Addressing Issues of Corruption in Commercial and Investment Arbitration - Institute Dossier XIII

No. P768E

ISBN : 978-92-842-0310-9

Corruption is one of the most difficult issues facing international arbitrators today. This publication addresses the issue of corruption in arbitration in a systematic way. It balances theoretical and practical considerations, takes into account the different perspectives of the parties, counsel and arbitral tribunal, and clearly distinguishes between commercial and investment arbitration.

The topics covered include the impact of corruption on “gateway issues” of arbitrability, jurisdiction, admissibility and procedure; the arbitrator’s rights and duties to investigate and report corruption. It also addresses the most recent thinking and case law on the burden and standard of proof for allegations of corruption as well as the consequences and effects of allegations or positive findings of corruption on the dispute on the merits and the enforceability of the award respectively.

The book identifies best and worst practices and equips the reader with tools and techniques to meet the challenge of corruption head on.

Code ISBN : 978-92-842-0310-9
Weight : 0.4000 kgs
Number of pages : 213
Publishing date : 2015
Language : English
Format in cm : 16*23.9

Dossier XIII of the ICC Institute of World Business Law 


Yves Derains   5

Introduction: Defi and Scope of the Topic

Domitille Baizeau   9

Introduction: Défi et portée des enjeux

Domitille Baizeau   13


1    Yas Banifatemi

The Impact of Corruption on “Gateway Issues” of Arbitrability, Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Procedural Issues    16

2   Aloysius P. Llamzon

On Corruption’s Peremptory Treatment in International Arbitration   32

3   Hiroyuki Tezuka

Corruption Issues in the Jurisdictional Phase of Investment Arbitrations    51

4  Vladimir Khvalei

Standards of Proof for Allegations of Corruption in International Arbitration    69

5   Andrea J. Menaker and Brody K. Greenwald

Proving Corruption in International Arbitration   77

6  Sébastien Besson

Corruption and Arbitration   103

7   Nassib G. Ziadé

Addressing Allegations and Findings of Corruption   114

8   Thomas K. Sprange QC

Corruption in Arbitration   134

9  Edoardo Marcenaro

Arbitrators’ Investigative and Reporting Rights and Duties on Corruption   141

10  Matthew Gearing QC and Roanna Kwong

The Common Law Consequences and Effects of Allegations or a Positive Finding of Corruption   158

11   Juan Fernández-Armesto

The Effects of a Positive Finding of Corruption   167

12   Sophie Nappert

Raising Corruption as a Defence in Investment Arbitration   175

13   Carita Wallgren-Lindholm

Consequences and Effects of Allegations or of a Positive Finding of Corruption   184

Concluding Remarks: Corruption and International Arbitration

Richard Kreindler    187

Contributors    194

Index   203

Cases   209

The ICC Institute of World Business Law    214

ICC Dispute Resolution Publications    215

ICC at a glance    219

Domitille Baizeau 
Partner, LALIVE, Switzerland; Member, Arbitration Court of the Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution; Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law; Councilor, European Users’ Council of the LCIA Ms Baizeau, a dual French/New Zealand national, admitted to practice in England & Wales and in Geneva, Switzerland, joined LALIVE in 2004, becoming a partner in 2008. She has been practising dispute resolution for nearly 20 years, exclusively in international arbitration since 2001, acting as counsel and as arbitrator in both ad hoc and administered proceedings (UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, Swiss rules, ICDR, WIPO), governed by common law and civil law procedural and substantive laws.

She also regularly advises clients on arbitration-related matters including drafting of arbitration agreements, challenges and enforcement of awards. She primarily handles construction, sales and services agreement, joint venture, shareholders, M&A and investment disputes in the energy, telecommunications, transport and pharmaceutical sectors. Before joining LALIVE, Ms Baizeau practiced in litigation and arbitration with a leading business law firm in Christchurch, New Zealand, and in Paris with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. She graduated from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 1995 (LL.B. First Class Honours) and also holds a Diploma in French law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. She has been ranked for several years by Chambers & Partners (Switzerland and Europe-wide) and in 2011, she was selected as one of 45 “leading figures” in international arbitration below the age of 45 following a peer-review process conducted by GAR.

Richard Kreindler 
Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Germany; Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law Richard Kreindler is a partner of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, resident in its Frankfurt office, and has specialized in international arbitration and litigation matters since 1985.

He is a member of the New York and Paris Bars. He is a Council Member of the ICC Institute of World Business Law. Mr Kreindler’s practice focuses on international arbitration and litigation, including commercial and construction arbitrations, investor-state disputes under public international law, and transnational litigation matters. His experience extends across Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East. Mr Kreindler has published various treatises and numerous other publications and lectures on international arbitration issues. He has been a member of the Editorial Board or Advisory Board of various legal publications, including Arbitration International, International Arbitration Law Review, International Journal of Dispute Resolution, International Legal Materials, Revue de Droit des Affaires Internationales, SchiedsVZ Zeitschrift für Schiedsverfahren (German Arbitration Journal).

He is a member of the Board of the Vienna International Arbitration Center and the Swedish Arbitration Association. He was Chairman of the IBA working group resulting in the 2010 IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration. Mr Kreindler is also an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Münster, Germany and delivered the lectures in Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in summer 2012, published in the Collected Courses in 2013. He is a graduate of Harvard, Munich, Columbia and Münster Universities and is a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.