The Commercial Litigators’ Forum (“CLF”) was established in early July 2002 by a number of leading dispute resolution practices. It has representatives from all the principal litigation practices participating in its activities. Please contact andrew.CLFlondon@gmail.com. The CLF is now active in London, New York and Moscow.
- Improve and promote social interaction between professional colleagues
- Encourage the informal discussion of litigation related issues affecting the legal profession and the court system
- Produce discussion papers and initiatives on litigation related matters of interest affecting the legal profession and the court system
- Set up channels of communication with the judiciary
- Work in conjunction with other established bodies such as the London Solicitors Litigation Association, the Commercial Court Users Group and the International Bar Association
The CLF operates through an informal structure with regular meetings at which events are planned and programmes organised. Law firms are kept in contact through e-mail and the Forum is open to new initiatives or lawyers who wish to become further involved in the management of the organisation. A current list of the committee members can be viewed within each city’s page, above.
Pro Bono Centre fundraising project – click here for further details and Sponsoring Law Firms.
“We are delighted to confirm that GC100 (the association of general counsel and company secretaries of the FTSE100), and CLF (the association of commercial litigators from the leading City and international law firms), LawWorks, the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the ILEX Pro Bono Forum have given their full support to this project”. Robin Knowles
Inaugural London Litigation Associates launch Reception
The launch event resulted in an oversubscribed party restricted to three associates from each law firm meeting at the Wine Tun on 28 May 2014. Pictures below and thanks to the event committee members: Jessica Neuberger, Ashurst, Charlotte Mallorie Arnold & Porter, Jason Woodland, Peters & Peters and Emily Hudson, Eversheds. A web page for the associates committee is in the process of being created.
Inaugural Meeting of the Commercial Litigators’ Forum Held in Moscow
On 20 June 2013, the inaugural meeting of the Commercial Litigators’ Forum (CLF) in Moscow was held at White & Case offices. The event attracted attendance form Russia’s leading litigation practices and from London based law firms. Those launching the CLF in Moscow hope that it will be a forum for promoting further interaction amongst leading Russian practitioners as well as amongst lawyers from London and New York.
White & Case partner David Goldberg and Hilton Mervis, partner Arnold & Porter, are leading the project.
The panel of the inaugural meeting included esteemed guests of honour from London: Sir Bernard Rix QC, a recently retired Lord Justice of Appeal, and Peter Leaver QC, a former Chairman of the Board of the LCIA. The meeting was attended by lawyers from leading international and Russian law firms.
New York Commercial Litigators Forum Inaugural Meeting
The New York Commercial Litigators Forum panel discussion on “What Makes A Great Litigator”.
From left to right: John Baughman, Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, P.J. Mode Jr., Special Counsel, Citigroup, Catherine McGregor, Managing Editor of Chambers & Partners and the Honorable Lewis A. Kaplan, US District of New York.