Event Programme

With its theme, “Uniting for global challenge and opportunity”, LIDW24 will follow up on last year’s theme “Adapting to a changing world” and look not only at what progress has been made in the dispute resolution world over the last year, but also at what we can expect over the next year and beyond. What does the next year hold for dispute resolution professionals around the world?

LIDW24 will feature a combination of a varied technical programme combined with the usual variety of social and networking events to enable participants to share ideas, to make new contacts and connections and to renew old acquaintances.

The week will open with an International Arbitration Day: a flagship arbitration event showcasing the importance of London as a global arbitration centre. High-profile keynotes will open the day, followed by 12 in-person panels on jurisdictions and regions spanning the world from Europe to Latin America. In line with the LIDW24 theme the panels will discuss key local developments as well as Investor-State disputes, sanctioned countries and changes to arbitration legislation. The International Arbitration Day sessions will be hosted by a hub of member firms formed by Clyde & Co, Covington & Burling and Kirkland & Ellis, all within a 5-minute walk of each other, allowing delegates plenty of time to move between panels.

LIDW will also feature a one day conference held at the QEII Centre in Westminster, at which leading practitioners, judges, arbitrators and all those involved in the dispute resolution business will consider the important matters that affect our clients. We will look at our theme through panel sessions from different perspectives, as well as examining different topics such as global enforcement, AI, funding and ESG – together with ample opportunity for networking throughout the day.

As in 2023, events organised by LIDW Members will play a large part in the Week. In line with the LIDW ethos, our members are collaborating to put on events taking place across London, focussing on applying our theme of “Uniting for global challenge and opportunity” to a range of dispute types; we expect a broad mix of events and have had huge interest from members. More events will be added as we get closer to the Week itself and the range of topics covered should mean that there really is something for everyone.

LIDW is of course also about meeting new friends and contacts and keeping up with old friends in the international disputes community. The LIDW24 conference programme will also be complemented by a number of organised social events, including an Opening Reception at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, a drinks reception for up to 700 attendees following the main conference, a Gala Dinner and for our young and young at heart delegates supper clubs and the Law Rocks 15th anniversary gig with an LIDW VIP area.

We look forward to welcoming you to LIDW in June 2024.

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  • Category

  • Theme

In-person or Virtual Option

3 Jun
08:30 - 18:30

International Arbitration Day

LIDW’s International Arbitration Day will ‘follow the arbitration disputes sun’ across key regions and jurisdictions. The event will be hosted across three firms within a very short walk of one another, so that delegates can choose the sessions covering the jurisdictions and regions most relevant to their work. The International Arbitration Day will explore recent developments, the connections of those regions to English law and London seat arbitrations as well as the role of lawyers in enforcement procedures and asset recovery.
Each session will consist of a panel discussion with a moderator with time allowed for Q&A.

In-person Event

3 Jun
19:00 - 23:00
Location: Grand Connaught Rooms
Spaces: 750
(725 spaces remaining)

LIDW24 Opening Drinks Reception

Join us for what promises to be a fantastic evening opening London International Disputes Week 2024.

The evening will allow industry professionals the chance to network and discuss the upcoming events that make up LIDW.

Taking place at the Grand Connaught Rooms situated in the heart of London guests will enjoy live music as well as a bite to eat.

In-person or Virtual Option

4 Jun
09:30 - 20:00
Location: The QEII Centre, Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE
Spaces: 600
(580 spaces remaining)

LIDW Core 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”.

In-person Event

4 Jun
14:30 - 20:00
Location: Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre
Spaces: 50
(49 spaces remaining)

YAYAH & GAR Academy Live Workshop

Following the success of LIDW YAYAH social events in the last few years, and in response to feedback from our community, LIDW24 will feature a tailored educational workshop aimed at the YAYAH community.  

To launch this initiative, we are very pleased to be able to collaborate with GAR Academy and offer a unique live learning opportunity, just a few footsteps from LIDW24’s main conference, followed by a drinks reception.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for this event will be available in the coming weeks so please check back to register and secure your place as tickets for this event will need to be purchased separately from other events at LIDW24.

In-person Event

4 Jun
19:30 - 22:00
Location: Various - Central London
Spaces: 56
(23 spaces remaining)

YAYAH & Co. Dinner Clubs

LIDW YAYAH’s mission is to provide educational and social networking opportunities of the highest quality to the YAYAH community.  It is a mission we are very passionate about and one that we feel should not be constrained by a single members list. 

With that in mind, in collaboration with several groups that share our same mission, LIDW YAYAH is launching the YAYAH & Co. Dinner clubs initiative.

In-person Event

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: TBC
Spaces: 80
(44 spaces remaining)

War Stories in Arbitration – The What, When, How of Real Life Stories from Arbitration Trials – From Arbitral appointments to Witness cross examination – We Discuss it All!

