The English High Court reforms to the requirements for witness statements include pioneering measures aimed at improving the quality of witness recollection. These reforms may also influence how international arbitration responds to the challenge of witness evidence in the future. Counsel Suzie Savage and Knowledge Management lawyer Dan Newbound delve into the hot topic of witness evidence and share their views and top tips as the global arbitral community waits to see how the English reforms will unfold in practice.
In the second of our “Spotlight on…” series, and on the eve of the five-year anniversary of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration, Reed Smith’s India Business Team Chair Gautam Bhattacharyya hosts Neeti Sachdeva for a discussion on the development of institutional arbitration in India. The duo explore the current work and key objectives of the MCIA at its five-year milestone, what led to Neeti’s interest in arbitration, her career path to date, and her advice for aspiring arbitration lawyers.
Gautam Bhattacharyya leads a discussion about the ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission’s report on the “Accuracy of Fact Witness Memory in International Arbitration.” His guest is José Astigarraga, Reed Smith global chair for international arbitration and co-chair of the ICC task force on enhancing the value of witness evidence.
Learn what motivated the ICC to form this task force, what work it carried out (including examples of the scientific research behind the report), and what tools and practices it identified for the arbitration community.
International arbitration partner Michelle Nelson shares practical insights into arbitration practice, from the perspective of an arbitrator. Hosted by senior associate Alison Eslick, Michelle covers what arbitrators and arbitral tribunals are most (and least) impressed by, and shares lessons learned to help clients put their best foot forward in arbitration proceedings.