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Welcome to ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes
A specialist community connecting private practice lawyers, barristers and industry experts involved in complex, cross-border commercial litigation and international arbitration. Membership is free for practitioners so join below.

Our Community Partners:
Byfield Conyers Howden UK Keidan Harrison Grant Thornton Bedell Cristin HFW Serle Court RPC Radcliffe Chambers Stephenson Harwood Alaco PCB Byrne Berkeley Research Group


 

Become a member of ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes and...

  • Join a community of experts, referrers and peers 
  • Attend events in all formats 
  • Interact using our digital Knowledge Hub
  • Learn and share expertise through the Community Magazine
  • Grow your network and business
  • Build relationships through a facilitated Membership directory 

ONE COMMUNITY - 2 SPECIALIST SECTORS

  1. Commercial Litigation                                                
  2. International Arbitration

KEY BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP:

Share, Learn and Benchmark

By collaborating with the best in business, the Community delivers exclusive insights, technical knowledge and solutions, helping our Members stay ahead of the game.

Make an Impact and Position Yourself as a Leader

By ensuring seamless and uninterrupted visibility, we help our Members to raise and promote their personal and organisational profiles.

Generate New Business

By bringing together global Thought Leaders from a wide array of jurisdictions we create access to an influential audience, leading to potential cross reference work for our Members.

VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES:

TL4321
3 speakers, 2 questions, 1 mic: Short technical updates of 10-30 minutes

QuickFIRE
1 session, multiple speakers with live Q&A: Interactive session of 30-60 minutes

Virtual Conference 
Multiple sessions & speakers, panel sessions & live Q&A : Technical & interactive from 60-120 minutes  

Targeted at professionals whose practice encompasses or touches Disputes. Community members will include:

Who should join?

Solicitors Solicitors
Barristers Barristers
Offshore Practitioners Offshore Practitioners
Forensic Accountants Forensic Accountants
Investigators Investigators
Insolvency Practitioners Insolvency Practitioners
In-House Counsel from Banks & Multinationals In-House Counsel from Banks & Multinationals
Judges, Arbitrators & Mediators Judges, Arbitrators & Mediators
Expert Witnesses Expert Witnesses
Legal Communication Agencies & Legal PR Legal Communication Agencies & Legal PR

Upcoming Events

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Virtual
28 Sep 2021
Class Actions in Digital Markets

Following our highly popular launch event, make sure to book your seat early for the next episode in a series of VIRTUAL discussions on the latest developments in class action regimes. 


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Virtual
30 Sep 2021
Defusing the Court’s Nuclear Weapons: 13 Ways to Save Your World (Part 1)

The end of the world is nigh, or so it can feel for a defendant facing a trigger happy claimant armed with invasive ex parte relief. But is that the high point for the claimant? How best can the defendant return fire?

 


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Virtual
06 Oct 2021
The Fault Lines in India’s Arbitration Landscape

Join us for the next episode of Tl4D's India related dispute resolution series. Featuring thought-provoking fireside chat with preeminent Indian legal figure, Justice G.S. Patel, Judge of the Bombay High Court and leading English silk, Khawar Qureshi QC. 


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13 Oct 2021
NextGen - NetWork (By Invitation Only)

It's been too long since we were able to all get together – we have certainly missed spending time catching up in person. That's why we're so pleased to finally be able to hold the Disputes Community first in person NextGen - NetWork event.


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Virtual
26 Oct 2021
Litigation Funding in Asia: The Current Landscape

The panel will discuss the commercial and practical aspects of litigation funding in Asia, sharing knowledge and case experience from funder, dispute resolution practitioner and lawyer perspectives


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Disputes Magazine Issue 2 - Our BIG Issue: Investor State, International Commercial Arbitration and Commercial Litigation

Issue 2 of our ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes Magazine is out now and it is BIG! With 21 contributuions and featuring four "60 Seconds with" interviews introducing the diverse range of practitioners behind the Community, this issue, like our Disputes Community, is bigger and bolder that ever. 

We hope that by offering a multi-disciplinary blend of insights on the most pertinent topics ranging from ESG, SPACs to sanctions and sovereign enforcement, this second edition will serve as a helpful compendium of opinions, analyses and commentaries. 


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Disputes Magazine Issue 1 - The Next Generation in Dispute Resolution

We are delighted to bring you the first edition of the Disputes Community Quarterly Magazine dedicated to the “NEXT GENERATION IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION”.

Just like the Community’s next generation component, this issue is very special to us. By marking the first significant milestone in our development, this bumper publication offers a platform to the  diverse range of current and future leaders in commercial litigation, arbitration and investigations. 


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ThoughtLeaders 4 Content
Virtual Value Visibility Partnership

Deliver Value through Virtual Visibility.

Understand what is unique about the ThoughtLeaders4 community approach and how you can add Value to our Communities and be Visible through our Virtual platform.

