July 2022 Meeting - Witness Preparation

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM

Event Location: 452 Fifth Avenue, 18th Floor, NY, NY & Zoom

Toby Landau QC, a barrister, advocate and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, Singapore, New York, the BVI and Northern Ireland, will lead a discussion on Rethinking the Justification for, Preparation and Presentation of Witness Testimony.  Witness testimony now dominates most arbitration hearings.  Its preparation and presentation has become a lengthy and expensive exercise, and international arbitral tribunals have become increasingly skeptical about the value of the process.  All too often the exercise comprises substantial redundancy, with little impact on the resolution of the case.  Mr. Landau's presentation will critically review current practices and propose new perspectives.