Sovereign & States Disputes and Enforcement Summit 2024

Uniquely bringing the Sovereign Disputes and FIRE communities together

to address the latest in Sovereign and States Disputes and Enforcement.


6 & 7 February 2024 | The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London

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Join this two-day conference uniquely bringing the sovereign disputes and international asset recovery communities together.

Hear from global elites on key topics including developments in sanctioned sovereign disputes, enforcement measures, latest disputes developments around the world, practical out of court strategies and much more.

Network with Disputes Practitioners Around the World
State Sovereignity and Boundary Disputes
Developments in Sanctioned Sovereign Disputes

Identifying and Enforcing Against Assets

Arbitration and Alternative Dispute-Resolution Methods

Exploring International Claims Tribunals

Key international speakers for 2024 include:

Tim Marshall
Tim Marshall New York Times Bestselling Author of 'Prisoners of Geography'
Thomas Eymond-Laritaz
Thomas Eymond-Laritaz Founder & CEO
Apoorva Patel
Apoorva Patel Counsel
Alston & Bird (US)
Paul Austin
Paul Austin Senior Vice President
Lim Wei Lee
Lim Wei Lee Partner
Wong Partnership (Singapore)
Dmytro Marchukov
Dmytro Marchukov Partner, Head of Cross-Border Litigation
Marija Šobat
Marija Šobat Associate
Gaillard Banifatemi Shelbaya Disputes (France)
Jean-Paul Dechamps
Jean-Paul Dechamps Founding Partner
Dechamps International Law (Argentina)
Anya George
Anya George Partner
Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd (Switzerland)
Trevor Withane
Trevor Withane Partner
Ironbridge Legal (Australia)
Dr. Alia Al-Gazzar
Dr. Alia Al-Gazzar Senior Associate
Zulficar & Partners (Egypt)
Dániel Dózsa
Dániel Dózsa Partner
Queritius (Hungary)
Maria-Clara Van den Bossche
Maria-Clara Van den Bossche Senior Associate - Attorney at Law
Loyens & Loeff (Belgium)
Axel Benjamin Herzberg
Axel Benjamin Herzberg Partner
Bodenheimer (Germany)
Barbara Concolino
Barbara Concolino Partner
BonelliErede (Italy)
Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez
Laure-Hélène Gaicio-Fievez Partner
BSP (Luxembourg)
Robert K. Kry
Robert K. Kry Founding Partner
MoloLamken LLP (US)
Maureen Ward
Maureen Ward Partner
Bennett Jones (Canada)
Daniele Geronzi
Daniele Geronzi Partner
Legance (Milan, Italy)
Alberto Fortún
Alberto Fortún Partner
Cuatrecasas (Spain)
Elena Fedorova
Elena Fedorova Lawyer - Of Counsel
Bonifassi Avocats (France)
James Ramsden KC
James Ramsden KC Barrister
Astraea Group
Fabio Trevisan
Fabio Trevisan Partner
BSP (Luxembourg)
Solomon Ebere
Solomon Ebere Partner
Natasha Harrison
Natasha Harrison Founder & Managing Partner
Pallas Partners LLP
Kian Meshkat
Kian Meshkat Principal Attorney
Meshkat Law, P.C. (US)
Mikhail Vishnyakov
Mikhail Vishnyakov Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan
Tomas Vail
Tomas Vail Founder & Principal
Vail Dispute Resolution
Daniel Rubel
Daniel Rubel Partner
Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP (US)
Robert Amsterdam
Robert Amsterdam Partner
Amsterdam & Partners
Raphael Kaminsky
Raphael Kaminsky Partner
Teynier Pic
Nicolae Reutoi
Nicolae Reutoi Associate Director - Disputes
Antreas Koualis
Antreas Koualis Partner
Marco Eliëns
Marco Eliëns Attorney-at-Law / Partner
Lemstra Van Der Korst
Steven Friel
Steven Friel Chief Executive Officer
Jennifer Younan
Jennifer Younan Partner
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Prosha Dehghani
Prosha Dehghani Partner
Ankita Ritwik
Ankita Ritwik Of Counsel
Gibson Dunn (USA)
Tim Rauschning
Tim Rauschning Partner
Dirk Schütz
Dirk Schütz Editor-In-Chief
Olivier Marquais
Olivier Marquais Senior Associate
Loyens Loeff
Ginta Ahrel
Ginta Ahrel Partner
Westerberg & Partners
Robert Heuchling
Robert Heuchling Director of Investigations
Andrew Short
Andrew Short Partner
Mishcon de Reya LLP
Conway Blake
Conway Blake Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton
Peter Griffin
Peter Griffin Director
Slaney Advisors
Stephanie Collins
Stephanie Collins Associate Attorney
Gibson Dunn
Anastasia Bondarenko
Anastasia Bondarenko Senior Vice President
Fortress Investment Group

Key Topics You Will Hear Addressed:

Recent Attempts to 
Deal with Achmea

- Steps Within and Outside of the EU
- Claims to Sovereign Immunity
- Exploring Anti-Enforcement Injunctions

The Inside Track – 
Views from Within a State

- Bringing Claims to Light and Defending Claims
- Legal, Domestic and International Political Perspectives
- Broader Perspectives Outside of The Legal Lense

Worldwide Developments 
in Enforcement

- Asset Discovery
- Use of RICO
- Claims Against State Agents

Disputes with the Additional 
Element of Sanctions

- Perspectives from Around the World
- Pursuing the Underlying Litigation or Arbitration
- Enforcement of Awards and Judgements

Billion Dollar Whales:
Recent Issues in Claims For and Against States

- Malaysia: 1MDB and The Sultan of Sulu
- Mozambique: The Tuna Bond Scandal
- Nigeria: The PID Case

Developing in Sovereign Immunity: 
Worldwide Perspectives

- Australia (CCDM Holdings v India)
- UK: State Hacking, Terrorist Funding and Enforcement Action
- US: Central Bank Immunity

Meet our sovereign disputes advisory board

Baiju Vasani
Baiju Vasani Arbitrator and Barrister
Twenty Essex
Nikos Asimakopoulos
Nikos Asimakopoulos Director - Disputes
Alaco (UK)
Jon Felce
Jon Felce Partner
Cooke, Young & Keidan
Emmanuel Kaspereit
Emmanuel Kaspereit Partner
Archipel (France)
Samantha J. Rowe
Samantha J. Rowe Partner
Debevoise & Plimpton (UK)

Event Partners

Lead Partner
Knowledge Partner

Contact Us

Speaker Queries

For Speaker Queries enquiries please contact Danushka on +44 (0)20 3580 5891 or email


For Partnerships enquiries please contact Ben Jobson on +44 (0)20 3059 9525 or email