The London International Disputes Week (LIDW), 2024 is slated to take place in June this year, with Sue Carr, Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales as the keynote speaker.
In its fifth year, LIDW24 will take place across five days from June 3, Monday to June 7, Friday. The theme for this year's event is ‘Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity.'
Lady Chief Justice Carr will deliver her keynote speech during the Core Conference Day on June 4, Tuesday, at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre - the largest venue the conference has been held in to date.
Lady Carr made history in October 2023 when she became the first woman to be appointed Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales and President of the Courts of England and Wales.
Commenting on the LIDW 2024, Lady Chief Justice Carr said,
“I am pleased to be addressing delegates at LIDW24 this June. The international dispute resolution community is fundamental to upholding the rule of law, the proper functioning of society, the facilitation of international trade and investment, and supporting the global economy. LIDW has an ambitious programme, and I look forward to taking part as Head of the Judiciary of England and Wales.”
LIDW first took place in 2019 to drive the future of international dispute resolution in London. Last year’s LIDW hosted over 13,000 individual event attendances, 3,000 in-person delegates, and over 1,000 virtual delegates. 43 jurisdictions were represented and close to 800 international delegates were present. Over 100 panel sessions were also conducted, with close to 500 speakers.
This year's LIDW is set to witness a broader range of participants. This includes the introduction of two networking hubs to provide more opportunities for delegates to connect, on top of dozens of member-hosted events, which will offer the chance for more in-depth discussions on a wide range of topics and a dedicated day on international arbitration.
LIDW's Core Conference promises to capture the most important issues to disputes professionals.
The agenda will cover topics such as how to think about Artificial Intelligence in the law, risk and reputation, the future of disputes funding, and cross-border enforcement issues. There will also be a discussion with senior in-house lawyers about achieving client dispute resolution needs in today’s international business environment.
Panel discussions will be led by internationally renowned experts - including senior judges, arbitrators, lawyers, experts, clients and more.
Henrietta Jackson-Stops, Co-Chair of LIDW, said,
“We are thrilled to announce the release of tickets for LIDW24 and our first keynote speaker, the Lady Chief Justice, Lady Carr. This year’s conference encourages discussion, debate, and collaboration across all aspects of dispute resolution, including the growth of mediation, which I am personally delighted to see will be topically discussed during the week.”.
The dignitaries expected to speak during the panel sessions include legal technology expert Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon) who will speak on artificial intelligence in law; Moira Thompson Oliver, Head of Business and Human Rights at Slaughter and May, who will be chairing a session on risk and reputation in a value-driven world; Justice Cockerill judge in the English Commercial Court who will be part of a panel that would discuss dispute funding; Suber Akther, Principal Litigation Counsel at Siemens Energy Limited who will lead a discussion on client perspectives on dispute resolution; and Justice Henshaw of the English Commercial Court, who will moderate a panel discussion on the global landscape for enforcement of judgments and awards.
Tickets for the event are now available on the event website.
Tickets are available to purchase at https://2024.lidw.co.uk/
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