20th Annual International Arbitration Day Conference
30 Mar - 31 Mar 2017
Burden of proof and fact and expert witnesses: are they really helpful?
Friday 31 March (1430 - 1600)
European Regional Forum (Lead)
How much weight should arbitral tribunals give to fact and expert witnesses’ evidence? This session analyses whether or not a party’s burden of proof can be effectively discharged through the use of such witnesses. • Do arbitral tribunals trust witnesses more than State courts? If so, why? • Do arbitral tribunals trust witnesses they have not heard at the hearing? • Can arbitral tribunals decide on the merits without expert reports? • Should we review the form in which witness evidence is presented?
Session / Workshop Chair(s)
|Marco Lorefice||Edison, Milan, Italy|
|Noiana Marigo||Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, New York, New York, USA|
|Wendy Miles QC||Twenty Essex, London, England; Vice Chair, Arbitration Committee|
|Professor Christophe Seraglini||Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris, France|
|Alvin Yeo||WongPartnership, Singapore, Singapore|