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London International Disputes Week 2019

May 2019 marks the first-ever London International Disputes Week, bringing together legal practitioners from around the world to celebrate the heritage of London as a disputes centre and to consider the future of global disputes resolution. We are proud to be a part of this important event.

The event will take place during 7 – 10 May 2019 across various London locations with speakers from Jones Day, including Sion Richards, Barney Stueck, Sylvia TonovaGlyn Powell speaking at the below sessions:

Fraud, asset tracing and international enforcement

Jones Day will host the fraud, asset tracing, and international enforcement session on Tuesday 7 May 2019 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

What this session will cover

The courts of England and Wales have the most powerful weapons and the greatest willingness internationally to assist victims of fraud, whether domestic or foreign. This session will explore how those powers can be used to assist not only fraud victims, but also domestic and foreign judgment and award creditors to locate, freeze, and recover assets anywhere in the world.

In a mixed format session, leading practitioners will relay their experiences; summarise the very latest techniques available; and provide vital insights to those who wish to maximise recoveries for themselves or their clients, explaining how the English courts can help even when connection to the UK is limited.

The session is expected to cover:

Maximising recoveries: Civil or criminal? Building the right team; using the powers of the English courts as a foreign claimant; and the latest techniques available to locate, freeze, and recover assets, no matter how well hidden.

Key insights from real life experience focussing on judgment and award enforcement.

International investment disputes

In this session leading practitioners will discuss and debate topical issues in investor-state dispute settlement and provide perspectives on what the future may hold in this fascinating field of practice.

The session will consist of three panels:

Panel 1: Are we over Achmea’ed?

  • Achmea and its impact, including the European Commission’s position
  • Cases in English courts before and after Achmea
  • UP or down—the effect of ICSID tribunals’ recent decisions on the jurisdictional effect of Achmea

Panel 2: Interim measures in investment arbitration

  • Are emergency arbitrator procedures suitable for Investment disputes?
  • To sue or not to sue—sovereigns’ right to prosecute crimes committed on their territory and claimants’ ability to bring arbitration claims
  • Security for costs—should the taxpayer pay for spurious claims?
  • Transparency v fake news and media bullying campaigns—do tribunals have any teeth to deal with misbehavior?

Panel 3: New approaches to the resolution of investment disputes—what does the future hold?

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