COVID-19 has brought everyday life as we knew it to a standstill. With lockdowns in place in many parts of the world and social distancing in play, we face major changes to the way in which business is done. So what does this mean for the resolution of disputes? Join us for a panel discussion about the management and resolution of disputes in a COVID-19 world.
Cost(s): Attendance to this event is free of charge for CIArb members and non-members, but pre-registration is required.
Catherine Dixon joins the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators as its new Director General in May 2020 - having just completed a world-record breaking circumnavigation of the world on a tandem (cycling). Prior to her expedition Catherine spent time in chief executive roles at the Law Society of England and Wales, Askham Bryan College and NHS Resolution. Catherine has also held senior leadership roles at the NSPCC and BUPA.
Catherine has served as a trustee and non-executive director on a number of boards, including the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution and she is currently a trustee of Stonewall. Catherine is a non-practicing solicitor and an accredited mediator.
London Co-Managing Partner and Chair of European and Asian Litigation, joined Debevoise in 2007. Lord Goldsmith served as the UK’s Attorney General from 2001–2007, prior to which he was in private practice as one of the leading barristers in London. Lord Goldsmith acts for a variety of clients, alongside his role as Chair of the firm’s European and Asian litigation practices, in arbitration and litigation in the United Kingdom and other countries. He is a QC and appears regularly in court as well as in arbitration. Lord Goldsmith practised from Fountain Court Chambers from 1972–2001, specialising principally in commercial, corporate and international litigation and appellate work. During this time, he was ranked by Chambers UK as being in the top tier of leading silks in London for international arbitration and commercial litigation. He became Queen’s Counsel in 1987 at the early age of 37 and has judicial experience as a Crown Court Recorder and a Deputy High Court Judge.
Partner, Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration, Stevens & Bolton LLPMichael trained in London and joined Stevens & Bolton LLP in 1990. He became a partner in 1997. He deals with litigation, international arbitration, adjudication and ADR and provides risk management advice for clients in a variety of sectors including manufacturing and distribution, life sciences, construction and engineering, IT, and insurance. Much of his work is international in nature, acting on cross border disputes.