This virtual event will examine the issue of corruption in international arbitration, including both aspects of technology and the differing perspectives of different actors. It is open to participants anywhere in the world.
The event will begin with a keynote speech by Prof. Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab, founding partner at Zulficar & Partners, on the use of technology to fight corruption in international arbitration. Prof. Abdel Wahab is one of the world’s best-known arbitration practitioners, with insights that are interesting, practical and highly relevant to the arbitration community.
That will be followed by a panel of Barton Legum, Domitille Baizeau and Vilius Bernatonis examining corruption from the diverse angles of arbitrators, counsel, arbitral institutions, and national courts. They will review best practices in fighting corruption in arbitration and will discuss issues like ‘fake arbitrations’, where arbitration proceedings are used for illegal purposes such as money-laundering. This second part of the event will be interactive, including the opportunity for questions from the audience.
Mr. Legum is a partner at Dentons’ Paris office and head of the firm’s investment treaty arbitration practice. He has over 30 years’ experience litigating complex cases. His practice focuses on international arbitration in general and arbitration regarding investment treaties in particular.
Ms. Baizeau is a partner at Lalive’s Geneva office. She has been practicing international arbitration since 2001 and acts both as counsel and arbitrator.
Mr. Bernatonis, FCIArb is the managing partner of TGS Baltic Lithuania’s office and the head of CIArb’s European Branch pan-Baltic chapter. He has been active in both investment and commercial arbitration disputes and acts both as counsel and arbitrator. His main areas of focus are energy and banking & finance.
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Tadas Varapnickas and Patricija Rukštelytė who both practice international arbitration at TGS Baltic in Lithuania.