Avoiding the Nightmare: The Role of In-house Counsel in the Effective Resolution of Disputes

Monday, October 31, 2016
Eversheds 1 Wood Street London, United Kingdom EC2V 7WS

In-house counsel has a vital role to play in partnership with external dispute resolution counsel, not only in the management of disputes, but in helping to bring about effective resolution. Their unique vantage point allows in-house counsel to understand the business drivers behind the desired outcome, particularly through the targeted use of mediation and other forms of ADR pre-emptively. This panel session will explore the experiences of in-house and external counsel and third party neutrals in resolving disputes, including balancing resources and time against achieving the best business outcome.  We will share best working practices and examine practical approaches for effective working partnerships, leading to better dispute resolution outcomes.


  • 6-6:45 pm: Registration
  • 6:45-8:15 pm: Program
  • 8:15 pm : Drinks

Speakers include:

- Dr Karl Mackie CBE – Chief Executive, CEDR
- Noah Hanft – President & CEO, CPR
- Peter Rees – CPR Distinguished Neutral, 39 Essex Chambers
- John McLaren  - Senior Managing Counsel, Mastercard
- Chris Brierly – Dispute Resolution, BP
- John Abramson – General Counsel and Head of Compliance, Europe, Travelers
- Richard Little – Partner, Eversheds
- Olivier P. André – Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services, CPR
- Richard Blann - Head of Litigation, Group Legal, Lloyds Banking Group