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From June 3 to 7, Tatevik Matinyan, Director of the Arbitration and Mediation Center of Armenia, and Deputy Director Lilit Petrosyan were active participants at London International Disputes Week. The LIDW united more than 7000 representative from different parts of the world.

They commenced their engagement by joining the main conference, themed “Uniting for Global Challenge and Opportunity.” This notable gathering convened prominent members of the judiciary, leading global practitioners, and business leaders to explore the evolving landscape of dispute resolution. A highlight of the conference was the keynote address delivered by the Rt Hon. the Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales. Throughout various panel discussions, attendees gained insights into the role of artificial intelligence in law, cross-border judgment and award enforcement issues, disputes funding challenges, and opportunities in the funding market across the UK, EU, and beyond.

On the following day, Tatevik Matinyan and Lilit Petrosyan participated in the GAR Live: ISDS 2024 event, which was an interactive conference led by co-chairs Ruth Byrne from King & Spalding and Christopher Harris KC from 3VB. This gathering provided a platform for various practitioners to share crucial insights into the latest developments in investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). With contributions from professionals across Europe and beyond, including arbitrators, counsel, expert witnesses, and in-house legal teams, the GAR LIVE: ISDS event analyzed the latest trends and challenges in investor-state disputes.

Another session on June 6 was dedicated to AI Disputes, themed “Navigating Legal and Technical Issues in AI Disputes.” Panelists reflected on the challenges posed by the rapidly changing regulatory landscape and technical constraints through the lens of a hypothetical AI system. Participants engaged in discussions on how parties can minimize risk when contracting for AI and anticipated litigation risks.

London International Disputes Week proved to be a successful and effective event, fostering the exchange of new trends and practices in arbitration while providing networking opportunities for participants.