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Shaping the future of dispute resolution and improving access to justice.

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) series presents a unique opportunity to engage all key stakeholders in a conversation about dispute resolution and how it should be used in commercial and civil conflicts in the 21st Century.

Launched in Singapore on 17-18 March 2016 with the finale event scheduled to be held in London on 6 July 2017, the series will play host to more than 5,000 people, at 40 cities, across 31 countries worldwide.

Stakeholders in dispute resolution including commercial parties, chambers of commerce, lawyers, CSR professionals, academics, judges, arbitrators, mediators, policy makers and government officials will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques. They will also stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on what users of dispute resolution actually need and want, both locally and globally. This global data gathering will create an opportunity to identify trends and preferences in a way that has not been possible previously.

By attending a conference near you, you will hear from a diverse and eminent group of speakers who will set out the key emerging national and international themes for the future of dispute resolution, as well as what organisations are doing to avoid conflict and save money through innovative uses of the key dispute resolution processes. You will also have the opportunity to vote and add your voice in how policies are developed, and play your part in shaping the future of dispute resolution.

The series, led by the International Mediation Institute (IMI), is sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills along with, the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA), PwC, JAMS, Shell, AkzoNobel; the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR).

To view the schedule of upcoming GPC events click here.

To access the Singapore report, which provides an in-depth analysis of the voting results from the inaugural GPC Series event, click here.

Shaping the Future of Dispute Resolution
Watch Alexander Oddy, Partner from Herbert Smith Freehills and Michael McIlwrath, Chief Global Litigation Counsel at GE Oil & Gas introduce the Global Pound Conference Series 2016-17, which will facilitate the development of 21st century commercial and civil dispute resolution tools, at domestic, regional and international levels.



Key contacts

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Alexander Oddy

Partner, London

Alexander Oddy
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Eduardo Soler-Tappa

Managing Partner, Madrid

Eduardo Soler-Tappa
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Andrew Cannon

Partner, Co-Head, Public International Law Practice, Deputy Head, Global Arbitration Practice, London

Andrew Cannon
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Elizabeth Macknay

Managing Partner, Perth Office, Perth

Elizabeth Macknay
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Craig Shepherd

Partner, Kuala Lumpur

Craig Shepherd