Private International Law in Commercial Litigation

Posted: 25/03/2024

The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple,
Crown Office Row,
London EC4Y 7HL,

17th April 2024
9:30am - 12:30pm

Cost: Free
CPD: 3 hours

The 2TG Commercial Litigation Group is delighted to invite you to a seminar on Private International Law in Commercial Litigation on Wednesday April 17th, 2024. The morning of talks will cover a range of topical issues in International Commercial claims and will be held in person at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. The event is open to commercial practitioners.

We are particularly delighted that Professor Richard Fentiman is able to join us. Richard is a door tenant at 2TG and is internationally acknowledged as a leading expert on the law and practice of transnational disputes.

Registration and breakfast are from 9:00am with the talks beginning at 9:30am. The seminar programme will be followed by a lunch reception at 12:30pm. We hope our attendees will enjoy this opportunity to meet, mingle and network with fellow professionals. To book your free place, please contact Deborah Francis at

09.00 – Registration. Breakfast.

09.30 – Lucy Wyles KC – Introductory remarks

09.35 – Marie Louise Kinsler KC – Foreign law in international litigation

10.00 – Timothy Killen – It’s all a matter of perspective: interpreting competing jurisdiction and arbitration clauses and using the right legal lens

10.25 – William Clerk – A “serious issue” with the (new) information gateway 25?

10.50 – Break

11.10 – Charles Dougherty KC – Forum conveniens in multi-party claims

11.35 – Alistair Mackenzie – Where’s the Money? Economic Losses, Jurisdiction and Applicable Law

12.00 – Professor Richard Fentiman KC (Hon) – Enforcing Foreign Arbitration Agreements: the RusChem Trilogy

12.30 – Marie Louise Kinsler KC – Concluding remarks

12.35 – Buffet lunch


Marie Louise Kinsler KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2017

Charles Dougherty KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2013

Lucy Wyles KC

Call: 1994 Silk: 2022

Timothy Killen

Call: 2010

William Clerk

Call: 2012

Alistair Mackenzie

Call: 2013


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