Our annual disputes client conference, held on 7 and 9 December, was chaired by our Managing Partner for Dispute Resolution Damien Byrne Hill and explored some key legal and compliance risks facing major corporates, and how those risks can be mitigated.

Sessions looked in particular at risks relating to climate change and Business & Human Rights, three areas of heightened class action risk (data, competition and transnational torts), and issues around dealing with distressed counterparties in light of recent changes to insolvency law following on from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Speakers also considered questions of procedure, focusing on how technology can be used to manage risk and create efficiencies in investigations, and how to manage litigation risks arising from recent reforms to disclosure and witness statements in the Business and Property Courts.

Click on the image below to read our report on the conference with a summary of each of the sessions.