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Day 1 - Wednesday, October 6, 2021

9:30 AM ET

Opening Remarks

9:45 AM ET

Panel 1 - CPR Europe:
Effects on Cross-Border Disputes After the Singapore Convention

Moderator: 
Javier Samaniego - Partner, Samaniego Law, Spain

Panelists:
Sara Koleilat-Aranjo - Partner, Al Tamimi & Co., UAE
Michael McIlwrath - Founder, MDisputes, Italy
Jan O'Neill - Herbert Smith Freehills, UK

11:00 AM ET

Panel 2 - CPR Europe:
The Resolution of Complex Technology Disputes: What's Next?

As technology disputes become more complex, judges and juries are increasingly ill-equipped to understand and resolve them, leading to the wider adoption of ADR, which typically allows the parties to select mediators or arbitrators with the right background and experience.

This roundtable brings together diverse perspectives from in-house counsel, institutions and outside counsel to discuss this ever-evolving topic of technology disputes and their resolution.

Moderator:
Mark McNeill - Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, UK

Panelists:
Mark Beckett - Arbilex, USA
Edith Jamet- General Counsel, DPO, SoftAtHome - an Orange subsidiary, France
Luke Sobota
- Partner, Three Crowns, USA

12:15 PM ET

Break

12:30 PM ET

Panel 3 - Y-ADR presents:
How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel

Young practitioners are also often told to “think commercially” and to draft advice that reflects commercial acumen. As young practitioners gain more experience, they are expected to manage client relationships and case matters efficiently and within budget.

This panel will ask questions such as: How can young practitioners gain visibility with the client? How can they understand their client’s commercial objectives--both in the context of a specific matter and more generally? How can they win clients’ trust and confidence?

Moderator: 
Elizabeth Chan - Three Crowns; Y-ADR Steering Committee, UK

Panelists:
Daniel Huth - Legal Counsel, Global Litigation Europe & MENA, Shell, UK
Hemma Lomax - Senior Corporate Counsel, Snap Inc., USA
Brittany Mouzourakis - Counsel, General Motors, USA
Megan Westerberg - Assistant General Counsel, Eisai, USA

1:45 PM ET 

Networking Reception

 

Day 2 - Thursday, October 7, 2021

11:00 AM ET

Opening Remarks

11:05 AM ET

Panel 4 - CPR Brazil:
Dispute Resolution Under Brazil's New Public Procurement Law 

Moderator: 
Julio Bueno - Partner, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brazil

Panelists:
Camila Biral - Partner, Demarest, Brazil
Maria Rita Drummond - Director, Cosan, Brazil

12:15 PM ET

Panel 5 - CPR Brazil:
Implications of ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) in Dispute Management

ESG – referring to an enterprise’s best practices in environmental, social and corporate governance matters – has become one of the hottest topics in business over the last few years. ESG raises at least two important impacts on dispute management. First, well thought out ESG initiatives can mitigate a company’s reputational and legal risks, preventing conflicts. Second, we are seeing an increasing number of disputes based on ESG matters, including issues such as Business & Human Rights and Climate Change. 

Moderator: 
Clara ServaHead of Business & Human Rights, Tozzini Freire Advogados

Panelists:
Daniel Arbix - Head of Legal, Brazil, Google
Raquel Florez - Partner, Freshfields
Claudia Pitta - Founder, Evolure Consultoria

1:30 PM ET

Break

1:45 PM ET

Panel 6 - CPR Canada:
Advancing Suitable Dispute Resolution: Pre-Dispute or Post-Dispute

This panel will present how to address dispute prevention processes at the beginning of a business relationship through appropriate contract provisions; negotiation points to consider with an unwilling or unfamiliar counterparty – including the use of a Third Party Neutral to assist parties in preventing disputes. It will also address how to submit a dispute for dispute resolution when the original agreement did not specify a dispute resolution mechanism.   

Moderator: 
Lorne O'Reilly - Lead Counsel, The Dow Chemical Company

Panelists:
Jeremy Lack - Independent Arbitrator and Mediator, Lawtech
Mia Levi - Vice President, International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution
David Tupper - Partner, Blakes

3:00 PM ET

Networking Reception