6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. BST

Other Speakers      Carlos CarvalhoIADRU Coordinator, 3VB |  Ana Serra e Moura, Deputy Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration |  Itweva Nogueira, Partner, Dentons LEAD  |  Guilherme Rizzo Amaral, Partner, Souto Correa Advogados (Brazil)  |  Frederico Singarajah, Barrister & Arbitrator, Hardwicke

This year’s London International Disputes Week 2021 (“LIDW21”) will be taking place as a virtual conference between 10-14 May 2021. The LIDW21 will focus on global issues in the legal landscape, including topics such as ESG, technology and the evolution of digital advocacy, the rule of law, ethics, career development, and mental health and wellbeing. To view the full conference agenda and to register, please visit the LIDW21 website.

Mayer Brown is delighted to invite you to a member-hosted webinar, co-hosted with 3VB, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Dentons LEAD, Souto Correa Advogados and Hardwicke, which forms part of this year’s LIDW21. Please join us as we focus on the topic of disputes in Lusophone jurisdictions in LatAm and Africa, notably Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. Over the past 15 years, Brazil has become one of the primary users of international arbitration, and the Brazilian arbitration bar has stepped up in Brazil and abroad. This is the case in London, where firms and chambers now have Brazilian partners and barristers, and Brazilian solicitors have established new firms to focus on the Lusophone space.

In parallel, Portugal and African Lusophone jurisdictions, such as Angola and Mozambique, have seen remarkable development, having ratified key commercial and investment arbitration treaties, and noticed a rise in large scale commercial and investment disputes. The Portugal arbitration bar's consistent growth, which now includes members of the ICSID Panel of arbitrators, is frequently seen in Brazilian cases. The various African arbitration initiatives will undoubtedly contribute further to the appearance of strong Lusophone international arbitration bars and institutions.

In addition to signing up for this event, please register for the LIDW21, which includes 16 virtual sessions delivered by leading experts in their fields, 4 unmissable keynote addresses by high-profile dispute resolution figures, and many vital opportunities to network with colleagues from around the world. To learn more, visit the LIDW21 website. Note: your registration for this event does not provide access to the LIDW21 conference and related benefits; and, your registration for this member-hosted event is not conditional on registering for LIDW21.