CIArb Guidelines For Witness Conferencing In International Arbitration

In April 2019, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators released its “Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration”.

As stated in the Foreword to the Guidelines, they are offered as a practical document for use by parties, arbitrators and experts in the preparation for and presentation of evidence by witnesses in conference and provide a non-exhaustive checklist of factors to consider in determining a procedure that will further the efficient and effective taking of evidence and procedural orders that may be used as a basis for crafting appropriate directions for witness conferencing, providing arbitrators, parties and their professional advisers with the means to devise and execute effective witness conferences tailored to the needs of the particular case in question.

See also the following reviews of the Guidelines:

About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.


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