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The Guide to Advocacy - Second Edition

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.

Published October 2017


  1. Introduction

    Stephen Jagusch QC, Philippe Pinsolle and Timothy Foden

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  2. Case Strategy and Preparation for Effective Advocacy

    Colin Ong QC 

    Dr Colin Ong Legal Services

  3. Written Advocacy

    Thomas K Sprange QC

    King & Spalding

  4. The Initial Hearing

    Grant Hanessian

    Baker McKenzie

  5. Opening Submissions

    Franz T Schwarz

    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

  6. Direct and Re-Direct Examination

    Anne Véronique Schlaepfer and Vanessa Alarcón Duvanel

    White & Case S.A.

  7. Cross-Examination of Fact Witnesses: The Common Law Perspective

    Stephen Jagusch QC

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  8. Cross-Examination of Fact Witnesses: The Civil Law Perspective

    Philippe Pinsolle

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  9. Cross-Examination of Experts

    David Roney

    Sidley Austin LLP

  10. Closing Arguments

    Hilary Heilbron QC and Klaus Reichert SC

    Brick Court Chambers

  11. Tips for Second-Chairing an Oral Argument

    Mallory Silberman

    Timothy Foden

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

    Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

  12. Cultural Considerations in Advocacy: East Meets West

    Alvin Yeo SC and Chou Sean Yu

    WongPartnership LLP

  13. Cultural Considerations in Advocacy: Latin America

    José I Astigarraga and Eduardo J De la Peña Bernal

    Reed Smith LLP

  14. Cultural Considerations in Advocacy: United States

    Laurence Shore

    Amal Bouchenaki


    Herbert Smith Freehills

  15. Cultural Considerations in Advocacy: The UK Perspective

    David Lewis QC

    20 Essex Street Chambers

  16. The Role of the Expert in Advocacy

    Philip Haberman

    Haberman Ilett LLP

  17. The Effective Use of Technology in the Arbitral Hearing Room

    Whitley Tiller

    Timothy Foden

    RLM TrialGraphix

    Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  18. Advocacy in International Sport Arbitration

    James H. Carter

    Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

  19. Advocacy in Investment Treaty Arbitration

    Stephen P. Anway

    Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP