The challenges of presenting and examining witness evidence in International Arbitration in a virtual world

This webinar will be a panel debate discussing topical issues around “distortion” of witness memory, the presentation of witness evidence and the challenges of cross-examining witnesses “virtually” as well as some of the recent innovations and rule changes introduced to meet these challenges in international arbitration.

Our panellists will present their views on these topics from the perspective of arbitral institutions, arbitrators, experts and in-house counsel. 


  • What are the challenges posed for witnesses, institutions and counsel to ensure fair and efficient presentation and examination of witness evidence in arbitration proceedings?
  • How can we tackle the “memory distortion” issues identified in the recent ICC Commission Report on The Accuracy of Fact Witness Memory?
  • More generally, has the move towards virtual hearings increased the risk of tainted evidence?
  • How are major arbitral institutions seeking to mitigate the risks of 'inaccurate' witness evidence or unfair practices in the presentation of evidence? 

Event date

12:00 - 13:00 GST

Pinsent Masons Video


David Delman

Executive Vice President at Samsung Engineering

Jacqui Record

Senior Managing Director at Ankura

John Bishop

Arbitrator at Arbitration Chambers

Robert Stephen

Registrar at DIFC-LCIA Arbitration Centre