Taking place from 15 to 19 May, the conference offers attendees an opportunity to engage with leading experts, network with colleagues from around the world and participate in discussions about current challenges and opportunities in the dispute resolution profession.
Some of the high-profile speakers include the President of the American Bar Association, Deborah Enix-Ross, and Justice Minister Mike Freer MP. The conference will feature a combination of in-person and virtual events, including panel discussions spanning a range of topics across the globe from East Asia to Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, highlighting the importance of African perspectives in the global dispute resolution community.
With a focus on London as a leading centre for handling international disputes, LIDW aims to promote diversity, inclusion and the rule of law. African arbitrators and lawyers will benefit greatly from attending the conference – either in person or online – as it offers a platform to engage with leading experts in the field, share knowledge and experiences, and network with other professionals from around the world.
Dispute resolution professionals can also gain valuable insights into the evolving role of in-house disputes lawyers, cross-border disclosure challenges, arbitration in times of crises, and how the metaverse and AI will change dispute resolution practices. These insights can be invaluable in addressing current challenges and opportunities in the African dispute resolution landscape.
Speaking ahead of her appearance at LIDW, Deborah Enix-Ross said, “I look forward to sharing my views at LIDW23 as an international dispute resolution lawyer and as president of the world’s largest organisation of legal professionals. Our role as lawyers – whether in dispute resolution or in any field of law – is much bigger and more profound than our day-to-day work. In a world where combative polarisation poisons our body politic and corrodes confidence in our courts and system of laws, lawyers, particularly in the field of dispute resolution, are well suited to promote what I call the Cornerstones of Democracy – civics, civility and collaboration.”
Panel discussions include topics such as “Navigating the maze: cross-border disclosure challenges”, “Proving Corruption in International Arbitration” and “Decrypting Crypto – Reading the Runes”.
Overall, LIDW23 promises to be an exciting and informative event for dispute resolution professionals around the globe. In addition to the main conference there are over 60 planned member events. For further details on the programme and to register, click here.
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