Transnational Arbitration

#YoungITATalks UK

From 5G to ChatGPT: The Future of Technology Disputes and Legal Tech

London, United Kingdom

Past Event

6:00pm – 7.30pm, followed by networking drinks and canapés

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London E1 6AD

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Presented by Young ITA in collaboration with the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)

Co-hosted by Allen & Overy LLP

Technology is transforming the ways in which individuals, business and governments interact, with wide-ranging implications for arbitration. In line with London International Disputes Week’s theme of ‘adapting to a changing world’, this panel event will explore the impact of technology on the future of arbitration.

We will examine recent trends in disputes in the technology sector, as well as the use of technology within arbitration.

How is the technology sector fuelling new types of commercial disputes, and how can arbitration resolve them? With States stepping up technology regulation in the telecoms and cryptocurrency space, what does the future look like for investment treaty disputes? How can the innovative and ethical application of technology assist arbitration?

Our esteemed panel of experts will address these questions and more.  Join us for an evening of discussion and debate, followed by networking drinks and canapés. We hope that you will be able to join us for what we are sure will be a very lively and enjoyable evening.

#YoungITATalks is a series of local events presented around the world, featuring talks, workshops or interviews that cover a wide range of subjects relating to arbitration. The #YoungITATalks series is designed for education, conversation and sharing knowledge and experiences among young practitioners.

Established in 1997, the Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG) is an LCIA sponsored association for practitioners, students and younger members of the arbitration community.

Thanks to the generosity of our sponsor, this event is tuition-free and includes drinks and canapés. Please register in advance to help us have an accurate headcount. Please only register if you intend to attend in person. 


5.50 pm - Registration

6:00 pm - Welcome

  • Katrina Limond & Robert Bradshaw (Young ITA)
  • Cameron Forsaith (YIAG)

6:05 pm - The Future of Technology Disputes and Legal Tech

Our panel will discuss the latest developments at the intersection of arbitration and technology, including:
  • The suitability of arbitration to technology disputes and trends in dispute resolution clauses
  • The future of commercial arbitration in the technology space
  • Technology-related investment treaty arbitration and investment protection
  • How the innovative and ethical application of technology can assist arbitration


  • Katrina Limond & Robert Bradshaw (Young ITA)
  • Cameron Forsaith (YIAG)


  • Sophie Nappert (3 Verulam Buildings)
  • Aija Lejniece (Independent Practitioner)
  • David Hunt (Boies Schiller Flexner)
  • Jason Rix (Allen & Overy)

7:30 pm - Networking Drinks and Canapés 

About the Speakers

Sophie Nappert
3 Verulam Buildings

Sophie Nappert is an arbitrator in independent practice at 3 Verulam Buildings. She is dual-qualified as an Avocat of the Bar of Quebec, Canada and as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Sophie is a pioneering practitioner at the intersection of arbitration and legal tech. In 2019, she completed the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School Programme on Blockchain Strategy. In 2021, she co-founded ArbTech, a worldwide, online community forum fostering cross-disciplinary dialogue on technology, dispute resolution and the future of justice.

Aija Lejniece
Independent Practitioner

Aija Lejniece is an independent counsel and arbitrator. She is dual-qualified as an Attorney at Law in New York and Avocat à la Cour in Paris, France. 

Aija is a litigation specialist with a focus on public international law, international arbitration and cross-border disputes. She has represented investors, States and State-owned enterprises in complex investment treaty and commercial arbitrations. Her sectors of expertise include renewable energy, crypto and fintech. She is a member of the VIAC Legal Tech Think Tank.

David Hunt
Boies Schiller Flexner

David Hunt is a Partner at Boies Schiller Flexner in London. David’s practice focuses on international arbitration, with a particular emphasis on investor-state disputes. He has wide ranging experience of international commercial and investor-state arbitration across a range of industries. He has particular experience in the telecommunications and financial services industries.

Jason Rix
Allen & Overy

Jason Rix is a PSL Counsel at Allen & Overy. Jason’s practice includes data protection, crypto-assets, group litigation and English contract law.

Jason has participated in several working committees of the Financial Markets Law Committee covering a variety of topics including Distributed Ledger Technology and Governing Law: Issues of Legal Uncertainty (2018) and Response: Law Commission Call for Evidence on Digital Assets (2021). He sits on A&O's litigation taskforce and its future disputes group.

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