Handling Allegations of Corruption in Arbitration and Judicial Dispute Resolution


Corruption corrodes the social fabric of society. It undermines people’s trust in the political system, in its institutions and its leadership. Bribery in public contracting is a serious problem. More and more parties attempt to reject the jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals on the ground that the contract at issue is tainted by corruption. This type of allegations have an impact on the admissibility of claims as well as on the merits. They also pose important questions on international and domestic public policy and the relationship of civil or private adjudication with the criminal justice system. This event will discuss how judges and arbitral tribunals handle allegations of corruption in international and domestic commercial cases. Speakers include: Nancy Boswell, Director, WCL Program on U.S. and International Anti-Corruption Law and former President, Transparency International (USA); Carlos F. Acosta, Associate Judge, District Court of Maryland; Susan D. Franck, Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law; Aloysius Llamzon, Senior Associate, King & Spalding LLP; Lucinda Low, Partner, Steptoe and Johnson LLP; and Boris Steffen, Senior Managing Director, Glass Ratner.

Date and Location

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
American University Washington College of Law – Grossman Hall
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4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW
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