Luke Sobota and Elizabeth Chan will be speaking at the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)’s International Conference 2021 on Wednesday 6 October.

Luke will be a speaker on the panel, “The Resolution of Complex Technology Disputes: What’s Next?”, in which the panellists will explore the ever-evolving topic of technology disputes and their resolution. As technology disputes become more complex, judges and juries are increasingly ill-equipped to understand and resolve them, leading to the wider adoption of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), which typically allows the parties to select mediators or arbitrators with the right background and experience. The discussion will take place from 11:00am – 12:15pm ET (-5 BST).

Elizabeth will be moderating the “How to Work Effectively with Your In-House Counsel” panel, presented by CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR). The discussants will look at ways in which young practitioners can gain visibility with clients (both in the context of a specific matter and more generally), understand clients’ commercial objectives, and win clients’ trust and confidence. The panel will take place from 12:30 – 1:45pm ET (-5 BST).

To find out more and to register, please click here.


Luke is a founding partner of Three Crowns and represents private and sovereign clients in some of their most significant commercial, investor-State, and inter-State arbitrations. His practice spans the technology, energy, and financial sectors and includes successfully prosecuting one of the largest ICC cases in history.

Luke is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and regularly writes and speaks about issues of international law and arbitration. His publications include the second edition of Judge Stephen M. Schwebel’s International Arbitration: Three Salient Principles (Cambridge 2020) and General Principles of Law and International Due Process (Oxford 2017).


Elizabeth, an associate in the London office, specialises in international commercial and international investment treaty arbitration. She has represented both investors and States across various jurisdictions and has practised international arbitration in London, New York, and Hong Kong.

Elizabeth holds roles in several organisations focused on gender diversity, thought leadership in dispute resolution and prevention, and Asia, including as a Board Member of ArbitralWomen, a Committee member of the Asia-Pacific Forum on International Arbitration, a member of the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge’s Young Practitioners Subcommittee, Secretary to the European Advisory Board for the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), and member of the CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution Steering Committee.

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