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Bird & Bird is an international law firm with an in-depth knowledge of its clients’ industries. The firm has particular expertise in sectors that have traditionally been or are increasingly exposed to product liability risks, such as automotive, aviation or life sciences & medical devices. Bird & Bird’s product liability specialists understand the commercial and product liability issues for all parties along these industries’ supply chain and the ways to mitigate them contractually in advance or once personal injury or property damage have been caused. The team has extensive experience in handling product liability disputes and non-contentious matters, both domestically and across the border.

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Charles River Associates (CRA) is a leading global consulting firm that offers economic, financial and strategic expertise to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms and governments around the world. With proven skills in complex cases and exceptional strength in analytics, the firm provides economic and financial analysis in litigation and regulatory proceedings and guides businesses through critical strategy and operational issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices internationally.


Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq to streamline the administration of business operations, class action and mass tort, court reporting, e-discovery, regulatory, compliance, restructuring and bankruptcy matters. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world.

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Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of one of the world’s leading organisations of independent advisory, tax and audit firms. They help dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. The firm’s underlying purpose is to build a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, dynamic businesses and communities where businesses and people thrive. They work with banks, regulators and government to rebuild trust through corporate renewal reviews, advice on corporate governance and remediation in financial services. The firm also work with the public sector to build a business environment that supports growth.

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HFW is a global, sector-focused law firm providing expert advice to clients in aviation, commodities, construction, energy & resources, insurance & reinsurance, and shipping. The firm prides itself on its deep industry expertise. HFW specialises in dispute resolution with 75 percent of its revenue derived from contentious work. It is consistently ranked among the top three firms for use of the Commercial Court and the IDRC in London.  With over 500 lawyers and 18 offices across the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia, HFW takes a progressive approach to its role in commercial business.


The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) is the global component of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), providing services to individuals and organisations around the world who wish to resolve conflicts out of court. A leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), the ICDR administers cases from initiation to closing, from more than 90 countries. With a multilingual staff and a worldwide panel of independent arbitrators and mediators, the ICDR manages the process through arbitration or mediation until completion. A particular specialty of the ICDR is handling large international disputes.

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IT Group is a leading supplier of IT consultancy and expert witness services. Our experts have over 25 years of experience in the industry, and are regularly instructed to prepare CPR Part 35 expert reports and/or give oral evidence for complex litigations in the High Court, County Courts, Crown Court and Magistrates Court as well as numerous arbitrations and mediations. IT Group specialises in IT disputes, particularly in relation to: IT/telecommunications project delay, failure and fitness for purpose; software/source code copyrights and quality analysis; software licensing disputes and technology patent validity and infringement.

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NERA Economic Consulting is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance and quantitative methods to complex business and legal challenges, and providing advice and expert testimony in business disputes, litigation and arbitrated matters. NERA’s economists produce strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. Practice areas include intellectual property, competition and antitrust, securities and finance, telecommunications and energy, and bankruptcy. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.


Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. was established in 1986 with the aim of providing high quality, integrated services to both domestic and international clients. With this vision, the firm has successfully advised clients not only from a legal point of view, but also from a business perspective. Additionally, Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C. has developed its dispute resolution area very effectively in the face of the growing demand for specialised services in high level litigation involving claims for significant amounts in damages and lost profits, arising from contractual breaches or wrongful conducts in general.

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The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide. With over 15,000 members located in more than 130 countries, CIArb supports the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, the organisation acts as an international centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes. As a not-for-profit, UK registered charity, CIArb works in the public interest through an international network of 38 branches.

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Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is the foremost venue for alternative dispute resolution in Asia. Specialising in arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution, HKIAC maintains one of the largest commercial caseloads in the Asia-Pacific region, having handled over 9000 commercial cases since its establishment in 1985. HKIAC has been recognised as the most favoured arbitral institution outside of Europe and the third most preferred and used arbitral institution worldwide. HKIAC’s Administered Arbitration Rules have introduced innovative provisions that can be strategically used to control costs and increase efficiency for users.

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The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) DIFC Courts administer a unique English-language common law system – offering swift, independent justice to settle local and international commercial or civil disputes. The Courts, based in Dubai, provide certainty through transparent, enforceable judgments from internationally-recognised judges, which adhere to the highest global legal standards. The DIFC Courts are independent of, but complementary to, the UAE’s Arabic-language civil law system – offering a choice that strengthens both processes while ensuring public access to world-class justice.

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4Civility Institute

Addleshaw Goddard

Akinci Law Office

Al Tamimi & Co.


Alston & Bird


American Arbitration Association (AAA)

Ashton Barnes Tee, Advocates and Notaries Public

Association for International Arbitration

Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

Baker & McKenzie

Berkeley Research Group, LLC


Bird & Bird

Burges Salmon

BVI International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC)



CEG Europe

Center for Dispute Resolution

Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)

Charles River Associates (CRA)

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

Clyde & Co

Conyers Dill & Pearman

CRI Group

Curtin University

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Deloitte LLP


DIFC Courts

DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre

DLD Lawyers

Duff & Phelps

EC Harris

Enyo Law LLP


Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.


Fenwick & West LLP

FisherBroyles, LLP

FLV & Associés

Freeborn & Peters LLP

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

FTI Consulting, Inc.

Gibson Dunn

GlassRatner Advisory & Capital Group LLC

Grant Thornton UK LLP

Green, Griffith & Borg-Breen LLP


Harrison Pensa LLP

Haynes and Boone

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP


Hill International

Hoffmann • Eitle

Hogan Lovells

Holman Fenwick Willan

Holwell Shuster & Goldberg

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)

Humphries Kerstetter LLP

ICC International Court of Arbitration

ICC Ukraine

IMF Bentham Limited

Ince & Co LLP

International Center for Compassionate Organizations (ICCO)

International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)

IT Group

Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP

Keating Muething & Klekamp

Kevin P McElcheran Professional Corporation

Kinetic Partners

King & Wood Mallesons

Kingsley Napley

Kirkland & Ellis

Labaton Sucharow LLP

LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP



Mayer Brown


Mishcon de Reya

Moroglu Arseven

Nathan Associates


NERA Economic Consulting

New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC)


Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

Peter Yuen & Associates


Prager Dreifuss Ltd.


Rivkin Radler LLP

Robert Half Legal

Ropes & Gray

Rupert D’Cruz

Santa Clara University


Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd.

Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, Ltd.

Seyfarth Shaw

Simmons & Simmons

Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

SNR Denton

SRK Consulting

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C.

Stevens & Bolton LLP

Stout Risius Ross (SRR)

Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, P.C.

Temple Chambers

Tucker Ellis LLP

University of Westminster



Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.

Wallace LLP

WeirFoulds LLP

White and Williams LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Woodsford Litigation Funding

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)