LIDW Main Conference

4 Jun
08:45 - 20:00

Main Conference


The centrepiece of LIDW is our full day conference, taking place on the Tuesday of LIDW, which will once again bring together leaders from across the dispute resolution world to discuss the most topical issues of the moment, on a theme of “Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity”. 

The conference will feature prominent members of the judiciary, leading global practitioners and business leaders.  

Highlights of the day will include:  

  • Closing keynote speaker by Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID and Vice President, World Bank

  • Panel discussions in which internationally renowned experts - including senior judges, arbitrators, lawyers, experts, business leaders and more - will discuss a variety of issues 

  • Networking opportunities with 600+ fellow delegates, across breaks and a closing drinks reception 


4 Jun
08:45 - 09:30


Registration is open - coffee/tea available in the Pickwick room

4 Jun
09:30 - 10:45

Session 1



4 Jun
10:45 - 11:15

Coffee break

Coffee/tea and networking break in the Pickwick room.  An opportunity to meet LIDW's Platinum and Gold sponsors

4 Jun
11:15 - 12:50

Session 2

  • How to think about Artificial Intelligence in law 

    • Delegates will hear an exclusive recorded address from world-renowned legal technology expert Professor Richard Susskind OBE KC (Hon) on how AI is transforming dispute resolution. This will raise probing questions which will be debated by a panel of experts.
  • 'The view from business' - given by Josh Bayliss, CEO of Virgin Group  


4 Jun
12:50 - 13:55


Lunch and networking break in the Pickwick room with the opportunity to meet LIDW's Platnium and Gold sponsors

4 Jun
13:50 - 15:35

Session 3

  • Exploring the global landscape for enforcement of judgments and awards
    • A panel of litigation and arbitration experts from around the world will navigate current cross-border judgment and award enforcement issues, trends and obstacles.
  • Resolving disputes involving States and State entities
    • A 'fireside chat' between Julia Gillard and Lord Peter Goldsmith KC 

4 Jun
15:40 - 16:10

Coffee break

Coffee and tea will be served in the Pickwick room. An opportunity to network as well as meet LIDW's Platinum and Gold sponsors

4 Jun
16:10 - 18:00

Session 4

  • Disputes funding: predictions for the future
    • This panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the funding market in the UK, EU and beyond, and what these mean for organisations seeking disputes finance or facing funded claims. 
  • Dispute resolution cannot be about paying lawyers.  Dispute resolution is about solving people's problems...” – Sir Geoffrey Vos during the hearing in Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil (Court of Appeal of England & Wales, November 2023) 

    Do current dispute resolution methods achieve this? A client perspective. 

    • In this session held under Chatham House Rule, senior in-house lawyers will discuss whether available dispute resolution tools and practices achieve what clients need in today’s challenging, international business environment.
      • Campbell Jackson - Partner, Global Claims & Disputes Leader, Forensic & Integrity Services, EY 
      • Suber Akther - Principal Litigation Counsel, Siemens Energy Limited
      • David Connolly - Head of Legal, Compliance and Litigation, Europe & IMEA, IHG Hotels & Resorts
      • Sapfo Constantatos - Senior Legal Counsel, Disputes and Government Investigations Legal, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Keynote speech by Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of ICSID and Vice-President, World Bank


4 Jun
18:00 - 20:00

Networking Drinks reception

Drinks and canapes reception offering the chance to network with fellow delegates