The European Court of Arbitration has announced that it plans to introduce a Protocol as to Witness Statements. This discusses the positive and the negative aspects of witness statements prepared with the cooperation of a party or its advisor up to the coaching of witnesses; as well as the opposite excess in civil law jurisdictions, the need for an express consent of all the parties to allow that witness statements be prepared with the participation of the parties and/or the counsel, and it considers various alternatives to witness statements.