London International Disputes Week 2024

12 Apr 2024

We at Monckton Chambers are excited to announce our participation in London International Disputes Week 2024. As a member organization deeply embedded in London’s legal landscape, we’re delighted to collaborate on six engaging events throughout the week.

Each event offers a unique opportunity to delve into insightful discussions in an array of sectors and industries.

Seminar 1: What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI?

Date: 5 June, 11am
Venue: Burges Salmon’s London office (hybrid event)

Burges Salmon, Professor Rebecca Williams (University of Oxford), Monckton Chambers and Solomonic welcome you to join our co-hosted panel discussion exploring the future of AI in the public sector.

The panel discussion will appeal to in-house legal, risk, data science and product teams who are procuring, developing and deploying AI – both in the public and private sector – and will cover a broad range of themes which include:

      • How is the public sector currently using and expected to use AI?
      • Challenges and risks of using AI and how they can be mitigated?
      • Will there be a change to common law or new laws published?
      • How are different jurisdictions trying to harness the opportunities whilst addressing the challenges?
      • What is the future for public law and procurement disputes in the age of AI?

Speakers include: Eward Bird, Solomonic; Will Perry, Monckton Chambers; Azeem Suterwalla, Monckton Chambers; Tom Whittaker, Burges Salmon LLP; Professor Rebecca Williams, Oxford University.

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Seminar 2: Collective Proceedings & Group Litigation – Insights and Strategies

Date: 5 June, 4pm
Venue: Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

A roundtable discussion among leading practitioners from Monckton Chambers and Cleary Gottlieb covering: Recent developments in competition collective proceedings in the CAT; trends and themes emerging from group litigation in the High Court and strategic considerations for corporate clients.

Speakers include: Paul Stuart, Cleary Gottlieb; James Brady-Banzet, Cleary Gottlieb; Ronit Kreisberger KC, Monckton Chambers; Tim Ward KC, Monckton Chambers.

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Seminar 3: International Arbitration & Regulation

Date: 6 June, 9am
Venue: Bingham Room, Gray’s Inn

A panel discussion which Christopher Vajda KC will Chair that looks at International Arbitration and the role that Regulatory law and Competition law has to play in International Arbitration concerning companies operating in regulated sectors such as Energy and Telecommunications.

Speakers include: Christopher Vajda KC, Monckton Chambers; Kassie Smith KC, Monckton Chambers; Richard Power, Clyde & Co.

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Seminar 4: Saudi Arabia: A deep dive into enforcement under the NY Convention in Saudi Arabia and enforcement of Saudi Awards and Judgements in the US and UK

Date: 6 June, 9am
Venue: RPC

Join us for breakfast and a deep-dive into enforcing U.K. and U.S. based international arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia and KSA based international arbitral awards in the U.K. and U.S. under the New York Convention, with a particular focus on issues that may arise and what in-house counsel and practitioners should be aware of in drafting arbitration agreements and enforcing or challenging arbitral awards.

Speakers include: Drew Holiner, Monckton Chambers; Ahmad Alkhamees, Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm; Hamid Harasani, Harasani & Alkhamees Law Firm; May Khoury, Chaffetz Lindsay LLP; Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration; Tatiana Minaeva, RPC..

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Seminar 5: Litigating Trade Remedies Disputes in the UK’s New Regime – comparisons with US, Canada and the EU

Date: 7 June, 11am
Venue: Pinsent Masons

Practical advice on how to navigate the UK’s post Brexit framework. How do WTO and GAT disputes fit into the landscape. What can we learn from the regimes in US, Canada and the EU?

Speakers include: Valentina Sloane KC, Monckton Chambers; Totis Kotsonis, Pinsent Masons; George Peretz KC, Monckton Chambers; Nabila Abdul Malik, Fasken, (Canada); Stephanie Noel, S. Noel Law Office (Geneva); Michael Snarr, Baker Hostetler (US).

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Seminar 6: The Privatisation of Space – what that means for disputes now and in the future

Date: 7 June, 2pm
Venue: Allen & Overy

Join us for a panel discussion on “The Privatisation of Space – what that means for disputes now and in the future.” Delve into the legal cosmos as experts dissect the implications of commercial entities staking claims beyond Earth. Explore the new frontier of space law, where the confluence of private ambition and international regulation promises complex legal and regulatory challenges and groundbreaking jurisprudence.

Speakers include: Andrew Denny, Allen & Overy; Michael Bowsher KC, Monckton Chambers; Pranay Lekhi, Allen & Overy; Jenn Lawrence, Monckton Chambers.

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