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International Arbitration – Lessons Learned from an Expert's Point of View 

International arbitration is experiencing significant growth in recent years due to many mega engineering and construction projects being developed around the world. Such projects bring together participants from different corners of the world, including host country owners, large international engineering and construction contractors, and international banks. When disputes arise, the parties often select international arbitration forums. These forums offer many advantages; however, each forum offers several unique features that engineering and construction experts need to understand before engaging in this type of work. [Full Article] [Article PDF] 

Expert Hot Tubbing – Litigators, it's Coming Your Way 

Expert hot tubbing, also known as expert conferencing, has become standard practice in international arbitration hearings for construction experts. Expert hot tubbing is a process typically mandated by a tribunal, domestically referred to as an arbitration panel. The parties’ experts simultaneously answer questions put forth by the arbitrators with neither assistance nor interruption from the parties’ counsel. The process takes place after the experts have testified and as one of the last activities in the hearing. In some situations, the experts are allowed, or even encouraged, to debate an issue (or issues) of interest to the panel. [Full Article] [Article PDF]