Mediating international disputes

9 May 2019 | 08:00 - 09:30 | 90 minutes


Brick Court Chambers, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Keating Chambers, Osborne Clarke, Penningtons Manches.

What this session will cover

The only session dedicated to mediation during LIDW will focus on why this process is so successful in resolving international claims and how mediators and lawyers are meeting the challenges of 21st Century cross-border disputes.

A panel of experts will look at why in-house counsel and their advisers choose to travel here to mediate and how we are addressing important issues such as enforcement, creating bespoke processes and getting the best deals possible for clients. There will be an opportunity for delegates to participate and explore individual issues in a more hands-on way in the second part of the session.

In the main plenary session, delivered by the above speakers, topics will range from ‘how to choose a mediator’ to commercial mediation’s status within the civil justice system.

However, recognising that there is so much material to cover there are additional seminar workshops after the main session for those that wish to attend them to discuss some current topics (and are not signed up to attend the LIDW sessions commencing at 10:00 am on this day).


Mediation workshop seminars: 09.30-10.30 am

  • Understanding enforcement issues for the settlement of international cases mediated in the UK
  • How can the commercial mediation process be adapted to meet the needs of international disputants?
  • Overcoming logistical and cultural challenges by using technology in international mediation

To book for one of these optional sessions, to be held immediately after the plenary session, please email: LIDW@cedr.com

Ask us questions

For those who are attending other LIDW session after the main session, or just want to make sure their question is registered, they can send a question to LIDW@cedr.com and there will be a response given after the event. You will also be able to use the LIDW app to ask live questions at the event—and a response will be given either during the event or afterwards with the responses to the other questions.

Confirmed speakers include: Eileen Carroll QC (CEDR), Robert Evans (Keating Chambers), Adrian Lifely (Osborne Clarke), David O’Brien (Penningtons Manches) and William Wood QC (Brick Court Chambers).

Registration and catering: Registration, networking and a light breakfast will be available from 8:00–8:30 am, in time for a prompt 8:30 am start to the session.

This event is being held at:

Osborne Clarke


One London Wall

Getting There

We recommend using Transport for London (TFL) for the most up-to-date information on how to get to Queen Mary University of London.