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London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing world

London International Disputes Week 2023: Adapting To a Changing World

Outer Temple Chambers is pleased to be part of London International Disputes Week (LIDW23) for a week long event from 15-19 May 2023 which will explore how the disputes community is, and should be, adapting to a changing world. Members of chambers will be presenting at four talks.

With its theme: Adapting to a Changing World, LIDW23 will follow up on last year’s theme “Global, Sustainable, Ethical” and 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.

Outer Temple Chambers’ barristers will collaborate with other experts and speakers for four talks during the event on 18th and 19th May.

International crypto-asset litigation: jurisdiction and the intersection with UK financial services legislation

Date: 18 May, Time: 10:00 – 11:30, Location: Blake Morgan, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3DJ, Hosted by: Blake Morgan and Outer Temple Chambers

Jurisdiction of the English Court

  1. Conflict between the UK Financial Services and Markets Act, Foreign Law and Arbitration Agreements
  2. Implications for international crypto platforms and customers where the platform is not, but should be, authorised.

10:00 – 10:30 – registration & coffee/late breakfast
10:30 – 11:30 – talk

Henry Reid, Outer Temple Chambers
Alex Shirtcliff, Blake Morgan

The future of Investor-State disputes in the energy sector: challenges and opportunities

Date: 18 May, Time: 14:00– 16:00, Location: McDermott Will & Emery 22 Bishopsgate London, EC2N 4BQ, Hosted by: Outer Temple Chambers, McDermott Will & Emery, Reed Smith and Clyde & Co. and FTI Consulting

The importance of substantial and sustained investment in the energy sector cannot be overstated. A mixed panel composed of arbitrators, counsel, academics and a quantum expert will focus on the current trends and future challenges in the energy sector by addressing and discussing:

  1. The typical energy disputes between investors and host States
  2. The recent developments in terms of the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty and how it may affect investment disputes
  3. The impact of the regulatory and environmental aspects
  4. How losses are quantified in energy disputes (which often involve long and complex projects)
  5. The implications of such changes in international arbitration, in particular in terms of challenges and enforcement aspects

14:00 – 14:15 – registration
14:15 – 15:30 – talk
15:30 – 16:00 – networking drinks & canapés

The session will be moderated by Prof. Loukas Mistelis (Clyde & Co.) with the following speakers:
Solicitor speakers: Chloe Carswell (Reed Smith) and Armando Neris (McDermott Will & Emery)
Counsel speaker: Lucian Ilie (Outer Temple Chambers)
Academic speaker: Crina Baltag (Professor at Stockholm University)
Industry speaker: Stuart Amor (FTI Consulting)

How do legal jurisdictions based on physical geography meet the challenge of digital assets?

Date: 18 May, Time: 16:00– 17:00, Location: Travers Smith LLP – 10 Snow Hl, London, Hosted by: Outer Temple Chambers, Stewarts Law, Meister, Seelig & Fein and Travers Smith

Whether it is the ease with which cryptocurrencies ‘cross’ jurisdictions or the global customer base seeking redress from losses leading to the insolvency of FTX, digital assets present a challenge to the fundamental notion of private international law based upon physical geographies. Join a panel of international experts to discuss this hot topic. The session will identify and examine some of the jurisdictional and applicable law issues which arise in the context of digital assets, cover the approaches taken so far in jurisdictions including in England and Wales, the US and the UAE, and the merits of different possible solutions.

Barrister speakers:
Justina Stewart, Outer Temple Chambers
Helen Pugh, Outer Temple Chambers

Solicitor speakers:
Marc Jones, Stewarts Law
John Lee, Travers Smith
Kathryn Matthews, Meister, Seelig & Fein

Discrimination claims in the city

Date: 19 MayTime: 10:30– 11:30, Location: Withers, 20 Old Bailey, London, Hosted by:  Outer Temple Chambers and Withers Worldwide

A conversation between Meriel Schindler, Partner and Head of Employment at Withers Worldwide London office, and Will Young, moderated by Gerard McDermott KC (both employment law barristers based at Outer Temple Chambers) about discrimination (and whistleblowing) claims in a city environment, with a particular focus on claims involving psychiatric injury.

Click here to find out more about the event or contact Sam Carter+44 (0)203 989 6669

Events 11 May, 2023


Gerard McDermott KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1999

Will Young

Call: 2008

Helen Pugh

Call: 2008

Justina Stewart

Call: 2010

Lucian ILIE

Call: 2021 (Solicitor Advocate since 2018); 2016 (Bucharest); 2013 (Paris)

Henry Reid

Henry Reid

Call: 2018

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