“How to Get Your First Appointment as an Expert”

“How to Get Your First Appointment as an Expert”

“How to Get Your First Appointment as an Expert”

“How to Get Your First Appointment as an Expert” 

Panel discussion & networking event




The Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) are collaborating to organize the third series of the "How To" events, focusing on the process of getting appointed as an expert in the field of arbitration. The event will include a panel discussion, Q&A session, and networking opportunities, and will provide valuable insights for both seasoned experts and practitioners seeking their first appointment.

The event will bring together a diverse panel comprising of seasoned expert witnesses, experienced arbitrators, and legal counsels. The experienced arbitrator will provide insights into the perspective of a Tribunal and share their expectations of expert evidence. The legal counsels will offer a unique perspective on the process of appointing an expert and effectively cross-examining them.

During the event, attendees can expect to learn about the essential qualities and attributes that the panel looks for when selecting an expert. The panel will also discuss the necessary requirements for appointments and the crucial role an expert play in assisting the Tribunal in the arbitration process. Overall, the event promises to be a valuable opportunity for anyone seeking to gain knowledge and insights into the process of becoming an expert in the field of arbitration.







  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)



The upcoming event aims to provide attendees with valuable insights into the process of becoming an expert in the field of arbitration. Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain an understanding of what seasoned arbitrators consider when selecting an expert witness.
  • Identify the essential requirements for appointment as an expert in the field of arbitration.
  • Learn how an expert witness can assist the Tribunal during the arbitration process.
  • Develop skills to appoint and manage expert witnesses effectively throughout the arbitration process.
  • Acquire a unique perspective from legal counsel on how to appoint an expert and cross-examine them.

By attending the event, participants will enhance their knowledge and understanding of the arbitration process and gain valuable best practices from leading industry professionals.


Date, Time & Venue







Who Should Attend 

The event is ideal for experienced practitioners seeking their first appointment as an expert in arbitration, such as arbitrators, in-house counsels, and arbitration experts, as well as any individuals who wish to expand their knowledge of the arbitration process. Additionally, industry professionals interested in learning from seasoned experts, experienced arbitrators, counsels and Law students would also benefit from attending the event

Participations Fees 

Free of charge event


Registration Link:

To register: https://cvent.me/DKNoaA




  • 16:00 – 16:30: Registration and refreshments
  • 16:30 – 16:45: Welcome and introduction
  • 16:45 – 17:30: Panel discussion with Q&A
  • 17:30 – 18:00: Closing remarks and networking


Welcome Remarks and Introductory Notes: 


  • Jehad Kazim – Executive Director, DIAC


  • Dr Zeina Obeid, FCIArb – Partner, Obeid & Partners, CIARb UAE Elected Committee Member




  • Michael Tonkin – Partner, Construction, Claims and Expert Services Lead, HKA, CIArb UAE Elected Committee Member




  • Ali Al Hashimi – Managing Partner, Global Advocates 
  • George Matta – Director, TBH Group
  • Sandra Eze – FCIArb, International Arbitrator and Barrister, Anotherwayy FZE
  • Kasia Halliday, Associate Director, Berkeley Research Group, Vice Chair and Training & Education Officer CIArb UAE

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