Expert Evidence in International Arbitration
In every arbitration proceeding, there are specific issues in dispute, out of which the parties’ claims arise. Both parties will have conflicting answers to those issues, and thus, they will provide contradictory evidence and account of what happened. Each party would give evidence to support its contentions; such evidence could be documentary or in the form of witnesses of facts.
However, for the when, what, why, and how of disputes, the arbitrators and parties approach expert witnesses. Expert evidence in arbitration may also be needed if the issues involve scientific, technical, and specialized knowledge; or to assess the cause and quantification of damages.