The AIFC Court and the IAC, in cooperation with White & Case and Assurety, held a Master Class

The AIFC Court and the IAC, in cooperation with White & Case and Assurety (leading provider of witness preparation courses in the UK), held a Master Class on preparing expert witnesses for international arbitration hearings. This Master Class was delivered by White & Case international arbitration partners Julia Zagonek (London /Dubai) and Oleg Todua (Dubai), as well as Andy Hobbs and Natasha Wong KC (Assurety). More than 100 Kazakhstan‐based experts and lawyers attended the Master Class.

Participants discussed the challenges expert witnesses face in preparing for hearings and giving expert evidence, highlighting the importance of close cooperation between instructing lawyers and experts and the advantages of involving witness familiarisation providers. As part of the session, Assurety conducted a simulated cross‐examination of two volunteers.

This was the first session delivered as a part of the AIFC Court and IAC Training Programmes 2023 designed to prepare Kazakhstani lawyers, experts, and entrepreneurs for effective dispute resolution practices at the AIFC Court and IAC.

The AIFC Court and the IAC have held training sessions on international dispute resolution for more than 3,000 practitioners in just over five years via lectures, master classes, webinars, and conferences, including on common law advocacy, arbitration, and mediation.

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