Annual International Conference Med-Mid: «The Burgen of Proof on International Arbitration» (Octobre 2020)

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The Centre Européen d’Arbitrage et de Médiation and The Ecole Internationale d’Arbitrage et de Médiation de la Méditerranée et du Moyen Orient organise their Annual International Conference Med-Mid XIV to be held by videoconference Zoom on 23 or 26 or 27 October 2020 at 15:00 CET

THE BURDEN OF PROOF ON INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

PROGRAM

ORAL EVIDENCE

Fact Witnesses, Expert Witnesses, Parties, Witness Statement Civil Law Approach 20 min
(Prof. Mohamed Abdel Wahab, Professor of International Arbitration at Cairo University; Zulficar & Partners, Cairo)

Common law approach 20 min
(Sir Michael Burton, Former High Court Judge)

Discussion 10 min

THE APPLICABLE LAW

How to determine the applicable law Effects of the civil procedural law on the taking of evidence 20 min

(Elie Kleiman, Jones Day, Paris – invited)

Effects of the procedural common law on the taking of evidence 20 min

(Prof. George Bermann, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School, New York)

Discussion 10 min

DISCLOSURE OF DOCUMENTS

Effects of only voluntary production of documents Forced discovery Its limits

Civil Law Approach 20 min
(Prof. Azzedine Kettani, Professor of Law at Mohamed V University in Rabat – invited)

Common Law Approach 20 min
(Melanie Willems, Haynes Boone, London)

Discussion 10 min

THE ARBITRATOR’S AUTHORITY AS TO EVIDENCE

Role as Umpire Wider ex officio authority as to evidence Limits and support from State Courts

Civil Law Approach 20 min

(Prof. José Carlos Fernandez Rozas, Professor of International Law at
Universidad Complutense de Madrid – invited)

Common law approach 20 min

(Prof. William Park, Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law – invited)

Discussion 10 min

CONCLUSION
End of the conference

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