We are pleased to inform you that The Year Ahead – our publication looking at key developments in global litigation and arbitration for the coming year – is now available to read and download at: https://bakermckenzie.turtl.co/story/the-year-ahead-2020

The report considers the wider global trends driving disputes, including predictions for the global economy, trade wars, sanctions and political developments. It highlights the digital revolution and the sustainability movement.

Ten “big themes” for disputes are set out:

  • The globalization of dispute resolution
  • Efforts to improve cross-border enforcement
  • Growing use of mediation
  • Litigation funding entering the mainstream
  • Growth of criminal and regulatory enforcement
  • Political risk to investments
  • New analytics tools for disputes lawyers
  • New efficiency tools for lawyers
  • Emerging use of AI in national court systems
  • Automated dispute resolution

Additionally, the report looks at six specific industries, examining the factors likely to drive commercial disputes in these sectors in the year to come:

  • Consumer goods & retail
  • Energy, mining and infrastructure
  • Financial institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials, manufacturing and transportation
  • Technology, media and telecoms

Finally, a regional focus section highlights future developments in 26 jurisdictions.


Claudia is a partner at Baker McKenzie. Since 2010, she heads the Dispute Resolution practice in Colombia. In 2018, she was appointed Chair of the Latin America DR practice and since 2019 Claudia is the Global Chair of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Group. Claudia is also a listed arbitrator of the panel of arbitrators of the Center of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá for both, domestic and international arbitration; a listed arbitrator of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center); and a listed arbitrator of the Panel of Arbitrators of the Arbitration Court of Amcham Peru. Claudia is a highly-regarded expert in transnational litigation and international arbitration. She has over 20 years of extensive experience handling complex litigations and arbitrations related to construction and infrastructure projects, multimillion stock purchase agreements, post-acquisition disputes, disputes in the energy sector, distribution and supply agreements, insurance, transport, shipping law, unfair competition, product liability, insolvency and general breach of contract.


Ben Roe is a Lead Knowledge Lawyer - Global Disputes and Compliance in the London office of Baker & McKenzie.