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On July 6, 2020, as part of the fourth annual (and first virtual) Paris Arbitration Week, Reed Smith’s international arbitration practice hosted a webinar discussion entitled “Arbitrating allegations of corruption in international business transactions – problems and solutions”. This event was one of a series of seminars and academic debates held during the week across Paris, bringing together thought leaders in international arbitration to address a wide array of topics and important developments in the field of international arbitration. We are delighted to share the event highlights with you.

Reed Smith partners were joined by leading experts:

  • Alexis Mourre (President, ICC International Court of Arbitration)
  • Christina Täuber (In-house legal counsel, CML International)
  • Karl Hennessee (SVP Litigation, Investigations & Regulatory Affairs, Airbus)
  • Mark Pieth (Professor, University of Basel, President, Basel Institute on Governance)
  • Sophie Nappert (Independent arbitrator, 3 Verulam Buildings, Co-chair, ICC Task Force Addressing Issues of Corruption in International Arbitration)
  • Yves Derains (Founding partner, Derains & Gharavi, Chairman of the ICC Institute of World Business Law)

For a session that included: a key note address from Alexis Mourre on “A conversation on dealing with corruption-tainted transactions”; two Oxford Union-style debates; and a discussion on corruption and money laundering in international arbitration – a toolkit for arbitrators.

For more information, please read our online flipbook.