Dr. Ignacio Sancho, presiding judge commercial div, Court of Appeal, Barcelona, Spain
DRI has scheduled its fourth annual international conference, The Changing Landscape of International Litigation: Hot Topics, in Barcelona, Spain.
It begins on Thursday, November 17, with registration at noon and ends on Friday, November 18 at 5:00 p.m. at the Gallery Hotel in Barcelona.
Designed for corporate managers, in-house counsel, insurance representatives and external counsel who conduct business or litigation in many countries, the conference will address the constantly changing laws and regulations that impact multi-jurisdictional litigation. Attendees will gain insights into the differing rules throughout Europe and the U.S. regarding funding of litigation by claimants and cost recovery; the latest information on jurisdiction, the impact of impending changes to the Brussels Regulation and the Lugano Convention, and recent Supreme Court decisions; data protection principles and North American discovery obligations; and updates about ongoing reforms and legal liability in product liability and safety in the European Union and North America.
The seminar uses a panel discussion format. In-house speakers include Lydia Schulze Althoff, Bayer AG; Thomas Lingen, Ingram Micro; Marta Sulé, Puig; and Stephen Woodward, Citi. An in-house counsel forum discussing litigation challenges will end the day on Friday. Moderated by Yves Lenders of Lydian in Belgium, they will discuss the difficulties of managing expectations and involvement of corporate officers and employees, insurers and external counsel, along with insuring the consistency of strategy and approach in multijurisdictional litigation and the selection and retention of external counsel.
To make a reservation, visit www.dri.org or call DRI at (312) 795-1101.