Advokat James Hope and advokat Marcus Eklund at Vinge have contributed an article entitled Approaches to Evidence across Legal Cultures in the recently published "Guide to Evidence in International Arbitration - Second edition" published by GAR.
The article provides an overview of the taking of evidence in international arbitration in light of different legal traditions. The article gives the reader an overview of the different approaches depending on the legal background of the parties, which can often lead to divergent expectations. The reader is thus also given some practical advice and recommendations on how to avoid these challenges.
James Hope is a partner in Vinge's Investigations & International Disputes practice group. He is both a Swedish advokat and an English Solicitor-Advocate with over 25 years of experience in dispute resolution, including 10 years in London. James acts both as counsel and as arbitrator in international arbitrations, both in Sweden and internationally.
Marcus Eklund is a Senior Associate in Vinge's Investigations & International Disputes practice group and has a particular focus on international disputes. He is an advokat and has experience of representing clients in various industries in both Swedish and international arbitration and civil proceedings. Marcus has previously been a court clerk at Uppsala District Court and also has experience from renowned international law firms in Zurich and London. Marcus speaks several languages, including German and Russian, and has a bachelor's degree in Russian from Uppsala University.
The above article will be first published in the "Global Arbitration Review" in October 2023.