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COVID-19 has increased the expectation of businesses around the world that courts would embrace faster the digital transformation. There are several jurisdictions that established so-called 'online courts' long before the pandemic. Online courts defined as a dispute resolution proceeding conducted by default online, starting from claim submission and ending with the delivery of judgement and augmented by services and tools to ease access to justice and litigant participation.


The EBRD's Legal Transition Programme mandate is to help improve business climate through legal and regulatory reform in EBRD economies. Hence EBRD is considering the opportunity and suitability of online courts for emerging markets. Why were they created and who was the driving force behind such transformation? How did the private sector benefit from them? Should other jurisdictions replicate such solutions and would small claims be a good starting point to do so?

The event will gather speakers from the UK, Canada, Estonia, Ukraine and the World Bank to explore lessons learned, the legislative, institutional and budgetary challenges and how to overcome them.


LTP is also preparing a Discussion Paper on the topic and we will be grateful for any comments and suggestions to be sent to email


Agenda

3

00PM

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3

10PM

Opening Remarks

Michael Strauss

3

20PM

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4

10PM

Discussion: Developing online commercial courts in emerging markets: prospects and challenges, moderated by Veronica Bradautanu

Veronica BradautanuKlaus DeckerOlena KibenkoAnett NumaShannon SalterRichard Susskind OBE

4

10PM

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4

25PM

Q&A

Moderator, speakers and all the participants

4

25PM

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4

30PM

Concluding remarks

Michel Nussbaumer

Speakers

  • Richard Susskind OBE (President of the Society of Computers and Law, Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, UK)

    Richard Susskind OBE

    President of the Society of Computers and Law, Technology Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, UK

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  • Shannon Salter (Chair at Civil Resolution Tribunal, British Columbia, Canada)

    Shannon Salter

    Chair at Civil Resolution Tribunal, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Michael Strauss (General Counsel at EBRD)

    Michael Strauss

    General Counsel at EBRD

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  • Klaus Decker (Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank)

    Klaus Decker

    Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank

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  • Olena Kibenko (Supreme Court judge at the Commercial Chamber)

    Olena Kibenko

    Supreme Court judge at the Commercial Chamber

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  • Anett Numa (Digital Transformation Adviser e-Estonia)

    Anett Numa

    Digital Transformation Adviser e-Estonia

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  • Michel Nussbaumer (Director, Legal Transition Programme of EBRD)

    Michel Nussbaumer

    Director, Legal Transition Programme of EBRD

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  • Veronica Bradautanu (Principal Counsel at EBRD Legal Transition)

    Veronica Bradautanu

    Principal Counsel at EBRD Legal Transition

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Sponsors and Partners

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