Accuracy is proud to have supported the development and publication of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (the “CIArb”) Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration (the “Guidelines”). The Guidelines were launched in Singapore on 23 April 2019, at the inaugural CIArb Asia-Pacific Regional Conference.
Jonathan Ellis, a director in the Singapore office, is a member of the Drafting Sub-Committee and has been actively involved since the inception of the Guidelines.
The Guidelines seek to provide non-prescriptive guidance on the use of witness conferencing in International Arbitration. They allow arbitrators, counsel for the parties and experts to be on the same page and know what to consider and what to expect of each other as part of witness conferencing.
The Guidelines can be downloaded here. We hope that they will be of assistance to all practitioners, no matter the level of experience, and to all types of users. It will be an “aide-mémoire” to experienced practitioners and the explanatory notes will be helpful for less experienced practitioners, providing further detail of the considerations for witness conferencing in arbitration proceedings.
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About the CIArb (http://www.ciarb.org)
The CIArb lies at the forefront of thought leader in dispute resolution. As the foremost professional body for dispute resolution, the institute seeks to advance and promote research, academic thought and new professional policy and practices concerning dispute resolution as a Learned Society. It works closely with academic institutions and other professional bodies across the world. Among many other activities, it seeks to promote greater understanding and use of alternative dispute resolution methods and works closely with professional organisations throughout the world and involves its local members heavily in its projects and activities.
Accuracy is a corporate member of the CIArb.