15th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

15th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

Speaking Engagement

At the ICC International Court of Arbitration flagship North American event, Partner Rachael Kent will participate in the panel discussion "Getting to the truth about witness evidence: Practitioners confess." 

Description: The panel will lead an interactive discussion and invite the audience to participate in a series of hypothetical scenarios regarding choices around the preparation and presentation of witness evidence. How might counsel’s strategic plan for witness evidence change depending on whether the hearing will be in-person or virtual? What practical steps might be taken by counsel to improve the value or persuasiveness of witness evidence? What would arbitral tribunals like to see more of, or less of, from counsel when presenting witness evidence? What steps can arbitrators take to allay concerns about being able to properly assess the credibility and significance of witness evidence in a virtual environment?


  • Gerry Ghikas, QC, Independent Arbitrator, Vancouver Arbitration Chambers, Vancouver, Canada
  • Samaa Haridi, Partner, Hogan Lovells, New York, United States; Member, ICC International Court of Arbitration
  • Rachael D. Kent, Partner; Vice Chair, International Arbitration Practice, WilmerHale, Washington DC, United States
  • Chaired by Luke Sobota, Founding Partner and Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office, Three Crowns, Washington DC, United States

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