London International Disputes Week: Human rights as the new frontier in dispute resolution

12 May, 2021

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Date(s) - 12 May 2021
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Essex Court Chambers


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Essex Court Chambers and Omnia Strategy LLP are excited to host this London International Disputes Week member event.

The session will outline trends towards increased adjudication of – and accountability for – human rights and environmental harms, and will highlight practical considerations and innovative approaches relevant to businesses and disputes lawyers.

Introducing the discussion, Cherie Blair CBE QC will provide a high-level overview of these trends and the intersection of legal, business, policy, communications and ethical issues.

The specialist panel will then consider key developments and strategic issues, including: the increasing exposure to claims relating to value chains, evolving due diligence requirements and expanding directors’ duties, tailoring and enforcing contract terms, and advocacy opportunities of engaging specialist human rights bodies.

Please register in advance for this webinar here.

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Cherie Blair CBE, QC

Cherie Blair CBE, QC is the Founder and Chair of Omnia Strategy where she focuses on international arbitration, strategic international legal and advisory work and practices as a barrister. She is a Queen’s Counsel and wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. With over 40 years’ experience as a leading barrister specialising in public international law, human rights, employment law, arbitration and mediation, Cherie has represented over 30 governments as well as numerous multinational corporations in international disputes.

Adam Smith-Anthony

Adam Smith-Anthony is the Head of the Business & Human Rights practice at Omnia Strategy. He is a qualified solicitor-advocate specialising in public international and human rights law. His broad experience also encompasses employment, intellectual property, consumer and commercial law.

Angeline Welsh

Angeline is a commercial litigator with over 15 years of experience and specific expertise in international arbitration. She has appeared (unled) before the English Commercial Court, the English Court of Appeal and conducted substantial advocacy before both commercial and investment treaty arbitral tribunals.