Supreme Court scrutinizes the admissibility of arbitral hearings by means of videoconference

Dispute Resolution / Litigation & Arbitration

Nikolaus Pitkowitz analyzes the latest Supreme Court decision (18 ONc 3/20s) on whether the conduct of an arbitral hearing by means of videoconference – over the objection of one party - constitutes grounds for challenging the arbitral tribunal. With this landmark decision, the Supreme Court addresses some essential questions regarding the admissibility of conducting arbitral hearings by means of videoconference and provides practical guidance to prevent unlawful influencing of witnesses when using videoconferencing technology.

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Dr. Nikolaus Pitkowitz

M.B.L.-HSG Partner