Arbitration can be a very straightforward process, quite similar to litigation. However, there are several recurring procedural issues in international arbitration matters, from determining the law applicable to the arbitration agreement (typically not specified in the arbitration agreement) to obtaining clarity on what level of witness preparation is allowed (if any), which can cause problems even to the most experienced litigators.
This talk will highlight common complex procedural issues and explain how to best address them in an efficient and successful manner.
Dr Harald Sippel is a foreign lawyer with Skrine and was admitted to the Malaysian Bar. He has been involved in over 80 international arbitration matters and has acted as both counsel and arbitrator (chair, sole, wing). Previously, he was also the Head of Legal Services at the Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”). While at the AIAC, he oversaw the administration of approximately 300 arbitration matters.
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