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A Canadian court has rejected Russia’s bid to disqualify a US academic from giving expert evidence on behalf of a former investor in the defunct Yukos Oil Company, finding that the fact he may have become the “go to guy” for parties suing the state did not prove that he lacked independence.
05 August 2019
On the eve of this year’s GAR Live Stockholm, we revisit the inquisition panel from last year, 2018, where Jennifer Kirby, Angeline Welsh, Shai Wade, Robin Oldenstam, Tina Cicchetti, Mattias Rosengren and Larry Shore debated the pros and cos of using legal experts to establish the ‘fact’ of any applicable law.
20 May 2019
An ICSID tribunal hearing a case between US subsidiaries of Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone and Panama has refused to remove an expert witness hired by the state to give evidence on Panamanian law, where he had previously been in discussions with the claimants’ counsel about giving evidence for them.
08 January 2019
Do 'professional' expert witnesses actually assist tribunals and are they independent if their business is to get repeat appointments from parties? This and other hot topics for construction specialists were debated at the last GAR Live Dubai
05 October 2016
15 July 2015
Ecuador made a last-ditch attempt to disqualify one of Occidental's expert witnesses on the ground that he was acting with the company's lead counsel in another case against the state, last week's ICSID award reveals.
10 October 2012
02 February 2012
The role of damages experts in international arbitration has never been more prominent - or more in debate. Does their input lead to a better outcome for the client or do they make proceedings more costly and complicated? Sebastian Perry reports
12 May 2011
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