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Tuesday 10 April 2018
Jones Day

London, UK

21 Tudor St, London EC4Y 0DJ, UK

The FDCC is headed to London for a one-day meeting. 
Perfect for members in Europe and around the world to gather, network, and learn with your Federation colleagues. Our program will be focused on challenges faced by companies doing business in the EU with data privacy, international arbitration, and other dispute resolution techniques among the topics to be addressed. 

This meeting is p
erfectly timed for members also attending the AIDA conference in Warsaw, and well-located for members with clients or business in the UK or EU to attend.




*You may also register by printing and returning (with payment) the manual registration form at the top of this page.


Corporate Counsel members:               complementary registration

Defense counsel members, w/ guest:    $100.00 (USD) program fee

Defense counsel members, w/o guest:  $175.00 (USD) program fee



Location & Accommodations


Hosted by Jones Day
Carlos F. Concepcion and Jones Day have graciously agreed to host the conference. Centrally located in London, Jones Day is easily accessible by any mode of transportation, and is close to many of the city's most famous and historic attractions.




Because of duration of this meeting the FDCC is not sponsoring or coordinating hotel accommodations. Attendees seeking accommodation must do so on their own.


Please click here to view a list of recommended hotels near to where the meeting will be held.



Program Agenda


All sessions will take place at the London office of Jones Day:

21 Tudor St., London EC4Y 0DJ, UK

(sessions and speakers subject to change)


09:00 - 09:30



09:30 - 10:00

Welcome to London


10:00 - 12:15

Morning Session: Data Protection, Privacy and GDPR


Session 1:

 Keynote Address:

Phil Beckett, Managing Director, Alvarez & Marshal Disputes & Investigations


Session 2:

Cyber Liability, GDPR and Privacy Exposures - What Lies Ahead?

This program will explore cyber liability exposures and risks, including GDPR exposure issues from various perspectives - mitigating risk, insuring risk and managing breaches and claims. Highlights will include: prevention and best practices, hot topics and cross-border differences.



    • Elizabeth A. Robertson, Jones Day



    • Elena Jelmini, Director, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

    • Nigel Munden, Head of Cyber Security, Tori, Inc.

    • Alessandro Lezzi, Team Leader International Technology

      Underwriter, Beazley





Session 3:

Big Data: GDPR Implementation, Data Privacy and Security Breaches - Living With the New Normal

GDPR implementation is a hot-button topic. Our speakers bring a breadth of expertise, knowledge and advice from the perspectives of inside counsel, a private practice attorney and a cyber security industry expert to assist you in understanding and managing issues and concerns for your business or clients.



• Richard Breavington, Partner, RPC

• Chris Renardson, Head of Management Services, Tori, Inc.


12:15 - 13:30

Networking Lunch


13:30 - 15:30

Afternoon Session: Issues in International

Arbitration and Dispute Resolution


Session 1:

Mediation-Arbitration: Best of Both Worlds or a Procedural and Ethical Monster?

Med-Arb has features of both mediation and arbitration. While sometimes successful in the US and in Asia, European parties appear reluctant to try Med-Arb. Our speakers will give views pro and con, seen through the eyes of the parties and the arbitrator.



• Natalie Vloemans, Partner, Ploum



• Kenneth D. Beale, Partner, Boies Schiller Flexner



• Jonathan Wood, Partner, RPC

• Veronica Connolly, Associate, Stewarts



Session 2:

Recognition and Enforcement of International Arbitral Awards

In the year of the 60th anniversary of the New York Convention, this portion of the program will address international arbitration award enforcement issues. The speakers will address problems and challenges and how to face and solve them.



• Nicole Dolenz, Of Counsel, Jones Day



• Winifred van den Muijenbergh, Partner, AKD



• Jackie van Haersolte-van Hof, Executive Director, LCIA

• James Freeman, Counsel, Allen & Overy


15:30 - 16:45

Roundtable Discussion and Topic Review

The day will conclude with the day’s speakers engaging in dialogue with each other and with the audience on hot-button topics from the day’s



17:00 - 18:00

Networking Reception










If you have any questions please contact the FDCC at or 630-433-4517.


 Thank you to our meeting sponsors for their generous support:


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