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Expert evidence is frequently used in disputes when an independent third-party assessment of a specialist professional area is relevant to the outcome of a dispute. As technical, financial, and factual issues become more complex and sophisticated, the expert's role in arbitration becomes increasingly important. Tribunals have employed various methods of expert evidence presentation including, but not limited to, party-appointed experts, tribunal-appointed experts, and joint expert testimony, also known as 'hot-tubbing'.

The top industries in Korean-related disputes are construction, intellectual property, and finance. Disputes in these industries often involve complex technical and factual issues requiring expert assistance. As such, there is high interest in how to manage experts in a cost efficient manner.

We invite you to join our arbitration specialists who will share that knowledge and cover the following topics: (i) who can be an expert witness in international arbitration; (ii) the difference between legal and non-legal experts and how to manage the two; (iii) preparing for the cross-examination of experts; (iv) the role of experts and their credibility – review of and implications of MN v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWCA Civ 1746; and (v) practical tips to prepare expert testimony cost-effectively. 

*Please note that this seminar will be conducted in English.


  • Jane Davies Evans (Barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings)

    Jane Davies Evans

    Barrister at 3 Verulam Buildings

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  • Matthew Gearing QC (Partner & Global Co-Head of Allen & Overy's International Arbitration Group)

    Matthew Gearing QC

    Partner & Global Co-Head of Allen & Overy's International Arbitration Group

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  • Myung-Ahn Kim (Partner/Senior Foreign Attorney at Yoon & Yang)

    Myung-Ahn Kim

    Partner/Senior Foreign Attorney at Yoon & Yang

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  • Kellie Yi (Moderator) (Counsel & Chief Representative (Seoul Office) at HKIAC)

    Kellie Yi (Moderator)

    Counsel & Chief Representative (Seoul Office) at HKIAC

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