In-person Event

5 Jun
09:00 - 16:20
Location: Covington & Burling
Spaces: 100
(96 spaces remaining)

GAR Live: ISDS 2024

This interactive conference is led by our co-chairs, Ruth Byrne, King & Spalding, & Christopher Harris KC, 3VB, and is designed to bring together practitioners to share their insight into the need-to-know developments in investor state dispute settlement. With speakers and participants from across Europe and further afield including arbitrators, counsel, expert witnesses and in-house counsel, GAR Live: ISDS is an excellent chance to debate and analyse the latest in investor state disputes.

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Deloitte offices
Spaces: 170
(170 spaces remaining)

Delivering deal value - legal and accounting perspectives on achieving post-deal price adjustments

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Maitland Chambers
Spaces: 90
(90 spaces remaining)

Data disputes: causes and valuation issues

In-person Event

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: 4 Pump Court
Spaces: 40
(40 spaces remaining)

Harnessing the power of AI in ADR: recent developments, use cases and limits

Please note, registration for this event will be open shortly

In-person Event

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP
Spaces: 65
(58 spaces remaining)

Catch me if you can – new opportunities for pursuing fraudsters and recovering assets

In-person Event

5 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: RPC
Spaces: 60
(60 spaces remaining)

Civil and criminal actions in fraud

In-person Event

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: CMS
Spaces: 210
(204 spaces remaining)

Dispute Avoidance for Projects - different perspectives

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: 39 Essex Chambers
Spaces: 150
(133 spaces remaining)

AI in International Arbitration: What is it, Where are the issues, What is the future?

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Burges Salmon LLP
Spaces: 80
(78 spaces remaining)

What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI?

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Pinsent Masons
Spaces: 90
(84 spaces remaining)

The nature of construction disputes in a landscape of climate, geopolitical and technological change

In-person Event

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: DLA Piper UK LLP
Spaces: 160
(160 spaces remaining)

Navigating sanctions disputes: current issues and future trends

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Simmons & Simmons
Spaces: 80
(80 spaces remaining)

ESG Disputes in 2024 and Beyond

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Stewarts Law
Spaces: 60
(60 spaces remaining)

Shifting attitudes towards third party funding – views from across the globe

In-person Event

5 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: LK Law
Spaces: 40
(40 spaces remaining)

Succession, Traitors and Many Coloured Lotuses

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
14:00 - 15:30
Location: Addleshaw Goddard
Spaces: 29
(29 spaces remaining)

English court support for foreign arbitration: how far can the court go?

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
14:00 - 15:30
Location: Fox Williams LLP
Spaces: 80
(76 spaces remaining)

Securities litigation and ESG: shareholder activism, company performance, and future disputes

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
14:00 - 15:30
Location: Farrer & Co
Spaces: 75
(69 spaces remaining)

Rethinking Negotiation: Challenging conventional thinking on how to reach an agreement

In-person Event

5 Jun
14:00 - 15:30
Location: FTI Consulting
Spaces: 90
(90 spaces remaining)

Disputes involving State Owned Entities: Lessons from the Middle East

In-person Event

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Pinsent Masons LLP
Spaces: 100
(84 spaces remaining)

Reimagining BITs: Recent developments in the international investment regime with a focus on the UK

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Jenner & Block London LLP
Spaces: 45
(40 spaces remaining)

The Parent Trap

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: TBA
Spaces: 50
(40 spaces remaining)

Winds of Change: The Challenges, Developments and Future of off-shore wind disputes

In-person Event

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Spaces: 50
(50 spaces remaining)

Collective Proceedings & Group Litigation – Insights and Strategies

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: 3VB Three Verulam Buildings
Spaces: 40
(40 spaces remaining)

The next battle on evidence: establishing authenticity in a world of advancing technology from the common and civil law perspective

In-person or Virtual Option

5 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Norton Rose Fulbright
Spaces: 150
(149 spaces remaining)

Hot topics in aviation disputes 2024 internationally and in London

In-person Event

5 Jun
19:00 - 22:00
Location: Royal Lancaster London
Spaces: 600
(598 spaces remaining)

London International Disputes Week’s Gala Dinner!

Join us for London International Disputes Week’s Gala Dinner! The event will take place on June 5th at the Royal Lancaster. Designed to bring together the whole disputes community in a more sociable setting, it’s an opportunity to meet your peers and network with like-minded professionals. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception, followed by a seated dinner and an after-party, providing ample opportunities to connect with fellow attendees.

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Herbert Smith Freehills
Spaces: 200
(180 spaces remaining)

Crisis-Ready or Crisis-Prone? Scrutinising International Law and Dispute Resolution mechanisms

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Trowers & Hamlins
Spaces: 45
(45 spaces remaining)

Managing the challenge of global cyber incidents, cyber crime and ransomware payments

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Reed Smith
Spaces: 80
(80 spaces remaining)

Bank Collapse and ISDS: Arbitration Strategy and Dramatis Personae

In-person Event

6 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: To Be Announced
Spaces: 75
(73 spaces remaining)

Fraud and the State

In-person Event

6 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Dentons UK office
Spaces: 200
(200 spaces remaining)

Settlement of disputes: are current approaches fit for purpose?

