IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Parkside Ballroom 1, Convention Centre, Level 2

Session information

Usefulness and reliability of witness testimony

Wednesday 11 October (1615 - 1730)

Parkside Ballroom 1, Convention Centre, Level 2


Arbitration Committee (Lead)


The panellists in this session will examine witness evidence including: • the need for it, if any; • the perspective of the arbitrator; • steps that arbitrators can take to better evaluate testimony; • methods for counsel to avoid affecting a witness’s memory; and • the preparation of witness statements.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Jose Astigarraga Reed Smith, Miami, Florida, USA


Ragnar Harbst Baker McKenzie, Frankfurt, Germany
Philippe Pinsolle Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, Geneva, Switzerland; Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee
David W Rivkin Arbitration Chambers, New York, New York, USA; Chair, Nominations Committee