What to Do about Corruption Allegations? Debating Options for Investment Law

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
from 4.45 pm to 9 pm



Corruption continues to cast a shadow over investment law. When allegations of corruption arise in an investment dispute, the tribunal faces the difficult task of deciding whether to penalize the responsible party. It must assess the often-limited evidence of corruption and then craft an appropriate remedy for any positive finding. The legal questions this raises remain highly contested. This evening conference will advance the debate, bringing together academic and non-academic perspectives, to focus on proof of corruption and then on the proper response when corruption is found.

       The panel discussions will be followed by a reception.



Panel 1: What Is Sufficient Proof of Corruption?

Susan D. Franck

Professor, American University Washington College of Law

Aloysius Llamzon

Senior Associate, King & Spalding

Jason Yackee

Professor, University of Wisconsin

Meriam Al-Rashid

Partner, Dentons

Panel 2: What Is the Right Response when Corruption Is Found?

Lucinda Low

Partner, Steptoe

Arif H. Ali

Partner, Dechert

Jan Paulsson

Partner, Three Crowns; Professor, University of Miami

Opening and Closing:

David L. Attanasio

Co-Chair, ILA American Branch Investment Law Committee; Associate, Dechert

Malika Aggarwal

Board Member, Georgetown International Arbitration Society




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