracts affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. 3VB’s William Day will be speaking.

Hosted by 3VB and Stevens & Bolton

Tuesday 11th May 2021, 09:00-10:00 BST

Climate change in the boardroom

This webinar will explore what global trends tell us about the litigation impact that climate change may have on company directors in the UK, including the rise of shareholder activism and how these disputes might play out in the UK class actions landscape. Peter de Verneuil Smith QC will be speaking.

Hosted by 3VB, Pinsent Masons LLP and Brick Court Chambers

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 08:30-09:30 BST

Lusophone arbitration talks – the dawn of Lusophone arbitration

This event will focus on disputes in Lusophone jurisdictions in LatAm and Africa, notably Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. Carlos Carvalho will be speaking.

Hosted by 3VB and Mayer Brown International LLP

Wednesday 12th May 2021, 18:00-19:00 BST

International co-operation and government guidelines on dispute resolution during the COVID-19 pandemic

A discussion on the government guidelines regarding international co-operation and resolving disputes. What more could and should governments do? 3VB’s Sir William Blair and Judy Fu will be speaking.

Hosted by 3VB and Stevens & Bolton

Thursday 13th May 2021, 08:30-09:30 BST

Predicting the unpredictable: analysing the trends that will shape litigation in the decade ahead

What will the roaring 20s mean for disputes? In this session we will be joined by the BBC’s Diplomatic Correspondent, James Landale, to survey the pervading winds set to buffer our personal and commercial existence for years to come. 3VB’s Andrew Onslow QC will be speaking.

Hosted by 3VB and Eversheds Sutherland

Thursday 13th May 2021, 09:00-10:00 BST

Government intervention and regulatory disruption: Recourse for business and investors

Setting the framework for an effective response to state intervention during a period of accelerating changes across industries driven by the pandemic, socio-economic, political and cultural shifts that affect the way that we live, work, shop and socialise and throw into sharper relief the inequities in our society that call to be addressed. 3VB’s Christopher Harris QC will be speaking.

3VB, Baker McKenzie and Brick Court Chambers

Thursday 13th May 2021, 17:30 – 18:30 BST