During the healthcare crisis related to COVID-19, and well beyond, loss and damage will be sustained by commercial and other parties. Supply chains, including for commodities and financial services, will be impacted and there will be an inevitable need for the resolution of consequential disputes, as attempts are made to distribute losses. Against this background, the discerning would have already recognised that the significant economic downturn implications of COVID-19 will result in, among other things, a dispute resolution pandemic.
The “Reasoning” to be engaged on August 19 will be led by international thought leaders — Francis Xavier, Lucy Reed, Robert Vaughan — whose individual and collective experiences are capacity deep and jurisdictionally broad. This will reflect in how they consider the ambit of domestic and international COVID-19 caused disputes, possible approaches to resolving them, and sustainable dispute management measures that could be adopted going forward.
The discussion component of the webinar will end at 6:00 PM, and this will be followed by a relaxing 30-45 minutes musical treat with Karen Smith. She is a Jamaican songbird, who will add an important bridge dimension to the programme. Karen is a renowned performer, whose repertoire and range is simply amazing.