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* COVID-19 Cancellation Notice *



The annual CPR European Conference, which was set to take place on the 14th May, will now officially be postponed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We do not have a rescheduled date yet for this event, however CPR, SwissRe and CEDR are working to find a suitable alternative date for later this year.

For those individuals who have already paid for tickets, you will be entitled to a full refund, or alternatively you may keep your booking on hold until the event is rescheduled. (You will of course be entitled to a refund if you cannot make the new date.) All registered attendees will receive email updates once the event has been rescheduled, unless specified otherwise.

For any queries relating to this, please get in touch with our events team at events@cedr.com.


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Learning and Adapting in a VUCA* World
(*Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous)

The 2020 CPR European Conference on Business Dispute Management is organized by CPR and its European Advisory Board (EAB) in collaboration with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). The overall theme of this year’s conference is Learning and Adapting in a VUCA World.”  Panels will include topics such as dispute prevention, learning from disputes, the digitalization of disputes and non-financial settlements.

The Conference will take place for an entire day at the London office of Swiss Re at the Gherkin, and will be followed by a networking cocktail reception. Conference participants will include an outstanding group of in-house counsel, leading practitioners, academics and jurists, as well as international arbitrators and mediators. For information about last year’s CPR European Conference on Business Dispute Management, click here.

This year, the Conference is co-chaired by Alexander Oddy (Herbert Smith Freehills)Noradèle Radjai (LALIVE) and Kevin Smith (Shell International).


  • 8:30-9:00 am              Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00-5:30 pm              Program
  • 5:30-7:00 pm              Networking Reception

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Olivier André at oandre@cpradr.org.

More information about the program forthcoming. Registration will open in 2020.

For more information about CPR’s activities in Europe, please click HERE.

CLE/CPD will be available. Details to follow.


14 May 2020
8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Free – GBP £150 excl. VAT
Event Category:


Andy Rogers
Olivier André


The Gherkin
30 St Mary Axe
London, EC3A 8BF United Kingdom


-11 available
CPR Members, CPR Distinguished Neutrals and CEDR Corporate MembersFree
-2 available
CEDR Non-Member Neutrals, Academics, Not-for-profit (CPR EA Conference ticket)GBP £70.00
Unlimited available
Non-Member Outside CounselGBP £150.00
Unlimited available
Corporate Counsel (CPR EA Conference ticket)Free
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