In-person Event

6 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Littleton Chambers
Spaces: 60
(48 spaces remaining)

Is arbitration an effective process for disputes involving state interests: a panel discussion of concerns raised in Nigeria v. P&IDL [2023] EWHC 2638.

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Farrer & Co
Spaces: 80
(61 spaces remaining)

Shareholder disputes - contentious exits and the international dimension

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Burges Salmon LLP
Spaces: 80
(76 spaces remaining)

ESG Litigation – Tackling Global Issues on National Platforms

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Level 8, The Shard
Spaces: 70
(70 spaces remaining)

A land of opportunity: Is the global construction arbitration landscape changing as complex projects and emerging technologies become the norm?

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: 39 Essex Chambers
Spaces: 150
(147 spaces remaining)

The MENA Region: Reshaping International Arbitration

In-person Event

6 Jun
14:00 - 15:30
Location: 11KBW
Spaces: 40
(27 spaces remaining)

Sanctions, National Security and Commercial Disputes

In-person Event

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Holman Fenwick Willan
Spaces: 100
(96 spaces remaining)

Show me the money!

In-person Event

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Pinsent Masons Offices
Spaces: 70
(64 spaces remaining)

The brave new world of (non-IP) AI litigation

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Debevoise & Plimpton’s London Office
Spaces: 100
(100 spaces remaining)

Arbitrating Sanctions Disputes: Key Legal Considerations and Developments

Virtual Event

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Spaces: 1000
(1000 spaces remaining)

Financial services disputes in uncertain times

In-person Event

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: The Law Society's Hall
Spaces: 150
(142 spaces remaining)

David D. Caron Praelium 2024

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Covington Level 54
Spaces: 80
(78 spaces remaining)

The Directors’ Dilemma: Are You Ready for the New Corporate Criminal Liability Landscape?

In-person or Virtual Option

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: K&L Gates LLP
Spaces: 80
(78 spaces remaining)

Managing volume and pricing risk in commodity supply contracts: LNG and beyond

In-person Event

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: The Law Society of England and Wales
Spaces: 140
(140 spaces remaining)

Hague-19, cross-border enforcement and England and Wales’s position in international dispute resolution

In-person Event

6 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: Hogan Lovells International LLP
Spaces: 90
(90 spaces remaining)

How can investment protection contribute to the energy transition?

In-person Event

6 Jun
18:00 - 23:00
Location: Scala
Spaces: 200
(193 spaces remaining)

LIDW YAYAH’s 2024 Social

The LIDW YAYAH social event returns for a third year.  In collaboration with Law Rocks, this year’s event will be held at Scala in King’s Cross, and will feature great food and drinks, even greater networking opportunities and an unforgettable performance from Law Rocks, celebrating its 15th anniversary. 

In-person Event

7 Jun
07:30 - 10:00
Location: Riverbank House
Spaces: 120
(101 spaces remaining)

LIDW Friday Morning Run!

Open to all abilities, Fieldfisher Run Club are hosting a Friday morning run event at the firm's headquarters at Riverbank house. The route has been carefully crafted to pass multiple London landmarks along the scenic River Thames. The route will take you down Thames Path towards Embankment, across Waterloo Bridge, through Southbank and across Millenium bridge to view St Paul’s Cathedral, before heading back to Fieldfisher's Riverbank House for a light breakfast and refreshments.

In-person or Virtual Option

7 Jun
09:00 - 10:30
Location: Travers Smith LLP
Spaces: 100
(100 spaces remaining)

Fraud: can it ever really be settled?

In-person Event

7 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Pinsent Masons
Spaces: 100
(97 spaces remaining)

Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Investing in Emerging Markets: A Cross-border perspective from India and the UK

In-person Event

7 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Pinsent Masons
Spaces: 80
(80 spaces remaining)

Litigating Trade Remedies Disputes in the UK’s New Regime - comparisons with US, Canada and the EU

In-person or Virtual Option

7 Jun
11:00 - 12:30
Location: Stewarts Law
Spaces: 70
(70 spaces remaining)

The role of London in respect of intra-EU investment treaty disputes: a seat and a hub for enforcement?

In-person Event

7 Jun
14:00 - 15:30
Location: Allen & Overy
Spaces: 50
(48 spaces remaining)

The Privatisation of Space – what that means for disputes now and in the future

In-person or Virtual Option

7 Jun
16:00 - 17:30
Location: South Place Hotel
Spaces: 80
(80 spaces remaining)

Novel Trends in Schemes and Restructuring Plans