Catherine Jago attended the conference organised by the Hong Kong Development Council, supported by The Baltic Exchange, on 28 February 2017 titled "Opportunities for Maritime Services under the Belt and Road Initiative". Topics covered included how the initiative might impact on maritime transport from the Far East and legal implications.
Catherine Jago attended the recent SCMA Conference held in Singapore on 15 March 2017 entitled "Making Maritime Arbitration Work for You" with Sir Bernard Rix as the keynote speaker. She raised questions on the views of the panel of allowing hedging losses and gains to form part of quantum or mitigation.
Catherine Jago attended the CIArb Far East Branch Annual Dinner held in Hong Kong 29 March 2017 in the China Club.
Catherine Jago has been invited to present a talk in May 2017 on the Impact of Hedging on Damages to a group of lawyers from Reed Smith, London. She will cover the views of courts on foreseeability of hedging and mitigation by price risk management
Catherine Jago has been invited to be a panel member for the CIArb event to be held on 25 May 2017 at Grant Thornton. She will be providing an insight into the Role of Experts in Arbitration for young legal practitioners.
Format: Arrival/registration/coffee: 6:00 – 6:30 pm
Keynote Speech: 6:30 – 6:50 pm
Working Session: 6:50 – 8:00 pm
Networking: 8:00 pm
Close: 9:00 pm
The use of expert evidence in international arbitration is commonplace - tribunals frequently seek the assistance of an expert to provide an independent opinion based on the facts. The approach to the presentation of expert evidence and its assessment by a tribunal in international arbitration can vary depending on the legal background of the tribunal members and the applicable rules of evidence.
Typically, the parties will seek to select and retain the best possible expert as early as possible. This seminar will provide an opportunity to hear the views of three experts from different industries (oil and gas, construction, and forensic accountancy) who have extensive experience in giving expert evidence in arbitration proceedings. In particular, the speakers will share their experiences of drafting expert reports, being cross-examined, and working with other experts.