21 September 21: Professor Doug Jones AO at Paris Arbitration Week 2021


9:00 am BST

Paris (Virtual)

Professor Doug Jones AO will be speaking at two events for Paris Arbitration Week:

On Tuesday 21 September 2021 (8:30 – 10:30, CET) he will join a panel for Jeantet’s annual Paris Arbitration Week roundtable dedicated to CEE/CIS. This year, the participants will discuss measures to improve efficiency in construction arbitration proceedings. The debate will focus first, on pre-arbitration procedures and then on their impact on the arbitral proceedings.

The panel is composed of the following speakers:

  • Aisha Nadar, Senior Consultant Advokatfirman Runeland AB, Member of the Panel of Conciliators of ICSID, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Professor Doug Jones AO, Independent Arbitrator, Atkin Chambers, Sydney, Australia
  • Hjordis Birna, Counsel, ICC International Court of Arbitration, Paris, France
  • Malgorzata Surdek-Janicka, FCIArb, Partner at CMS, Vice-President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, Warsaw, Poland
  • Michael Mcilwrath, Founder at MDisputes, Florence, Italy

The event will be moderated by Ioana Knoll-Tudor, Partner, Jeantet.

For further information and to register click here.

On Tuesday 21 September at 14:30 – 16:30 (CET) Professor Jones will participate in Reed Smith’s event for Paris Arbitration Week: “Eight disagreements over how to enhance the value of witness evidence” in which the panel will debate and discuss eight points of contention in the international arbitration community with respect to witness evidence, including “cross examination does not enhance the value of witness evidence” to “save in rare situations, documents should be accorded more probative value than witness testimony”. Following a presentation by Dr Kimberly Wade on psychological factors affecting witness evidence, the firm’s Global Chair of International Arbitration, José Astigarraga, and Paris-based international arbitration partner, Peter Rosher, will moderate the interactive, dynamic discussion among the panelists and audience members will have a chance to vote on each point of contention.

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