Arbitrating Corruption

By Rick Mendenhall

Remember that time I wrote about the sex appeal of corruption in blogposts? Well DC’s international legal events community must be following The Summit because we have a cavalcade of corruption events this month.

Please join the American Society of International Law this April when they host a conference on corruption in international arbitration. Speakers include partners from Sidley Austin, White & Case, and local professors. Panelists will address domestic remedies for corrupt international arbitration decisions, and how corruption claims might alter the jurisdictions of arbitration panels.

For those interested in international arbitration, Inside Counsel has a good run down here of the main differences between international arbitration and domestic litigation. If you just want to read about corruption, The Economist has a tremendous follow-up on the Chinese official I wrote about in November who stashed ten semi-trailer truckloads of gold, jade and cash in his basement.