Topic: Expert witnesses

Gender diversity pledge for experts gains traction

A pledge to increase the number of women appearing as expert witnesses in disputes has reached over 500 signatories, as a steering committee is formed for the initiative.

11 October 2022

Hanefeld survives challenge over ties to expert

A Spanish electricity company has failed to disqualify German arbitrator Inka Hanefeld from chairing an ICSID claim against Argentina over her failure to disclose having sat on another panel with the state’s expert.

12 September 2022

Airline catering award upheld in Singapore

A Singapore court has upheld an ICC award against a Korean airline in a billion-dollar dispute over in-flight catering, rejecting arguments the tribunal wrongly overlooked expert testimony.

30 May 2022

Gloster calls for arbitrators to be “modest”

Dame Elizabeth Gloster, a judge-turned-arbitrator at One Essex Court, told a GAR Live audience that arbitrators should be “modest” when confronted with highly complex technical subjects such as damages and consider having an informal "teach-in" by experts before hearings.

23 March 2022

Telecoms investor fails to revive NAFTA claim

A Canadian court has dismissed a US businessman’s attempt to revive a US$472 million NAFTA claim against Mexico over a regulatory decision that allegedly destroyed his telecoms business.

24 February 2022

Daelim defeats damages claim over plastics plant

An Indian state-owned entity has won only nominal damages in an UNCITRAL claim against South Korea’s Daelim Industrial over a polyethylene project after its case on quantum collapsed, with the tribunal criticising “serious and fundamental errors” in its methodology.

18 January 2022

Chinese gas field award upheld in Singapore

An insolvent Hong Kong energy company has lost its bid to revive a US$340 million UNCITRAL claim against a Chinese state-owned entity relating to a gas field in the East China Sea.

07 January 2022

“Hired guns”: BCLP survey puts spotlight on experts

The latest Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner survey has found most participants believe party-appointed experts are “hired guns” but are nevertheless resistant to more control in their use.

01 October 2021

Expert firms settle feud over Glassdoor review

Atlanta-headquartered Secretariat has withdrawn a US litigation against rival expert witness firm HKA over a fake employee review on the website Glassdoor.

13 July 2021

Russia can present new evidence in Yukos challenge

A Canadian appeal court has ruled that Russia can submit new evidence in its bid to set aside a jurisdictional award in a US$700 million Energy Charter Treaty case brought by a Yukos investor.

07 July 2021

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