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Let counsel not experts set out the law, Donovan argues

Alison Ross

05 January 2018

In the most recent Kaplan Lecture in Hong Kong, US arbitration specialist and ICCA president Donald Donovan argued that there is no need for experts to testify on foreign law in international arbitration – because in this field no law is “foreign” – and the community should “adopt a very strong presumption” that the law should be argued by counsel.