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Cross-Examination 101

Date: Thursday 24 September 2020

Time: 15.00 - 16.00 CEST

We are pleased to invite you to attend "Cross-examination 101," a webinar jointly organized with the Serbian Arbitration Association's Under 40 Section and targeted towards junior associates with civil law training backgrounds. This webinar is scheduled to take place on Thursday 24 September 2020 from 15.00 to 16.00 CEST

Our speakers will discuss ways that younger team members can contribute to effectively running a fact witness cross-examination; and will illustrate good (and bad) technique through a live mock cross-examination.

• Dr. Benjamin Lissner - Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle (Cologne)

• Ms. Clea Bigelow-Nuttall - Senior Associate, Pinsent Masons (London)

• Ms. Milica Savić - Partner, Karanovic & Partners (Belgrade)

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Meet Our Speakers


Benjamin Lissner is a partner in the Dispute Resolution Group of CMS Germany. He specializes in national and international arbitration as well as in other types of alternative dispute resolution. Furthermore, he has extensive experience in state court litigation. He acts as counsel and arbitrator, in particular in post-M&A disputes as well as in commercial disputes and disputes relating to plant construction and involving technical matters. He is experienced in all major arbitration and ADR rules (e.g. ICC, ICC, Swiss Rules, VIAC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and KCAB). Benjamin has a particular focus on advising Asian, especially South Korean and Chinese, enterprises. Benjamin joined CMS Germany in 2009 and became Partner in 2018. In 2015, he was seconded to the leading international arbitration team of the law firm Bae, Kim & Lee in Seoul, South Korea.

Ms. Milica Savić

Milica is a Partner in Karanovic & Partners' regional Arbitration and Litigation Practice Group with 10 years of professional experience. She primarily focuses on arbitration work as she represents clients in major investment arbitration cases under ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL arbitration rules as well as in commercial arbitration. Milica also focuses on privatisation related disputes, complex and high-value M&A and construction disputes, bankruptcy and re-organisation proceedings.

MS. CLEA Bigelow-Nuttall

Clea is a Senior Associate at Pinsent Masons in London and specialises in international investment and commercial arbitration. She has particular experience advising clients in the infrastructure, construction, mining and energy sectors, and has represented private companies, state-owned entities and states in numerous international arbitrations under the ICC, LCIA, ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules. Clea is a qualified Solicitor Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience and has conducted advocacy before ICC, ICSID and ad hoc tribunals. In addition, she has acted as Secretary to arbitral tribunals in construction disputes in the energy and heavy infrastructure sectors, under the aegis of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre, as well as the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Geneva. Clea has practiced as a foreign registered lawyer at the Paris Bar and is fluent in French and English.