Professor Doug Jones AO will join a panel discussion at GAR Interactive: North America on Wednesday, 14 October 2020 to examine “Expert evidence in construction arbitration: What works and what doesn’t?”.
Moderated by Dietmar Prager, Debevoise & Plimpton, the panel includes Andrea Gross, Bechtel, Erin Thomas, Covington & Burling, and Wiley Wright, BDO.
The all-day event will be chaired by Julie Bédard, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and Dietmar Prager, Debevoise & Plimpton.
Expert evidence in construction arbitration: What works and what doesn’t?
Complex infrastructure arbitrations often require evidence by multiple experts on engineering, technical, delay and quantum issues. To ensure that the arbitration is conducted efficiently, it is vital that this evidence be focused and assist the tribunal During this interactive session, our diverse panel consisting of a leading arbitrator, a client, an expert and a counsel will debate which case management techniques work and share their ideas on how the process can be further improved. Issues to be discussed include:
- Should the tribunal hold case management conferences that include experts?
- What role can experts play during the document discovery process?
- Are agreed lists of issues helpful?
- Are joint expert reports useful or a waste of time?
- What are the benefits and pitfalls of expert conferencing?
For more information and to register, go to the GAR website.