Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Conference: Corruption in International Arbitration: Evidence and Remedies

On April 8, 2015, the Institute for Transnational Arbitration of the Center for American and International Law and the American Society of International Law will host their annual joint conference in Washington, DC. The theme is: "Corruption in International Arbitration: Evidence and Remedies." The program is here. Here's the idea:
The conference will focus on issues of corruption in international arbitration, both investor-state and commercial, from the perspective of counsel and arbitrators. Leading practitioners and arbitrators will assess challenges, consequences and effects of allegations or proof of corruption in the underlying arbitration claim. Specifically, the panelists will discuss issues of evidence, including burden and standard of proof and arbitrators’ duty to investigate and assist domestic proceedings. Panelists will also focus on the remedies that should be considered when corruption has been found to have taken place, including duties to report, dismissal or staying of a claim, and how claims of corruption may affect and limit the jurisdiction of the tribunal.