Join us for the first DRI International Seminar in four years to reconnect with members and new contacts in Zürich. The international disputes landscape is becoming more complex, and there are significant changes ahead, particularly for tech companies operating in Europe, as well as the rapid growth of class action regimes globally. We will be joined by lawyers and in-house counsel to discuss the hot topics and current legal developments in cross-border litigation with a focus on class actions, product liability, developments in e-discovery, and the use of legal tech in litigation. We will end with a lively and interactive panel session discussing the future of work in law firms and the seminal topic of preserving well-being in the new world of hybrid working.
No official hotel block or guest room rates have been contracted for this seminar. There are several hotels in the area around Walder Wyss Ltd. Guest rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis at prevailing rates at the time of booking.
Travel Discounts: DRI is pleased to announce that discounted air fares are available on various major air carriers for DRI seminar attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel Ltd., DRI’s official travel provider, at 800.840.0908. If you would like to have access to the DRI online travel booking tool, you must complete a Business Travel Profile form at www.dt.com. Within 24 business hours, you will receive information on accessing the system.
The Representative Actions Directive goes live in 2023. It will alter the consumer redress landscape in the EU, introducing a new regime of collective actions for breaches of consumer rights legislation across a range of areas including data protection, product liability and financial services. Our panel will discuss what the Directive means for clients and lawyers defending mass harm litigation and will share insights from their experience of existing regimes in the US, Canada and UK.
On 28 September 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a revised product liability directive. This proposal is another step to modernize European product liability laws. For the first time, software will be defined as a product and consequently the proposal also provides for liability for data loss. This proposal seeks to protect the interests of European consumers. This panel will discuss whether these changes are actually required and what manufactures will have to fear when placing products on the European market.
Join a lively and dynamic panel discussion on the "way we work" post COVID-19 and the challenges law firms face in this new world particularly managing junior lawyers. We will provide practical tips to improve resilience in the workplace and improve working environments with expert input from our well-being guru who might expect some audience participation so be prepared to get moving!