WAMD satellite event: The Prague Rules on Conduct of the Taking of Evidence: an alternative to the IBA Rules?
Date and time: 24 May 2018, 17.30 – 19.00
The Prague Rules are intended to tackle the problems of the time- and costs-efficiency of arbitral proceedings, particularly for cases between the parties from civil law jurisdictions and generally not very complicated cases. The Rules are based on the traditional inquisitorial model of procedure and would enhance more active role of the tribunals. Therefore, the drafters believe that developing the rules on conduct of the taking of evidence would contribute to increasing efficiency in international arbitration.
The round table is aimed to obtain the feedback form the audience - potential users of the Prague Rules,- which will be considered by the Rules’ Working Group when revising the draft Rules.
The discussion will cover such issues as: proactive role of the Tribunal; fact finding; different types of evidence (documentary evidence, fact witnesses, experts), jura novit curia principle, hearing, assistance in amicable settlement; adverse inference and allocation of costs.
Round table discussion will be led by coordinators and members of the Prague Rules Working Group: Vladimir Khvalei, Alexandre Khrapoutski and Olena Perepelynska, as well as Polish arbitration practitioners [TBC]. The event will provide a unique opportunity for arbitration practitioners to contribute to fine-tuning of the new tool in soft law of international arbitration, which could be particularly useful in their arbitration practice.
If you have questions, please contact Konrad Czech at K.Czech@gessel.pl.