Adapting to a Changing World

15 May 2023 - 19 May 2023
London International Disputes Week


With its theme: Adapting to a Changing World, LIDW23 will follow up on last year’s theme “Global, Sustainable, Ethical” and look not only at what progress has been made in the dispute resolution world over the last year, but also at what we can expect over the next year and beyond as the world’s economies hit some well publicised headwinds. What does the next year hold for dispute resolution professionals around the world?

LIDW23 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.

The week will feature a one day conference held at No. 8 Northumberland Avenue at which leading practitioners, judges, arbitrators and all those involved in the dispute resolution business will consider the important matters that affect our clients. We will look at our theme through panel sessions from different perspectives (with one in-house panel session and one panel of senior international judges), as well as examining different topics such as data, AI, class actions/collective redress – plus ample opportunity for networking throughout the day.

LIDW23 will also feather an International Arbitration Day: a flagship arbitration event showcasing the importance of London as a global arbitration centre. High-profile keynotes will open the day, followed by 12 in-person panels on jurisdictions and regions spanning the world from China to Latin America. In line with the LIDW23 theme the panels will discuss key local developments as well as the relevance of English law and London as a seat of arbitration. The International Arbitration Day sessions will be hosted by a hub of member firms formed by Mayer Brown, Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy, all within a 5-minute walk of each other, allowing delegates plenty of time to move between panels.

Events organised by LIDW Members will play a large part in the Week. In line with the LIDW ethos, our Members are collaborating to put on events taking place across London, focussing on applying our theme of “Adapting to a Changing World” to a range of dispute types; we expect a broad mix of events and have had huge interest from members. More events will be added as we get closer to the Week itself and the range of topics covered should mean that there really is something for everyone.

LIDW is of course also about meeting new friends and contacts and keeping up with old friends in the international disputes community. The LIDW23 conference programme will also be complemented by a number of organised social events, including opening drinks in the Royal Courts of Justice co-hosted with the Commercial Litigators’ Forum in support of the National Pro Bono Centre, a drinks reception for up to 500 attendees following the main conference, and an event, featuring the ever popular Law Rocks, organised for our young and young at heart delegates.

We look forward to welcoming you to LIDW in May 2023.



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