Join two leading arbitrators, Christopher Moger QC and Steven Lim as they lead a discussion around some of the more difficult questions that arbitrators and arbitration practitioners have to face including:
Composition of the tribunal • What can a candidate for appointment as an arbitrator discuss with a party regarding his/her potential appointment in advance? • Should party-appointed arbitrators consult the parties about the choice of chair and how should they do so? • When is it desirable to appoint a Tribunal Secretary?
Conduct of the proceedings • Is it desirable to leave some or all matters of procedural or evidential directions in the hands of the chair? • Does the Tribunal have a role in identifying a List of Issues? • To what extent, if at all, is it appropriate for the Tribunal to propose preliminary issues, or bifurcated proceedings when the parties have not raised the suggestion?
Conduct of the hearing • To what extent should the arbitrator intervene to focus the arguments/cross examination of counsel at the hearing onto points that appear important to the Tribunal? • How to handle various issues in relation to an absent party? • What is the arbitrator’s proper response when neither party relies on an obviously important provision in the contract which appears to the arbitrator potentially to affect the outcome of the dispute?
Cost(s): Complimentary for CIArb Members; $10 for members of Reciprocal Organisations; $20 for Non-CIArb members.
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Steven is an arbitrator and barrister with more than 25 years’ experience in international dispute resolution and arbitration in Asia. He sits as presiding, sole, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator and is a panel arbitrator with the SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, AIAC, THAC and has also sat in ICC, SCMA, LMAA, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc cases. He also appears as lead counsel in international arbitrations.
Steven has received recognition as a leading individual in international dispute resolution and arbitration in Chambers and Legal 500 where he has been noted as “hugely experienced”, “a respected arbitrator with extensive experience handling commercial arbitrations in the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors”.
Christopher Moger QC, practices as a full time independent Arbitrator from 4 Pump Court in London and from his office in Hong Kong where he is a member of Pump Court International. Christopher is appointed in a wide range of international commercial disputes and has considerable experience of arbitrations involving Chinese and East Asian parties and the law of the PRC built up over the past two decades.