International arbitrations can be factually complex. As a result, and to avoid and save on costs, practitioners and arbitrators have developed the widely accepted practice of replacing the direct testimony of witnesses in hearings with detailed written statements of the testimony of each witness, write Baker & McKenzie partners Lawrence Newman and David Zaslowsky. The same practice has not been as widely accepted in domestic arbitration proceedings.
International Arbitration: Witness Statements
New York Law Journal
May 28, 2008