Luke Sobota, a partner in the Washington, DC office of Three Crowns, will chair the “Getting to the truth about witness evidence: Practitioners confess” session at the 15th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) New York Conference on International Arbitration.  The virtual session takes place from 1:25 – 2:25 pm on Wednesday, 23 September.

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Getting to the truth about witness evidence: Practitioners confess

The panellists will lead an interactive discussion and invite the audience to participate in a series of hypothetical scenarios regarding choices around the preparation and presentation of witness evidence. Topics will include:

  • How might counsel’s strategic plan for witness evidence change depending on whether the hearing will be in-person or virtual?
  • What practical steps might be taken by counsel to improve the value or persuasiveness of witness evidence?
  • What would arbitral tribunals like to see more of, or less of, from counsel when presenting witness evidence?
  • What steps can arbitrators take to allay concerns about being able to properly assess the credibility and significance of witness evidence in a virtual environment?


Sobota represents private and sovereign clients in some of their most significant commercialinvestor-State, and inter-State arbitrations.

Sobota is a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, and regularly writes and speaks about issues of international law and arbitration. He was invited by former International Court of Justice (ICJ) President Stephen Schwebel to co-author the second edition of International Arbitration: Three Salient Principles (Cambridge 2020), along with Three Crowns colleague Ryan Manton. In addition, Sobota co-authored General Principles of Law and International Due Process (Oxford 2017).

Sobota is recognised in all leading directories.  He clerked for the late Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, William H. Rehnquist, and worked in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice.

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