SMALLER-GROUP DISCUSSIONS

“WAR STORY” ROUNDTABLES (participants select one)

March 24, 2021 5:00pm

Charlotte Pender
Partner
Charles Russell Speechlys (UK)

Costas Stamatiou
Cyprus
Elias Neocleous & Co LLC (Cyprus)

Philip Young
Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan LLP

Matthias Gstoehl
Partner
LALIVE (Switzerland)

Based on popular demand, attendees and faculty will benefit from smaller-group discussion of recent war stories and case studies. In the wake of Covid-19, ask your questions, hear what has been coming across your peers’ desks-and what is keeping them up at night.

  1. Venue Selection, Jurisdictional Challenges – and the Recognition of Interim Freezing Orders Post-Brexit
    • Venue selection and Brexit: Has there been a notable impact on the choice of forum?
    • New jurisdictional challenges affecting venue selection and how practitioners are addressing them
    • Application of procedural rules across the EU
    • Determining the correct system of law to apply
    • The extent of changes to the recognition of interim freezing orders across other jurisdictions
    • The latest examples of selecting and changing the “battlefield” (jurisdictions) to speed up a case or gain momentum
    • Evolving challenges posed by civil proceedings across multiple jurisdictions

  2. The Verdict on Remote Cross-Examinations: The Most Effective Approaches-and Newest Pitfalls
    Compare notes on recent hits and misses in remote cross-examinations-and share best practices for addressing tricky dilemmas:
    • How the virtual setting has changed litigation techniques and strategies
    • Body language, eye contact and more challenges affecting cross-examinations, including the inability to see or read body language
    • Preparing effectively over video and teleconference
    • Special considerations for large, complex litigation actions: Determining if the cross-examination should wait until it can take place in person
    • How to approach translation when conducting virtual interviews