The conference, entitled “Stay in Control!
Managing risks, time and costs of commercial disputes with smart ADR”, will kick
off with a presentation from former in-house counsel Michael Leathes. Having
gained experience at numerous large companies, Mr Leathes will give insight
into how in-house counsel can use smart ADR to directly increase their
company’s shareholder value.
Featuring other in-house counsel from
companies such as Bombardier, Thales, ABB, AIG, E.ON Generation and Northrop
Grumman, the conference will also reveal how participants can maintain control
over commercial disputes – including the associated costs and risks – through the
smart choice of the best dispute resolution procedure, efficient collaboration with
outside counsel and internal implementation of a mediation-based approach to
dispute resolution. With a special focus on mediation, the conference will
provide participants with the know-how to select the appropriate dispute
resolution mechanisms and create a dispute resolution mind map for their
“The annual ICC Mediation Conference is as
innovative in its presentation as it is in its subject matter,” said Ute Joas
A. Quinn, Hess Services UK Associate General Counsel Exploration and Production
Europe, Middle East, CIS, North Africa. “This is one of the few conferences
where corporate counsel can converse with corporate counsel on matters that
concern them regarding conflict management and dispute resolution. A truly original
and worthwhile event.”
The one-day conference, a sell-out event
every year since its inception, will launch ICC’s 2013 Mediation Week, which
will run from 7-13 February.
To keep the focus on in-house counsel, participation
in the conference for non-in-house counsel is limited. Furthermore, corporate
attendees benefit from extra-reduced rates. The event is supported by several
in-house counsel associations including the Association of Corporate Counsel
Europe, Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, the European Company
Lawyers Association, and the Round Table Conflict Management and Mediation of
the German Economy. Special rates are available for members of these supporting
Underlining its importance, the event is
sponsored by gold sponsors Accuracy and Fidal, silver sponsors King &
Spalding, KPMG, Taylor Wessing and Winston Strawn as well as bronze sponsors
Diales, FTI Consulting and The John Hardy Group.
Further information and a full conference
programme are available now from the ICC website. Visit Mediation Week for
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