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How to defend arbitration proceedings: Part 4

The initial response, defense, discovery preparation, witnesses, expert evidence and the early case hearing

Having an international arbitration claim land on your desk is one of the most challenging scenarios in-house counsel can face. It is vitally important to the business for in-house counsel to come to grips with the claim quickly and effectively coordinate the strategy and response on behalf of the company.

This series of brief guides will review some of the most pertinent points to consider when coordinating the defense to an international arbitration claim.


Establishing what documents will be discovered and what documents are likely to be requested require careful thought. The location of the arbitration and the applicable local practice in relation to disclosure will play an important role here.

Expert evidence

Expert evidence can be very important to the outcome of an arbitration and therefore appointing the right expert is key to bolstering any defense.

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Andy Moody

Andy Moody is a senior associate at Eversheds LLP, specializing in international arbitration, international litigation and international law.

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