Pros And Cons Of Hot-Tubbing In International Arbitration

Law360, New York (December 1, 2016, 10:17 AM EST) -- “Hot-tubbing” of experts — a procedure for the joint presentation of expert testimony — is now regularly considered, although infrequently adopted, in international arbitrations. Frequently referred to as “concurrent evidence” or “witness conferencing,” hot-tubbing

“is a technique in which two or more fact or expert witnesses, presented by one or more of the parties, are questioned together on particular topics by the arbitral tribunal and possibly by counsel.”

ICC Arbitration Commission Report on Techniques for Controlling Time and Costs in Arbitration, at (2012), at 14 (emphasis...
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