2018 CPR European Congress on Business Dispute Management
Keynote speaker announced. We are delighted to be joined by Javier Perez, President of Mastercard, Europe.
The 2018 CPR European Congress on Business Dispute Management is organized by CPR and its European Advisory Board in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). The conference will take place for a whole day at the London office of Swiss Re and will be followed by a networking cocktail reception. Meeting panellists and participants will include an outstanding group of in-house counsel, leading practitioners, academics and jurists, as well as international arbitrators and mediators.
Panel topics will include:
Make ADR great again! The in-house counsel’s perspective – This panel composed of senior in-house counsel handling dispute resolution will share its views on ADR (arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution processes) and how it can be made more efficient. A portion of the discussion will also focus on the in-house counsel’s own contribution to the process and potential for improvement. In-house counsel will first share on the internal constraints impacting their dispute resolution strategy, before moving on to how they can add value to the process and increase efficiency. This will include insights on several topics, including digitalization, online dispute resolution and the impact of artificial intelligence on ADR, transparency in international arbitration, as well as their views on critics of international arbitration and what can be done to make the entire ADR process great (again).
The progress and impact of the European Directive on mediation: Where do we stand and what’s next? – How is the European Directive on mediation implemented by Member States? Has mediation become mandatory? Is the directive enforced? What about the enforcement of settlement agreements? What role can it play with respect to Brexit?
Climate change and ADR – This panel will explore how ARD procedures have been and can be used to resolve disputes related to climate change and the role ADR may play in this field going forward. This includes the use of international arbitration and ADR in enforcing contractual environmental obligations; the role of ADR in enforcing treaty environmental obligations and the potential role of third parties in such matters; and the exploration into new frontiers of ADR in enforcing corporate social responsibility obligations. Drawing from the public and private sector, this panel is topical in the wake of, among other things, lawsuits initiated by individuals, local governments and States, or interest groups against companies seeking to hold them accountable for the consequences of climate change, or corporate CSR policies that include environmental commitments.
Complex financing of dispute resolution – The practice of financing and insuring dispute resolution is rapidly evolving, with litigants seeking increasingly complex arrangements from a diversity of sources including specialist third-party funders, banks, private funds and insurance companies to secure loans, debt or equity instruments or to access risk-avoidance instruments such as BTE or ATE insurance. It is also increasingly common for claimants to recover a portion of a judgement or arbitral award by selling or assigning it to a third party rather than assuming the risks and burdens of enforcing it against a non-paying party. This panel brings together funders, parties and their attorneys to share their views and experiences in this developing, multi-faceted area.
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£ 150.00 plus 20% UK VAT (if based in the UK) Non-Member Outside Counsel
£ 70.00 plus 20% UK VAT (if based in the UK) CPR/CEDR Non-Member Neutrals, Academics, Not-for-profit
Free of charge Corporate Counsel (please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are having problems booking)
Free of charge CPR Members + Neutrals and CEDR Corporate Members (please email email@example.com if you are having problems booking)
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Thursday 31 May 2018.
Address: Swiss Re, 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin), London EC3A 8EP