6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference 2023

Location: New York City

Serle Court is returning to New York for its annual International Trusts and Commercial Litigation Conference. The set's flagship event is in its 6th year and will be sponsored by Litigation Funders, Hereford Litigation. The conference will be held in person at the iconic Rainbow Room, Rockefeller Centre, New York, 5th Avenue, on Monday, 6 November 2023.

This event will see some of the chambers’ expert international trusts and commercial litigation barristers discuss issues of legal interest with guests from various jurisdictions. Representatives of leading law firms and private capital around the globe will attend the conference.

Panel sessions include how key jurisdictions approach topical issues, alternative approaches in arbitration and funding, the latest trends and troubles in shareholder disputes, maximising recovery in cross-border claims, fiduciary loyalty and the independence imperative, and issues thrown up by real estate, art and crypto as assets.

The conference will be followed by a closing party at Manhattan's premier rooftop cocktail lounge, The Skylark, kindly sponsored by Kroll.

Chambers thanks its conference sponsors, Hereford Litigation (main conference sponsor), Katten (pre-conference drinks reception), Kroll (closing party), and Summit Trust (client activity), for their generosity before and after the event.

Do not hesitate to contact Serle Court Business Development Director Charlotte Davidson or Marketing Manager Shana Garioch for further information.

See you in New York! 

The Rockefeller Center, New York


Introductory remarks
Panel Session:

Around the World - how key jurisdictions are approaching topical issues

Panel Session:

Alternatives: Arbitration, ADR, funding

Coffee break
Panel Session:

Conflicted out: fiduciary loyalty and the independence imperative

To view the slides, please click here.

A. Commercial Breakout Session:

“I’m a shareholder, get me out of here” – the latest trends and troubles in shareholder disputes

B.Trusts Breakout Session:

No surrender” – does Bruce Springsteen have the right idea when it comes to blessing applications?

Please click here to view the Trusts breakout session handout.

Panel Session:

Maximising recovery in cross-border claims

To view the slides, please click here.

Tea break
Juniors’ Session:

“Hidden Gems” - the most important cases you may never have heard of...

The view the slides, please click here.

Panel Session:

Problem asset classes: Issues for litigators and trustees in real estate, art and crypto

Closing remarks:
Drinks reception at The Skylark, 200 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

This agenda covers a diverse range of topics and formats, from keynote addresses to panel discussions and interactive workshops, ensuring that attendees gain valuable insights and practical knowledge throughout the day while fostering networking opportunities.

The Venue

The 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference is set to take place in the iconic Rainbow Room, perched atop the historic Rockefeller Center in the heart of Manhattan.

Renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views of the New York City skyline, the Rainbow Room offers an elegant and sophisticated setting that perfectly complements the prestige of this international event. With its Art Deco decor, world-class cuisine, and a rich history of hosting distinguished gatherings, the Rainbow Room provides attendees with an unparalleled backdrop for engaging discussions, networking opportunities, and memorable moments, ensuring that this conference will be an unforgettable experience in a truly remarkable venue.


Hereford Litigation, the proud sponsor of the 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference in New York, is a leading force in the legal industry known for its unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation. With a stellar reputation forged over decades of legal expertise, Hereford Litigation has established itself as a trusted partner for clients navigating complex commercial disputes and trust-related matters worldwide. The company’s dedication to providing top-tier legal services and its track record of achieving favorable outcomes have earned it the respect and admiration of peers and clients alike.

At the heart of Hereford Litigation’s success is a team of highly skilled and seasoned attorneys who bring a wealth of knowledge and a deep understanding of the intricacies of litigation and trust law to every case. Their client-centric approach, coupled with a relentless pursuit of justice, sets Hereford Litigation apart as an industry leader. Through their sponsorship of events like the 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference, Hereford Litigation continues to demonstrate its commitment to fostering dialogue, sharing insights, and driving excellence in the legal community, making them an invaluable contributor to the advancement of the field.


The list of delegates is only available to attendees. Please enter the code given at the event in the box below to gain access.

