Managing Partner, Pavani Reddy and Senior lawyer, Leigh Crestohl travelled to Dubai last week to attend this conference aimed predominantly at In-house counsel. Pavani gave the opening keynote speech on the Latest Trends in International Arbitration.
Leigh spoke later on in the day on the topic of Managing Contract Disputes and:
Why contract litigation is so prevalent and expensive
Dispute resolution clauses in contracts
Negotiating the deal, and negotiating to avoid a formal dispute
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration
When is mediation the best approach?
When all else fails: the path to litigation
Other speakers included Mark Beer from Dubai International Finance Centre Dispute Resolution Authority (discussing the future of dispute resolution), as well as the Head of Corporate of Microsoft UAE, Joanne Fischlen.