6.00pm - 7.30pm
Tea served from 5.30pm
Professor Doug Jones AO - Expert Evidence in International Arbitration: Limiting the Differences
As with domestic litigation, the use of party appointed experts in international arbitration is widespread. However, their use too often comes at a significant expense, bringing challenges of partiality and ineffective deployment in proceedings.
The talk will discuss developing international best practice regarding case management techniques designed to maximise the value of party appointed experts to the parties and Tribunals.
Among other considerations, Prof Doug Jones AO will suggest a practical framework for the preparation and provision of party-appointed expert evidence, which focusses on limiting the differences between the experts prior to the evidentiary hearing.
Examples of expert protocols that he uses will also be provided for reference.
Join us afterwards for a drink in the Bridge Bar!
Professor Doug Jones AO
Doug Jones AO is a leading independent international commercial and investor-state arbitrator with over 40 years' prior experience as an international transactional and disputes project lawyer. Doug is a door tenant at Atkin Chambers London an arbitrator member at Arbitration Place in Toronto, and has an office in Sydney. Doug is also an International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court.
He has been involved in over 120 arbitrations which include construction, infrastructure, energy, commodities, intellectual property, joint venture, and investor-state disputes spanning over 30 jurisdictions around the world. He has extensive experience as arbitrator under the ICC, LCIA, AAA, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC (formerly KLRCA), SIAC, VIAC, SCC, DIAC, ACICA, IAMA, AMINZ, European Development Fund Arbitration and Conciliation Rules, as well as the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules, in disputes of values exceeding some billions $US.
Doug has published and presented extensively and holds professorial appointments at Queen Mary College, University of London and Melbourne University Law School. He was awarded an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2012 in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. In 2018, Doug was awarded the John Shaw Medal in recognition of his lasting contribution to the road transport industry in Australia and internationally.