Attending the book launch of Evidence in International Investment Arbitration at the New York International Arbitration Center on Monday, April 23 are, from left, authors Kabir Duggal and Ian A. Laird along with NYIAC Executive Director Rekha Rangachari


Treatment of evidence is an increasingly contentious area in the growing field of international arbitration. For practitioners and academics in the field, Evidence in International Investment Arbitration provides comprehensive reference material in a user-friendly format.

The book gives theoretical and practical guidance on the treatment of evidence at all stages of international investment law disputes and is one of the first to systematically review the jurisprudence of investor-state tribunals on evidentiary matters and inductively establish the rules recognized in those decisions.

“Evidence in International Investment Arbitration is a superb examination of the fundamental principles of evidence in international investment arbitration,” says Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General of The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes.

Anticipating the needs of readers to directly access information on subsections, the book includes a brief user’s guide and quick-references. Topics include standard of proof, presumptions and inferences, witness and expert evidence, exclusionary rules including privileged and confidential documents, and annulment.

“This text is well-organized, building on basic propositions and explaining how they are applied in practice. It helpfully includes diagrams, illustrations, and summary conclusions, all of which assist the reader to synthesize the rules of evidence,” says Kinnear.

The New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC) hosted a book launch on Monday, April 23 featuring the authors Frederic G. Sourgens, Associate Professor of Law, Washburn University School of Law, Kabir Duggal, Senior Associate, Baker & McKenzie LLP and Ian A. Laird, Partner, Crowell & Moring LLP.

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