Name Company Website
Simon Thomas Baker and Partners www.bakerandpartners.com
Alasdair Davidson Bedell Cristin www.bedellcristin.com
Robert Gardner Bedell Cristin www.bedellcristin.com
Zachary Bluestone Bluestone, P.C. www.bluestonelaw.com
Simon Fitzpatrick Boodle Hatfield www.boodlehatfield.com
Kellie Jones Boodle Hatfield www.boodlehatfield.com
Gokhan Bozhurt https://www.bozkurt-bozkurt.com/
Stephen D. Palley Brown Rudnick brownrudnick.com
Jason Flynn CAF America www.cafamerica.org
Andrew Pullinger Campbells www.campbellslegal.com
Christopher Easdon Campbells www.campbellslegal.com
Keith Robinson Carey Olsen www.careyolsen.com
Elaine Gray Carey Olsen www.careyolsen.com
Alex Hall Taylor KC Carey Olsen www.careyolsen.com
Katie Turney Carey Olsen www.careyolsen.com
Sarah-Jane Hall Carey Olsen www.careyolsen.com
Ziva Robertson Charles Russell Speechlys www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com
Clare Murray CM Murray www.cm-murray.com
Christian Hay Collas Crill www.collascrill.com
David O'Hanlon Collas Crill www.collascrill.com
Sally Peedom (TEP) Collas Crill www.collascrill.com
Andrew Peedom Collas Crill www.collascrill.com
Damian James Collas Crill www.collascrill.com
Scott Pearman Conyers www.conyers.com
Toby Graham Farrer & Co www.farrer.co.uk
Tia Healy FFP (Fund Fiduciary Partners) www.ffp.ky
Matthew Sharp Fieldfisher www.fieldfisher.com
Tom Bolam Fladgate www.fladgate.com
Joel Seager Fladgate www.fladgate.com
Bryan Shacklady Forsters www.forsters.co.uk
Hannah Mantle Forsters www.forsters.co.uk
Emily Till Gowling WLG gowlingwlg.com
Catherine Naylor Gowling WLG gowlingwlg.com
John Minns Graham Thompson Attorneys grahamthompson.com
James Cockburn Harcus Parker harcusparker.co.uk
Charles Moore Harneys www.harneys.com
Elly Brindle Hereford Litigation www.herefordlitigation.co.uk
Ben Mays Hereford Litigation www.herefordlitigation.co.uk
Rebecca Hume Howard Kennedy www.howardkennedy.com
Jonathan Huth Howard Kennedy www.howardkennedy.com
Robert Loh Huron Consulting www.huronconsultinggroup.com
Maxine Bodden IMG Trust Company Limited imgtrust.ky
Peter Goddard IMG Trust Company Limited imgtrust.ky
Abigail Goddard IMG Trust Company https://imgtrust.ky/
Paul Pretlove Interpath https://www.interpathadvisory.com/vg/our-people/?Page=1&MaxPage=1
Hugh Wright Interpath https://www.interpathadvisory.com/vg/our-people/?Page=1&MaxPage=1
Joshua Rubenstein Katten Munchin Roseman katten.com
Matthew Hennessy-Gibbs Keystone Law www.keystonelaw.com
Waqar Shah Kingsley Napley www.kingsleynapley.co.uk
Melanie Hart Kingsley Napley www.kingsleynapley.co.uk
Igor Margulyan Kobre & Kim kobrekim.com
Sid Jaishankar Kroll www.kroll.com
Ann Gittleman Kroll www.kroll.com
Jessica Barnes Kroll www.kroll.com
Mark Longbottom KRyS Global www.krys-global.com
James Leda KRyS Global www.krys-global.com
Marco Turnquest Lennox Paton www.lennoxpaton.com
Caroline Phipps LK Law www.lk.law
David Herbert Locke Lord www.lockelord.com
Elizabeth Doherty Macfarlanes www.macfarlanes.com
Mark Hunter Macfarlanes www.macfarlanes.com
Adam Huckle Maples Group maples.com
Rosalind Hetherington Maurice Turnor Gardner www.mauriceturnorgardner.com
Emily Chalk Maurice Turnor Gardner www.mauriceturnorgardner.com
Ian Herbert Miller & Chevalier www.millerchevalier.com
Mark Keenan Mishcon de Reya www.mishcon.com
Fozeia Rana-Fahy MJM Limited mjm.bm
Michael Goulborn MJM Limited mjm.bm
Bruce Lincoln Mourant Ozannes www.mourant.com
Eleanor Morgan Mourant Ozannes www.mourant.com
Nicholas Fox Mourant Ozannes www.mourant.com
Jennifer Jenkins Mourant Ozannes www.mourant.com
Jonathan Moffatt Mourant Ozannes www.mourant.com
Nicholas Dixey Nelsons nelsonslegal.com
Prof. Linda Silberman NYU Law its.law.nyu.edu
Louise Charleson Ocorian www.ocorian.com
Nicholas Brookes Ogier www.ogier.com
Christopher Levers Ogier www.ogier.com
Richard Manyon Payne Hicks Beach www.phb.co.uk
Lucas Moore Payne Hicks Beach www.phb.co.uk
Clementine Dowley Payne Hicks Beach www.phb.co.uk
Michael Cash Penningtons Manches Cooper www.penningtonslaw.com
Laura Dadswell Penningtons Manches Cooper www.penningtonslaw.com
Jonathan Tickner Peters & Peters www.petersandpeters.com
Pete Gallagher Pogust Goodhead pogustgoodhead.com
Owen Walker R&H Restructuring rhrestructuring.com
Amanda Bako Rawlinson And Hunter www.cayman.rawlinson-hunter.com
Elliott Phillips Signature Litigation www.signaturelitigation.com
Amy Williams Sinclair Gibson sinclairgibson.com
Andrew Muscato Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom www.skadden.com
Sophie Stanbrook Stanbrooks Prudhoe spcaribbean.com
Jenny McKeown Stephenson Harwood www.shlegal.com
Helena Berman Stephenson Harwood www.shlegal.com
James Lister Stevens & Bolton www.stevens-bolton.com
James Price Stewarts www.stewartslaw.com
Geoffrey Kertesz Stewarts www.stewartslaw.com
Niall Ledwidge Stout www.stout.com
Stella Mitchell-Voisin TEP Summit Trust www.summit-group.com
Joel Cohen Stout https://www.stout.com/en/
James Long Summit Trust www.summit-group.com
Nicholas Woolf Swan Turton swanturton.com
Neil McLarnon Travers Thorp Alberga www.traversthorpalberga.com
Seung Chong W.S. Chong & Co Solicitors wsclegal.co
Steven White Walkers www.walkersglobal.com
Kevin Taylor Walkers www.walkersglobal.com
John McSweeney Walkers www.walkersglobal.com
Richard Holden Walkers www.walkersglobal.com
Lucy Diggle Walkers www.walkersglobal.com
Daisy Boulter Walkers www.walkersglobal.com
Sara-Jane Knock Withersworldwide www.withersworldwide.com
Stephen Richards Withersworldwide www.withersworldwide.com

Contact Us

For further information and inquiries about the 6th International Trusts & Commercial Litigation Conference in New York, please don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated team.

Charlotte Davidson (Business Development Director): 07591 588603

Shana Garioch (Marketing Manager): 07591 588571

April Fisher (Marketing Executive): 07591 588624

We are here to assist you with any questions, registration details, or special requests you may have. Feel free to reach out to us via email or phone.