1er juillet 2015: Monsieur Nicolas Grégoire

Monsieur Nicolas GREGOIRE soutiendra, en vue de l'obtention du grade de docteur en droit, sa thèse intitulée:
« Evidentiary Privileges in International Arbitration – A Comparative Analysis under English, American, Swiss and French Law »

Mercredi 1 juillet 2015 – 14h.15
Salle M3050 - UNI MAIL

La séance est publique


Evidentiary privileges have recently begun to attract more attention in international arbitration. Indeed, the shift towards cross-border business and multi-jurisdictional transactions has resulted in an increase in international disputes. Rules of evidence, on the other hand, have been conceived for proceedings in local courts and are not adjusted to international disputes, hence bringing unpredictability and uncertainty to the parties in foreign forums.

The purpose of this thesis is to review the evidentiary privileges existing in English, American, French and Swiss law likely to be invoked in international arbitration, to determine which laws govern issues of evidentiary privilege in international arbitration and, finally, to determine whether there exists a preponderance of practice suggesting that certain evidentiary privileges could develop into transnational rules in international arbitration.

12 mai 2015