As the effects of COVID-19 continue to be felt around the world, businesses continue to face significant levels of instability and uncertainty caused by weakened financial markets and disruption to supply chains, workplace operations and business pipelines. Such instability and uncertainty will result in a growth in the number and types of disputes, and we have already seen judicial systems twist and turn to adapt to the new “norm”. Although the present circumstances undoubtedly present numerous challenges, there are also significant opportunities for those who are adaptable and sufficiently prepared.

Relevant questions include:

  • What does this future mean for how we will resolve disputes?
  • Does it create fertile ground for ever more complex disputes with commercial counterparties, regulators and governmental authorities?
  • Will it require us all to reassess where and how we resolve disputes in the future?
  • How can we be prepared for this future in order to minimize our risks?
  • Who will be the “winners” and “losers” from this future?
  • How will that impact the types of disputes and methods of resolution used?

Throughout November, we explored these questions and more via a series of virtual events in order to help our clients navigate the future of disputes — from dispute avoidance to dispute resolution. You can access the recordings and key takeaways below:

Plenary: The Big Picture
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Have Your Say: Are Virtual Hearings Here to Stay?
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The FCA: Looking Backwards or Forwards?
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The Rise of Fraud: What Businesses Should Do About It
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State Intervention and Business Support
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Class Actions and Consumer Claims
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Contract Drafting and Management in the COVID-19 Era
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The Future of Mediation: The Default Option?
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We would be happy to discuss the issues raised in the specific context of your business. If this is of interest, please contact us.

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