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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) provides independent economic and financial analysis of litigation matters; guides businesses through critical strategic issues to become more profitable; and advises governments and regulatory agencies on the economic impact of policies and regulations. Clients depend on us for rigorous, fact-based analysis, deep knowledge of multiple industries, and objective, tailored solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, the firm has offices internationally.


Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory services professionals help organisations effectively navigate business risks and opportunities – from strategic, reputation and financial risks to operational, cyber and regulatory risks – to gain competitive advantage. Deloitte professionals apply their experience in ongoing business operations and corporate lifecycle events to help clients become stronger and more resilient. The firm’s market-leading teams help clients embrace complexity to accelerate performance, disrupt through innovation and lead in their industries.

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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. The firm helps dynamic organisations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, forward looking advice. Its underlying purpose is to build a vibrant economy, based on trust and integrity in markets, dynamic businesses and communities where businesses and people thrive. Grant Thornton works with banks, regulators and government to rebuild trust through corporate renewal reviews, advice on corporate governance and remediation in financial services. The firm also works with the public sector to build a business environment that supports growth.

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The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) is the international division 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 provider of professional consultancy and expert witnesses to the legal and insurance sectors, specialising in IT and high-technology disputes, digital forensic investigations and e-disclosure services. IT Group’s experts combine technical knowledge with a thorough understanding of the litigation process, enabling them to provide objective and strategic advice to clients dealing with a range of technology-related disputes. Our experience in high-profile litigations, combined with disciplines in complex data recovery, digital forensic analysis and electronic disclosure, has led to our involvement in some of the world’s largest IT disputes, working for leading insurers and law firms in the UK, US, EMEA and the Far East.

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Navigant is a specialised, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in disputes and investigations, economics, financial advisory and management consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated construction, energy, financial services and healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs.

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Walker Morris LLP is a distinctive and independent top 100 UK law firm. Valued by its clients for consistently delivering excellent results, Walker Morris focuses on all key practice areas relevant to its clients’ businesses, including cross-border acquisitions, international arbitrations and international trade and projects. The firm is committed to supporting its clients with the best possible English law advice and to working with its trusted global network of leading independent law firms. Walker Morris offers the strength and depth of a major law firm and nationally recognised experts.


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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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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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 is ranked among the top five arbitral institutions 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 University of Nottingham is a pioneering university that transforms the lives of our 45,000 students at our campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. The university’s School of Law is consistently ranked among the best law schools, offering undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research courses. The University of Nottingham’s position as a world-class university is confirmed by its ranking in global league tables. The university is ranked in the UK and European top 30 and in the top 1 percent of all universities worldwide.

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The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) is a premier centre founded in 2013 to advance, strengthen and promote the conduct of international arbitration in New York and to keep New York at the forefront of international arbitration among the legal, judicial, academic and business communities. NYIAC offers world-class hearing space and develops programmes and materials about international arbitration in New York, the application of New York law in international arbitration, and the recognition, enforcement and implementation in New York of arbitral awards

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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)

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP



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



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

Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP

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 Nottingham

University of Westminster



Von Wobeser y Sierra, S.C.

Walker Morris LLP

Wallace LLP

WeirFoulds LLP

White and Williams LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP

Woodsford Litigation Funding

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)