To find out more about our VVV packages DOWNLOAD OUR BROCHURE


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Articles
Oatly Vs Glebe Farm Food – Picking your Battles

Any big corporates considering entering into a David vs Goliath legal battle over something, really ought to consider the strength of the legal case in conjunction with the potential reputational risks to avoid a possible catastrophe. 


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Give credit where credit’s due: settlement agreements and the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (CFL Finance v Laser Trust & Gertner)

The Court of Appeal in CFL Finance Limited v Laser Trust & Gertner [2021] EWCA Civ 228  has ruled that a settlement agreement providing for an undisputed debt to be paid by instalments may be subject to the provisions of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 (the “CCA”). 


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The winner takes it all (the loser’s ts and cs were too small): Green v Petfre (Gibraltar) Limited t/a Betfred [2021] EWHC 842 (QB)

Just after midnight in 2018, Mr Green played an online game called “Frankie Dettori’s Magic Seven Blackjack”. He played well. When he finished, the screenshot on his mobile phone showed betting chips to the value of £1,722,500. However, when he tried to follow the instructions to cash in his chips, it didn’t work. He contacted Betfred who informed him that there had been a glitch in the game and that they could not make payment. After further exchanges with Betfred, Mr Green issued these proceedings. Awarding summary judgment to Mr Green on his claim, Mrs Justice Foster DBE found that Betfred had no realistic prospect of successfully defending to the claim.


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LIDW21: Sanctions and Disputes Content

On Friday, 14th of May 2021, ThoughtLeaders4 Disputes Community co-hosted the “Sanctions and Disputes“ virtual session with our Community Partner and fellow LIDW21 Corporate Member Radcliffe Chambers.

The event has generated a great deal of interest with 160+ practitioners from 23 countries tuning in.

Here is a copy of the presentation on current issues in the world of economic sanctions with particular emphasis on the effect of sanctions on legal rights and proceedings to enforce them.  


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Articles
Commercial Court cracks down on crypto-fraudsters (if it can find them)

In the first initial coin offering 'ICO' fraud case before the Commercial Court, Ion Science Limited & Duncan Johns v Persons Unknown & Ors, the court granted permission to serve disclosure orders on two cryptocurrency exchanges through which the claimants' stolen bitcoin had been traced, granted a world-wide freezing order against persons unknown, and gave ground-breaking guidance on the lex situs of crypto-assets...


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Supreme Court places limits on SFO’s extraterritorial reach: R (on the application of KBR, Inc) (Appellant) v Director of the Serious Fraud Office (Respondent) [2021] UKSC 2

On 5 February 2021, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that section 2(3) of the Criminal Justice Act 1987 (“the 1987 Act”) does not confer a unilateral power on the Serious Fraud Office (“the SFO”) to demand documents from overseas entities under the threat of criminal sanction, and the request for evidence should have been handled through international mutual legal assistance channels. The Supreme Court confirmed that in applying the rules of statutory interpretation, the UK Parliament could not have intended for the SFO to use Section 2(3) notices extraterritorially and a test based on "sufficient connection" had no basis in the 1987 Act...


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Misrepresentation requires ‘active appreciation’—assumption is not enough (Leeds City Council and others v Barclays)

The court has struck out fraudulent misrepresentation claims brought by Leeds City Council and others against Barclays in connection with the ‘LIBOR rigging affair of 2012’.

In Leeds City Council and others v Barclays Bank plc and another [2021] EWHC 363 (Comm), the court held that the lack of awareness (in the sense of ‘active appreciation’) of any representation regarding LIBOR was fatal to the claim. In a decision likely to be of significant comfort to banks, the court concluded that ‘to say that the key people assumed that LIBOR would be set in a straightforward and proper manner’ is simply not enough. The court also briefly considered (although the claims had already been found to have no prospect of success) Barclays’ alternative ground for strike out on affirmation. It held that the disputed questions of fact regarding the councils’ knowledge of their rights would have had to be resolved at trial. The case on affirmation would not have been suitable for summary determination...


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Jurisdiction Jumble

This bulletin is of interest to those clients currently considering the commencement of English High Court proceedings, or who have recently had such proceedings served on them. In this context the UK’s EU withdrawal agreement gives rise to some significant uncertainty, including both opportunities and threats, during what should be an interim jurisdictional regime pending the EU’s decision whether to allow the UK to accede to the Lugano Convention...


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Use but not abuse – think laterally before using material collaterally

In disputes, information is often the key to success. However, if the key is used in the wrong door, then that very same information can lead to problems for the litigant and its lawyers. This has been reflected by an increasing number of cases addressing the restrictions on how information and documentation can be used, and how these restrictions can be navigated. This article explores a number of recent scenarios that have arisen in this regard...


