Cross-Examination in International Arbitration for Korean Practitioners  

November 29, 2022
Webinar | 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. KST

Cross-examination has been described as the ‘greatest legal engine ever invented for the discovery of truth’ (John Wigmore, Evidence 1st ed., 1904). It is an essential element of international arbitration, and yet it is seldom taught.

Please join us on 29 November for a webinar dedicated to the art of cross-examination in international arbitration. The webinar will be specifically tailored to private practitioners based in Korea as well as in-house counsel in companies, government organisations and state-owned entities with an interest in arbitration. Participants will have the option of attending a second session in person in early 2023, at which they could put into practice the theory discussed in the first session. 

Part One – Theory (webinar comprising live and recorded presentations)

1. The key principles of cross-examination – Mark Mangan

2. Tips from other leading arbitration counsel and arbitrators – Prof Hi-Taek Shin, Kap-You (Kevin) Kim, Sae Youn Kim

3. Unique insights from other leading arbitrators – Prof Jan Paulsson, Neil Kaplan KC, Judith Gill KC, Michael Hwang SC, Prof Eduardo Silva Romero

4. The KCAB INTERNATIONAL’s perspective on witness examination – Steve Kim5. The client’s perspective on cross-examination and witness preparation – Jongwan Hong 


2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. KST

Part Two – Mock cross-examinations (live in Seoul)

Participants will have the opportunity to put the theory into practice in mock cross-examinations to be held in Seoul in early 2023. The training exercise will be based on a fictitious problem developed by Dechert, which explores the tension between the energy-intensive crypto industries and the journey to net zero carbon emissions, thereby providing participants with a unique opportunity to learn about cross-examination through the prism of two trends which are likely to feature prominently in future disputes. (Observers will also be welcome.)

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