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The Use of Evidence in International Arbitration: Procedure and Practice

19 Jul 2024

Location: 12:00pm-1:00pm UK Time (Zoom)
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The Use of Evidence in International Arbitration: Procedure and Practice

Highlights

The production and use of evidence in international arbitration tends to be governed by a flexible matrix of institutional and ad hoc rules and "soft law", selected by the parties and tribunal. The tribunal will oversee the production, use and management of evidence using those resources. But parties' legal backgrounds from common law and civil law traditions, and their expectations, may have to be managed and compromise sought.

In this seminar the Panel will be looking at how these different factors affect the preparation and use of evidence in an international arbitration, with a view to highlighting specific issues that may need to be considered at the outset of the arbitration and commenting on the resources available to parties to assist in completion of this important stage.

Panellists Include:

  • David Parratt KC, 3PB
  • Dr Zhen Ye, 3PB
  • Ken Macdonald, Brodies Solicitors
  • Mikhail Vishnyakov, Cooke, Young and Keidan
David Parratt KC
Barrister
3PB

David Parratt KC (Scot) is a busy barrister, advocate and arbitrator. David has extensive court experience and regularly negotiates settlements in multi-million pounds claims. He is often involved in complex international commercial disputes.

David’s practice covers his key experience and interests in arbitration, construction & engineering claims, energy disputes (including oil/gas upstream claims), general commercial litigation and commercial contracts.

He is a practising barrister in England & Wales and was called in 2009 (Lincoln’s Inn). He is an non-practising member of the Faculty of Advocates (Scottish Bar), having practiced from 1999 to 2020 - taking Silk in Scotland in 2017. He is also a non-practising member of the Northern Irish Bar, calling in 2016.


David Parratt KC
David Parratt KC Barrister
3PB
Dr Zhen Ye
Barrister
3PB

Dr Zhen Ye is a busy advisory and court practice specialising in commercial, insolvency, company, construction and property law.

Zhen regularly appears in the High Court and County Court, acting for a wide range of clients. She is gaining recognition for her compelling and efficient advocacy, consistently demonstrating meticulous preparation. Her clients comment that Zhen is a “skilled advocate”, she is “diligent, intelligent and pragmatic as ever in difficult circumstances”, “exceedingly thorough, and “excellent…… both in preparation and in court”. Zhen is appraised for her “exemplary handling” of dispute and “meticulous preparation and command of the brief was masterful''.

Zhen is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Cantonese Chinese and is especially in demand by China and South East Asia clients who value her approachability and attention to details.

Outside her busy work diary, Zhen’s interests are reading, especially Chinese literature, and hot yoga.


Dr Zhen Ye
Dr Zhen Ye Barrister
3PB
Ken MacDonald
Partner
Brodies

Ken MacDonald
Ken MacDonald Partner
Brodies

Agenda

11:55am
Audience Log On
12:00pm
Chair's Opening Remarks
Speakers:
David Parratt KC - Barrister - 3PB
12:05pm
The Use of Evidence in International Arbitration: Procedure and Practice
Speakers:
David Parratt KC - Barrister - 3PB
Dr Zhen Ye - Barrister - 3PB
Ken MacDonald - Partner - Brodies
12:45pm
Panel Q&A
1:00pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
Speakers:
David Parratt KC - Barrister - 3PB

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