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Key issues for breach of warranty claims and the potential impact of Covid-19

In the early part of 2020, Covid-19 entered all of our personal and professional lives and substantially changed the world (hopefully temporarily) in almost every respect. In the business world, it caused significant and almost unprecedented disruption to the way that businesses operate and to their turnover and profitability. At that time, some businesses were in the position where they had either recently completed the purchase of another business (whether by share or asset purchase) or were shortly due to complete such a purchase. Those share or asset purchases may have been based on assumptions, forecasts and/or valuations over which there may now be a question mark...


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ThoughtLeaders 4 ContentAnnouncement
Anita Arthur joins TL4 as Community Director for Disputes - exciting new community coming soon

ThoughtLeaders4 is delighted to announce that Anita Arthur has joined as Director for our new DISPUTES community that will be launching shortly.

Anita brings huge experience within the industry and a strong track record of launching and growing market leading events over the last 15 years within disputes, sanctions, anti-corruption, fraud & asset recovery and private equity, among others.


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What we say

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What our members say

"From the first meeting we had with ThoughtLeaders4 we really like the vision. The vision is to produce a practical community of practitioners that are looking out for each other, who were sharing thought leadership and are going to help each other"

Adam Garside - BRG

"I have been impressed by the way in which ThoughtLeaders4 have adapted to the changes brought by the Pandemic and, in particular, by their regular programme of well-paced seminars delivered virtually. 
When I heard that they were establishing a Disputes Community to complement their other communities,  I was very keen for the firm to come on board as a Community Partner".

Sue Millar - Stephenson Harwood

"Given the resounding success of our partnership for the FIRE community, we had no hesitation in extending our collaboration to the exciting new Disputes Community. TL4 have made staggering inroads into the market in a short space of time, and there is a real buzz about what the future has in store."

 

Jon Felce - PCB Litigation

“ThoughtLeaders4 adapted brilliantly to virtual networking and have been a saviour during these times when we are all missing each other. Having had such a good experience over the past year we had no hesitation in signing up as a Community Partner for the new Disputes community”

Andy McGregor - RPC

“We are delighted to become a partner of the new Dispute Resolution Community at ThoughtLeaders4. Innovation is key for us at Radcliffe Chambers and so we admire TL4’s original and engaging approach and how seamlessly they adapted to an online world at the onset of the pandemic. We look forward to working with them on all things CDR and international arbitration-related as well as continuing our involvement in their FIRE and Private Client communities.”

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers

"ThoughtLeaders4 has excelled in putting together a diverse set of digital events over the last year, and following our productive involvement with FIRE, we look forward to being part of a wider set of discussions that affect the broader Disputes Community.”

Nikos Asimakopoulos - Alaco

What our
members say

"From the first meeting we had with ThoughtLeaders4 we really like the vision. The vision is to produce a practical community of practitioners that are looking out for each other, who were sharing thought leadership and are going to help each other"

Adam Garside - BRG

"I have been impressed by the way in which ThoughtLeaders4 have adapted to the changes brought by the Pandemic and, in particular, by their regular programme of well-paced seminars delivered virtually. 
When I heard that they were establishing a Disputes Community to complement their other communities,  I was very keen for the firm to come on board as a Community Partner".

Sue Millar - Stephenson Harwood

"Given the resounding success of our partnership for the FIRE community, we had no hesitation in extending our collaboration to the exciting new Disputes Community. TL4 have made staggering inroads into the market in a short space of time, and there is a real buzz about what the future has in store."

 

Jon Felce - PCB Litigation

“ThoughtLeaders4 adapted brilliantly to virtual networking and have been a saviour during these times when we are all missing each other. Having had such a good experience over the past year we had no hesitation in signing up as a Community Partner for the new Disputes community”

Andy McGregor - RPC

“We are delighted to become a partner of the new Dispute Resolution Community at ThoughtLeaders4. Innovation is key for us at Radcliffe Chambers and so we admire TL4’s original and engaging approach and how seamlessly they adapted to an online world at the onset of the pandemic. We look forward to working with them on all things CDR and international arbitration-related as well as continuing our involvement in their FIRE and Private Client communities.”

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe Chambers

"ThoughtLeaders4 has excelled in putting together a diverse set of digital events over the last year, and following our productive involvement with FIRE, we look forward to being part of a wider set of discussions that affect the broader Disputes Community.”

Nikos Asimakopoulos - Alaco
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Our Disputes Community Partners:
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For all Disputes Event & Community queries contact:


Anita Arthur

Community Director | Disputes
020 7101 4155
email Anita

For Disputes Partnership queries contact


Chris Leese

Founder | Director
020 7101 4151
email Chris

For help with Disputes Membership queries contact:


Danushka De Alwis

Founder | Director
020 7101 4191
email Danushka

For help with all general TL4 queries contact:


Paul Barford

Founder | Director
020 7101 4155
email Paul

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