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RPC at London International Disputes Week 2024

Duration: 5 - 7 June 2024

Event type: Conference

Provided by: RPC

We are delighted to once again be taking part in a number of panel sessions and events during London International Disputes Week (LIDW) 2024. With its theme “Uniting for global challenge and opportunity”, LIDW will provide crucial insights on the business and law of international dispute resolution and what we can expect over the next year and beyond. 

Our speakers across the week include Jonathan Cary, Yuankai Lin, Tatiana Minaeva, Sam Tate, Yi-Shun Teoh, Chris Whitehouse and Dan Wyatt. We look forward to welcoming members of the legal community from all over the world to celebrate London's heritage as an international disputes centre and to debate its future.

Read on for details of the events we will be taking part in and register your place today.


5 June - Panel session: Civil and criminal actions in fraud

Time: 9.00 – 10.30 │ Venue: RPC │ Register here

A discussion between leading experts in the field, reviewing recent cases in the market, and future trends. Assessing fraud litigation in both the criminal and civil arenas, and challenges to businesses with developments in the market, including the failure to prevent fraud offence.

Sam Tate from RPC will join the panel alongside 4 Pump Court.


5 June - Panel session: Horses for courses? Litigation or Arbitration for banking and finance disputes?

Time: 11.00 – 12.30 │ Venue: RPC │ Register here

Traditionally, investment banks and other financial institutions have favoured litigation over arbitration.  However, recent years have seen an increase in the use of arbitration to resolve banking and financial markets disputes. With continued macro-economic uncertainty and, in particular, an increased level of corporate distress, the next wave of banking disputes is hovering on the horizon. However, in what forum should those disputes best be resolved? Does the answer depend on the jurisdiction? On the nature of the dispute? On the identity of the parties?

Jonathan Cary and Yi-Shun Teoh of RPC will be joined by Twenty Essex to explore the whys and wherefores of both sides of the debate, chaired by Helen Dodds, formerly of Chartered Standard Bank.


5 June - Panel session: Around the world in 90 minutes: a comparative view of shareholder and joint venture disputes through the English lens

Time: 16.00 – 17.30 │ Venue: RPC │ Register here

Regardless of jurisdiction, a shareholder or joint venture relationship is like a marriage. The stakeholders are intertwined in so many ways and disputes are hence likely to be lengthy, complex and acrimonious. In this session, we will compare the approaches by different jurisdictions towards the resolution of shareholder and joint venture disputes.

Tatiana Minaeva and Yuankai Lin from RPC will be joined by 39 Essex Chambers and Ankura for this practical session.


6 June - Panel session: What can Game of Thrones teach us about AI enabled Fraud?

Time: 14.00 – 15.30 │ Venue: RPC │ Register here

  • Summary of recent AI developments (the evolution of large language models 'LLMs' and their current capabilities).
  • How AI might enable fraud (looking at ways in which AI enables fraud to be committed at increased volume and with greater sophistication).
  • A deep dive into deepfakes (considering notable examples and discussing technical countermeasures).
  • An interactive scenario illustrating the generation of a false documentary trail using an LLM.

Dan Wyatt and Chris Whitehouse from RPC will be join the panel alongside Grant Thornton and Maitland Chambers.


6 June – Panel session: Why are African disputes still being resolved 'out of Africa' and why does it matter?

Time: 16.00 – 17.30 │ Venue: RPC │ Register here

Inbound investment into Africa continues to grow and the Africa Continental Free Trade Area will undoubtedly increase the volume of cross-border trade. Infrastructure and energy projects are also on the up. With growth, comes disputes; many African countries are still seeing disputes being resolved in other jurisdictions. Why is this?

Shai Wade from RPC will join the panel alongside White & Case, Aluko Oyebode and TripleOk Advocates. The session will be followed by networking drinks.

6 June – Panel session: Saudi Arabia: A deep dive into enforcement under the NY Convention in Saudi Arabia and enforcement of Saudi Awards and Judgements in the USA and UK

Time: 9.00-10.30 | Venue: RPC | Register here

A deep dive into enforcing UK and US-based international arbitral awards in Saudi Arabia, and KSA-based international arbitral awards in the UK and US under the New York Convention, with a particular focus on issues that may arise, and what in-house counsel and practitioners should be aware of in drafting arbitration agreements and enforcing or challenging arbitral awards.

Dan Wyatt of RPC will be joined by Monckton Chambers, Harasani and Alkhamees Law, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP and the Saudi Centre for Commercial Arbitration for this session.


6 June – Cyber incident response and follow-on litigation

Time: 14.00-15.30 | Venue: RPC | Register here

The session will cover cyber incident response, the role of incident response teams, documentation and evidence preservation, communication and coordination, litigation considerations, case studies, best practices for cyber incident response and litigation preparedness, followed by a Q&A.

Richard Breavington of RPC will be joined by KLDiscovery, Affinitas Global, Hill & Knowlton and SR-M on the panel.


7 June – Digital crossroads pizza lunch: navigating tech disputes between India and the UK

Time: 11.00-12.30 | Venue: RPC | Register here

This session offers a winning combination of pizza and tech disputes!  The panel will be looking at the evolving landscape of disputes, emphasising new challenges and strategies for resolution in the tech sector between India and the UK:

  • Outsourcing dynamics: beyond traditional disputes
  • Start-up ecosystems: grounds of innovation and contention
  • Digital fraud and cyber enforcement: a new era of white-collar crime
  • Intellectual property and data protection: frontiers of the digital age
  • Cryptocurrencies: bridging or broadening the divide?

Kirtan Prasad and Christopher Whitehouse of RPC will be joined by IndusLaw and Ankura.

7 June – Panel session: International law: what commercial practitioners need to know

Time: 09.00 – 10.30 │ Venue: RPC │ Register here

International law is permeating all areas of law, including those dealt with by the Commercial Court, in commercial arbitrations and in similar fora, including because of the involvement of States and State-owned entities in disputes of a fundamentally commercial character. This means that commercial practitioners are being required to advise on and act in cases involving international law issues. This panel addresses some of the key areas in which international law has appeared in recent commercial cases, including procedural issues (such as service against foreign States), substantive matters (such as the availability of injunctive relief against States) and enforcement issues (including in relation to investment arbitrations).

Shai Wade from RPC will join the panel alongside Essex Court Chambers. 


Location: RPC, Tower Bridge House, St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1AA