Centre for Commercial Law Studies

The 29th Annual Colloquium of Arbitrators: “The Role of Experts in International Arbitration”

31 March 2014

Time: 8:00am - 5:30pm
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose Street, London EC2A 2HS

Experts have many roles in assisting in the resolution of disputes before national courts and international arbitral tribunals. This colloquium seeks to explore the many ways in which experts are and can be used in international arbitration, and their duties to the arbitral tribunal before which they appear. This is not only as advisers to tribunal or as experts supporting the case presented by one of the parties. However, there are situations where experts can morph from being a party expert to becoming an adviser and assistant to the tribunal. The colloquium will also consider how best to examine experts for the tribunal to truly benefit from their knowledge and expertise.

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  • 8:30 - 9:15 - Registration
  • 9:15 - 9:30 - Welcome remarks - Julian DM Lew & Yves Derains
  • 9:30 - 10:45 - Use of Experts in Litigation
  • 10:45 - 11:00 - Questions & Discussion
  • 11:00 - 11:15 - Coffee break
  • 11:15 - 12:30 - Experts in Arbitration
  • 12:30 - 12:45 - Questions & Discussion
  • 12:45 - 14:00 - Lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:45 - Teach-in for Tribunal on Technical and Expert Issues
  • 14:45 - 15:45 - Ethical Duties of Experts
  • 15:45 - 16:00 - Questions & Discussion
  • 16:00 - 16:15 - Tea/Coffee break
  • 16:15 - 17:00 - Examination of Experts
  • 17:00 - 17:15 - Questions & Discussion
  • 17:15 - Conclusions/Closing Remarks
  • 17:30 - Drinks Reception

This event is co-organised by the School of International Arbitration and ICC Institute of World Business Law.

CPD Points

This event is accredited for 6.5 CPD hours. 

How to Book

Registration for this event is £175. 

To register and pay online, please visit the Queen Mary eshop

If you would like to pay by cheque, please register through the CCLS Eventbrite page and send us your cheque by post to the following address:

Katherine Zaim
Events and Alumni Development Manager
Centre for Commercial Law Studies
Queen Mary, University of London
67/69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields
London WC2A 3JB
United Kingdom


For more information, please contact Ms Katherine Zaim on k.zaim@qmul.ac.uk.

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