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Settlement and risk management for businesses: an in-house counsel roundtable

10 May 2022 | 11:30 - 12:30 (BST)
London International Disputes Week


Artem Doudko – co-moderator; Rebecca Clark – co-moderator; Kai-Uwe Karl, Global Chief Litigation Counsel, GE Renewable Energy; Fiona Meany, Head of Litigation, JLL; Abhijit Mukhopadhyay, President (Legal) and General Counsel, Hinduja Group.

What this session will cover

Why do businesses choose to mediate or arbitrate? The need to preserve relationships or reputations, save time and money costs and avoid Covid-19 backlogs mean that court litigation is often not the preferred course of action for businesses faced with a dispute.

This session will ask in-house counsel from a variety of different industries and regions how, when and why they decide not to litigate. Do they use mediation, or arbitration (or something else?). Do they also seek settlement after they have obtained an award rather than seek enforcement before courts? How do they gain stakeholder engagement for a different course of action? And once decided, how do they prepare?