IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

OFFSITE - International Chamber of the Paris Commercial Court, 1 quai de la Course 75004 Paris

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ESG litigation – trends and strategies in both civil and common law court

Tuesday 31 October (1030 - 1145)

OFFSITE - International Chamber of the Paris Commercial Court, 1 quai de la Course 75004 Paris

Committee(s)

Litigation Committee (Lead)
Business Human Rights Committee
Class Actions Committee
IBA Legal Policy & Research Unit

Description

There is increasing pressure on businesses to take steps to ascertain, manage and account for the impact of their actions on ESG and human rights. This pressure is taking on a more obvious legal dimension, as concepts of moral and ethical responsibility begin to transform into harder edged legal duties, predominantly through legislation, regulation, and litigation. In this global multidisciplinary session, we will bring together expert class action litigators, corporate counsel, climate activist plaintiff organizations and climate scientists to help us navigate through the impact of recent strategic litigation and developments in the regulatory and risk management spheres concerning climate change, sustainability and human rights across the globe.

 

The IBA Litigation Committee have organised three sessions and one joint session with the IBA Class Actions Committee to be held at the International Chamber of the Paris Commercial Court on Tuesday 31 October.
 
ESG litigation – trends and strategies in both civil and common law court
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
 
Global class actions - coming soon to a court near you
12:15PM – 1:30PM 
 
Comparative approach of international commercial chambers
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
 
The role of the profession, ethics, representation and social responsibility
4:15 PM - 5:30 PM
 
Spaces are limited and are assigned on a first come first served basis. Registered conference delegates can register register here or at the Speaker Register desk.  Please note all attendees will require their passport or official ID card for the appropriate security checks at the courts.  Further information on transport will be provided nearer the time, however, please note transport will only be provided to the Court for arrival at 10:30am for the first session and at 5:30pm for departure back to the conference centre.

Speakers

Yvette Borrius Florent, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Member, Litigation Committee Advisory Board
Lara Douvartzidis International Bar Association, London, England
Professor Alessandra Lehmen Brazilian Bar, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Paul Mougeolle Notre Affaire à Tous, Vernon, France
Lucy Pert Hausfeld, London, England; Special Projects Officer, Litigation Committee
Donald Pols Vereniging Milieudefensie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stephanie Smatt Pinelli Orano, Paris, France
Noah Walker-Crawford University College London, London, England