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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.

Authors: José Astigarraga Ana Atallah Clément Fouchard Ben Love Andrew Tetley

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.