ITA-ASIL Conference: Corruption in International Arbitration: Evidence and Remedies


Presented by the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) of the Center for American and International Law and the American Society of International Law (ASIL), the half-day ITA-ASIL Conference is presented annually in Washington, D.C., immediately preceding the ASIL Annual Meeting. 

This conference will focus on issues of corruption in international arbitration, both investor-state and commercial, from the perspective of counsel and arbitrators. 

Leading practitioners and arbitrators will assess challenges, consequences and effects of allegations or proof of corruption in the underlying arbitration claim. Specifically, the panelists will discuss issues of evidence, including burden and standard of proof and arbitrators’ duty to investigate and assist domestic proceedings. Panelists will also focus on the remedies that should be considered when corruption has been found to have taken place, including duties to report, dismissal or staying of a claim, and how claims of corruption may affect and limit the jurisdiction of the tribunal. 

Speakers include:

  • Stanimir Alexandrov, Sidley & Austin LLP
  • Doak Bishop, ITA Advisory Board, King & Spalding
  • Andrea Bjorklund, ITA Academic Council, McGill University Faculty of Law
  • Nicola Bonucci, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
  • Hon. Charles N. Brower, Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal; 20 Essex Street Chambers
  • John Crook, George Washington University Law School
  • Andrea Menaker, White & Case LLP
  • W. Michael Reisman, Yale Law School

Date and Location

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 9:00am to 12:15pm
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
Address 1: 
400 New Jersey Ave NW