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Working Together: Litigating in England and Wales

Thursday, October 3, 2013, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Member Price:     $175
Non-Member Attorney Price:     $225
Law Office Staff:     $35

Intended Audience:

Non-lawyers (No CLE) may attend for $35. Register above as Law Office Staff


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Members of the Bar Council of England and Wales click here to register and receive sponsor discount

Location: 2nd floor auditorium

Course ID: C10032013

Number of Sessions: 1

Credits: 7 NJ Credits
7 NY Credits: Breakdown TBA; Transititional and Non-Transitional

Course Description:

Join NYCLA’s Foreign and International Law Committee and members of The Bar Council of England and Wales for a full-day program focusing on understanding the litigation process in England and Wales. The first part of the program focuses on International Civil Litigation and Arbitration, while the second part takes a look at Cross-border Criminal Investigations and Enforcement Actions.

A Networking Reception will follow immediately after the program

A light breakfast and lunch will be served


Part 1: International Civil Litigation and Arbitration

The Role of the Barrister – International Litigation

  • Principal proceedings in UK courts
  • Ancillary proceedings in UK courts for US proceedings (freezing orders; search and seizure orders; Norwich Pharmacal orders; letters of request)

The Role of the Barrister -- International Arbitration

  • The Arbitration Act of 1996
  • The conduct of arbitration proceedings
  • The scope of the arbitration agreement
  • IBA Guidelines on Conflict of Interest
  • IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration
  • Interim measures in arbitration

Part 2: Cross-border Criminal Investigations and Enforcement Actions

Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions

  • Overview of the systems of criminal investigations and prosecution in the UK
  • UK enforcement actions; cooperation and comparisons
  • Obtaining overseas evidence and recovering assets in criminal cases
  • Overseas defendants: extradition to/from the UK and US
  • Hot Topics

  • Internal investigations: Issues of privilege and regulators' demands for documents
  • Self-reporting: The soft option?
  • Deferred prosecution agreements: The new UK model
  • Corporate and individual plea agreements and sentencing
  • Faculty:

    Program Co-sponsors: The General Council of the Bar, England and Wales; NYCLA Foreign and International Law Committee

    Faculty: Alex Bailin QC,  Matrix Chambers; Rachel Barnes, 3 Raymond Buildings;  Harris Bor,Wilberforce Chambers ; Shane Collery, 18 Red Lion Court; Jasbir Dhillon QC, Brick Court Chambers; James Drake QC, 7 King’s Bench Walk; Blinne Ní Ghrálaigh, Matrix Chambers; Fiona Jackson, 33 Chancery Lane; Edward Jenkins QC, 5 Paper Buildings; Helen Malcolm QC, 3 Raymond Buildings Greg Mitchell QC, 3 Verulam Buildings; Thomas Raphael, 20 Essex Street; Daniel Saoul, 4 New SquareTimothy Scott QC, 29 Bedford Row;Penelope Small, 33 Chancery Lane; Helen Tung, One Temple Avenue Chambers

    Moderators: Maura McGowan QC,  Chairman of the Bar Council of England & Wales;Jay Safer, Locke Lord LLP and  Jacqueline Wolff, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, Co-chairs, NYCLA Foreign and International Law Committee


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