With its theme: Dispute Resolution - Global, Sustainable, Ethical?, LIDW22, through a series of events held both physically and virtually, took a critical look at the future of dispute resolution and its place in the post-pandemic world.
The sessions looked not only at how disputes will be resolved in the future, considering matters such as witness recollection and how negotiation strategy is changing, but also about our place in the business world, as ESG and wellbeing are increasingly on the agenda. The nature of international trade and therefore disputes is also changing: sessions at LIDW looked at cyber and crypto issues and the rise of class actions, amongst a range of other topics. The conference also featured keynote addresses from leading figures in the judiciary, UK Government, and more.
The LIDW22 conference programme was also complemented by social events to enable delegates to make new connections and to re-make those that have been lost over the last 2 years, including a drinks reception at a prestigious central London location and an event, featuring the ever popular Law Rocks, organised for young and young-at-heart delegates.
Herbert Smith Freehills was delighted to co-host a number of member events throughout the week. Two of these were hosted in person at HSF's offices. Recordings of those two sessions can be seen below:
About London International Disputes Week:
Herbert Smith Freehills is a proud founding member of LIDW: a collaborative, representative, world-class and forward-thinking body that demonstrates the UK’s legal community’s commitment to innovation, excellence, upholding the rule of law and diversity.
LIDW22 is a forward-thinking forum, which aims to drive the future of international dispute resolution. Using London’s position as a major international seat for the dispute resolution business, LIDW22 engaged with international perspectives across all sectors and explore how the industry can adapt, evolve and progress.
Through a programme of virtual and in-person sessions, leading experts discussed and debated the ever-changing landscape of international dispute resolution: LIDW22 is the biggest celebration there is of the heritage of London as a leading centre for handling international disputes.