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Evening Talk - "Keeping Financial Experts Objective in Arbitral Proceedings" by Mr Iain Cameron Potter

23 February 2017




Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration

Jointly Presents

An Evening Talk on


Keeping Financial Experts Objective in Arbitral Proceedings

 Thursday, 23 February 2017


Brief Synopsis

There exists some distrust of quantum experts’ objectivity in disputes and the variable quality and professionalism of some experts has done little to help the situation.  It remains the case however that suitably experienced and qualified experts should be able to explain to a court or tribunal why their conclusions are grounded in accepted theory and verifiable data and should be able to deal with situations where a range of reasonable conclusions might exist.

The closed nature of many arbitral proceedings may encourage some experts to stretch their objectivity and to take positions which the open nature of court proceedings would generally discourage, however there are tools available to counsel and the parties they represent to mitigate these risks.

This talk explores the issues surrounding the objectivity of forensic evidence on quantum and the steps that can be taken to prevent biased experts from misleading a tribunal in arbitral proceedings.

The Speakers

Iain Potter

Iain is a forensic accountant with over a decade’s experience advising clients in court and arbitral proceedings and has been engaged as an independent expert in proceedings before courts and tribunals in a number of jurisdictions including the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand and internationally under UNCLOS.


Bar Council Malaysia – 1 CPD Point

Board of Architects Malaysia – Pending

Board of Engineers Malaysia – Pending

Board of Quantity Surveyors Malaysia – Pending

Details of Talk




Thursday, 23 February 2017






5.00 pm






5.30 pm to 7.00 pm






Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre of Arbitration (KLRCA)

Bangunan Sulaiman, Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin, 50000 Kuala Lumpur






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