Are you interested in what well-known arbitrators like or dislike when it comes to advocacy? Would you like to help junior colleagues develop their advocacy skills? Are you a civil-trained lawyer who’d like to feel more at ease with cross-examination?
Published in November 2016, Global Arbitration Review's The Guide to Advocacy is a new, practical book for specialists and would-be specialists on how to be persuasive during international arbitration. It breaks the arbitral process into key steps and explains the advocacy “opportunity” that each represents (focusing on the principles at work rather than specifics).
Woven throughout are gems from big name arbitrators – tips, complaints, musings and reminiscences – providing a new, 360-degree view of written and oral submissions.
“The General Editors say that international arbitration counsel “is tasked with transmitting his or her arguments – written and verbal – to the arbitral tribunal in a manner that best serves the client’s interests, while dismantling the adversary’s arguments and positions.” They add that the Guide “attempts to shed light on how international arbitration counsel can undertake this task not just thoroughly, but also persuasively.”
The GAR Guide to Advocacy does precisely that. This is a handbook containing a wealth of information and advice on the art of advocacy in international arbitration from leaders in the field - both advocates and arbitrators. It is to be recommended to both the beginner and the experienced practitioner.”
- Anthony Connerty
Barrister in practice, IDR Group and 4-5 Gray's Inn Square